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Apple - MagSafe 60W Power Adapter for MacBook® and 13" MacBook® Pro - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 4721 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works perfect everytime...now that's important

    Posted
    oldsalty
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    I accidently damaged the adapter that came with my apple computer. Actually i caught the wire in the mechanism that controls my recliner.. The recliner inadvertinently stripped my adapter and left it in disrepair. I feared that i might have a severe problem with damage to my apple or maybe burn it up completely so off to the Best Buy in Morehead City n.c. i went . The folks there listened to my problem and understood it and quickly advised me that i did right by shutting my computer down and discarding my adapter . They then assured me that they would be able to find me a new replacement and off we went . I was introduced to the Best Buy agent that worked the computer section who after being introduced to me and my problem immediately went to straight to the Mag Safe 60 watt adapter. He picked it up and advised that this would be the correct replacement for me. I asked him a few questions and he politely and correctly answered my concerns..At that time i felt that i had received the best information from the agents there so i purchased it and upon arriving home i immediately plugged in in and it has worked perfectly ever sense....I am a Best Buy fan and customer and i highly recommend them as they will always take care to listen to you and and find the right solution.. Also i note that if when i am in the store and have questions of a technical nature and happen to get a new agent or an agent that works in a different section and does not know the answer then him or her will walk me personally over to the section that i need to be in and then locates the agent specialist of that section and introduces me and my issue which assures me that Best Buy has the best trained people to go to buy electronics and gadgets. So many other stores offers sale prices on electronics but the employees don't have enough training and knowledge to to really be helpful... Thanks Best Buy for another job well done...L. C. Swain..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great (could be)

    Posted
    kcmacdaddy

    The charger is a great 'cool idea" that needed more thought when it was engineered! The magsafe connector is great but the wire that connects to it to the power brick is simply awful. I have my family on four different macbook pro products and have replaced all four chargers. Most of the time it is an issue with the inner wiring design. I have had a couple chargers that have just up and quit for different reasons and apple or the geek squad did take care of me on those, but only because i paid for the extended warranty. I have done 'post mortums" on a couple of the chargers and found that the braided wire breaks where is twisted around the inner wire. The inslulation stretches but the twisted wire will only stretch so much. Why put a built in wire reel in the brick if it causes the charger wires to fail prematurely?? If the insulation has any wear this can definetely be a shock/fire hazard. I shouldnt complain too much because every laptop that i have ever had to replace a charger on has been more expensive and just as crummy . At least the apple charger is sexy to look at...i guess. Its too bad that these awesome computers have such a lousy charger. Just do a search on google ou youtube and see for yourself. I would still buy MAC! I do love the magsafe concept.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Third mac charger-this one just broke too

    Posted
    oceanstate

    This was my third mac charger in the two years I've had my macbook pro. It too just broke after only 3 months of use. This is getting ridiculous these chargers are expensive. The first I had for a little over a year so it was out of warranty. I bought a refurbished one the second time to try to avoid paying the astronomical $80 for a new one. That one broke too and didn't have a warranty. I bought this one new so I could have a warranty. Hopefully it works because I've already shelled out close to $120 on chargers for a computer that was expensive to begin with. I take good care of my chargers and typically use them at home and don't even move them. none of them showed any sign of damage, just stopped working. This is not best buy's fault of course but apples. I can't believe this is still a problem considering how long the macbook has been out. I love macs but this is a major drawback when you can buy a pc and have the charger last 10+ years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Should have been redesigned a long time ago.

    Posted
    MagsafeReview
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    It's sad. I really enjoy my Apple products. Their attention to detail and their user friendly designs are the best of the best. However, for some reason and for many years, they continue to pass right over the MageSafe power adapter design when rethinking their products. Yes, they changed the magnetic connector. Which, I presume was done to make it sit more flush to the body of the notebook. However, they keep looking right past the absolute worst part of the design. Where the power cord runs into the converter block. This flimsy design results in worn and faulty wires after about a year of use. So, every year I have to go back to the store and purchase a new one at $80 a pop. I gave this rating a 2nd star only for the fact that I love being able to add the power cord extension on with a quick snap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Open Box Fail

    Posted
    Aleah
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    After reading positive reviews about the open box options available at Best Buy, I decided to take my chances and order that. At $18 off the original price I thought it would be a good deal, but I was wrong. The charger I received was said to have no missing parts and be in excellent condition. In fact, the charger I received had only one of the two outlet plugs pictured (the long one with the cord; the short outlet plug was not included). Additionally, the cord from the charging box to the computer was noticeably dirty, and the cord covering at the point where the adapter connects to the computer was separated, making the wires visible. Obviously, the charger was NOT in excellent condition nor did it have all of the advertised parts. The charger didn't even actually work on my laptop, so I am obviously VERY disappointed and will be returning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay Product

