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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1087 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Cheap I Bought Two!

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    thinkscreen
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    There's not much to say about this device because it's so simple! And cheap! (For Apple, anyway.) It's a block of aluminum which houses some magnets and simple pass-through circuits to adapt the old MagSafe plugs to the newer, slightly different sized sockets on newer Mac laptops. There are other devices that have MagSafe 2, of course, but I have no experience with them and they are not included in this review. I never had an issue with the original MagSafe, so when MagSafe 2 was announced, I was a bit annoyed to learn that all of those old laptop chargers I bought years ago, which still work perfectly, would go to waste. Now, I am able to extend the life of these chargers and use them at work, home, and the boyfriend's. If you have an older MagSafe charger laying around, buying this device and putting it back into service is a no-brainer. For those who are wondering, I have successfully charged my MacBook Pro that came with an 85 watt adapter using the old 65 watt adapter, although it charges more slowly and the transformer gets very warm/hot since I am using the maximum suppliable wattage until the battery is fully charged. I can't speak personally about using the MacBook Air's 45 watt adapter, but I've read it won't deliver enough power to recharge or even sustain a MacBook Pro that can make use of an 85 watt adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must-have for MacBook Air users!

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    mikaele
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    Ever found yourself with a failed AC power adapter, misplaced one on a trip or left one at home or in the office? As a MacBook Air user, that's a problem because these computers cannot accept an original MagSafe™ power adapter, as the MacBook Air is equipped with the smaller, incompatible MagSafe 2 connector. But, with this small adapter in your computer bag, you can easily connect to any standard MagSafe equipped AC power adapter, no matter what the voltage. Macintosh portables are equipped with sophisticated power management circuitry, allowing you to charge your unit with a higher output power adapter, so long as you are carrying this little accessory. Barely .5 inches wide, about .15 inches high and just .25 deep, this accessory attaches to a standard adapter with strong magnetic coupling action. You're instantly back in action if you have access to a standard MagSafe-equipped power adapter for any Macintosh portable model.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's MAGic!!!

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    sonofamogul
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    It's the perfect fit! I'm using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7. I was looking for a used 85W MagSafe 2 charger online and realized my gf's very old Macbook still had her 60W MagSafe(1). I thought the Wattage would be to low to charge my 15" Macbook Pro but it works wonderfully. I attached the adapter to the 60W Magsafe(1) and added an accessory to keep it from ever falling off, although I would imagine it wouldn't. I often keep my charger in my backpack and rather than ever fumble around for it I'd rather keep attached to the accessory. Furthermore, the charging is not as fast since its on a lower wattage but I have no complaints. I saved a ton of money. Thanks! I would highly recommend if you're on the fence of getting a Apple - MagSafe-to-MagSafe 2 Converter for your old charger.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Using Older PS on Newer Mac Air

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    bobtennis
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    I bought this primarily to be able to share an existing Mac Pro power supply, centrally located, on a Macbook Air with the newer MagSafe 2 connector. It works perfectly for this purpose and negates the need to run another wall-wart supply and waste an outlet connection. It allows keeping the MB Air PS in the travel pouch when needed while on the road. A nice side benefit is that although the adapter does add a fraction of an inch to the size of the Magsafe connection, the width dimension of the adapter is exactly the same as the width of the MB Air case, allowing a flush surface that does not catch things (like fabric fibers or a stray dog hair) that can get between the adapter and the power supply. The magnetic hold is strong enough that you could leave the adapter attached to the MB Air permanently if desired. I am quite satisfied with this arrangement, although I do not see any advantages for why Apple decided to change the adapter size for newer models (unless to sell these adapters as an extra revenue source, as the new plugs are about the same size anyway).

