USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

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

    The USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your VGA-enabled TV or display in up to 1080p HD. 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 a VGA 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 VGA 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 VGA Multiport Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    USB-C

    System Requirements

    Requires a VGA cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector.

  • 2.5 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Various problems but no alternatives

      The positive is that this adapter works all of the time for an Apple extended keyboard, most of the time when driving a VGA monitor and some of the time for thu The positive is that this adapter works all of the time for an Apple extended keyboard, most of the time when driving a VGA monitor and some of the time for thumb drives and other external hard drives. For some currently unknown reason, the video on an external monitor glitches periodically to a low resolution and the only way to reset it is to change the resolution to some other value and then back to best for monitor setting. I have found it best to not use this adapter with external USB drives of any kind. Sometimes the drive decides to unmount in the middle of a read or write operation--Not good for data integrity or drive performance. The biggest negative is that there are no documented alternatives that do not have similar poor reviews. I guess this line of netbooks, oh, sorry, premium Apple notebooks with USB-C really isn't meant to be used with any external peripherals ... other than a charger and a set of ... headphones ...

      • Written by Timothy E from Custer

      126 of 133 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Various problems but no alternatives

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Waste Of Money!!

      not worth it at all,makes screen blink in and out and heats up, losing faith in you apple

      • Written by Matthew S from Long beach

      100 of 109 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Waste Of Money!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Useless since last update

      Everything has been said already about the price, the aesthetics, the inconvenience, etc. of this product but it just stopped working after the latest firmware Everything has been said already about the price, the aesthetics, the inconvenience, etc. of this product but it just stopped working after the latest firmware update -- unless you're ready to reboot at least once a day: it sure works, for a few hours, and then the LED of your drive lights up, you hear the drive spin (if that kind of drive) but it no longer mounts, until you reboot. C'mon, what is this? Not even worth a single star...

      • Written by Stephane A from Ottawa

      97 of 103 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Useless since last update

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Worked fine

      Although pricey, it worked perfectly the first time right out of the box to connect my new MacBook Pro to our home television monitor via the HDMI cable. Have u Although pricey, it worked perfectly the first time right out of the box to connect my new MacBook Pro to our home television monitor via the HDMI cable. Have used it mostly to watch Netflix on a larger screen.

      • Written by Daniel L from Westmount

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worked fine

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Broke Within a Month

      I thought that by buying this adapter from Apple instead of a cheap knockoff, I was investing in a high-quality product. Less than a month later, every time I u I thought that by buying this adapter from Apple instead of a cheap knockoff, I was investing in a high-quality product. Less than a month later, every time I use it to plug in a VGA cable, my MacBook Pro shuts off and keeps shutting off and restarting until I unplug the adapter. It's truly unbelievable that Apple charges so much for such a shoddy product.

      • Written by Andrew I from Bethesda

      22 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Broke Within a Month

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Rarely works with my Macbook 12

      This is the first review I've written here. The reason that prompted me to get my lazy bum to write one is coz of how disappointed I am with this USB-C VGA Dong This is the first review I've written here. The reason that prompted me to get my lazy bum to write one is coz of how disappointed I am with this USB-C VGA Dongle. Actually, I accidentally stumbled onto the review section looking for help to make my VGA dongle work! Coz I'm lucky if it works half the times I've needed it. I make a lot of presentations and bought a Macbook 12 coz it's easy to carry around. If the office that I'm presenting at has an HDMI projector or flat screen TV, yehey I'm safe coz I have a third party HDMI USB-C dongle. I'm soooooo screwed if it's an old school projector using VGA. So for these big meetings I now carry around in addition to my laptop, a pouch of dongles and a projector!!! Sigh

      • Written by Ibrahim B from Quezon City

      10 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Rarely works with my Macbook 12

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