• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential but at an unfair cost

    The product itself is good, it works as it should. However, as if purchasing the latest Macbook wasn't expensive enough, you now have no choice but to buy this as an added extra if you want to sync your phone to iTunes, download software or connect to digital camera etc. I agree with the majority when i say this should be included with the Mac or at least offered for discounted price at the time of purchasing the Mac. Just goes to show that the move to USB-C is just a way for apple to make their products more exclusive and give users no choice but to buy their add-ons at an unfair extra cost.

    156 of 193 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slightly annoying

    It will work when I have to buy it, but totally agree with the additional charge needed on top of buying the product, which shouldn't be necessary. Should be in the box ,as came home, tried to load some software and couldn't.
    Is anyone listening?

    54 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, unless you're backing up a drive.

    Seems to work fine for USB keys and other USB peripherals. But not so much for sustained data transfer to a hard drive. The external drive intermittently unmounts from the desktop. A lot of trouble shooting and buying of new cables led me to this insight. I have two of of these cables and they both have this intermittent failure. The Apple hub cable with the HDMI and power connections seems to work fine however. Very frustrating.

    149 of 166 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job!

    I've been using my adapter since the day after my computer arrived at the end of April, 2015.

    The adapter fits snugly into the USB-C port in the computer, and USB cables fit very tightly into the USB end of the adapter.

    My 4TB portable drive mounts in under two seconds when I plug it in to the MacBook with this adapter.

    My iPhone mounts quickly, too.

    Obviously, I couldn't connect either device, nor anything else that uses a USB connector, without it, so it's pretty much an essential tool. I'm afraid of losing it, in fact, so I have a backup tucked away, "just in case."

    I can't comment on the longevity of the adapter, however, as I've only had it three months so far. No signs of failure yet, though!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another accessory to carry around

    Today if you buy the latest Apple Iphone and latest Macbook, you can't have them charged together because the ports are different, to connect the iphone to the macbook. It goes this way Lighting port -> usb -> Usb C

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not impressed

    not impressed after spending £1300 on a macbook you then have to spend another £15 just to get a usb port if your lucky and can get one and to top it all you buy the all new full metal macbook and you have to plug a white lead in to it that dangles down to then plug your usb device into think apple need to think about what they are doing the cable should be free in the box when you buy a new macbook

    449 of 619 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke within the first day

    I don't know how this happens, normally I expect better from apple, but it came and then stopped working within the first day.

    62 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    Bought this adapter in order to use the Apple USB SuperDrive to load up some software I had on CD-ROM. Works a treat. Also allows me to charge and connect my iPhone 6 using the phones supplied USB to Lightning charging cable. For £15 it's rather expensive and to be honest should be bundled with the new MacBook given the move to USB-C. With hindsight I wish I'd splashed out on the more expensive USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter because that allows you to charge, connect a USB device and hook up to HDMI TV all at once in one single adapter but the £65 price is rather prohibitive given it's not an essential purchase...Again I wish Apple would offer discounted cables at time of purchase when bought at the same time as a MacBook - I'm sure this would incentivise people to purchase more connectors and increase Apples bottom line ;-)

    196 of 229 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As Described

    This product works well with the new MacBook. Haven't used it for more then my iOS devices and external hard drive or tried daisy chaining it but other than that, works as described.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Basic connections

    This seems to work on all the device I have tried from Full Speed to Super Speed, Audio, Hard drives etc...

    71 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great.

    It works fine and I like how the port is nice and tight. I see a lot of adapters and the hubs on the market with cheap ports. Since the cable to flexible, I can hang a flash drive off the end and not worry about it disconnecting or falling out. Too bad you lose the only USB port on the computer, but I knew of this limitation when I bought the computer. Works great.

    204 of 246 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems well made but...

    A USB-A plug fits very tightly into this adapter. The first time I had to pull a plug out, I cautiously sprayed some lubricant into the adapter because I thought something might break. Now that it's lubed, plugs are somewhat easier to pull out. I'm not sure I'd recommend this method but it worked.

    The USB-C end is fine and fits my MacBook as expected.

    103 of 179 people found this useful