• 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.

    186 of 250 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.

    187 of 222 people found this useful

  • 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

    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.

    186 of 244 people found this useful