Apple - 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with Magnetic DC Connector - White

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Recharge your MacBook® Pro easily with this Apple® MagSafe 2 MD506LL/A power adapter that features a magnetic DC connector that disconnects when strained to help protect your laptop and prevent the cable from fraying or weakening.
$79.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • AC wall adapter, AC cord
  • Apple® 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with Magnetic DC Connector

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2410 out of 2514)

Features


Compatible with most MacBook Pro models


With a Retina display for wide-ranging use

85W power adapter


Easily recharges the lithium-polymer battery in your MacBook Pro when the system is on, off or in sleep mode

Magnetic DC connector


Provides a quick and secure connection, easily disconnects when experiencing strain and helps prevent the cable from fraying or weakening

LED indicator light


Displays charge status

Travel-friendly design


DC cable neatly wraps around the adapter for easy portability

AC wall adapter


Makes powering your laptop while on the go simple

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Customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly Recommended!

    Posted
    AandJ091108
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    Apple 85W MagSafe 2 power adapter for MacBook pro with retina display is an awesome and very efficient adapter. It is an unwritten fact that not all power adapters are the same because there are those are superior to others and fortunately this is one of the best adapters out there. The adapter goes for $79.00. This is an incredible price bearing in mind that the power adapter works as advertised. It is admittedly pricier than generic adapters but that shouldn’t make you shy away from making a purchase because you can be assured that the adapter will work. This is in contrast to the generics since you can never be sure whether or not they will work. Our house is not all spacious and this magnetic adapter’s DC connector ensures that my netbook is in place should someone trip on it and also weakening and fraying of the adapter will not be as serious/critical compared to a normal corded adapter. This is a worthy replacement adapter. Cords will fray more easily and quickly compared to this one. Cords can only handle so much and they will wear and tear at the slightest sign of pressure. This is a handy traveling buddy that is also compact. It is a no brainer that an orange light indicates charging and green indicates full charge. You don’t even need a manual to operate the adapter because everything about is pretty straightforward and I don’t foresee anyone getting frustrated because they can’t seem to correctly use the adapter. There is an AC cord if you need a longer cord. If this is not value for money then I don’t know what is. I believe I would buy this same adapter if the need for the same ever arose since I have already derived value for my money. I can’t talk about its durability but I know for sure that it won’t last forever. This is a given with all adapters eventually. The only difference between this adapter and the corded adapters is that the corded adapters wear off quickly compared to this one. It is a genuine product. Need I say more? Apple is a working horse in the computers stable and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this adapter works as advertised. I don’t have a problem recommending this adapter to anyone looking for an affordable and quality adapter for their MacBook pro. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessary, functional, fast, not best design

    Posted
    dSchuette
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    At this point, I'm a die-hard Apple convert. Few brands do things as well as Apple in nearly every category. Their chargers (in general) are an exception to that rule. They're not made particularly well for long-term, everyday use. Invariably, they tend to break at the junction with the rubber-ish cord guards. There are several products out there that address this issue for iPhone cables, so this is clearly a known and common issue. Have to admit though, I wasn't expecting the same problem from an $80 laptop adaptor. My MacPro has a lot of life left in it after four and a half years, but the adaptor cable began to fray near the magnetic attachment about a year ago. Some electrical tape delayed the inevitable for a while, but it has continued to fray with time and continued use. Nonetheless, it's function is excellent. It charges the laptop quickly. Just wish it were made a little better. It's hard to drop almost a hundred bucks for the adaptor when you get one with the purchase of an entirely new unit. Then again, perhaps that's the point...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy a second one BEFORE your first one fails

    Posted
    Bobert
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    First off, the MagSafe 2 connector is awesome. No more getting up with your laptop and having the cord almost jerk the laptop out of your hands, or pulling the power brick off the table. The MagSafe 2 connector just disconnects from the side of the laptop. Of course, sometimes it's also a little annoying because it comes disconnected and you don't realize it until your laptop warns you that the battery is almost dead. It's annoying but I can live with it most of the time. Everyone I've ever known to have a Mac laptop has had to replace the power adapter at least once before they upgraded to a newer laptop. Wrapping up the cord every time you pack up to go from one place to another causes stress on the cord and over time the wires inside the cord break or the connection between the cord and connector gets broken or frayed. Or, if you're really lucky like my younger brother, the power brick itself will just fail. I figure if I'm going to have to buy a second power adapter anyway, I might as well buy it up front and get the added benefit of saving myself 2 minutes every time I pack up to go between home and work. I think the design of the adapter could be a little better for portability and cord durability, but as long as you have one for work and one for home/travel (or one for work/travel and one for home), you're set. I do like that it comes with both the long power cord and the flip-out prongs, so you can carry the prongs with you but leave the long cord at work or home if you only have one power adapter. One improvement I'd like to see is a spring-loaded or manual cord winder. For example, the manual cord winder would be like on a chalk line tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Usually great, wears out after 2ish years.

