• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by Honorato R from MIAMI

    I tried the Kensington USB C dock, however I could not get the HDMI and USB to work at the same time.

    This adapter works as advertised -so far. I connect a 3.0 USB hub (with two external USB drives) , charger and HDMI monitor and use my 2017 base MacBook Pro as a workstation (also Apple bluetooth keyboard and Microsoft bluetooth mouse) with no sweat. As far as monitor blinking ON and OFF, this will happen if you have the power saver settings to automatically turn OFF monitor after a set amount of time AND an active screen saver. As I prefer the screen saver, I set the Power Saver Monitor OFF setting to NEVER. When used as a work station, not by itself, I leave computer ON all the time and the monitor no longer blinks as I set monitor OFF to NEVER (systems preference>energy saver). I believe this is the way monitors work in general and is NOT the fault of the adapter,

    After the Kensington fiasco, I prefer this adapter and am afraid to try others as this works for now.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    this is ho!rrible

    • Written by Amirreza V from bethesda

    I am a huge fan of Apple and its products but this is the worst one I have ever purchased. I mainly use i for my external monitor and I constantly get white static and have to remove the HDMI and cord and put it back in. Very annoying

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of garbage

    • Written by David W from San Francisco

    Well Applle wont let me say what I had originally wrote . So much for free speech aye. So let me just take my dollars elsewhere and suggest you do the same or at least save yoyr money and not buy this over priced junk it simply does not work. Its insane to spend 2700 on a computer and you still have to buy ao many accesories to use the thing Whats next a computer with no ports at all?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be more functional but ok for watching movie on TV.

    • Written by Paul T from Boise

    I wanted to share my experience with this regarding the USB ports. The video and audio for a movie worked fine for me on my TV via hdmi cable from monoprice. The USB A receptacle: I plugged my iPhone X in here and it would charge and allow me to transfer photos to and from the iPad Pro. I tried a USB stick which triggered the photos app but there were no photos to import so it didn't do anything. I tried syncing to my MacBook Pro via a USB A to USB A cable and nothing happened. USB C: could charge from my MacBook Pro but could not sync via a USB C to USB A cable (works fine without the adaptor - just wanted to test).

    In summary I would have liked to know what this did before I bought it so I wish apple would just put it in the description of this expensive adaptor. That is why I took away two stars: poor documentation of the product. It needs to be able to move any file type to the file system and it should be able to sync the iPad Pro to my MacBook through the adaptor on both USB A and USB C ports. When you don't live in the big city wifi and other services aren't always available making the iPad not so useful as a field tool.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for MacBook Air 2018's 2 USB-C ports

    • Written by Nolan H from Seattle

    As anyone with a 2018 MacBook Air knows, it's a great machine but has only 2 USB-C ports. One USB-C port gets claimed for your power. That leaves you trying to connect your monitor, external HD, keyboard and mouse to the second USB-C port. But I drove myself crazy trying to find an adapter that could accept a monitor, power the drive and the other USB connections. Not sure it exists.

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter solved the problem.
    It lets you connect your HDMI monitor AND still power the laptop by connecting its regular power block & cable with the pass-thru connection. (The USB port won't power an external drive, just use it to charge your phone.)
    That leaves the MacBook's _other_ USB-C free to connect something like the Belkin USB 3.0 4-Port Hub + USB-C Cable, which has 4 powered USB connectors. Hair-pulling problem solved.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive mediocre performing dongle

    • Written by Maurice S from Verdal

    The USB-C connector on this dongle can only be used for the charging cable, any other device will be ignored. Connecting your usb hard drive to the usb connector is a bad idea, resulting in potential data loss and slow performance. The HDMI port works okay for my screen, but the price of this dongle is way out of proportion.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    • Written by Shannon M from San Francisco

    I had the pleasure of using this dongle for the past year and a half and had no issues with it whatsoever. I treated it with care, as it was my office's purchase/property and it's lasted over a year with no breaking or tears. I will now be purchasing one for my new job and based on my experience, I hope it keeps up to its standard.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected better of Apple

    • Written by James W from Brighton

    I have a brand-new Apple MacBook Pro 15" and its fast, seemingly a nice machine (which it should be for the money). Apple forced me to buy this Multiport adapter to use my external monitor, keyboard and mouse. Problem is it just doesn't work properly; I can't use the USB-C power pass-through as the adaptor doesn't pass enough power through to power the laptop/screen *and* charge the laptop. I also have to plug things in in a certain order, otherwise the screen doesn't pick up (what?!). So I'm already using 3 of my 4 available ports, and every morning have to faff about unplugging and re-plugging in everything to get everything to pick-up & ensure its charging.

