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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 2561 reviews

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  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works

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    BlueStarfish
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    When I first got it, the charge didn't last long. It would lose its charge in about an hour or so which was completely frustrating considering the price. After a while, I started letting it continue to charge even when it showed green just so the charge can last. If you are going to purchase this item you'll need to let your MacBook Air charge longer than usual for it to hold its charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Charging cord for MacBook Air

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needed a Charger Replacement

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    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

    Works great, just what you need

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but still works really well

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    hate that I had to pull the trigger...

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    kalebeast
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    I hate that I had to pull the trigger and buy a new apple charger, but I lost the one that came with the laptop. I could have bought a knock off brand on Amazon which would have been way cheaper, but I did not want to risk the knock off charger messing my laptop up. I decided to buy this one to be safe, but man does it hurt the pocket. Wish Apple would make these cheaper, but I guess it's how they make their money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Typical Apple product

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    JWes3382
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    Bought this to replace an old frayed wire charger. Bought this smaller version of the larger one for traveling purposes. Due to its smaller size, takes a little longer to charge my 15 inch macbook but it gets the job done. I often get concern about how hot the charger becomes after just a few minutes of charging. This is probably due to the amount of power needed to charge a large laptop like the macbook. Price wise, this small charger was the same price as the larger version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fairly good shelf life

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    MikeeZero
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    I like the MagSafe adapters more then the new usb-c for the Macbook Pros, though they do get suffer from classic Apple cable fatigue. What I mean is that they wear down after a few years of use, resulting in a frayed, but functional cord. So you buy a new one, like I did, and I guess that's OK. Would love it if they were as solid as the Mac's they power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricy but worth it

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    bajabarbiii
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    My 4month husky chewed up the magnetic DC connecter of the original charger so I had to buy this whole thing. I know it isn't Best Buy's fault, but $80 is insane. Or at least could they make an alternative for just the magnetic connector since that's all my puppy chewed up. Kind of how regular laptops have adapters sold separate. For how much you pay to buy the actual Mac -it baffles me that the charger is this much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    macbook charger replacement

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    slsargent
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    It was a reasonable price. It is slightly different than my old charger that came with my original MacBook. My old one came with a 65w and this is a 45w, but it works well and just as I need it to! The cord on my old charger broke which is why it needed to be replaced. Best Buy/Apple only has 45w and 85w chargers. It would be nice for them to offer a 65w that my computer originally came with. The 45w gives my computer enough power though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    5 star rating if the first didn't fail

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    MrJob
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    This would be a 5 star rating if the first cord wouldn't have failed due to what I believe is a crimped cord. The new one works fine but it is expensive. I can't say it is a 5 star product because the old one died due to the way it was stored and the cord was probably bent for too long. This means that the bending points may need to be protected to ensure functionality over a long term of use and storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but too expensive

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    Notmyprobl3m
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    This is my second MagSafe DC connector and wish Apple would not charge as much when other manufacturers are 1/2 the price. Only bought this one because I needed one for work and was tired of carrying around this giant power adapter. Overall it does what’s its intended for but if you don’t take care of it, there are signs of wear and tear near the connector to the laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessary Macbook Air Equipment

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    akelly1
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    I love Apple products. The ease of use, the natural integration between each product, Apple makes loving them easy. With that being said, It's astonishing how expensive a new power cord costs. It's an extension cord, basically, that connects to the laptop. I don't see my choice of choosing Apple products ever changing but it's a rub for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    could be less expensive

    Posted
    melemele
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    Although this charger is essential for the laptop, considering the price of the laptop, charger replacement could be less expensive. also cord/wire is easily twisted and broken with the continuous winding the cord around the hooks. Recommend others to invest in Apple Care to offset the replacement cost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected.

    Posted
    Trace
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    Our charger stopped fully charging our MAC only a few months after we bought the MAC. Insurance doesn't cover "accessories", so we had to purchase a new charger. It works fine, but $80 for a charger is crazy. Just hope this one lasts longer than the first. I recommend it if you have to operate your MAC, but if there's a cheaper one out there I'd go for that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Money

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    Jackie1792
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    I bought a less expensive one and I guess it didn't have the right power and after a couple weeks it wouldn't charge at all.. so I went and paid the $90+ dollars for another apple charger and it works perfectly.. I just wish it was sturdier.. I've gone thru a couple from my kids using it.. just normal use but cord always splits open..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you get the correct size

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    Nanook0315
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    This charger works okay. It is a little slow to charge my MacBook Pro. The next size up would've been ideal and was not available in the store. Make sure you know what size you need, the Best Buy staff did not know enough of the differences to make sure I had the right one, I had to call a member of my IT staff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Came Through in the Clutch

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    JFace907
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    I have had to replace my fair share of laptop chargers and always had a problem with availability from the manufacturer. Not with Apple. My store had more than sufficient supply. The build of this charger is so innovative between the magnetic attachment and the included extension. Only bummer is the Apple markup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as Expected

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    0hxhg86q
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    This product was purchased to provide tablet charging elsewhere. It works as expected. I rated it 4 stars because it worked as expected which means just above average, but not exceptional. By the way, below I checked yes I would recommend because I didn’t want to say no and there was not a no opinion option.

    I would recommend this to a friend