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't use your old cinema display without this

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    OlyTsav
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    As the title states, you have to have this in order to connect any new Macbook Pro to a cinema display (if you want to charge the macbook and run in clamshell mode) It was cheap so it's not really a big deal you have to buy it, but the first time I plugged it in, it got so hot I couldn't touch it. Read some similar stories online but learned that flipping it over fixes this. Kind of annoying, but that's all you have to do. Just leave it connected to the power plug coming off the monitor and you won't have to worry about figuring out which way it's plugged in since the cord should always be directed up off the top of the mac and not going down the side (like in my photo).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An inexpensive way to make an old charger work

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    macman
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    When Apple changed the MagSafe connector in 2012, I thought I was going to have to replace all of my older chargers that I keep in various rooms. Luckily, Apple came out with this adapter to solve that issue. Yes, it may be a bit overpriced for what it is, but it is better than buying a new $80 charger. Furthermore, it is easily removable, so if you have multiple chargers to convert, you really only need one of these adapters, as it can be moved. Finally, I thought the new MagSafe chargers had the tendency to come out a little too easily when slightly bumped, but using an older charger with this adapter seemed to mitigate that issue a little bit. This product serves its purpose and is definitely better than buying another charger if you already have an old MacBook charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but easy to loose

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    Offhand
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    I love great engineering and the MagSafe charging connector is certainly that. When Apple changed from the MagSafe to the MagSafe 2 some genius beautifully engineered a wonderful adapter to make older Macs connect to the newer chargers. This item is small, magnetic, which causes it to stay with the cord or the Mac (randomly) when disconnecting the power. Without checking every time it is easy, *too easy*, to forget or lose it. It is extremely easy to use, but also very easy to misplace or lose, which wouldn’t be the case if there was a setscrew that permanently attached it to the cord or the PC. This is a must have for owners of older MacBooks, MacBook Pro’s, and MacBook Airs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe adapter

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    Macnerd
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    I had a 15" MacBook Pro & I have a MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro died on me. Each one had a different MagSafe connector on it. I needed an adapter that I could use on both laptops with one power supply. Apple, in its infinite wisdom, decided to drop the MagSafe connector & go with a USB-C connector. The MagSafe is so logical. If one trips over the power cord & the laptop has a MagSafe connector, the connector pops out. But if one has a USB-C connector & someone trips over the power cable, the expensive laptop ends up on the floor! Thanks Apple! It works. I haven't had any problems with the adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Inexpensive Converter

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    REEREE
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    I can now use my old Magsafe charger with my new MacBook Air because of this Apple - MagSafe-to-MagSafe 2 Converter. Since my old Magsafe charger still works, I bought this Apple - MagSafe-to-MagSafe 2 Converter so I could have 2 chargers for convenience purposes. It is very inexpensive and is an APPLE product so I know it is safe to use. My IT person where I work has one and she recommends it. It has a VERY strong magnet that sticks to the end of the old charger and doesn't fall off even when disconnecting it. It is a safe, inexpensive, small and convenient Apple product that I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have If You Own Older And New MacBooks

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    argohater
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    Much cheaper and easier alternative to buying an entirely new cord. Works great--the only small snag is that you need to be careful not to lose it, but I just leave it on the end of my charger cable at home--it is magnetized, so it is not that easy to lose, but it's also a small piece, so it is just being mindful of that. Haven't lost it yet, and happy with my purchase. I just switched from an older MacBook Pro to a brand new MacBook Air, which meant my spare charger (for home and travel) was obsolete. I really didn't want to spend $70 on a new one just for use as a spare, so I'm glad I stumbled upon this adapter. It fits perfectly and I've experienced no issues so far. I consider it $10 well spent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works PERFECT!

    Posted
    AppleFanMN
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    First off, to the person that gave it 4 stars because "I wish I didn't have to buy it", that's not the point of a product review. This product works perfectly, I am switching from a Macbook Pro to a Pro Retina and wanted to have a charger at work and at home. I originally bought a new charger for $85 and then saw this adapter on Bestbuy.com. I returned my charger and dropped the $10 for the adapter. Works PERFECTLY! It has a tight fit on the adapter and my laptop and no interference. Yes it is not fun having to change chargers but as an Apple owner you can't say you didn't see it coming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and Convenient

    Posted
    ilovemyvw
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    I had a macbook before I purchased my new macbook pro and sure enough, they changed the charging cable again... That being said, I found this little gadget that couldn't be any more compact that serves as an adapter to allow me to use my old charger on the new laptop. It is great because it is easy to transport and can be carried everywhere with you in a bag or pocket if need be. It is also pretty inexpensive, which is enough to make anyone reconsider buying a new $80 charger when you could just utilize the one you already have. The exterior finish is nice and matches the finish on my laptop--it is also magnetic like the charging cable and sticks to both the cable being adapted, and the laptop port. I definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

