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Apple85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter
 
4.3

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (31)
  • Long cord (30)
  • Durable and reliable (26)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Universal (12)

Cons

  • Too hot (6)
  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Replacement (35)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Travel (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (35), Multimedia professional (23), Quality oriented (5), Technically challenged (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (39), Business (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

New and improved charger for MBP

I didn't necessarily NEED a new charger, because my original one was working just fine.....albeit with some fraying :) I got this as a gift, and I'm very impressed with...Read complete review

I didn't necessarily NEED a new charger, because my original one was working just fine.....albeit with some fraying :) I got this as a gift, and I'm very impressed with how Apple has improved it over the last couple of years! The cord is thicker - hopefully this will prevent fraying, the box part is smaller, and the magnetic end is angled to where it's even with the side of the computer. Feels like the magnet is possibly stronger now as well? I was pleasantly surprised to find that the charger also came with the extension. Knowing Apple, I was afraid they'd package and sell it separately to make more money...It's convenient to have two chargers now; but great to know that when my original one dies, I'll have a fantastic new backup. [...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I wish the cords were much more durable.

This is the Apple OEM charger that is made for the MacBook Pro and is what is made for this laptop specifically, but the cable quality near the connectors is of poor quality and...Read complete review

This is the Apple OEM charger that is made for the MacBook Pro and is what is made for this laptop specifically, but the cable quality near the connectors is of poor quality and that the cords wear out within a year and the charger fails. The vinyl insulation on the cord easily splits and breaks exposing very thin wiring, or the MagSafe itself connector fails. I have had to purchase 3 of these chargers in the past 2 yrs. Unlike other Apple products this charger is made terribly. The have also made it impossible to separately replace the charger cord if it becomes frayed or fails. I wish there was an alternative to this product. In my opinion this is the WORST Apple product since the Newton.

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1.0

I wish the cords were much more durable.

By fltvcrew

from Miami, FL

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Cord

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Not Durable
  • Too Hot

Best Uses

  • Macbook Pro Charger

Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

This is the Apple OEM charger that is made for the MacBook Pro and is what is made for this laptop specifically, but the cable quality near the connectors is of poor quality and that the cords wear out within a year and the charger fails. The vinyl insulation on the cord easily splits and breaks exposing very thin wiring, or the MagSafe itself connector fails. I have had to purchase 3 of these chargers in the past 2 yrs. Unlike other Apple products this charger is made terribly. The have also made it impossible to separately replace the charger cord if it becomes frayed or fails. I wish there was an alternative to this product. In my opinion this is the WORST Apple product since the Newton.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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5.0

magsafe power adapter

By drake

from ohio

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable and Reliable
  • Lightweight
  • Simple
  • Universal

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

    I am using this to replace the same item that is worn.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    4.0

    A genuine Apple product at a great price

    By iceman97

    from Maple Grove, MN

    About Me Professional Engineer, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long Cord
    • Simple

    Cons

    • End Connection Wears Out

    Best Uses

    • Replacement
    • Travel

    Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

    Used to power my Macbook Pro, Mid-2009. This is a replacement for the original adapter. Hopefully the connector on the end of the adapter to the Macbook does not break down or wear out as fast as the original one did. AC adapters failing like this on an Apple product is not in keeping with the rest of their product line. Still, it works.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    genuine Apple Power Adapter

    By mjmnyc

    from NYC

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable and Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

      easy to order and pickup

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      1.0

      Planned to break

      By GastonGC

      from Punta Cana

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Too Hot

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

        Apple designed these ones to break so you have to buy another one. Not even a year of use (not abuse) and the cable that joins the brick is almost cut.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Works as promised.

        By Nima

        from Dallas

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

        Works perfectly and clearly a quality product.

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        1.0

        My 3rd Charger with Design Flaws ...

        By Mind's Eye Production

        from NYS, NY

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Versatile Enough
          • Too Hot

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

          gets over heated quickly.
          I have changed 3 charger on 2 mobcaps and all the same issues.
          Apple needs to reconsider a better design on these stupid chargers.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          1.0

          New but hope lasts longer than last one.

          By djlgkm

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Too Hot

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

              Had to get this to replace one that is only 3 years old and treated like a baby. Very upset about having to replace this power adapter. Apple should design one that will last better. Would go with a different one if there were other viable options.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Apple85

              By Camogirl

              from Tx

              Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

              Works great for my 4year old MacBook Pro !

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              5.0

              does what it does

              By louster

              from Atlanta

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable and Reliable
              • Lightweight
              • Long Cord
              • Simple
              • Universal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Replacement

                Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                Not much to go wrong here. Damaged the original power cord with my elderly MacBook Pro and easily replaced it with a new one via B&H.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                2.0

                Planned obsoelescnce

                By Yankee1158

                from New York, New York

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Simple

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                  This is the 3rd one of these I have had to buy. They are designed to wear out and no one can convince me otherwise.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapte

                  By WHG

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable and Reliable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Cord
                  • Simple
                  • Universal

                  Cons

                  • Cable Is Stiff But Ok

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Charging
                  • Replacement
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                  I replaced my frayed 65W MagSafe Power Adapter with this Apple 85 Watt.
                  It works very well. The L shape is far better than the old T Shaped connector. My MacBook Pro is a mid 2009, but is functioning well enough to keep & enjoy.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  excellent product

                  By wongdejesus

                  from new york city tribeca

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable and Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                      nice baby nice

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      3.0

                      Perfect but doesn't last long enough

                      By Max

                      from New York

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Long Cord
                      • Simple
                      • Universal

                      Cons

                      • Not Durable
                      • Too Hot

                      Best Uses

                      • Replacement

                      Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                      The charger is fine and works how it should but please apple, build the wire stronger!!!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By mikeathome

                      from Arcata, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable and Reliable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Simple

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                          Great quality and easy to use.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Replacement Cord

                          By JJJJ

                          from Cranston

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Long Cord

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                            The original cord was frayed in two spots due to use over a 2 year period. Before it shorted out or broke, I ordered a new one.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            temporary fix

                            By DJ AM

                            from NYC

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long Cord
                            • Simple

                            Cons

                            • Cheap Quality
                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Replacement

                            Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                            Gets the job done, but don't expect it to be in great condition after only a year or two.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            3.0

                            Good replacement MBP charger

                            By fltvcrew

                            from miami

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Long Cord

                            Cons

                            • Wears Poorly Over Time

                            Best Uses

                            • Replacement

                            Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                            Unfortunately Apple MBP chargers don't last for more than a couple of years. The magnetic connector wears out and makes poor connection over time.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            works as intended

                            By juststeve

                            from MT

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable and Reliable
                            • Long Cord
                            • Simple

                            Cons

                            • Still Not Puppy Proof

                            Best Uses

                            • Replacement

                            Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                            Bought to replace unit chewed up by puppy. Typical Apple good design with quality construction.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Good

                            By Roberto

                            from New York

                            Comments about Apple 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter:

                            Very good

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