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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3063 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly Recommended!

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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Usually great, wears out after 2ish years.

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy a second one BEFORE your first one fails

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessary, functional, fast, not best design

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    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

    Needed a replacement

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    TheReader
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    The old saying that teachers hear all the time, "The dog ate my homework" appears to be applicable in this case, although I think it was actually a cat or maybe an accidental tug on the old one. Whatever the cause, the wiring on the old cord had split open and with bare wiring showing, it was time to replace. Unfortunately, the whole thing from wall to computer is the way that Apple chooses to take care of what may be a fairly common malady. This is the reason for the 4 rating. The only thing that we could salvage was the small removable piece of the block section. FYI - There are two similar replacement electrical connections. The cheaper one is for older models. The replacement that I required was the newer, more expensive one. If I had not gone into the store and talked with a clerk, I would have ordered the wrong one online. I could not tell the difference between the two by looks or by the 85W.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Trip-proof cable feature both boon and bane

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rescued While on the Road

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    LakeHouse
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    I was traveling through the upper Midwest in July and after the first night of my trip, my Apple Magsafe2 power supply quit. I was going to be away from home for two weeks and I thought I was not going to have access to my MacBook Pro. After coming to my senses, I started a search at my location in rural MN to locate another Magsafe2. I immediately went to the Best Buy website and entered my location. I discovered a Best Buy store just miles up the road where I was staying. I created a search and up pops an Apple Magsafe2 Power Supply. I ordered the power supply online and picked it up one hour later. It was Christmas in July. I remained on the road for another two weeks and I was thankful everyday for being able to use my MacBook Pro with the new Magsafe2 from Best Buy.

    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.

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, but expensive!

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    rjbxxx
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    It's not Best Buy's fault that Apple makes their charging cords so flimsy and yet so expensive! My complaint is that when I went in, I was in a hurry. The Customer Service Rep asked me what I needed. I said that I had a MacBook Pro and needed a replacement charger. He asked, "85W?" and I said yes. He handed me the box and I paid. It wasn't until I was back at work and opened the box that I realized that he did not hand me the MagSafe2 that I needed, but an earlier version. He could have asked me..or told me the old style was still being sold. So, customer service could have been better. I then had to come back, stand in line, and get the correct cord! Not a big deal, but enough to know to stay away from the Moline, IL Best Buy whenever possible. Hop on the bridge, travel a couple of miles, and go to the much better store in Davenport, IA. The new cord was just fine, by the way!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Prone to Failures

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    AKJake
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    The "brick" on this charger (and most Apple Mac chargers) is NOTORIOUS for overheating and failing. When it does, your charger no longer works. I'm a DJ and learned this lesson the hard way when my first (and at the time ONLY) charger failed in the middle of a gig and I had JUST enough power to finish the gig (with 2% power remaining on my Mac when the last song ended)...needless to say, I ALWAYS keep 2 of these chargers on me for every gig I do since then. I've had several of these (as well as chargers for my other Mac) fail on me. When they work, they do their jobs well. The "Mag-Safe" magnetic connector is BRILLIANT! Like all Apple products, the build quality is amazing. I just wish Apple could get their failure rates figured out!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Pro charger with magnetic connector

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    Shaver
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    MacBook Pro charger with magnetic connector. I was very disappointed when Apple removed the magnetic connector for my iPad Pro. However I did enjoy the fact that Apple finally went to the USB-C that allows your computer to charge faster, but but After years of lprevious MacBooks being saved from being pulled off the table and possibly damaged every time my daughter would run through the area I was working in I was disappointed and expecting to pay hundreds of dollars in repair costs it was nice to see that there was an adapter that utilize the USB-C along with the safety net of the MagSafe adapter

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Open Box Purchase

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    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Feel the POWA!

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    AAAAaaaa
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    I went on vacation and didn't remember my power cable so I traveled to Best Buy since there was no Apple store within 100 miles. I met a nice young man who had lived in the Destin Florida area for many years. He doesn't like the beach. He sold me a very expensive power cable/cord thingy so I could do work while I was on vacation. My boss told me not to work then sent me work so I was kinda stuck between working and following one of his two directional directions...so I bought this power magnetic power thingy. I was happy but sad that I had to work but then sad but happy that my laptop didn't die while I was on pseudo vacation...working...I eventually went to the beach and my son hosed his iPhone by jumping in the water. I didn't buy him a new iPhone. Sucka

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice but built-in flaw

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    Zhen
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    I purchased this to replace the power adapter I had. Over the three years the part of the wire nearest the adapter wore out due to constant bending. The outer insulation broke revealing the internal wires. Eventually those broke also. This was a bit of a hazard. The design issue is that if one winds the cord around the built-in retractable cord "holders", that part of the wire ends up bent almost 90 degrees. The solution is that one has to leave a fairly large loop in place prior to winding around the "holders". This loop allows the wire to come out of the adapter in a straight line and then slowly curve until one can wind the rest of the wire around the holders. So just a bit of thought, time and caution; however, a better design would be nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    solid charger for your mac

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    redrider
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    I bought two of these; one because I wanted a spare and the second because my cat decided to play with the one that came with my Retina MBP. Unfortunately she managed to bite on the thin side of the cable and put two punctures through it, effectively killing it. I'm glad she didn't end up like the cat from Christmas Vacation, and that she didn't brick my laptop. As for the charger, it's versatile in that you can extend its length, which I always do. I never understood the 'hooks' on the brick part of the charger, and the only con is the cost, but all laptop chargers are expensive. So if you need a spare (or a replacement) charger for your macbook pro with a magsafe 2 connection, buy in confidence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Standard Macbook Pro Adapter - same as stock unit

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    adauria
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    I needed a second AC adapter for my work laptop, a new model Macbook Pro, so that I could keep it in my bag, and use the original one at my desk without having to unplug it to travel. This product is absolutely identical to the one that comes with the laptop. That's good and what I expected, which is why it gets 5 starts. The actual wall wart, though is a ridiculous design that takes up something like 2-3 slots on a typical power strip. Fortunately, Apple also includes an extension plug that neatly replaces the original and brings the profile down to something like a vacuum cleaner plug. Much better. Also, with the extension plug, the adapter has a very generous length, which is great in conference rooms and such.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

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    1234
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    I had my first 85 mag war charger for my Mac book pro 15 inch retina for 3+ years more then you can typically hope for with these chargers. The first one's cord wore out and that is what I had to replace it. I wish Apple would make the chargers more wear resistent and that I wouldn't have to replace a otherwise perfectly good charger when all that goes bad is the thin little cord it seems very wasteful especially at the price of 80 dollars a charger. Over all the charger is suffiecent but should not wear out. Also my computer seems to be the only one that uses this every other persons uses a 60w or something else making it impossible to share a charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Adaptor

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    MacUser
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    This has 3 parts. 1. Power adapter and cord; 2. two prong plug that attaches to the adaptor or can attach to the extension cord and 3. the extension cord. I already had one of these and only needed the adaptor. Apple won't sell unless it sells all three. More expensive unnecessarily. The two prong plug can get lost when switching it from one cord to another. Bad. Customers who lose this little piece can't buy it without the other 2 items. It's like Apple slowing down older iPhones when their software is updated. Apple looks at things from its perspective not from the customer's perspective.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but few other options

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    Nick
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    Until Apple switches to USB-C for all MacBook charging (it's currently only available for the latest 12-inch retina MacBook), we're all pretty much forced to buy Apple's MagSafe bricks. While MagSafe is an ingenious invention and the hardware design is top-notch, my experience at home and in the office is that the connectors can still break down if manhandled too much, or if you have a tendency to disconnect the cable by yanking on the cord (rather than pulling the aluminum magnetic connector part directly). For the price, it's a little disappointing that this isn't more hardy, but it's still well-designed and the standard in computer charging hardware.

    I would recommend this to a friend