• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I have had no problem with apple products since the first day I started using it. however, this charging adapter, after being used for one year, was broken. The outer protection layer just fell off and all wires inside got exposed. Bad connection and I can't charge my laptop properly. I have to try several times until it starts working. Bad quality.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous.

    I've had a Macbook Air for about 2 and a half years. Within this time I have replaced my charger 5 times due to it breaking. I treat the charger so delicately yet it still manages to stop working after a few months.
    Than again this is an Apple product.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly constructed cable,not worth the price

    45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter has a very delicate/fragile connection between the slim cable and the adaptor box/plug. Wrapping this slim/DC cable around the hooks, as apple suggests, on the square plug still stresses this connection. The connection began to fray drastically within months of purchase so I covered it with electrical tape. First I covered just the cable, which did not seem to help for long as the tape slid along the wire. Then I covered the connecter on the box and the cable and this held for a some months till the cable stopped charging. When I took off the tape the wires were completely separated around a non-conducting thread like score.

    Granted my use is extensive and I throw the cable in my backpack a lot. Laptop cables do not fray this easily. This plug is heavy and the wire far too delicate. The fabric cover for wires that is now available on many cords fares much better. Apple, you need to either change the design or construction of your charging cords or make them practically free so that your customers, and people who rely on you brand are served well.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY POOR QUALITY!

    I too have had a very poor experience with Apple cables and chargers. Cable discolored and stripped near the tip of the MagSafe 2 connector and towards the middle of the cable. I also had to change the AC Plug as the charger overheated and sparks came out every time I plugged it into an outlet. Can't believe Apple stands behind such poorly designed and manufactured product! Also, replacement adapter is way overpriced, considering how cheaply-made it is.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and expensive

    The system itself works fine, but the technical execution is inadequate. The cable of my charging device broke where it meets the transformer - the isolation is just too weak to withstand everyday use. Buying a replacement for EUR 89 is incredulously expensive :(

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cord wires exposed.

    My charger cord has unraveled it still works but I run the risk of being Electrocuted from the wires being exposed just to charge your product. This is your product and you want me to spend $79.00 for a replacement. I should be able to return this to the store and have my chord replaced for free. I had my Macbook Pro Since 2012 and this is my third laptop from Mac. Mac WTH WTH! your computers cost way too much to have faulty cords. Not only is it dangerous its inconvenient. The latest cords are faulty I have been using your products for over 10 years but you have to step it up for your customers. I don't spend over $1000 for faulty products. You should reimburse your customers for this.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    I am now having to purchase my 4th one! Apple needs to deal with this problem. Poor, poor quality.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design! Worst part of Apple.

    I've had my Macbook Air for 4 days and I have to say I'm very frustrated with the poor quality of the power adapter. The magnet connection is so weak the thing keeps falling out.
    I have been an avid Apple user for the past 10 years. I have owned and currently own the computers, phones, watches. I have had them all and while I am very pleased with most of the products with little complaint, this charge is ridiculous.
    I am beginning to regret downsizing from my Macbook Pro with the charger that stayed put for the most part. This not only won't stay connected but it takes far too long to charge the computer.
    Please, Please, Please redesign the power adapter!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage yet vital accessory

    The quality is horrible.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 4 years

    About to have to purchase my third one of these in 4 years. Just unacceptable, and I was extemely careful with the 2nd one after the first one frayed and stopped working no matter how much i patched it. #2 has electric tape on it and I can't let the brick hit the floor or it over heats. Won't charge at night for fear of it catching on fire like a friend of mine's did. Plug it in and the charging light and indicator just flashes, not holding a charge.

    I love Apple, and expect better from their products. Especially at $80 a pop for a $1,300 laptop.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic

    Of all Apple accessories, this is equalled for poor quality only by the phone charger. I am very careful with my equipment, but this began failing before it was 18 months old: insulation turned yellow and began disintegrating. A class-action suit would be a good way to solve this problem. Apple is headed into the toilet.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible construction

    I take insanely good care of my apple products, in particular the power cord, since I know that these things are like the achilles heel of the system. I have had pretty much every generation of apple latptop since the 1990s and never have had problems with the charger. Now I have a deadline approaching, a single machine (this laptop) and when the battery dies, its end-game since the power adapter, which looks flawless mind you, is no longer charging the machine. I used a coworkers and it worked fine so it is no the machine itself.

    Guess it was time for Apple to shake me down for another almost 100 bucks for a garbage power supply. sigh.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks

    The cord on these always seems to fray, exposing the wires. Going through my 3rd in 2 years. The worst made Apple product by a mile. Looking at the 1-star reviews for this product, and the design of the new Macbook, it is clear that Apple is content with being a cord and adapter company that also sells phones and laptops.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Problems

    I have been an Apple lover since day one. Everything i own is Apple. However, I have been having issues with their cords, computers, really everything. It is a shame how fast a company can fall from grace. It truly makes me sad. I wish I could post pictures so everyone could see how bad this cords really gets after such a short time frame.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!!

    I agree with all of the other negative reviews of Mac's power cord. Junk!! I've wrapped my power cord with electric tape so many times that it is now too heavy for the mag to stay attached.

    I thought Apple had better quality. Certainly their prices would lead you to think that. Just one month out of warranty the battery started to fail. Guess what.....not covered by warranty. Now I have to leave my MacBook charge cable in all the time. I hate to pay $80 for a new cable as I'm sure this is the last Mac I'll ever own.

    Extremely disappointed with Mac products!!!

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another $80 dollars for an adapter that is a cheap piece of rubbish...

    I'd give it a zero if I could. I'm on my third adapter for this computer. I do not abuse them, and this is the first computer that I have ever owned that required replacement of an adapter at all. This one is overheating and turning brown so it's a fire hazard. The last one shocked me. At least Dell had the decency to recall their batteries when they were overheating. It's not like this defect is a secret. A quick Google of MagSafe adapter turning brown returned several results identifying the issue.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and short-lived

    I bought my Macbook Air in fall of 2013. Here it is, summer 2016 and I'm on my second Magsafe adapter (cable casing ripped on the first one), which separated where the cable meets the MagSafe bit that attaches to the computer. So I'm about to buy charger cable no. 3. That's ridiculous. It's an insult to the consumer to sell something that fragile, and an offense to the environment to produce products that short-lived. I like so much about Apple products, but their drive to instant disposability is truly sad.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    No matter how careful you are with this charger, it WILL at some point break down on you. Mine just frayed and burnt.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Bad Review

    The computer is amazing. The charger is junk. Just like everyone else, I take good care of my Mac, high quality must be more important than anything else. This is what happens when a computer company makes money off gadgets. Do better than this.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Bad Design

    The cord frays and is unusable. For a product this expensive, it should last.

    But I have to buy one to use my computer.

    Bad design choices. Bad karma.

    20 of 20 people found this useful