• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New design, PLEASE!

    My MagSafe Power Adapter is destroyed after 4 years of having my Mac... I guess I've been lucky that it didn't happen before.
    Anyway... it's still quite painful having to pay $79 + taxes for this product... So overpriced as usual in Apple products.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I have some pretty old laptops (HP, ASUS, DELL), and I've never had to replace power adapters on any of those laptops. The 60W magsafe of my Macbook though broke--the wire broke just outside the small white box. So, I had to replace it. I wasn't going to pay over $100 for a new Apple one, so I bought a generic one. I was expecting a good quality power adapter from Apple, but now I am quite disappointed. Apple should really improve the quality of this product. Shame on Apple if they don't.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke again

    The cable of this charger is so easy to brake and the price is so expansive that I considere it completely inappropriate to sell such a bad quality product at such a price.

    45 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the old one, still awful

    I've had to buy 4 of these in as many years, and probably just as many of the old "t-style" adapters for my previous laptop. I'm constantly fretting over the amount of strain imposed on them in the course of typical daily use and they STILL break. Easily a worst-in-class product. Magnetic attachment is a fine idea but the minimal benefit brought by this innovation is utterly overshadowed by the wretchedly abysmal engineering. It's just too flimsy to be usable, and as expensive as these are they certainly aren't trivial to replace. you'd think apple would perhaps let you detach and replace just the magnetic cord part that seems to be constantly breaking, but no - after over 10 years of essentially the same design there's still the same issued.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers are trash. $80 worth of trash

    Today I will be going to buy my 3rd one. I barely made a year. Your chargers are expensive and trash! I feel like a scam is being ran on me and I shouldnt feel that way as a loyal customer. Do you guys wrap the wires with sticky tack?! This isnt a "handle your product better, people" issue. This is a make a better charger for Current and new macbooks(because I know how yall are) or im going to switch back to PC. This is such an inconvenience on productivity.

    46 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If there was an option for 0 stars, I'd pick that.

    This is my second charger and it took only a year for the wire to fray. I think it's the actual design of the charger that causes it to break like this. Really disappointed.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cables are a disaster and absolute rip off

    Apple's chargers used to last years, equivalent to the quality of any other PC brand. Over the last few years they have changed the design of the plastic insulation, which literally disintegrates. Given the outrageous cost of these cables in comparison to other brands, and the fact that you are forced to use them, I'd advise against anyone who hasn't yet converted to using their computers not to do so, as the cost in charges alone vastly inflates the cost of owning a mac.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is Subpar

    Why use my own words when the person below summed my sentiments up so nicely. —

    Grace B from Glendale Heights said, "If I could give zero stars on this product I would. I've had my MacBook Pro for 5 years and I'm already on my 4th charger. I NEVER travel with my power adapter but somehow it always frays. It's literally garbage and so expensive. This is so badly flawed that it should have a lifetime warranty. Hate, hate, hate this power cord." I couldn't agree more. Going on my third charger in 4 yrs and this latest one lasted all of 8 months before it started to fray.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    If I could give zero stars on this product I would. I've had my MacBook Pro for 5 years and I'm already on my 4th charger. I NEVER travel with my power adapter but somehow it always frays. It's literally garbage and so expensive. This is so badly flawed that it should have a lifetime warranty. Hate, hate, hate this power cord.

    45 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst adapter ever

    I have to buy an adapter for my MacBook every 6 months.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    Major problem with this charger. It is way too heavy to be plugged in a wall outlet. The 2 prongs should not be used to hold on to the weight of the charger. This is a very bad design. Other computer companies have an extension cord on the power box. Makes more sense. My daughter had this computer for 2 years and we have to spen $100.00 to buy a charger. It's not right.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    I've had my Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro for about two years now, and I absolutely love the MagSafe 2 connector. It's super convenient and has saved my rMBP from a fall more than once. I don't understand everyone complaining about the build quality, I've had mine for two years and I haven't had any issues, and it's not breaking whatsoever. People must just be very irresponsible with their cables. I treat mine normally and it's in nearly perfect condition.

    3 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I AM FURIOUS

    It will not last longer than 6 months, even with careful use!

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Flimsy

    Basically this is a very disappointing chord and the worst part about the mac book. These things last less than a year with gentle use, the cord just isn't strong enough, which is strange because the part that plugs into the wall is very heavy duty and lasts longer than the computer, considering the price of replacing this and how often you need to (after 4 months my new cord is already showing troubles, my last one lasted a year). Mag-safe 2 isn't worth it if you need to spend a hundred dollars a year just to be able to charge.
    This seriously is making a strong case for making the switch back to windows computers or at least to linux.

    In comparison my magsafe 1 lasted 3 years before needing replacing and the chargers for non-mac computers, that I've encountered, last a similar or better length of time

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You need one every year

    Very bad quality. I love my MacBook but I really need a cord almost every year. That's 60$-80$ at least every year.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design

    I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro and have gone through seven of these chargers over the years. Every single cord has kinked, frayed or torn where the cable meets the MagSafe head.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Take the negative reviews with a grain of salt

    Honest reviewer here. I've been using my mid-2010 MBP for about five years now. Overall, a great experience. Now, about this charger... I have ALWAYS been aware that they are fragile and brittle, since I bought the computer new. I'm still using the original charger after five years. This computer goes everywhere with me. Home, work, transit, world traveling, etc. I've been conscious of not twisting the cable, bending it sharply, and store it loosely wound. With that said, it did begin to fray around 4 yrs, and I 'repaired' it with electrical tape. I'll admit, this much care probably should not be *required* of the owner. So I'll only rate it four stars. In fact, if I could, 3.5 stars would be more appropriate. However, I try to take great care of everything I own, every day. Based on my ownership and habits of care, the power adapter has met my expectation for its lifespan. If I have to replace it tomorrow, that's alright with me. I'm pleased enough that the entire computer has lasted this long. I may actually get another few years out of it, which is amazing to me.

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    I've had 3 power brick that have failed."out of warranty"
    This is the cheapest produced I've even see- from any computer company.
    I'll buy a 3rd party supply because even at $80 these are cheap trash

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Reason I will avoid Apple products in the future.

    Having to buy a replacement for this charger for the second time in two months. It is ridiculous how much it costs, and how easily it breaks.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality...!!!

    i am replacing my ac adaptor for my 4 yo macbook air for the 4th or 5th time ! The first time it was covered by Applecare. This unacceptable except i have no choice. You are forced to replace this at least annually at a cost of $80 ! My experience is making me think long and hard about upcoming hardware purchases. I am wishing there was some sort of class-action relief.

    53 of 56 people found this useful