• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but won't mirror when lid is shut

    I bought the Mini Display Port so that I could use my computer screen instead of the Macbook screen however when I put the screen on mirror and close the lid on the Macbook the LG screen turns off. I'm very disappointed with this product and is of little use because my Macbook stops sending the display signal. As dual screen it works well.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect, over priced

    The adapter works perfect for projects and presentations with my MacBook, never had a problem with it. The only problem is the price. I use to have the old black MacBook and at that point the adapter was $25, still expensive and overpriced, but not as bad as $34 for basically the same thing for a new computer.

    However, being on Stage Crew for school and running assemblies and doing presentations for classes, this was a mandatory buy because macs do not have ports suitable for projector cables.

    This cable would not be necessary if Apple would put a VGA port on their macs like every PC has, its just a cash grab.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    connectors cant be secured

    The housing shoulder it to large. when connecting a cable the screws don't even reach the threads inside the housing. this is a very poor housing design. it dose what they say it dose but i would not trust this adapter during an important presentation. you have no way to secure the connector to your cable because the screws just wont reach.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Something wrong

    It gives me a buzzing sound when I connect this to my Optoma projector...

    I know this is just a video connection but I have no idea why when I make this connection the audio on my speakers (Bose acoustimass 6) connected through my receiver produces this buzz sound....

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just the connection I needed

    This adapter was just what I needed to connect my new MacBook to our Toastmasters club's Epson projector. The projector's VGA cable plugged into the VGA adapter securely enough without my having to use the screws.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    I bought this about a year ago and never had any problems up until about a month ago when it stopped working completely. It would appear that the wiring inside of it is junk or there is a bad connection in the adapter itself.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but...

    The metal female threads are set too deep within the plastic piece to receive the male bolt of most VGA connectors. It's frustrating because, without being threaded together, the adapter often falls off the connector in mid-presentation. I think Apple put aesthetics over function on this one. LIke all Apple products, it looks great, but making the female receiver flush and uniform with a thick, white plastic facing renders it useless when it comes to threading. Apple is sometimes guilty of design arrogance and I think this is one example of their purist design philosophy negatively effecting usability.
    End of rant.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    Works well with my CRT monitor and my projector.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But,

    Very good and does what it is supposed to. The only thing bad about it is that the screws from my VGA cable won't go in to it. It might only be my cable, but it might also be the adapter. Over all good picture and a decent value.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With My Mac Mini (Late 2009)

    The only problem I've had with the product is when using with older VGA connection cables, where the side-screws aren't long enough to reach the hole, but the VGA signal still goes through with no problems.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    The price seems rather steep, unfortunately there is no other cheaper alternative.
    Works effortlessly and there have not been any problems so far at all!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    I use this adapter everyday at work - and disconnect it several times a week - and reconnect it. I have not had problems. Some of the issues described I believe are related to changing display settings (mirror display etc) The best use of this cable for everyday workflow is to make use of two screens- the laptop and the external monitor next to each other. It is important with all kinds of cables to avoid too much pressure on the port or the cable.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant product as usual

    very good product from apple works perfectly on tvs and projectors
    a *

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

    Bought the item to play .avi's form my macbook to my Sharp HDTV. Good to go!

    Made the first mistake of buying a mini-dvi to VGA adapter but guess what.. they don't work with the new macbooks. Luckily Apple now displays images of the connection plugs so now you shouldn't go wrong.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works half the time when using as only video output

    There are numerous circumstances where the external display will not work. If you plug it in after you were in a session it will extend the desktop from the laptop display to the external monitor, however if you want to only use the external monitor it will not work reliably. More often than not the display will flicker, go on and off, or will not sync.

    One way to get it to work every time is to power off your MB, hook everything up, power it on, and shut it immediately! If you don't, you will run into problems.

    Lastly, often times when it goes to sleep the display will not wake up. It will initially appear that it is going to work, show the desktop, but then it will go black. It will continue to cycle on and off until you power it off, turn it back on, and shut it immediately.

    This kind of performance with an external display for a laptop as absolutely ridiculous; there are those of us that need to use an external display for work, presentations, and the like. I can't believe after all this time (over a year) this still isn't resolved.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Flawlessly

    I use this cable with a late-2008 MacBook aluminum and NEC 1770GX. I watch movies/videos on the NEC while surfing the internet on my MacBook. It works perfectly. Set up was negligible -- just a minute to plug in the cable. Refreshingly simple and highly recommended.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter

    I have now purchased 2 of these and neither one fits my computer. I have given the model number of my MacBook and have been assured it is the right product only to find it does not fit.

    15 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job-with a Samsung

    MacBook Pro to Samsung TV. No problem. Taught my wife how to mirror the display and she can watch all the Netflix streaming movies she wants to, using the TV.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The suspense was unbearable...

    I needed this to do a presentation for class but I was worried because of all the negative reviews. Bottom line is, night before the presentation I unhooked the monitor that was connected with my families one windows desktop, plugged the adpater into my 13 inch MBP and the screen automatically adjusted, I selected mirror screens and it worked as smoothly as a brand new Ferarri! I don't know about performance with TV's but it works great with my monitor. Only thing is that it's a bit short, and it discolors easily.

    9 of 11 people found this useful