• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger, but falls apart quickly

    I've owned three of these, and each have torn at spot where the thin cord meets the base. It's a fatal design flaw, that lasts (with how frequently I use it) about 1.5 years each time, then dies suddenly, meaning it's no longer covered under warranty, and I'm expected to spend another $80 to buy a new one.

    When this tear happens it creates a potential fire hazard, and can harm the computer due to electrical surges. It's also not obvious that it's going to happen until the moment the rubber coating rips, which seems to happen when the cord burns – not very safe...

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I wish I had a choice for purchasing a different cable, because I have had to replace it once a year since I purchased my computer. The cable rips open and warps without being moved. I don't want to risk setting something on fire because the cable rips open and has exposed wires.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    I recently got my first ever Macbook. Overall, extremely disappointed in the whole Apple experience, but this charging cable has got to be the worst thing about it by far. Falls apart before 1 year of use (I work from home by the way, so the most travel with it is from my office to my bedroom or kitchen down the hall). The cheap, ugly white coating on the cord cracks and disintegrates. The "magsafe technology" is flimsy and ineffective. The plug falls out at any small bump, which makes it impossible to charge unless you're sitting at a desk. Before even one year of use, my port has also become uncleanable and unusable. The light comes on, but it will no longer charge. Yep, this is a product that needs to be replaced every single year - and only for $80.00!

    Before switching from Windows laptops to Apple, I never had an issue with a charger in my life. They never stopped charging, they didn't physically fall apart...they were totally reliable. Not that hard to do. This POS is possibly the worst charger of all time. I'm so done with Apple.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed within one year

    My laptop is just a few months past being 1 year old. I just finished paying the whole thing off, and now the charger has completely failed in the course of one week. I'm furious. The laptop sits on a desk at home all day - it's not like I've been putting it through any extreme abuse, unless simply unplugging and replugging the charger from the laptop occasionally is more than it can take. In the past, my other chargers lasted for years under tougher conditions. I hope my new Macbook Pro isn't as cheaply made as this thing is.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    It is ridiculous how quickly this charger falls apart. I am so furious that I paid so much for my computer and now my charger has come apart. The casing on the outside just fell off and the wires became exposed. The worst part is that I have no options, I have to buy an $80 dollar replacement that will mostly go bad before the year is up. Seriously shoddy product.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Great

    I have kept my MacBook and charger in fantastic shape for two years. This charger is most definitely not made to last. With all that I'm paying for this device the company could create a product that can endure some wear throughout time; especially a product that's crucial to the MacBook's performance.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality charger I have ever owned

    On my second Magsafe 2 in two years. It is completely frayed and held together by electrical tape, only charges when plugged in a a very specific angle after many tries. How have a company as big as Apple got something so simple so wrong? And $80 for a replacement. Joke.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Reinforced My New Adapter with Electrical Tape From Day 1, Still Broke

    I, along with anyone who has ever owned a Mac, bitterly hate forking over $100USD very 1.5 years to buy a terrible, sure to break Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. If you just bought a Mac, congratulations you will soon hate your adapter too. Every time I get a new one, usually 2-3x before I'm ready to upgrade my computer (which I do every 2-3 years), I treat it incredibly gingerly, knowing that by massaging it with tender loving care every morning, noon and night, I can sometimes prolong the life of this horrible product by 3-6 months. I've tried not using the wings and coiling it loosely. I've tried reinforcing it with electrical tape at the two fail points (they're the same every time) from the moment I took it out of the box and it STILL broke. There's nothing to be done. Unless you leave it plugged in at your desk and never remove it, your adapter will need to be replaced in under 2 years. Apple, this is the absolute worst.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If zero was an option

    Terrible quality. The plastic rips open causing the charger to stop working. I've gone through three chargers and I've had the computer for four years....Apple has terrible quality products that are way too expensive.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing on this earth

