• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely unsatisfied with this product

    Disgusting and low-quality product

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST charger ever used.

    I paid 2300$ for my laptop less than 2 years ago and it no longer charges my macbook. I have a macbook without magsafe from 5 years ago that still works today. This design is terrible because now I can only charge my macbook when its off??? I don't understand how Apple can get away with charging people so much money if their chargers can't last more than 2 years?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and VERY delicate

    I have had my MBP for 3 years now and it has been great for college but I have had to replace my charger three times costing over $237. I wish they were more cost effective because to me, you shouldnt have to spend $237 over a three year span on power cables alone. nevermind the fact that I spent $1200 on the computer... Needless to say, it leaves me dissatisfied with the product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Atrocious Product

    This is one of the worst products I have ever had the misfortune of purchasing. I only purchase them because they keep breaking and malfunctioning. They fray and create a fire hazard (I woke up to my carpet burning one day because of one of these), and the magnet becomes so weak it cannot stay attached to the computer. I've had to buy three of these at $80. Absolutely no reason for such a bad product from a capable company. As much as I like Apple computers, I may be looking elsewhere for my next one because of this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks constantly.

    They really need to make the magsafe wire replaceable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than a year of use

    After less than a year of use I am already have connection problems with this power adapter. The adapter has been plugged in at my desk for the last 10 months, basically never moved and yet the cable has worn to the point where it does not charge my Macbook pro. Wonderful Apple engineering at work here.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever!!!

    This is my second broken Power Adapter and I am convinced that the new one will last around one year. I feel cheated!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Cable

    You would expect when you're forking out big bucks for an Apple product that it would be of good quality, but don't expect this of this charger. I had my cable a few months and already it started to fray and split at the ends, as well as the points where I would wrap it around the tabs of the charger when storing it. Unfortunately I left it until it got very bad, and was no longer covered in the Apple Warranty. A joke, frankly.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord in less than 2 years

    Really disappointed with the quality of the charger considering it already frayed and now won't work at all and that I probably won't get a warranty replacement.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design, broke in a year

    Yes Apple, we know it looks pretty when it comes out of the box, but the lack of proper strain relief leads to a broken, wire exposed cable within a year. Also, the white rubber & plastic never stays clean and bright nor looking nice with normal use, and within a few months is dingy gray and all marked up.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to buy 2 already since I bought buy macbook 2 years ago...

    Everyone has this issue. Most of my friends have had to replace their chargers and I know people who have switched over to PC laptops for this specific reason.. :(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord - same problem as everyone else.

    Have to buy a new one because the cord frayed and there is no alternative.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not durable; runs way too hot

    You would think that Apple would eventually realize and rectify the issues with their power cables for MacBooks, but yet another generation of laptop is accompanied by the same lousy cable design. Having owned 4 apple laptops in the past, I am cognizant of the need to be gentle with these cables; even so, this cable already needs replacing after just over a year of use. It wouldn't be so aggravating if the flimsy cables did not cost a ludicrous amount of money to replace. Also, the brick heats up to about 200º during normal use. 1 Star awarded for the magnetic-release (definitely the high point of this cable), 0 stars for just about everything else.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time for a design change

    Its obvious this Apple product is not up to standard. So many negative reviews can't be wrong. The whole thing defeats the point of a notebook because its too heavy, runs too hot, its too big & the cable & winder clips poor quality.

    Come on Apple - change it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A necessary evil

    While this is probably the only viable option for a charger, Apple has done a really terrible job with this one. The cord near the end that gets plugged into the computer is unbelievably weak. I am very gentle with these cables and have frayed two of them so far. The exposed metal means there is a risk of shock if your cable ever gets to this state (and with any normal use, it will).

    Also, because the cable extends perpendicular to the natural angle it should (as opposed to the much better design of the previous adapters where the cable just goes straight to the back of the laptop) you are forced to bend the cable under most scenarios. It's almost as if Apple wanted them to break with normal use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe 2: Two Time Loser

    I can't put into words how badly I hate this MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. the MagSafe 1 was great: it hugged the body of my MacBook Pro 13...never got in the way...was always attached to the laptop...was only a ¼ inch footprint...I forgot it was even there except for the occasional glance to check its status by the LED.

    Bought a new MacBook Pro 15 this summer, and the first time I sat in my chair...put the laptop on my lap...the adapter popped off. If I have to itch my foot? Off. Reach for my water? Off. Cat jumps up for some love? Off. Sneeze? Off. I'd LOVE to shove this thing in the designing engineer's ear, and all the bureaucrats following that put their hands on this and approved it. Not all of us use laptops on desks...we use them on LAPS! If I want this power supply to stay put I have to sit uncomfortably in my chair like I've got on a mini-skirt...and I'm not a mini-skirt kinda guy.

    So nobody thought about the possible negative ramifications from having a sleek ¼ inch device that hugs the machine to this growth that sticks out an inch at least...with the leverage of a stiff cord on top of that? Apple designers make sure you have to charge your phone 2 times a day because of tiny batteries...so you have an 'elegant' looking device...but they thought this mutant Lego thing hanging off the side of the machine was alright?

    You're slipping, Apple. The wonderful momentum Jobs left us with is rolling to a stop. I've had more software issues the last year than in the 10 years before that. I would rather stick screwdrivers in my eyes than deal with the bloated iTunes. Music? Give me a break: sudden WARP volume...waiting for music to load from the cloud...songs ending prematurely...icons reduced to sesame seed size. Playing games with accessing my ripped music...like if I can't find it I'm going to buy it again. Meticulously tagging photos just to search for them at a later date, and they're nowhere to be found. Updates that magically reset EVERY SETTING ON THE DEVICE! You aren't smart enough to make that -not- happen? All the things that led up to me leaving other non-Apple OS's are happening now. We don't want the latest and greatest you push out to satisfy your shareholders. We want something that WORKS!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than an year

    The chord wore out at the end connecting to the base. Poor quality and design.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple!!! Make sense!!!

    Ok ... I looked for 10 months to buy a new laptop for video editing and wanted to avoid Apple, but finally broke down and spent the $3,000 after realizing that no windows based laptops can compare ... They always had the cereal, but no milk! ... If they happened to have all the right components, they were either too bulky, cheaply built or were known for heating issues.... I have to say that after only 2 weeks with my Macbook Pro, I flipping LOVE it!!! Its better then I ever expected !!! (It makes having to eat Kraft Dinner for the next 3 years even though I'm lactose intolerant not so bad) ... but from the second I opened the box, I shook my head at the power adapter ... Why would you put a disconnect on the side with the incredibly well made extension cord, but not on the side that is BOUND to break? .... I'll bet the answer is the same as those memes I see on Facebook all the time, "Because Flip You"... :/

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FAILURE!!!

    How can a company that makes great hardware be the same company that cannot make any kind of charge cable? I NEVER buy Apple cables except the MagSafe and, unfortunately, I have no choice because there isn't a 3rd party replacement. I bought two MacBook Pros (1 for my wife, 1 for me) and both cables started falling apart in less than 3 months. Where I live, Apple warranties nothing so the only choice is throw them in the trash and go buy replacements or throw the computers away and go buy replacements. This is the only Apple item I am aware of that has a one star rating and has been a failure for years. Apple should either learn how to make decent cables or quit making them all together and farm the production out to a company that can make a reliable cable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way over priced

    If you plan on buying a MacBook also plan on buying this 80$ charger 2-3 times like I have.

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