    I barely ever write reviews but this experience has pushed me to. What has happened to Apple Mac hardware!? I wished I could have upgraded the spec of my old 2013 MBP at this rate. That machine just worked.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Timothy M from Eugene

    This is an essential dongle for a MacBook with USB-C ports only, obviously. It's the only way to get a video signal out without a wireless connection like AirPlay, which isn't always an option. The price is crazy, but it's Apple. We expect it by now, grunt and groan, and buy it anyway.

    THIS THING IS TOO TINY TO BE SEVENTY BUCKS. It vanished from my bad recently somewhere, and now I have no way to share my display which I desperately need in a few days and cannot really afford to go out and drop another seventy dollars for something I already had. Losing a $10 headphone adapter is one thing -- still annoying, but not the end of the world. Losing a SEVENTY DOLLAR TINY DONGLE like this that is so essential?

    Of course, the same adapter for Lightning is still in my bag and I can't use that anymore except for with my phone now that both my Mac and iPad use USB-C. To heck with all of this.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All three ports have flaws

    • Written by Anthony B from Austin

    This is supposed to provide three ports, but it provides none well:

    1. Charging Port: No charging >60W which means my 15" Macbook Pro mysteriously runs out of battery - WHILE PLUGGED IN.

    2. HDMI Port: No 4k@60Hz means the display isn't smooth and the mouse movements are jerky. For a high bandwidth (40 Gbps) USB-C port to not drive a 12 Gbps display is maddening. We should be able to do that *and* have USB 3, which brings me to...

    3. USB Port: It is not even USB 3 (5 Gbps), so plugging an external drive into it is slow. Run backups another way.

    Three strikes, you're out!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Support 4K at 60Hz

    • Written by Reuben H from Elkhart

    I purchased this product primarily for a HDMI adapter for my 4K display but this adapter does not support 4K at 60Hz. It's very frustrating. I thought it was an issue with my mouse/trackpad for a while.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It totally junk... together with new mbp

    • Written by Xiruo D from Durham

    Good Job, Apple! You made another junk adapter that even cannot work with your 2017 MBP!!!!!!!!! WHY THE H*LL I CANNOT CHARGE WITH THIS ADAPTER??!!!!!!!! WHY!!!!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ok but be warned the USB port is only USB-2

    • Written by Mark T from San Jose

    You would think that Apple would give you a USB-3 port on this overpriced adapter, but no. It's fine for connecting your phone or a keyboard/mouse etc. but don't think you will use it for external hard drives or other USB-3 devices. It's way too slow.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Power

    • Written by Darcy C from Thornton

    Adapter works well on the whole. Recharging power is reduced when my MacBook Pro is powered through the adapter. Recharge is twice as fast when MacBook Pro is powered directly to USB-C port.

    Under normal use this is not a problem. When doing CPU intensive tasks not enough power is supplied through the adapter and the battery goes flat!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great With MacBook Pro

    • Written by Christopher B from Columbia

    This adapter is working great with my 2016 MacBook Pro. I plugged my monitor into the HDMI port and it was immediately found and connected. Everything worked like a charm for me.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB A and C connections 1 generation back, HDMI video is okay

    • Written by Robert C from Yorktown

    Bought this to connect MacBook Pro to bigger monitor and have one connection point for monitor, USB 3 hub and power adapter. The USB A connection is USB 2 (from MacBook system report when I plug it in), not mentioned anywhere on box or Apple store and wrongly displayed on several sites. The USB C port is a power in only and only handles 60W so it won't support a MacBook Pro (87W power adapter). Out of 3 connections I get near current performance out of only the HDMI. Summary: it's a $70 HDMI connector only, especially for MacBook Pros or anyone wanting USB 3 speed/power

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Worthless

    • Written by Darrin D from Seattle

    Apple should be sued. HDMI doesn't work when connecting to a MBP 2018, at least when already outputting to another monitor via display port. Two monitors, one over display port to USB C, and the other one HDMI into this dongle to USB C. The HDMI connection constantly cuts out or fails/flickers. Likely a MBP software/HW issue; the point is Apple should not be allowed to release a product that is defective within its own ecosystem and get away with it. I resorted to simply using another display port to USB C connection; now I have less free port and three things to disconnect to make my laptop portable.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly fails to provide power through USB-C to USB-C

    • Written by Robert V from Tallahassee

    The device is supposed to give you a USB-C to USB-C shortcut to power your laptop through this device but this fails at random. Great to find out that my laptop died again, when it is supposed to be charging. Also HDMI connector is not 100% reliable.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works

    • Written by David C from Pikesville

    Insane price for something that doesn't even support USB 3.0. I ended up buying it used off a different website for around 15 bucks. The adapter works great for its intended use.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ADAPTOR IS DEAD : no longer working after 15 months

    • Written by Colin B from WATERLOOVILLE

    My Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter worked fine although the HDMI was always problematic and took a while to settle. The device is VERY expensive and I would expect a much better product at a lower price. This is essential kit for the majority of MACBOOK/pro users. Come on Apple - get this sorted please.

    12 of 12 people found this useful