    I love my Macbook, but this charger is the most infuriating thing i have ever experienced in my life. Ive had one macbook pro before, and the one i have now ive had for a year and the charger has lasted the entire time. However I will NEVER understand why they changed the structure of this charger! the fact that the cord stick straight out is the MOST annoying and frustrating thing EVER! I preferred the old charger, where the cord stuck out parallel to the macbook. I can't charge the dang thing and have it in my lap or on my bed or anything without the cord clicking out at every angle. I hope they reconstruct this back to the previous model, or make both versions because I will tear all my hair out if i have to keep dealing with this piece of junk.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wore out very quickly

    I had faith in Apple until all of my cords started falling apart: power cords, headphones, etc. I have treated my power adapter very kindly and yet it broke after 2 years. Not only is this a huge waste of money, but also highly environmental impactful. Get with it, Apple.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one

    Both my original cord and the one I bought a year ago did the same thing. The coating on the cord degraded, went sticky then started falling off the cord. Bare wire is not a good thing. I mended the first split with electrical tape but the 'crud' just kept getting worse.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So very bad

    The charger wears out quickly (lasts slightly over a year).
    Expensive to replace.
    The old "L design" was superior as it does not fallout accidentally so easily.
    Great laptop, terrible charger.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever!

    Too bad you can't give 0 stars. I have his adapter for 1 year and 8 months now and there's nothing left of it: the rubber cable is eating itself, it seems, leaving the wires vulnerable for whatever that can affect them. The worst part is that customer service does nothing about it, so you'll have to buy another adapter that costs 80 euro's with the only guarantee that you have to buy again after a year or so. Apple is known for reliable products, well there's a surprise.
    One solution though: use special tape (not sticky tape) to cover the cable..

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers in 2 years - MADNESS

    Why spend so much money on a good laptop to have to work with a horrible charger. The covering breaks and exposes wires and who knows if it won't catch on fire soon. Apple you need to do better. Im on to buy my third one now or maybe i should just buy a PC !!!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality!!

    I am buying a new power adapter every year, and I am not happy about it! This is my 3rd one. They are not cheap! I like the magnetic attachment, but this product is designed very poorly. There really isn't any alternative to getting another one when the old one stops working.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just stopped working!

    After owning all Windows computers previously I decided to buy a MacBook for the first time about 14 months ago. I rarely use this computer, maybe a few times a week for a few hours, sometimes it sits on my desk unused for days on end. As you can guess based on my usage I rarely have to charge it, maybe once a week on average. My charger stays in one place and I don't travel with it, which means I don't wrap it or twist it to store it or take it anywhere, so it's not like the cable gets damaged. It looks brand new. Last week I plug in the charger and my screen starts flickering lighter and darker, the battery icon on the screen is flickering very fast between charging and not charging, and the green light on the MagSafe plug is flashing rapidly, and of course it wasn't charging. After doing lots of research online (on another divide because of course I could no longer charge my MacBook) I read that this is a horrible piece of charger and many people have problems with them. I tried some resets that I read Apple recommends, but nothing worked. So then I borrowed my brother's charger and that one worked, so my charger apparently just stopped working. While my brother's charger works, it's about two years old but it's almost falling apart. That's the quality of things that Apple makes. I'm convinced that they make their accessories and peripherals and cables to last a very short time so that you have no choice but to keep buying replacements from them, (because the ones on Amazon for example are reviewed as "exploded" and "gets too hot". AWFUL QUALITY, APPLE. Stop being so pretentious and fix this.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awefull design

    I've changed two adapters already (and this is $200 total) in three years - both frayed in the same places.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad "0" is not an option!

    Bad design, terrible quality, and expensive...I think that sums up everything that is wrong with this product. Pros? Yes there are pros but not for the consumers only for Apple!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    For $80 this charger should last more than a few months to a year. Once my current macbook dies I will not be buying another one because I'm tired of having to shell out $80 every time my charger stops working.

    16 of 16 people found this useful