    Posted
    fangiotophia
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    I've had a number of these power adapters for various Mac computers and they typically last me 2-3 years, whereas the computer itself typically lasts ms 3-5 years, so I pretty much buy a second one with every single computer. Now, until recently, I used my power adapters A LOT; sometimes wrapping and unwrapping them multiple times per day. With such heavy use, they usually start to fray around the part that connects the Magsafe end to the actual power brick, or right at the end with the Magsafe connector. However, I've also had them fray in the middle at various points, so it's not terribly well designed in my opinion. I have never had any issues with the other end (the thicker cable that plugs into the wall), but that's also detachable and much less costly to replace should it fray. I recently purchased a new adapter which I keep in my bag, and I'm using my old one (with multiple points surrounded with a plethora of electrical tape) at my office where it stays laying nicely on my desk. This means that my old one NEVER moves anymore and should not fray anywhere else, while the one in my bag gets used FAR less frequently (like usually only on weekends now). I'm hoping that this change will make the new adapter last a lot longer, but only time can really tell. Overall, it's a decent power adapter, but it's expensive and for the price, I would expect a higher build quality; especially coming from Apple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Trip-proof cable feature both boon and bane

    Posted
    Femma
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    Since I keep one adapter in my laptop bag and one at home, each experiences half of normal usage. The cable charges the laptop quickly enough, but the design has its flaws. For example, it is often difficult to keep the cable joined to the power brick. And the Magnetic DC Connector, which is the end that plugs into the laptop, is too easily dislodged. Meant to protect the laptop from being knocked to the ground if someone trips over the cord, the downside of the design is that the cord slips too easily from the laptop, sometimes unnoticed. The magnetic connection often is interrupted when I move the laptop left or right on the desk, for example. I have had to leave home with a partially charged device because the magnetic end had slipped its connection. Which is one reason I keep a spare adapter in the laptop carrier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    Posted
    AliW
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    This is my 3rd 85W MagSafe 2 charger in a little over a year. I was hoping the MagSafe 2 would be an improvement over the original MagSafe, but I've actually had worse luck with this one. They always seem to work great for a while and then they just stop. The LED light will stop lighting up; the computer will show it's connected to a charger, but will not actually charge and then eventually it won't even show that it's connected. SMC resets and all other extensive troubleshooting I try never fix the problem. The last one I bought literally lasted for 24 hrs. When they are working well I like them. I like the quick connect/disconnect of the magnetic connection. This current one has been working for over a month, so hopefully it continues on for a while. Maybe one day Apple will come out with a better product for a much more reasonable price...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An extra is a MUST HAVE.

    Posted
    John
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    I recently bought a second 85 Watt Mag Safe 2 power adapter for my MacBook Pro. The first one has been put through the ringer, but true to all of my Apple accessories that I have purchased thus far, my first adapter still performs flawlessly. I bought a second adapter because I am constantly leaving my first adapter at work and am constantly having to go back to pick it up after already being home and in for the night, Borrowing my wife's doesn't work, because then she can't do her school work. As a student in Grad school, time is of the essence and a second adapter has been a wonderful thing for a fast-moving multi-tasker, such as myself. I use one at home and just keep one in my computer carrying case so I won't have to worry about taking it with me every morning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Open Box Purchase

    Posted
    fentressm
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    I should've been more prepared to purchase a replacement cord for my MacBook Air. All of my previous experiences were met with qualified and competent sales people. I assumed this visit wouldn't be any different. Salesperson explained that I needed the 85W charging cord. I accepted his recommendation and purchased the open box model, which was a few dollars cheaper. Upon opening the box, I realized that I had the wrong cable. Apple support site said that it wouldn't damage my MacBook Air but that it was essentially overkill. Further, the cord is inoperable. Surprise, surprise, I can't return an open box product. I'll chalk it up to one bad experience but frustrated nonetheless.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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