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    MAHNYC
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    I have to admit that I was quite skeptical about a $10 part allowing me to use my old chargers with my new MacBook Pro Retina Display, but after buying one of them I found myself very impressed, so much so that I quickly placed an order for a second one. The adapter is magnetic on both sides and quickly attached to my old MagSafe and then to my computer with ease. I have been pleasantly surprised at how well the adapter stays in place (my primary pre-purchase concern). I have three chargers (two original MagSafes with the adapters, and one MagSafe 2) and can honestly say that I have seen no difference in quality or charging speed. In short I have two extra chargers that would have cost me $175 for only $20, a truly great deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too bad that I had to buy this

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    tkendel
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    I had to buy this because after about a year and a half, the adapter that came with my MacBook Pro was worn out and din't provide reliable contact any more. It's a shame that such a dongle would be needed at all! Apple's fault twice: (a) that they had to change the MagSafe connector at all within a few years, and (b) that the required adapter is of such low quality. But replacing it (and paying the price) at least fixed the problem. I can charge my MacBook again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy when replacing an older device

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    DBDukes
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    After upgrading my older MacBook Pro to a MacBook Air, I was disappointed to discover that the MagSafe connector on my older device didn't fit the newer one. I had a permanent power connection by my chair, and another in the bag. However, with the MacBook Air not fitting, I thought I'd need to purchase a second MagSafe 2 compatible power cord. This adapter meant I didn't need to shell out $80 for the convenience of a second power cord. I keep my new adapter in my travel bag, and simply use this adapter to make my old one work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super handy and a money saver

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    Lumens
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    I have an older 2010 Apple laptop as well as a 2013 Apple MacBook Air. Since Apple changed the size of the charging adapter, I needed to carry two cords with me. With the Magsafe-to-Magsafe 2 Converter, I found I only needed one cord again. The magnetic Converter attaches to the smaller and older cord and instantly begins to charge the new MB Air computer. It is very easy to attach and remove. I would suggest you design a solution to keep it close since it is small and could be easily lost. A great money saver since you can use your older chargers and carry only one with you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    cwatford
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    This one piece of equipment saved me $50. I wanted to have two power cords available to me with the upgrade from my 2010 MBP to my new one. I didn't really want to spend the extra money on the power cable but was going to bite the bullet anyway b/c of convenience. When I mentioned that to the Apple employee (in the State College, PA store) he showed me this $10 piece that would convert one of my old power cords into an appropriate mag power for my new laptop! I was thrilled and haven't noticed any problems in the charging speed or power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a great quick fix and savings.

    Posted
    MackG
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    My daughter was spending time to help me after surgery working from my place and her MacBook Pro charger stopped working. Trying to find a quick and affordable way to replace it we realized that we still had an older one from her previous model that was the same watts but had a different plug. Best Buy had this in stock for store pick up and saved her from missing a deadline at little cost until the replacement was processed by Apple. With this she now has a easy & inexpensive back up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved me $70 - works perfectly!

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    peace2u
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    I was standing in the apple accessory aisle about to purchase a whole new Magsafe 2 cable and was not happy with the price of $80 because I had mistakenly purchased the Magsafe charger on-line (cheap and from a different source) realizing I should've purchased the Magsafe 2 instead. It was too late to exchange/return it. As I was standing in the store debating on what to do, I saw this adaptor for $10....awesome....and it has a very strong magnet meaning it is not going to come loose from your charger. It made my day!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but why is it needed?

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    oQQQQQ8
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    Why does Apple torment its loyal fans with all these fiddly little adaptors? New chargers look identical to the old one, but slightly don't fit. So you have to buy another charger or carry this thingy around. And is there one to allow a new charger to charge your old macbook? Nooo! Old chargers are better, since the cable comes off the side and is less likely to be broken by flexing too often at the join. The new ones are like the very first MagSafes, connecting square-on and with no strain relief to protect the internal wires.

    I would recommend this to a friend