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    These things are ridiculously expensive. I have a two and a half year old lap top and I am on my 3rd power adapter now. They just aren't very durable. Another annoying thing about them is that the small cord rarely stays wrapped around the little fold out arms. The best things about them are: 1) they are fairly small and lightweight and 2) The MagSafe feature has definitely kept my laptop from being pulled off the table when the cord is tripped on. I haven't tried an off-brand for this model power adapter, but I did when I had the older model, and it had an even shorter life span than the Apple brand adapter. I've stuck with the Apple brand as the adapter for this laptop because the Apple ones are available in most electronics stores and the off-brands usually have to be ordered, which is inconvenient when your laptop is about to die. There is never a convenient time for them to break and often they break suddenly without any warning. If you need to buy a new one, you need to, it's just one of those things that you have to spend money on even if you feel like it's a waste. I guess I would recommend it because it's better than not being able to charge your laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid AC adaptor with great portability for travel

    Posted
    Gadgetguy2014
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    This is the standard Apple adapter, and there are lots of places that highlight the good and bad of these products. They've come a long way in material development since the original versions, but Apple has always done a great job of creating self-contained, efficient AC adaptors, and this is a key Apple differentiator from their competition, which are still using the two-piece long brick adapters after all these years. My only subtle complaint is that the cord, made of dirt-grabbing rubber, is white, as is the brick itself and the optional extension cord. Using Black or offering color choices would add to Apple's aesthetic without sacrificing their clean design. Even a silver/dark gray brick with black cabling would match their design of the hardware well. All in all, my favorite AC adapter style, and the "standard" by which I hold all other hardware manufacturers... Not that any have come close to this simplicity. Of particular note is the "duck head" or extension cord option, allowing you to swap the extra 1m/3ft cable with a simple plug head that lets you put the brick directly into the wall. This is also IMMENSELY useful when traveling internationally, as you can swap cords/heads for the region you're visiting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lasts for years!

    Posted
    LUV4apple
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    I've had my macbook since 2010, and it works like a gem. The power cord went out a few months ago, and was having issues for about a year and a half before finally quitting on me. They're relatively resilient, and I love the magnetic plug feature. I don't have to worry about the plug bending or being off center because as long as I get the plug close, it basically plugs itself in. :) It also has the open close hooks for the cord while it's in used or for storage. And the wall part of the plug also flips down so that when it's not in use it isn't hanging out to be bent or twisted as other plugs seem to do. I love the design of the removable plug as well. It snaps into place so when you remove it to add the extension, it's not going to unplug at the slightest tug as normal plugs to. It's pretty user friendly, offering all the conveniences you could ask from a charger. Apple products may be expensive, I cringe when I have to pay for them, but I've had my macbook and ipod for years and they are still as good as the day I got them. Even the cord lasted 4 years without too much fuss, which is more than I can say for the other tech products we have in our household.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good, For A Short Time

    Posted
    ktha
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    They do what they're supposed to, however, they are not made of quality. The cord wears out and starts to split apart at about a year into use - the actual plastic stuff holding the wires together begins to peel off. I would highly recommend buying an alternative, if one existed. But for now, just try not to bend the cord too much so it might last longer. These definitely are not worth even $50. They, like many of Apple's accessories, do not meet Apple's high-quality standards. But it's your only option when it comes to macbook pro power cords. As you can see, I had to tape my previous one up after about 8 months of use. Just use electrical and packaging tape if you can't afford the $80.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great power cord, but still needs to be tougher

    Posted
    Mitamay
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    I really like this power cable, but I think they need to make the outer cover of the part that directly hooks up to your MacBook tougher. It’s thin, and after so much handling, it will start tearing, and the clad will show underneath, putting you at risk for electrical shocks. The original cord my MacBook came with lasted from 2011 when I bought it to about ‘15-‘16, when I was going to school. The reason? I had started taking it with me to class more. Up until then, my Mac just sat on my desk at home. In other words, you need to make the cable more suited for travel. The back end of the cord is fine, the front end needs to be more durable. Other than that, it’s a good cord. This is my second one, on avg., they’re good for about a year and a half to two years. But it still hurts to have to cough up $80 for them each time! Lower the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Apple fails again

    Posted
    Jopicket
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    Apple is doing a stellar job of cornering their customers as far as replacement cables/cords go. No real, viable aftermarket products for charging and their product is the same quality, or lack of quality, as the iPhone charging/sync cables and the iPhone headphones. The cable sleeves pull apart from the block and connecting ends. The cables tear if they are kinked, creating a short. Apple needs to revise their design for All cables and cords. On a positive note, the MagSafe connection is a great safety feature. I'm looking to be spending $80 a year to replace the power cord for my MacBook pro and for such an expensive computer, that is completely unacceptable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Apple MagSafe charger design flaw

    Posted
    erinzmd
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    With all the great innovations Apple has achieved in the high tech expensive electronics realm, this is perhaps the worst of them all...The MacBook Air MagSafe chargers are made in such a way that if you fold your charger frequently which most travelers do when on the go, the area closest to the main body of the charger is prone to damage. This is my 3rd charger in 2 years and I'm sure this will also suffer the same fate soon enough. Apple needs to find a way to design the cord end that blends with the body of the charger to make it more durable and less likely to damage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some cool features but limited life

