• 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.

    183 of 216 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.

    178 of 236 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working

    This cable stopped working after maybe a couple dozen uses. I used it to connect my macbook to a Vizio tv. Nothing changed in how the cable was used, it simply stopped transmitting picture and sound to the TV. For $40, I certainly expected better.

    173 of 237 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, unreliable, unreliable

    If this cable is bumped, even slightly, or if the computer is moved a bit, everything it connects to gets disconnected (I have a Belkin dock, so that's three disk drives, a scanner, and Ethernet at a minimum); and since the cable has an inch long header with active circuitry built in, it's just hanging out waiting to be bumped. Finally, it just stopped working at all.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    I've had it laying around for awhile and just started using it a month ago and today it just stopped working. I tested my device with a newer cable and it works no problem. Wish I could get it replaced for free. $40 is a lot for a cable.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This cable is not HDCP compliant

    iTunes high def content and DVD movies can't be played if this cable is used. Wasted money buying this cable to connect my Mac to a 34in HDCP compliant monitor.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Fail Epic

    Failed to work in all modes - target disk, migration assistant & thunderbolt bridge mode between 2 Macbook Airs 13inch running Yosemite 10.10.5

    24 of 28 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.

    20 of 23 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 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.

    14 of 18 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working in mini displayport mode

    I would like to connect my 4k screen Viewsonic VP2780 (mini displayport 1.2a) on my iMac 5k with this cable but it didn't work :-( Waste money , I 've bought a mini displayport cable from Belkin to replace this one and it works !!

    12 of 23 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    Cable is really expensive and has now stopped working. This is really annoying!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    This is a really good product

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection loose

    I bought this cable thinking it would be a lot faster than USB 3 to edit on Final Cut Pro X using a RAID external drive. However the latency is quite bad (a long time between a click and the action being performed (lots of spinning tops)). The other major, major problem is the connection to the mac book pro retina is loose. So much so that the cable has disconnected from the drive when the laptop moves slightly. This has happened about 10 times and I've only had it a couple of weeks. I think the design of the cable should be completely rethought if its going to be this unreliable.

    23 of 48 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 9 people found this useful