• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I have used up to 3 adaptors within a year. It is too easily broken and i have to buy a new one every few months. Very poor quality.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Sure

    Used this for a few months without issue. Just returned from a big training that was seriously compromised b/c the adaptor projected a purple hue on the screen. It was determined with some troubleshooting it was the adaptor - not my macbook, or the company's state of the art projection equipment. I changed adaptors and it worked fine. VERY disappointing!!! As others have said - probably the FIRST Apple product I really dislike and at $30 for the cable -what a waste as I know go in search of replacing it with a new one only 4 months later. APPLE REVISIT YOUR SUPPLIER ON THIS ONE PLEASE! There is clearly a theme here on how mediocre this product is and I disregarded the negative comments here before I bought it and clearly paid the price literally......!

    39 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not built to last

    For such a simple cable with such a high cost, I assumed it would be high quality. Worked pretty well for about 6 months hooked up to my Acer monitor, then rapidly deteriorated in performance. It is EXTREMELY touchy, and I can only get it work about 5% of the time now so I don't bother with it.

    I'm hesitant to order another one, since I know other customers have had the same issue, but I don't know if there are any other options out there.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in Mac Book Pro

    Connector fits Mac Book, but not the Mac Book Pro. Big disappointment!

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad connection design

    The mini output works fine, but the Achilles heel of this adapter is the thick plastic that encases the VGA side of the plug, so the VGA connector will not securely thread in to the adapter so the cable is easily disconnected when one shifts their laptop slightly or if cables are bumped.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete plug and play device.

    I purchased this adapter so that I could extend my MacBook Pro display onto an old NEC 1770V LCD. As soon as I plugged everything in, the Mac instantly recognized the device and brought up the display settings. Two or three clicks later, everything was running perfectly fine.

    My only complaint is the price. $30 is a little much, but I'm completely satisfied with the product.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on 4 out of 5 displays!

    This a a terrible product cuz it doesn't work on anything other than an LG TV.
    Tried a BenQ 17" monitor...no go.
    Skyworth TV...no go.
    Sanyo TV...no go.
    Acer 24" monitor...no go.
    DLP projector...no go.

    How basic is it to demand a computer outputs properly to another monitor for presentations or videos...!?!?!

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter

    I connected my new iMac to my Sony HDTV using this adapter. The installation was easy and the TV mirrors my monitor display extremely well without any major settings. However, the first adapter that I received from the Apple Online Store was defective. It did not work at all. I exchanged the adapter for another one at the closest Apple Store and the new adapter works perfectly.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapters are always the problem

    I work as a tech at a university and we have these small adapters connected to iMAC's, mac mini's and Laptops... these adapters give out on a regular basis. It's a HUGE waste of money to purchase a mass load of replacements... unfortunately it's the only choice we have. EXTREMELY disappointed in this product.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short life

    Worked well for a month or so, but didn't last any longer than that.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just fine

    We use this to connect our MaCBook Pro's to a Toshiba TDP-T99 projector without any issues. What more could you ask for?

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's that piece of cr..?

    Sorry for the bad language but what the heck is wrong with you? I just bought the adapter online and just received it, even my pinkie finger is longer than that, what's up with that? You can't imagine to go nowhere with that, 40$ for a piece of cr.. that's ridiculous. So now I gotta buy another VGA cable because your freaking adapter won't go to my TV...What's up with you guys? I loved you because your Macs are way better than PC but your freaking accessories are way too expensive for their value...

    73 of 121 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, Overpriced

    Does the job. Too expensive (but it's not like I had a choice).

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Physically, the design of this adapter barely allows you to get a good solid connection to a VGA cable. Apple was too concerned with making it pretty and the flush surface just gets in the way. It does NOT work at all with my Samsung plasma HDTV, and when connected to my smaller Toshiba 720p TV, the picture periodically drops for a second or two every several minutes. This new Mini DisplayPort they stuck us with on the new MBP's is just a FAIL all around from everything I read.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive but works as expected

    Almost $30.00 seems a little high, but cheaper than a new monitor and dual screen desktops are the way to go.
    I wish the lead on the adapter was a bit longer say 2 inches, with all the plugs on the left side of the aluminum MacBook, its a little cramped getting all the cables to fit nicely without a big rats nest of cables coming out the side of the MacBook.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pointless

    This is completely useless equipment. I opened this, plugged it in, and the computer is incapable of detecting my 24inch VG2030 monitor. Older Macbooks work just fine. If you own a new Macbook pro, chances are you can't use your VGA monitor. This is merely another attempt by apple to force us to buy THEIR products and not use our own.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Samsung SyncMaster 940MW monitor

    No matter what resolution I try, the SyncMaster ignores the MacBook Pro. Like the other reviewers, I guess I'll have to try DVI. This is a 19" 1440x900 monitor which had no problems with the older Macbook and Powerbook.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK ON SOME MONITORS

    I am a new Mac User and am getting extremely frustrated with the workaround I had to do in order to show a display on my Sony Tv. Luckily being an engineer I was able to figure out how to get it working in two hours... but it is only a temporary fix, as soon as I unplug it it wont work again.


    When I first plugged my Macbook Pro (Late 2011 Lion 10.7.2) into my 40" Sony TV (KDL-40SL150) via VGA it wouldn't connect for some reason. I know it wasnt the VGA cable, as I had directly unplugged it from my desktop. I also know ti wasnt my Mini DisplayPort to VGA as I tested it on a Samsung SyncMaster 204BW and it worked immediately. After banging my head against the wall I found that if I mirrored the display, unplugged it from the monitor into my tv, and selected the correct resolution 1280x960 @60Hz that it would show up on my Sony TV. But every time I clicked the box to turn off Mirroring it stopped functioning. I found that I had to show displays in the menu bar and then after I unclicked Mirror Displays I could go up to the monitor and return the resolution to 1280x960.


    This FINALLY got it to work. Unfortunately every time I reset/close my computer I would have to redo this nonsensical process.


    It is obvious that the Macbook CAN display to my TV, but it wont. Is there a program where I can set it up, and then save teh settings so I just have to click a button to get it all working? Is there a way to Force Detect? This is crazy!


    Also the strange thing is I went to the Hardware Settings for the Display and it showed the following:

    Intel HD Graphics 3000:


    Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Type: GPU

    Bus: Built-In

    VRAM (Total): 384 MB

    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

    Device ID: 0x0126

    Revision ID: 0x0009

    Displays:

    Color LCD:

    Resolution: 1280 x 800

    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

    Main Display: Yes

    Mirror: Off <----- IT IS MIRRIRORD

    Online: Yes

    Built-In: Yes

    Display Connector:


    Why is there nothing for the display connector?



    I looked in the Thunderbolt section and it says no device is connected... this is nonsense!


    Port:

    Status: No devices connected

    Link Status: 7

    Port Micro Firmware Version: 2.1.1


    Please give me a work around for this. How can I manually set resolution to 1080? How can I save the monitor configuration so I dont have to do this every time?


    The only reason this works is because it thinks my TV is my SyncMaster monitor! Ridiculous!!! Is this some plot to get us to by Thunderbolt Displays???

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works just fine ...

    Not sure why all these negative reviews about that adapter. For me it worked fine both on a projector or a large LCD TV. There's one tip to get it to work on a TV which is to buy male/male VGA cable ($7-8) to hoke it to the adapter on one side and the TV on the other side. I'm happy with purchase.

    24 of 24 people found this useful