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Apple - 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with Magnetic DC Connector - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2550 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always good to have a spare

    Posted
    RevTJ
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    I travel a lot and got tired of putting the whole charger in and out of my laptop bag, plugging and unplugging from my office to home. Unlike windows laptops, the charger for Apple laptops is big and bulky when you use the entire set of cords. The charger weighs almost as much as my MacBook air. On the plus side Apple chargers have long cords that are adaptable to making shorter. You can unplug the heavier cord by pulling it out of the brick and then attaching a plug adapter to the brick in its place. Having a really nice long version makes it easier to charge while in a meeting because the cord reaches to an outlet. This one came with an adapter so you can leave the longer & clunkier cord at home (or in the car) and just plug in the brick. It charges fast & has little wings to wind the cord to the brick neatly, making it convenient for a laptop case. Was thinking about giving it 4 stars (or 4 1/2) because I can't understand why Apple, with its beautifully designed and light laptops, can't seem to figure out a way to ditch the brick. But, that's not the charger's fault. It works as promised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 Stars for Apple, 3 Stars for Best Buy

    Posted
    CagedBear83
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    I purchased the 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter as a replacement for the power adapter that came with my MacBook Air. If you're purchasing this power adapter you're already part of the Apple family. The reason behind my review's title pertains to the fact Best Buy could not have actually checked this item prior to putting it back on the shelf as an Open Box - Excellent. First, the power adapter was shoved back inside the box and pushed together. The outer box that shows the picture of the adapter was humped on one side showing the inside contents. Second, the actual white block had the plastic wrapped back around it, half heartedly. When I pulled the plastic off I was slightly disgusted because there was debris that had dried onto the block. Meaning there was no way this was purchased and returned in a day or two. Third, the cable from the MacBook connector to the white power block has 3-5 kinks in the cable. It has charged my MacBook, but needless to say I'm returning it to Best Buy in the morning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Get it open box instead!

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    Qingdom
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    I got this for nearly half price off to work with an open box Macbook Air MD711LL/A because the brick didn't come with it. Straight out of box, it works as it should. Comes with a brick section with the magsafe adapter end. It also has a 3 feet cable that plugs from a 3-prong wall adapter to the brick. But I had an extra 2-prong piece from an iPad to use instead of carrying around the 3 feet 3-prong cable. The brick has side hinges that can flip out and hold the small wiring to keep it compact. This works out really well with the 2-prong piece connector. But there is absolutely no way to wrap the 3-feet 3-prong cable along with it. It must be rolled up individually by itself. The magsafe design is awesome in itself. A person can trip the cable and yank it out from the laptop without damaging the port or anything much. Can't say that for many other vendors; especially those that uses L-shaped plugs into the laptop. In addition, the apple tax does not constitute this item to be worth $80. Other adapters are a fraction of this cost. This item is nothing other than a brick that provides power to the actual items that does the muscle work and functions. There's absolutely no reason this should hold a premium cost to it. No magic involved with this piece. Recommended to get it open box. Every so often, it can be had for nearly half price off instead of a measly 10%.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's almost the original

    Posted
    Bluetick54
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    The is the NEW 45w Magsafe 2 adapter for MacBook Air. Save yourself a headache and make sure your MBA uses the Magsafe "2" and not the original Magsafe with the "L" connector that attaches to your laptop. This one has a wider connector and will not fit in Macbook Airs made prior to appx. June 2012 (not exactly sure when the change occured). At the time of this writing, no photo for this item was available on BestBuy.com and I did not realize they had changed the connectors and had to return this one because it simply would not fit my late 2011 MBA.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice replacement cable

    Posted
    steinikekevin
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    I bought this because my laptop would no longer charge. My thinking was that my charger was broken. The new charger fixed the issue, but after my old charger sat unplugged for a few days I thought I'd try it one last time, and suddenly my original charger worked again. I had no use for 2 chargers, especially at almost $100 a pop, so I returned my purchase. After reading on some Apple forums, this is a seemingly well known thing. leaving a charger unplugged for a few days can help reset whatever is wrong with them SOMETIMES. In my case it worked and I saved myself some cash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with recent model

    Posted
    packer12
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    I purchased from best buy because I wanted an original mac adaptor to replace my adaptor that broke after just over 1 year. I purchased my my macbook air from Best Buy a little over a year ago and it is already no longer supported by Best Buy. The Best Buy employee provided me the incorrect adaptor and I had to return it. The next time I came in the Best Buy employee recommended and adaptor to make my laptop compatibility which was also incorrect. I would like there to be an employee that has better knowledge of mac products. Since best buy had no product available for me in the store or online I had to buy an aftermarket online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the quick release cord

    Posted
    jjhippo
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    I needed to buy this as a replacement because unfortunately I travel and left it at a friends house. The Apple charger has great design and compacts to a decent carry size too. i love the ability to extend the cord with additional lengths and if I don't need it I don't have to have the extra cord bulk. The nice part also is the quick connect/disconnect on the attachment of the computer itself. I have been saved quite a few times by it catching on something before ripping the computer to the floor. A little pricey to replace but overall an excellent charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great basic front-loader washer and dryer

    Posted
    Robin
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    Researched Consumer Reports before buying and settled on Whirlpool Duet for price and reliability. Many stackable washer and dryers are cheap, ugly combo units or if they are nicer and full-size, they don't fit in my laundry closet. The Whirlpool Duet fits nicely and looks great! It works extremely well - no problems so far. I went with the most basic Whirlpool Duet models - fewer bells and whistles, but they have everything I need. The washer is so efficient that I can dry lighter loads in about 15 minutes - fantastic! In reviewing other similar models, I found the best prices at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Posted
    nick
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    The condition in which I got the charger even despite it being an open box purchase. Awesome job on Best Buys part by supplying a fully functional open box charger to me. It's not a 5 though because I personally don't like these charger and I didn't know of any substitutes for it. I think they're too fragile for the price they are sold at. Again I don't blame this on Best Buy, the pricing and quality is mainly and probably only Apple's part. I would not recommend a friend to buy one of these if he has a for sure all around safe substitute for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needed a Charger Replacement

    Posted
    Hunter
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    The charger that came with my Mac Pro crapped out. I think the wires coming out of the plug in end finally parted. Bought this new charger, which is rated lower than my old one. Should mean a slower charge time, but so far I have not noticed. Also got a heavy cord to extend the charger which I did not need, but it was the only package my Best Buy had to replace my charger. So, I was forced to buy more than I wanted or needed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Charging cord for MacBook Air

    Posted
    NanaSasser
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    This is the 3rd one I have had for my 3-year old computer. The first one (that came with the computer) got frayed. The second one, the rubber coating split up near the magnetic plug. Hopefully this one will last a bit longer. I am being more careful unplugging this one once my computer is charged. Apple needs to do a better job on these - for the price they should last a lot longer than a year. I would recommend this product simply because if you have a MacBook Air, you have to have a charger!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5th Charger

    Posted
    FirsttimeCamera
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    This product works very well, but being Apple product you would think that they would last longer. Each charger I have had always frayed and broke near the charger block and then has to thrown away before catch fire or worse. The product definitely needs to be revamped to improve longevity of the product. I like Apple, but I am not CEO with lots of money to keep buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Magesafe.... yes!

    Posted
    MCx5
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    This baby does what it says! My laptop cable got cut when it got stuck in the cracks of a wooden floor. Man, was i upset. I was like "What the heck!" Then I realized it wasn't apples fault. They weren't even here... they didn't install these wooden floors. So I called the guy who installed the wooden floors and was like "what the heck!" He was like "who is this!" I was like, "Geez bro, but your wooden floors cut my Apple - 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with Magnetic DC Connector - White!" So anyway, thats that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, just what you need

    Posted
    Mich
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    I bought this to replace my power adapter that came with the Macbook Air I bought back in early 2014. The old one became frayed near the magnetic DC connector. I do wish Apple would redesign these cords so that they would last longer (as I've had the same problems with cords for a previous model and usb charging cables). Lowering the price wouldn't hurt either. But besides that, it's a great and reliable product. Hopefully, I won't have to buy another one as a replacement but if I do, I'll be getting it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacement/Extra Power

    Posted
    drip
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    The downside to any laptop is the need for a second power supply, or the need to crawl under a desk to plug in or unplug a power supply everyt time you need to move your computer. Thankfully Apple's power supplies are great quality and compact, allowing them to easily be transported with a laptop, without having to get larer bag. The MagSafe connection is a god-send, expecially around pets and kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Charger fo when in need

    Posted
    mansu
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    I lost my charger so I thought instead of ordering a cheap one through Ebay I got an original I phone charger. Well it helped to charge but any outlet or USB I attach it to says " charging is not supported with this accessory" I would of liked for this product not to have a faulty message on my phone but oh well. So i guess i should of payed less money at Ebay for a cheep one and still had the same result.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's worth the price

    Posted
    DrPeno
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    Yes, Apple products cost more, and yes, Apple's margins are higher. But Apple products are almost always worth the extra cost. And if you are a savvy shopper, you can occasionally get a small discount on Apple products. Best Buy, for example, sometimes offers a discount for purchasing three Apple accessories on one transaction. It never hurts to ask if they are offering that special the day you need one or more of these power supplies. Just be sure you get the right power supply for your model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but still works really well

    Posted
    phillies3454
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    While the charger is obviously expensive, it seems like there's just no getting around that when it comes to Apple/laptop chargers in general. In terms of performance, there's really nothing bad to say. I guess just try to make it last as long as you can, which is another issue that Apple seems to have with its accessories. I would recommend this to a friend, but on the basis that they know how much it is and that they can't do anything about a busted charger they already own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Apple Power Adapter

    Posted
    prathik1
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    My original Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch Late 2013 model failed after 4 years. While looking for replacements I did look for the more inexpensive options on Amazon. But having to wait for several days for delivery and not so glowing reviews. I settled on buying the original from BestBuy. Works exactly as advertised. However, I do wish Apple would do a better job of strengthening their cables. Besides that, it works exactly as it should.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thanks to the staff for help!

    Posted
    SomeNurse
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    I needed a new power adapter when the rubber at the magnetic attachment hub on mine split. There are two different wattage options, and the staff were knowledgeable about which one was the right one for me. Didn't try to up-sell me to a product that would have not made a difference in performance; told me why I the higher wattage wasn't a necessarily better option, even though I was inclined to get it. Honesty of sales staff keeps me coming back.

    I would recommend this to a friend