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); iMac Pro

    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

      1348 of 1437 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

      1063 of 1117 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

      873 of 922 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HDMI keeps cutting out

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Will not support 4k on Newer Tv's

      When connected to 4k it connects at 30hz. Most modern LCD's and OLED's no longer support the frequency and the image is horrible, blurry and distorted. I have When connected to 4k it connects at 30hz. Most modern LCD's and OLED's no longer support the frequency and the image is horrible, blurry and distorted. I have complained to apple several times requesting a refund only a day after I purchased it and apple refused

      • Written by Al Shiekh Rashid A from Dubai

      Is this review useful?Will not support 4k on Newer Tv's

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      USB port is under-powered

      We bought one of these so my wife could charge her Macbook and also use a USB device and to also output to HDMI occasionally. The HDMI port seems to work fine f We bought one of these so my wife could charge her Macbook and also use a USB device and to also output to HDMI occasionally. The HDMI port seems to work fine for that, so far we haven't had any issues except for the Mac being finicky with displaying the proper resolution and "zoom" on TVs... The USB port is utterly useless though. Even with the laptop's AC power plug connected through the Multiport adapter there isn't enough power to run a small, external DVD-ROM. The DVD-ROM works perfectly fine on my desktop but when connected to the Multiport adapter it just beeps to signal that there isn't enough power. What a piece of junk.

      • Written by Iain B from Gainesville

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?USB port is under-powered

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Handy adaptor to extend your desktop display

      This product looks like it's been getting a bad rap when it isn't all that bad for the application. It's quite good when you understand its limitations and ther This product looks like it's been getting a bad rap when it isn't all that bad for the application. It's quite good when you understand its limitations and there is an entire support page what covers the ins and outs of the Adapter. I use the adaptor to extend my display via HDMI to my 31" monitor, use the odd USB stick/HDD and charge my MacBook through the provided USB-C port - that's it! The only criticism I offer - which generally applies to all Apple products - is that it seems too shiny, soft and pristine to take the wear and tear that my portable usage will cause. However, this device presently covers all of my needs. USB-C is a new ground: please do your research when choosing USB-C adapters. If this doesn't suit your needs, I would look to other providers. However, I throughly recommend this product if you want an adaptor to extend your display via HDMI and a USB port for general use.

      • Written by Bryce R from Summer Hill

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Handy adaptor to extend your desktop display

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