USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

    Special pricing on this item for a limited time. Discount reflected in price.*

    The USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter lets you connect your MacBook with USB-C port or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports to a VGA display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

    The USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter allows you to mirror your MacBook or MacBook Pro display to your VGA-enabled TV or display in up to 1080p HD. It also outputs video content like movies and captured video. Simply connect the adapter to the USB-C port on your MacBook or any Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your MacBook Pro and then to your TV or projector via a VGA cable (sold separately).

    Use the standard USB port to connect devices such as your flash drive or camera or a USB cable for syncing and charging your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. You can also connect a charging cable to the USB-C port to charge your MacBook or MacBook Pro.

    Note: The Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter is not compatible with the G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Apple part number HF4F2VC/A).

    What’s in the Box

    Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

    System Requirements

    Requires a VGA cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector.

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Not there yet

      I bought this adaptor with my new MacBook anticipating that I would need it. Several months later, I see I was correct, but two major gripes remain: 1) charg I bought this adaptor with my new MacBook anticipating that I would need it. Several months later, I see I was correct, but two major gripes remain: 1) charging through the adaptor is very slow. While it seems like power in should be close to power out, less a little lost along the way, in fact my laptop needs a couple hours longer to charge through the adaptor. 2) data rate: I use an external hard drive and have compared running a USB portable hard drive through the simple USB-A/USB-C adaptor and through this multipart adaptor. Using the simple cable, the data throughput rate is very high. Through the multiport adaptor, it is very, very slow. I would use the simpler cable, but the charge on the laptop does not make it through a full backup, since the HD is also drawing some power. All told, I am glad to have the laptop, but am experiencing some of the regret of an early adopter.

      • Written by Michael S. G from New York

      150 of 158 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not there yet

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      premature failure

      My multiport adapter now fails to provide USB connections. Two different USB disk drives plugged into the adapter never show up in Finder, so I cannot back up My multiport adapter now fails to provide USB connections. Two different USB disk drives plugged into the adapter never show up in Finder, so I cannot back up or save things to a flash drive. This is only a month after I acquired it. Also, the adapter runs hot. Something is wasting a lot of power.

      • Written by Edward W from Los Angeles

      67 of 72 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?premature failure

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Causes purple haze on some monitors

      Using the USB-C VGA multipart adapter with my 12" Macbook and Viewsonic VX2270 causes a purple haze to be shown and adjusting the monitor and macbook display se Using the USB-C VGA multipart adapter with my 12" Macbook and Viewsonic VX2270 causes a purple haze to be shown and adjusting the monitor and macbook display settings doesn't resolve this issue. It would be nice to either have Apple list monitors they have tested with their products or update the graphics driver to display proper external monitor calibration. If you are opting for a multipart adapter buy the HDMI one as long as your monitor supports HDMI which most newer TVs, Monitors and projectors do.

      • Written by John H from Burnaby

      55 of 62 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Causes purple haze on some monitors

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      USB-C to VGA multiport adaper

      I have a one year old MacBook and recently got an older Dell monitor (E170SB) with a VGA cable that I wanted to connect. After a lot of snooping on the net, I I have a one year old MacBook and recently got an older Dell monitor (E170SB) with a VGA cable that I wanted to connect. After a lot of snooping on the net, I settled on this Mac Multiport (despite the somewhat hight price, $49). Glad I did. It works fine. The monitor has no problems (note you can set Displays in System Preferences to optimize for it), charging is as usual, and I noticed no difference in connecting to and using two different (older) USB drives. Only problem so far was that one USB thumb drive was too wide to be connected at the same time as the VGA connector. So I'm bewildered by all the negative reports. Not my experience at all. Maybe I should mention that as soon as I plugged the Multiport in, I was prompted to upgrade some software (even before I connected anything to it but the Macbook, IIRC).

      • Written by Peter K from Princeton

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?USB-C to VGA multiport adaper

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      VGA output is unstable

      "For some unknown reason, the video on an external monitor glitches periodically to a low resolution and the only way to reset it is to change the resolution to "For some unknown reason, the video on an external monitor glitches periodically to a low resolution and the only way to reset it is to change the resolution to some other value and then back to best for monitor setting. " This Adapter **sometimes** works for me. Most of the time it does not. The external monitor flickers, and adjusts itself continuously. On a good day, I can get several hours of work without any problems. The next day, the external monitor becomes unusable and even blacks out. Poor video timing signals out of the adapter ?

      • Written by Joaquim J from Lisboa

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?VGA output is unstable

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best compared to others

      Went to Best Buy and picked up the same thing but by Insigna brand. Actually bought 2 different ones by that brand just to make sure it worked for my MacBook 12 Went to Best Buy and picked up the same thing but by Insigna brand. Actually bought 2 different ones by that brand just to make sure it worked for my MacBook 12 inch. This was important due to me using it to run a 15,000 lumen projector advertisement for a big brand client. THe insignia adapters cost more than this adapter now costs. THe projection looked low resolution the first 2 nights and after testing everything with frustration I went to Best Buy and bought the Apple brand. As soon as I plugged into the mac, it asked to install an update, restart and then another update and restart. The image ended up looking high resolution and all issues were cleared up. I learned my lesson to only buy Apple gear versus the other junk even though the price is close to the same. I see a lot of negative reviews about this adapter on this site but it seems Apple has cleared up the issues, whatever they were. If i can run a 500 inch screen using this thing, you should be able to run a monitor.

      • Written by lucas M from Pasadena

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best compared to others

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