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Apple85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (12)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Small footprint (6)
  • Long battery life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Having around the house (7)
  • Portable electronics (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (16), Personal (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Spare

I specifically purchased this as a spare power supply after forgetting mine a home one time. Now I leave one connected at home in the office and this one is constantly in my laptop...Read complete review

I specifically purchased this as a spare power supply after forgetting mine a home one time. Now I leave one connected at home in the office and this one is constantly in my laptop backpack.

The idea of a mag connector is SUPER. And for the many people who don't understand the colored light on the connector, YELLOW = charging and GREEN = charge complete.

The ends of the smaller cord, like any such device, are the most apt to weaken from bending and break. I make is my personal practice to keep stress off these weak points to achieve the greatest longevity in the product. This is not a defect in the product but a simple fact, the weak point in a cord is where it bends or is stressed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It

An absolute necessity for the otherwise well built Mac laptops, BUT the insulation on the low voltage side frays apart. Count on it. This is my 4th one for the two Macbook Pros...Read complete review

An absolute necessity for the otherwise well built Mac laptops, BUT the insulation on the low voltage side frays apart. Count on it. This is my 4th one for the two Macbook Pros I owned. Apple knows about this but still hasn't addressed the issue properly. Simply make the low voltage cable detachable as they did the AC line, and one could replace those cables at a much lower cost, instead of buying a whole unit at $. But WTH, it IS in fact a must have, something Mac users simply have to live with.

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4.0

85w power adaptor

By Swilson

from EHT, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

A needed power adaptor for the MacBook Pro. I wish I didn't have to buy the whole adaptor when all I needed was a new wire to connect to the computer. Wire split as all of them seem to do. New adaptor works fine.

 
5.0

Excelent product

By cmst

from Sarasota

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

This product is highly recommended, protects your Mac with a profitable investment.

 
3.0

durability

By samk

from sao paulo brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

although the magnet connector is helpful, the cable's it self lasts 2 years...

 
3.0

Does what it is made for

By CB3379

from Fort Wayne, IN

Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

Obviously gets the job done but I really wish it was more durable. I've gone through one each year since I bought my first MacBook.

 
5.0

Use the 85W for both the 13" and 15" MacBook Pros

By Mike

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adequate Power
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Reliable Performance
  • Small Footprint

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Having Around The House
    • Travel

    Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

    If you have a Mac, you know how nice the hardware is. I have both a 13" and a 15" MacBook Pro and the 85W PS will work perfectly with either of them. I have one at work, one at a desk at home, and wanted a third for another spot at home.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Easy set up / great wireless

    By AJ Originals

    from Toms River, NJ

    Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

    Set this up for my mom replacing a cranky hp printer. This one is great. Very easy step by step set up. You can wirelessly scan documents directly to your macbook or pc. Print directly from your iphone. Has a cool look. Not small but not too big either. I would reccomend for home office.

     
    5.0

    The right charge for my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)

    By Justin B.

    from Alexandria, LA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adequate Power
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Having Around The House
      • Travel

      Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

      My original power cord lasted 3 years. I went ahead and bought two of these so that I would have one at home and at work. The constant rolling up of the cable cause a short over time so I concluded that not rolling it up every day when I go home from the office might solve the issue. So far, so good!

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It

      By TnT

      from Northern California

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Small Footprint

      Cons

      • Short Life

      Best Uses

      • Having Around The House
      • Travel

      Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

      An absolute necessity for the otherwise well built Mac laptops, BUT the insulation on the low voltage side frays apart. Count on it. This is my 4th one for the two Macbook Pros I owned. Apple knows about this but still hasn't addressed the issue properly. Simply make the low voltage cable detachable as they did the AC line, and one could replace those cables at a much lower cost, instead of buying a whole unit at $. But WTH, it IS in fact a must have, something Mac users simply have to live with.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Expensive but Necessary

      By Nick

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • High-End Equipment
      • Portable Electronics
      • Travel

      Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

      Professional Editor and needed this to replace the old one where the thin cord finally snapped on me. Definitely not the best engineered product from Apple. We are the ones at fault, paying whatever it takes to keep our mac pros living everyday. B&H sent it to me very quickly.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      This power supply supplies power.

      By Ben

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Power
      • Small Footprint

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

        It charges the computer quickly and efficiently. It does not heat up like some power adapters (I'm looking at you, 45W Power Adapter).

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        B&H Delivers again!

        By JD

        from Tampa

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable Performance
        • Small Footprint

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Having Around The House
          • Portable Electronics
          • Travel

          Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

          Accurately described, great shipping packaging, good price and fast delivery make buying Apple peripherals and extras at B&H a no brainer.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          oem

          By eo

          from St Petersburg, Fl

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate Power

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

              If I ever have to buy another one, I'll consider aftermarket. $[$]is way overpriced.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              The best

              By Aldino

              from Cape Verde

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate Power

              Cons

              • Hard To Set Up

              Best Uses

              • Portable Electronics

              Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

              Perfect for my apple computer

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Works fine

              By Ginsek

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate Power
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Long Lasting Power
              • Quiet Operation
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Having Around The House
                • High-End Equipment
                • Portable Electronics

                Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

                It works fine. I just needed an extra one in my office.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Nice spare for newer MacBooks

                By Tim

                from Matthews, NC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Power
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

                  I picked this up to use as a spare in my laptop bag... I'm carrying a 13" MacBook Pro at the moment but got this charger because it will also work with the 15" model.

                  Nothing negative to say really except the new MagSafe connector does not seem as strong as the old one but that may be by design. I'm not usually square dancing around my laptop so I've never unplugged it by tripping on the cord but I have had this one fall out accidentally. Not a big issue though.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Does just as expected

                  By Keith

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

                  Works great for both the macbook pro 15inch, 13inch, and the macbook air. Just as described and excellent product.

                   
                  5.0

                  Just right!

                  By Rob A

                  from minnesota

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Power
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Long Lasting Power
                  • Quiet Operation
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Small Footprint

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Great For Office
                    • Portable Electronics

                    Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

                    Great expansion accessory to add at the office! works perfectly!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Magsafe good, rest bad

                    By Matt A

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adequate Power
                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                    • Self Destructing

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

                      Had to buy a replacement for my original after a year and a half because the cord had turned yellow and started to crack near the connector. It was already out of warranty so Apple wouldn't replace it. Be careful when unplugging the magsafe connector, do not stress the cable.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Weakest Link to my Macbook Pro

                      By cmlndm

                      from Aurora, IL

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Short Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Electronics

                        Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

                        I am always on the go, and this cords are won't help. I don't know if other individuals experience the same, but I am waiting for apple to design a more robust cord (@ this point and time, I lost hope).

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent

                        By GHLVR

                        from Midlothian, VA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Power
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 85W Magsafe 2 Power Adapter:

                            Excellent for charging Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13" late 2013. Now I have a charger at home and at work.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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