• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Major Problems

    I am surprised that this adapter does not live up to Apple's usual high standard of quality.

    First, one wonders why a $30 device that is essential for almost all Mac Mini users is regarded as an option. It seems to be an underhanded attempt to gouge customers.

    Second, a simple device such as this should be able to attach to a VGA cable correctly. It does not. The thumb screws on my VGA cable are not long enough to reach the corresponding sockets on this Apple adapter. This means that the VGA cable will work itself loose. (When it does get loose, by the way, the Mac Mini somehow forgets the correct resolution of my HP 1440 x 900 display. After hours of trying to reset the resolution, I accidentally stumbled on the cause when I touched this Apple VGA adapter. Now I have to use Scotch tape to hold the cable and adapter together!)

    This is not the level of quality I have come to expect from Apple, and I have tempered my enthusiasm for the company's products accordingly.

    109 of 126 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I got my MacBook Pro 17" with my 37" mon

    This is great to have must be the best thing for you device

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA male will not attach to this piece of junk

    Piece of *censored* - non-standard holes are set back too far for any standard male VGA plug to attach. This means your cables will work loose and come apart. *censored* *censored* - expensive overpriced *censored*, Steve.

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but scratched

    Works great, it's durable and small. The thing is that it gets scratched very easy because of the glossy finish.

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Excellent little adaptor, although an HDMI port on every apple computer would be preferred. But then again, we don't live in a perfect world. After purchasing a VGA to HDMI cable, I finally can see the content of my 13 inch laptop on the 40 inch LCD tv. It's great! I can watch movies, browse the internet from the couch via the lovely track pad, it works! You can view mirror image or use the tv as a second display. After a year, it's worth the $35.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last

    Anyone who writes a a positive review of this product must work for Apple.

    First, with the money it costs to buy a Macbook, you should expect it to come with a VGA port already installed. Why should anyone need to pay an additional 30 dollars for an adapter? It's an inconvenience.

    Second, these adapters do not hold up very long. I use mine every day. After two months of teaching, it is already starting to black out. They aren't built to handle the long haul. I have this problem every year. Last year, I went through 3 adapters.

    Someone at Apple needs to wake-up and learn to make a durable product that will last.

    67 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Ordeal

    I bought this expensive item and it only worked for a short time before causing problems. Worked intermittently, screen went black, needed cold-starts to reconnect, then finally fail to connect under the proper screen resolution.
    It took several weeks to get Apple to diagnose and I'm still waiting for the replacement to be shipped. Will the new one also fail in short order? I suspect it will. In the meantime, I can't do my usual work without the monitor.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine at Times

    It doesn't fit tightly on the projector cable, but that has not been a problem. The biggest problem is when I've been using the computer and the projector for a while during the school day, my computer screen will just go "white" and the only way to resolve the issue that I've found so far is to re-boot the computer which is a major inconvenience in the middle of a lesson as I have everything I need for the lesson open. It doesn't happen all the time which is why I went with 2 stars instead of 1, but it when it does, it wastes my instructional time which is very valuable in language arts.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't attach correctly to VGA Cables

    I do a lot of presentations with a MacBook Pro and a projector in different places and I can never attach tightly my VGA cables; the holders are to far from the edge. I have to use tape all the time to make sure it doesn't unplug and there is risk of poor color displaying if it is not plugged correctly. I'm not happy with it and I don't have other options. I hope you guys fix the problem.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    I never write reviews on the web, however I thought this time it was worth it.

    I had my doubts about this product after reading the previous reviews. Half the people were saying that it didn't work properly on this screen, that projector...
    Which got me wondering. How can this be ? How can Apple release a product that only half works, slap a 30€ price tag on it, and get away with it ?

    So I decided to buy one, despite the negative feedback, and I couldn't be happier.
    I'm using this adaptor for a 2010 Macbook Pro 15, and have successfully got it working on both screens I have tried: a Dell VideoProjector, and a PackardBell 19 inch monitor. And my god does this make a difference when working with multiple windows. The screen extension setting means you work on your normal laptop (normal resolution, normal everything), and have another monitor beside it, as big as you like. No more looking for windows.

    I have only had it for a day, let's hope it still works a couple of weeks from now !

    To put it simply: completely worth the 30€.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Don't Last And They're Expensive

    I'm at a public school full of Macs. The preview adaptors lasted forever and were only 20 bucks. Now this one is 30 bucks and I've lost 3 so far this year. They just die. Not what you want in an public educations setting where funds are tight. Just a complication and they fall out...I could go on and on.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year later...

    Still works great!!! Wish it had a longer cord, but still works to project my screen onto the Smartboard in my Elementary classroom and College classroom. Only thing... I need two because I tend to forget to take the one from my day job to my night job!

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Using this adapter to connect a second display to a Mac Pro. Mac will not recognise the correct resolution for the display.
    An identical display is connected to the DVI port via a VGA>DVI adapter without any problems.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Apple needs to stop using Mini DisplayPort. It's a way to get money without providing anything but more complications. I'm on my second adapter, and it doesn't work with any of my screens/monitors (I have three).

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    It quite simply doesn't work. I invited an International Rugby Referee to give a lecture to 30+ rugby referees and my brand new MacBook Pro failed to get the images to the screen through the projector. What on earth is this about? Some people say it works beautifully. How? This is supposed to be "plug and play". What have I failed to understand?

    14 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what i had hoped for.

    Being a new apple convert I assumed apple was seemless.... I was wrong!!!
    After using my existing external display with a windows laptop for the past year at
    1920X1200 i figured i could do the same with my new macbook pro. It didn't happen that way, the highest resolution i can get is 1600X1250 and it looks like garbage.

    So much for seemless integration!!!

    25 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great and easy to set up!

    I used this adapter to expand my desktop space for my macbook pro and it took less than a minute to plug in and have working properly for instant use. No problems simply flawless!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac Book laptops, not with Mac Pro desktops

    The adapter Works with Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Air laptops connecting to a projector or screen up to 23 in. I use one all the time.

    It does NOT work with mini display ports on the Radeon HD cards in a Mac Pro. Those require the $99 adapter even for small screens and projectors. Apple techs explained that the Radeon HD mini display ports are different from the Mac Book ones.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I have bought the adapter (Mini DisplayPort to VGA) and tried it with my new MacBook Pro and it works beautifully - I only adjust to "mirror" the screen at Display at system preferences. Apple will never let me down while the other PC let me down during my important presentations as their laptop sometimes freezes, etc.

    Well done Apple!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says on the packet!

    We have used this adapter on interactive white boards, VGA projectors, LCD screens, plasma screens etc. and it has worked every time. It has worked flawlessly through our MacBook Pro 17" i7 (May 2010) when our partner consultant's windows machines have crashed and burned. (no surprise there!)

    It is expensive but worth the money because like most apple products it "just works".

    5 of 7 people found this useful