    Posted
    NYCGuy2432321
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    Mac power adapters are great innovations that work well to power your device and to protect your computer from mishaps with the magnetic connector. That being said, every single one I have had has an annoying tendency for the cord to develop a break point eventually in the rubber coating around the cord, that ends up developing into a long open exposed wire that I have to keep retaping with electric tape until I break down and buy a new power adapter. This isn't just me, I have read online that many people are having this issue. But Mac continues to stick with the same design flaw over the years- guess it is difficult to engineer away something that generates repeat purchases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    More fragile than it should be for the price

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    $80 for a power cord for your computer is significant. When you've had to buy 2 in the past year because they don't stand up to daily use, it is maddening. Both cords I had to replace failed at the connection to the computer - i.e., the skinny part of the cord and/or the connector itself. The components probably only cost Apple a few dollars, so it is particularly maddening that I have to spend $80 to keep my computer running. I've never had this problem with any other model of computer (Apple or otherwise). It seems to me that the imaginations at Apple could do better. I can't think of any other product that I have purchased where the power cord has repeatedly failed. I would not recommend this, but if you own a mac, you have no choice but to buy it if you want to use your computer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always replace "Apples" with "Apples"

    Posted
    JR25
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    Always buy the Apple brand when replacing an Apple accessory. My original magsafe charger for my Macbook Pro finally kicked the bucket and I thought I could save a few bucks by purchasing an off-brand charger; but this just turned out to be a major headache. The off-brand charger lasted about two weeks and then overheated. It turns out this is a common problem with the off-brand chargers, and I was fortunate enough not to have killed my battery in the process, which was the case for many after I went back and read some reviews. After this experience, I bit the bullet and purchased the Apple-brand charger. It works great, and does not heat up. While I did receive a refund from the company that sold me the defective charger, I would recommend spending the extra money upfront and just get the Apple brand accessories. In the end it will save you time and money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s a match

    Posted
    TTisMe
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    Pros-it works for my MacBook Pro. Cons-I truly believe Apple makes their chargers crappy, on purpose. Their electronic products are great. But their chargers are of poor quality and they become frayed and fall apart too quickly. Apple should make their chargers with better quality materials, 1-because they’re ridiculously expensive, and 2-their chargers should last as long as the electronic product that it comes with. If there is a better quality, less expensive alternative, to this Apple charger, that works for the MacBook Pro, try it. And let me know the name of it, because I’m tired of having to replace Apple’s crappy poor quality chargers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Costs too much money for something so poorly made

    Posted
    macbookowner
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    As others have mentioned, this product seems to have a maximum lifespan of about a year, if you're lucky. I've gone through three in the last year - that's $240. I'm not particularly hard on my computer or my charger, so I really don't understand why it doesn't last longer than it does. If these power adapters cost $20, I wouldn't complain, but they're $80. I came on here to complain solely because I just had yet another adapter go out on me and I'm now thinking about biting the bullet and just purchasing a cheap Windows computer rather than buying yet another $80 power adapter. Very frustrating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never had a charger brake before!!!!

    Posted
    krvist

    We have owned many laptops. For Christmas I bought a 13" Macbook Pro. Love the computer but the charger just stopped working yesterday. I have never had a charger brake before. My laptop only has 10% battery and now I have to run out to get a new charger when I just got it 6 months ago. The charger is in a very low traffic corner of the house and hasn't left that corner of the room since I got it. At $80 a pop this is completely unacceptable. I can't say I recommend it but there are no other options to charge your computer. Apple needs to make these more durable. Very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    worst power adaptor I have seen

    Posted
    jcmnyc
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    I think Apple Corp. knew what they were doing when they made this cheap, overpriced charging cord for their laptops. I am on my third charger for the one computer. I have never seen such a ridiculously made cord. Why couldn't it be like any other cord you can get out there. The wire that goes from the power block to the computer is so thin. What were they thinking. It just doesn't hold up. But guess what folks, if you have an apple laptop, you are just stuck with it. It is in no way universal. What a ridiculously high price for such a thing!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for!

    Posted
    Ben3G
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    Before I bought this OEM Apple charger, I tried "saving money" by buying a cheap knock-off replacement online. That one looked like the real deal, but it came in odd packaging and had a horrible plastic smell. It eventually got so hot I'm surprised the plastic didn't melt. Afraid it was a potential fire hazard, I stopped leaving it plugged it when I wasn't around, but then got tired of having to always think about it. Then, I picked up this one at my local Best Buy, and it's definitely the real deal. Works exactly as expected. Smells normal. Although it gets a little warm, it never gets anywhere near as hot as the fake/knock-off version I had "saved" money on before. Obviously, I didn't save money at all! So don't do what I did. Get this one, and you won't have to think about it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend