USB-C to USB Adapter

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  • Overview

    The USB-C to USB Adapter lets you connect iOS devices and many of your standard USB accessories to a USB-C– or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)–enabled Mac.

    Plug the USB-C end of the adapter into a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac, and then connect your flash drive, camera or other standard USB device. You can also connect a Lightning to USB cable to sync and charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

    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 to USB Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    USB-C

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      So Much Extra Stuff to keep track of

      Unlike the older versions of MacBook Pro, the late 2016 version, sleek, and lightweight, and neat looking, has sacrificed practicality for superficial appearanc Unlike the older versions of MacBook Pro, the late 2016 version, sleek, and lightweight, and neat looking, has sacrificed practicality for superficial appearance. Instead of having the multiple ports that made the older versions of MBP so useful, you now have to carry around extra paraphernalia like this to be able to interface with all the other stuff that most people use - flash drives, and phones in need of charging and a super drive to back up your files. You need that more often now, because the higher price tag on the MBP means less storage space. So in order to have even half the practicality of previous MBP's, you have to keep track of this adapter, and the lightning cords, and the non-mag-safe power adapter, and now I have to find the means of uploading photos from memory cards, because there isn't any kind of adapter for that, yet. So buy this piece of junk, and make sure you don't lose track of it and the dozen other pieces you need in the name of sleekness of design, and maximizing profits.

      • Written by Robin B from Collingswood

      1956 of 2320 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?So Much Extra Stuff to keep track of

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      not impressed

      not impressed after spending £1300 on a macbook you then have to spend another £15 just to get a usb port if your lucky and can get one and to top it all you bu not impressed after spending £1300 on a macbook you then have to spend another £15 just to get a usb port if your lucky and can get one and to top it all you buy the all new full metal macbook and you have to plug a white lead in to it that dangles down to then plug your usb device into think apple need to think about what they are doing the cable should be free in the box when you buy a new macbook

      • Written by raymond A from Ammanford

      1664 of 2013 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?not impressed

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Essential but at an unfair cost

      The product itself is good, it works as it should. However, as if purchasing the latest Macbook wasn't expensive enough, you now have no choice but to buy this The product itself is good, it works as it should. However, as if purchasing the latest Macbook wasn't expensive enough, you now have no choice but to buy this as an added extra if you want to sync your phone to iTunes, download software or connect to digital camera etc. I agree with the majority when i say this should be included with the Mac or at least offered for discounted price at the time of purchasing the Mac. Just goes to show that the move to USB-C is just a way for apple to make their products more exclusive and give users no choice but to buy their add-ons at an unfair extra cost.

      • Written by Georgia G from hertford

      1103 of 1260 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Essential but at an unfair cost

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Junk

      I've had my MacBook Pro for less than a year and would estimate that I've gone through at least five of these. If Steve Jobs ever saw this little "pigtail" hang I've had my MacBook Pro for less than a year and would estimate that I've gone through at least five of these. If Steve Jobs ever saw this little "pigtail" hanging off of one of his Macs, he would scream. I definitely went backwards going from the MacBook Air to the MacBook Pro. If anyone knows of any that actually work for more than a few weeks, please let me know.

      • Written by Patricia K from Irwin

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Junk

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cannot plug to my usb disk

      My usb disk has a rectangle-shape interface that is the traditional ones normally use. When I got this adapter, I found it cannot be plugged to by my disk, whic My usb disk has a rectangle-shape interface that is the traditional ones normally use. When I got this adapter, I found it cannot be plugged to by my disk, which means most traditional usb disks cannot use this thing. What a design!

      • Written by 勇强 吕 from Haidian

      3 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cannot plug to my usb disk

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      USB 3 Transfer Speeds (slightly less than peak performance)

      Comments about the annoyance of adapters aside, this has so far functioned just fine in various usage tests, including a USB 3.0 hard drive and connecting a MID Comments about the annoyance of adapters aside, this has so far functioned just fine in various usage tests, including a USB 3.0 hard drive and connecting a MIDI keyboard over USB. I did speed tests and found my USB 3.0 drive got about the same read/write speeds (100-160 MB/s) on my Mac mini connected through 1) just this adapter into a USB-C port; 2) a direct connection to my Mac mini's USB-3 Type-A (old type) port; and 3) a connection through an Anker USB-A hub (from one of the USB-A ports). The Anker hub actually had the best speeds somehow, and this adapter did have the worst speeds (around 100-120 MB/s), but it's still faster than USB 2.0.

      • Written by Cooper B from Sherman Oaks

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?USB 3 Transfer Speeds (slightly less than peak performance)

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