• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, frays easily, awkward...

    I'm at my wits' end-- this is the 3rd time that I am replacing a power cord for my laptop, and that's after extending their lives with electric tape! The cords seem almost designed to fray quickly. Mine has frayed near the laptop connector just a year in.

    Apple, not everybody has a perfect workstation at home to keep the cord in their "optimal geometry." Apple, for $80 you should be providing quality cords that can withstand some curving now and again. That's part of the convenience of having a light laptop. Otherwise, Apple, you should certainly be replacing frayed cords for free.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays in only 5 month.

    I had gotten this cord only 5 months ago, and now the end with the end to charge is cracking and starting to fray. In my mind, I wasn't being harsh on the cord, just normal use (plugging it in at my desk, sitting with it at the table, etc.) where you would think the integrity of the design will hold up. Now i have to keep wrapping it in electrical tape to keep from killing myself or spend ANOTHER $85 to get a replacement, its not like I already shoveled my money to them when I bought the darn computer!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design And Expensive!

    I leave my laptop on a desk almost all the time and even I'm annoyed at this adapter. Just moving it slightly will case it to disconnect from the laptop. The slightest nudges from the top or bottom unplugs it so easily. Every time I move the laptop elsewhere, I have to hold the charger in and make sure it doesn't disconnect. BIGGEST flaw ever! And it sticks out way too much. I didn't have a MacBook back when the first L-shape chargers were standard and wish they didn't change it to this one. Lastly, it's too delicate, and it's EXPENSIVE to replace or even have an extra for convenience. I don't even feel confident bringing this charger anywhere outside fearing it'll break.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnet bad design

    The magnet always disconnects. Especially if you are working with the laptop in your lap. If you sit it down on couch, it disconnects. If you move at all, it disconnects. The T design makes it easy to bump and disconnect.

    The good part, it does stay connected, if charging on a desk with no one near it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design to easily get broken

    Mine was "explode" last year - suddenly make a pop sound, but I've replace with the new one for free. The service and support person said that it is because there's a slight twist on the cable. But with the new one, still its so fragile, and sometimes I have to tweak the cable so the power will connected.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stiff and sticky cable, easy to break clips

    Power adapter charges fine and I have not found there to be a problem with the magnet as some other reviewers have mentioned. However, the thicker cable is very stiff so it does not roll easily for transport in a case. Also, the smaller cable is really sticky, so much so that it leaves a residue on your fingers and picks up dirt very easily. Not pleasant! Finally, the clips that allow the smaller cable to wind around the adapter for transport break very easily.

    These are small details that make the use of a nice laptop much less enjoyable.

    1 of 2 people found this useful