• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep having to upgrade cables and get behind again.

    Yet again I have bought another cable to connect to external devices. This gets really expensive when you go from USB to Firewire to Firewire 800 and now to Thunderbolt just in time to see USB C is coming. The cable does what it is supposed to but frustrated by constant spec changes and trying to keep up .

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No way to connect miniDP monitor

    So, apparently, thunderbolt port is backwards compatible with miniDP.

    But the cable - is not.

    To connect, for example, MacBook Air Early 2015 and Dell U2913WM you need DP/miniDP cable, not thunderbolt cable.

    Excellent quality as usual, and I guess transfer speed is nice (can't check).

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cant say I've had a problem

    Used this thunderbolt cable as a connection from my MacBook Pro to other Mac's in target disk mode. Cant say I've ever had a problem. Not to mention the super fast transfer speeds too. Just that I find the cable to be slightly bulky.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connect two iMacs ...dual screen/target disc mode

    Place two 21.5 " iMacs side by side...screens touching.
    The Thunderbolt ports are 53cm apart...so, no chance of using the neater, 50cm option.Sneaky huh.
    The 2 mtr works fine i guess.
    I use the cable to configure the old iMac as mainly a second monitor to expand my desktop or at keystroke access the HD as extra storage.
    Pity the USB ports on the second imac only supply power for charging, would be nice to have them fully functional.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    I am using this to connect my MBA to a thunderbolt dock. it is not moved around. it goes in gentle sweeps, it is under no physical or thermal stress.

    and every month or so the MBA locks up requiring a PRAM reset and cable switching - what else would I like reliability from a premium priced cable!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Use

    I bought it thinking I could use it as a connection to my Airport but I would have to buy another converter for the CAT5e cable. Did a test to see what was faster and it fell short of the CAT5e. Problem is that the CAT5e can only take about 5/gbs and CAT 6 is 10/gbs, so I would have to go buy a CAT 6 and another coupling just to jack into my airport. I am trying to use it to transfer files from macbook to iMac, but that is the only option I can come up with.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Cable

    Excellent transfer speeds, high quality. Nice!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead Cable..

    Dead cable pretty fustrating for $50 worth of a useless cord.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Cables

    Better than firewire or USB 3.0 transfer speeds, great look which matches your Apple Computer with outstanding data transfer. What more could you ask from a product.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after 3 months

    Worked okay for the first few weeks then I found myself losing the drives whilst working. This was rectified by reseating the cable but was frustrating,

    I had a fairly stable period of about a month until finally it just stopped working completely. At the end of the day it's just a lead but it is still annoying.

    I'll have to get it replaced and see if the second one fairs any better.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Good! Quality product!

    The cable itself is clearly quality made, and work as advertised. The cable does feel a little fragile, but just like any high end HDMI cable, you shouldn't be moving these cables allot to prevent the cable snapping internally. The Cable comes nicely packaged and includes a small information packet. The only negative thing i could say about the product is the issue of the price, i would recommend a third party cable if you are low on money. Though the cable, expensive or not, does it's job and is quality made.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Make These Cables in Different Colors!

    Love the capabilities these cords posses. Wishing I could get them color coded. At least make the plastic connector in different colors. Please design them ask (RED) to sponsor the Red ones to start then watch to see if people respond to the change. PLEASE AND THANK YOU! & just another thought dual and quad connectors on one cord...

    5 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works OK, yet no 3 metre version?

    Had several Thunderbolt cables. The Apple ones all work as expected, however the gauge is a bit thicker than other manufacturers for some reason, so a star off for that.

    (e.g. I especially like the StarTech cables, specifically as they do a 3 metre one, but also as they're all a little bit thinner than the Apple ones, so can be wound-up really easily, and being black don't show the dirt and scuff marks.)

    Also, Apple for some reason do not offer a 3 metre version? Ever since the release of their first Thunderbolt device 2 years ago they have weirdly never bothered to release one, which means I'm often forced into buying a third-party one (as mentioned above) in order to put the peripheral device at the desired distance away from the host computer.

    And a star knocked-off for the price. Yes, I know they have controllers in them, but mass consumption should have lowered them further by now, I feel.

    Lol, just awaiting these longer optical-only Thunderbolt cables, many would like to use (provided cost comes down a lot more!), as our peripherals are self powered so can already use them. Well, one can dream! ;-)

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great as expected

    Purchased the cable to connect between my iMac and MacBookPro to enable my iMac to work as a second display. Connected and it works! Cannot ask for much more than that.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt cable from Apple

    Quality product. It is just a cable so there isn't much more one can say. I bought it at the original price of $49.99 and now see that the price has dropped to a somewhat more reasonable level. From a purely functional viewpoint, it would get 5 stars. Throw in the price and one star gets taken away. If Apple is serious about pushing Thunderbolt sales, these cables should be sold at near cost (including shipping) until the price becomes reasonable, IMHO.

    188 of 223 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    one good, one dead

    Bought two of these at the original price of $50. Opened one and used it to connect a thunderbolt Lacie 2Big drive. Didn't turn on. Thought the drive was dead, got another drive. Then that was dead. So I swapped cables and voila the new drive worked. So the problem was that one of my 2 cables was dead on arrival (DOA). On insertion, it felt notably more "tough" to insert than the second (good) cable. Of course I didn't know how a thunderbolt cable should feel on insertion since the DOA one was the first I'd ever used.

    190 of 248 people found this useful