USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your USB-C– or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)–enabled Mac to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

    This adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display in up to 1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840x2160) at 30Hz. It also outputs video content like films and captured video. Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI 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 Mac.

    Note: The Apple USB-C Digital AV 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 Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    HDMI

    USB

    USB C

    System Requirements

    Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

  • 2.0 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Expensive Piece of Junk

      If you'd like to spend 80 bucks on an accessory that will cause your external monitor to blink on and off all day long... look no further!!! This is the access If you'd like to spend 80 bucks on an accessory that will cause your external monitor to blink on and off all day long... look no further!!! This is the accessory you've been dreaming of. I've tried different monitors. I've tried different HDMI cables. Nothing seems to help. This thing is incredibly frustrating to use. If you do decide to call support, expect to be on the phone for an hour only to be told "try plugging it into another port" on your single port usb-c macbook...

      • Written by Nicholas F from Seattle

      654 of 693 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expensive Piece of Junk

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      WARNING - Bad Hardware

      This adaptor has severe compatibility issues with external hard drives that can result in LOSS OF DATA. Apple even lists a few drives (including their own Super This adaptor has severe compatibility issues with external hard drives that can result in LOSS OF DATA. Apple even lists a few drives (including their own SuperDrive, pre 2011) than don't work with this adaptor, but there are more that don't work - both for storage OR Time Machine (!). This is really bizarre since the other USB-C to USB-A adaptor WILL work, but since this adaptor doesn't supply power to your MacBook, it's not a long term solution. In the instances where the Multiport adaptor DOES work with an external hard drive, it can experience drastically reduced speeds and randomly unmount the drive. The straight USB adaptor, with the same drive, does not show these issues. I can't believe Apple put this on the market without 1) more rigorous testing and 2) with this serious an issue. Having an external hard drive work with your laptop is a pretty important requirement. Terrible, terrible piece of equipment. I was an Apple employee and have worked with Macs for decades. This issue was diagnosed with a genius at an Apple Store after we went through several Multiport and regular USB adaptors, and then followed up with additional testing at home. Apple should be ashamed.

      • Written by Michael U from Solana Beach

      513 of 533 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?WARNING - Bad Hardware

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      HDMI keeps cutting out

      Expensive, and will not work properly. HDMI output keeps cutting out.

      • Written by Jure T from Murska Sobota

      394 of 413 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HDMI keeps cutting out

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      irritating

      My old Mac book finally died so I upgraded, I like the new one but the ports are horrible, had to get adapter and the connection to HDMI I have to mess with to My old Mac book finally died so I upgraded, I like the new one but the ports are horrible, had to get adapter and the connection to HDMI I have to mess with to get to work, and the dongle I use associated with bike trainer also has trouble connecting.. disappointing.. all for a little thinner Mac? dumb move

      • Written by John W from Simpsonville

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?irritating

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Garbage - use only for displays - USB does not function properly

      It's an overpriced display adaptor. I just bought new cables instead. The USB port on this is not good at all. You cannot make changes or eject HDD's properly. It's an overpriced display adaptor. I just bought new cables instead. The USB port on this is not good at all. You cannot make changes or eject HDD's properly. It actually causes a lot of trouble. I thought it was file permissions and then I switched to the regular 19 dollar dongle and it was fine. If you are working/editing off an external USB HDD - use a dedicated USB-C cable or the USB-C to USB adaptor.

      • Written by C C from NY

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Garbage - use only for displays - USB does not function properly

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Just Ok

      For the price paid, I'm a bit disappointed in this device. I've had it now for over a week, and the "install" pop up will not stop even after fully installing, For the price paid, I'm a bit disappointed in this device. I've had it now for over a week, and the "install" pop up will not stop even after fully installing, rebooting, and trying again. I've reinstalled twice now, no change. I'm using a 2017 Macbook Pro 15", and I was hoping this wouldn't be an issue so long after release. Besides the pop up for installing software, I cannot power my Macbook through the USB-C connector on the device. Maybe this is a limitation I wasn't aware of, but I would think (sure, assume) that at this price it would provide just that. nope. The USB-A and the HDMI seem to work fine, but there's some flickering in the beginning. Overall, underwhelmed with the device which was part of my hesitation towards "upgrading" to the new Macbook Pro with 4 USB-C connectors... not a fan.

      • Written by Nigel W from Toronto

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Just Ok

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