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).

    Compatible with the following computers:

    12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 15-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

    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
    2 out of 5 stars
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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

      796 of 843 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

      642 of 667 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

      484 of 506 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HDMI keeps cutting out

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Working perfectly. 3-4 weeks...

      Like many other reviews here, I was pretty skeptical of this product, and the price. I have a 2017 iMac (Sierra), and my sole need this product needed to fi Like many other reviews here, I was pretty skeptical of this product, and the price. I have a 2017 iMac (Sierra), and my sole need this product needed to fill was connecting my Wacom Cintiq 13HD (HDMI input). I initially plugged only the Adapter in, with nothing else connected. An option to update the Adapter popped up, which I went ahead and did. I restarted with the Cintiq hooked up, and after the usual setup, everything was entirely functional, with no latency or problems whatsoever. I rarely end up getting around to writing reviews, but after reading all of the negative ones here, I just had to come back to mention this product has actually been working perfectly as of the time of this writing.

      • Written by Terrance E from Milwaukee

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Working perfectly. 3-4 weeks...

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Fix for Blinking Problem

      This was a 1-star until I discovered this trick: 1) Connect to a monitor 2) Apple > Sleep 3) Then hit spacebar to wake, and log in. Result) No more blinking. This was a 1-star until I discovered this trick: 1) Connect to a monitor 2) Apple > Sleep 3) Then hit spacebar to wake, and log in. Result) No more blinking. This accessory along with a Mac is terrible at hot-swapping, but if I wake the computer up with it already connected, it hasn't caused me problems.

      • Written by Jay T from Nolensville

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fix for Blinking Problem

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      worst apple product

      I was happy with this adapter until I got a some small brand adapter... then I realised this expensive apple adapter destroyed it's repute HDMI work fine type I was happy with this adapter until I got a some small brand adapter... then I realised this expensive apple adapter destroyed it's repute HDMI work fine type C interface is only for charging input the USB port, is the worst, low speed, if connected to a external hard disk, 2.4Ghz wifi is affected. if connected to a mouse or keyboard dongle, you will suffer lag and non response just like it's name, it's just a multiport of AV + charging adapter

      • Written by Xiangrui J from Reservoir

      Is this review useful?worst apple product

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