• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for MacBook Air 2018's 2 USB-C ports

    • Written by Nolan H from Seattle

    As anyone with a 2018 MacBook Air knows, it's a great machine but has only 2 USB-C ports. One USB-C port gets claimed for your power. That leaves you trying to connect your monitor, external HD, keyboard and mouse to the second USB-C port. But I drove myself crazy trying to find an adapter that could accept a monitor, power the drive and the other USB connections. Not sure it exists.

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter solved the problem.
    It lets you connect your HDMI monitor AND still power the laptop by connecting its regular power block & cable with the pass-thru connection. (The USB port won't power an external drive, just use it to charge your phone.)
    That leaves the MacBook's _other_ USB-C free to connect something like the Belkin USB 3.0 4-Port Hub + USB-C Cable, which has 4 powered USB connectors. Hair-pulling problem solved.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive mediocre performing dongle

    • Written by Maurice S from Verdal

    The USB-C connector on this dongle can only be used for the charging cable, any other device will be ignored. Connecting your usb hard drive to the usb connector is a bad idea, resulting in potential data loss and slow performance. The HDMI port works okay for my screen, but the price of this dongle is way out of proportion.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    • Written by Shannon M from San Francisco

    I had the pleasure of using this dongle for the past year and a half and had no issues with it whatsoever. I treated it with care, as it was my office's purchase/property and it's lasted over a year with no breaking or tears. I will now be purchasing one for my new job and based on my experience, I hope it keeps up to its standard.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expected better of Apple

    • Written by James W from Brighton

    I have a brand-new Apple MacBook Pro 15" and its fast, seemingly a nice machine (which it should be for the money). Apple forced me to buy this Multiport adapter to use my external monitor, keyboard and mouse. Problem is it just doesn't work properly; I can't use the USB-C power pass-through as the adaptor doesn't pass enough power through to power the laptop/screen *and* charge the laptop. I also have to plug things in in a certain order, otherwise the screen doesn't pick up (what?!). So I'm already using 3 of my 4 available ports, and every morning have to faff about unplugging and re-plugging in everything to get everything to pick-up & ensure its charging.

    I barely ever write reviews but this experience has pushed me to. What has happened to Apple Mac hardware!? I wished I could have upgraded the spec of my old 2013 MBP at this rate. That machine just worked.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY TOO EASY TO LOSE

    • Written by Timothy M from Eugene

    This is an essential dongle for a MacBook with USB-C ports only, obviously. It's the only way to get a video signal out without a wireless connection like AirPlay, which isn't always an option. The price is crazy, but it's Apple. We expect it by now, grunt and groan, and buy it anyway.

    THIS THING IS TOO TINY TO BE SEVENTY BUCKS. It vanished from my bad recently somewhere, and now I have no way to share my display which I desperately need in a few days and cannot really afford to go out and drop another seventy dollars for something I already had. Losing a $10 headphone adapter is one thing -- still annoying, but not the end of the world. Losing a SEVENTY DOLLAR TINY DONGLE like this that is so essential?

    Of course, the same adapter for Lightning is still in my bag and I can't use that anymore except for with my phone now that both my Mac and iPad use USB-C. To heck with all of this.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All three ports have flaws

    • Written by Anthony B from Austin

    This is supposed to provide three ports, but it provides none well:

    1. Charging Port: No charging >60W which means my 15" Macbook Pro mysteriously runs out of battery - WHILE PLUGGED IN.

    2. HDMI Port: No 4k@60Hz means the display isn't smooth and the mouse movements are jerky. For a high bandwidth (40 Gbps) USB-C port to not drive a 12 Gbps display is maddening. We should be able to do that *and* have USB 3, which brings me to...

    3. USB Port: It is not even USB 3 (5 Gbps), so plugging an external drive into it is slow. Run backups another way.

    Three strikes, you're out!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Support 4K at 60Hz

    • Written by Reuben H from Elkhart

    I purchased this product primarily for a HDMI adapter for my 4K display but this adapter does not support 4K at 60Hz. It's very frustrating. I thought it was an issue with my mouse/trackpad for a while.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It totally junk... together with new mbp

    • Written by Xiruo D from Durham

    Good Job, Apple! You made another junk adapter that even cannot work with your 2017 MBP!!!!!!!!! WHY THE H*LL I CANNOT CHARGE WITH THIS ADAPTER??!!!!!!!! WHY!!!!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ok but be warned the USB port is only USB-2

    • Written by Mark T from San Jose

    You would think that Apple would give you a USB-3 port on this overpriced adapter, but no. It's fine for connecting your phone or a keyboard/mouse etc. but don't think you will use it for external hard drives or other USB-3 devices. It's way too slow.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Power

    • Written by Darcy C from Thornton

    Adapter works well on the whole. Recharging power is reduced when my MacBook Pro is powered through the adapter. Recharge is twice as fast when MacBook Pro is powered directly to USB-C port.

    Under normal use this is not a problem. When doing CPU intensive tasks not enough power is supplied through the adapter and the battery goes flat!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great With MacBook Pro

    • Written by Christopher B from Columbia

    This adapter is working great with my 2016 MacBook Pro. I plugged my monitor into the HDMI port and it was immediately found and connected. Everything worked like a charm for me.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB A and C connections 1 generation back, HDMI video is okay

    • Written by Robert C from Yorktown

    Bought this to connect MacBook Pro to bigger monitor and have one connection point for monitor, USB 3 hub and power adapter. The USB A connection is USB 2 (from MacBook system report when I plug it in), not mentioned anywhere on box or Apple store and wrongly displayed on several sites. The USB C port is a power in only and only handles 60W so it won't support a MacBook Pro (87W power adapter). Out of 3 connections I get near current performance out of only the HDMI. Summary: it's a $70 HDMI connector only, especially for MacBook Pros or anyone wanting USB 3 speed/power

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Worthless

    • Written by Darrin D from Seattle

    Apple should be sued. HDMI doesn't work when connecting to a MBP 2018, at least when already outputting to another monitor via display port. Two monitors, one over display port to USB C, and the other one HDMI into this dongle to USB C. The HDMI connection constantly cuts out or fails/flickers. Likely a MBP software/HW issue; the point is Apple should not be allowed to release a product that is defective within its own ecosystem and get away with it. I resorted to simply using another display port to USB C connection; now I have less free port and three things to disconnect to make my laptop portable.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly fails to provide power through USB-C to USB-C

    • Written by Robert V from Tallahassee

    The device is supposed to give you a USB-C to USB-C shortcut to power your laptop through this device but this fails at random. Great to find out that my laptop died again, when it is supposed to be charging. Also HDMI connector is not 100% reliable.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works

    • Written by David C from Pikesville

    Insane price for something that doesn't even support USB 3.0. I ended up buying it used off a different website for around 15 bucks. The adapter works great for its intended use.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ADAPTOR IS DEAD : no longer working after 15 months

    • Written by Colin B from WATERLOOVILLE

    My Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter worked fine although the HDMI was always problematic and took a while to settle. The device is VERY expensive and I would expect a much better product at a lower price. This is essential kit for the majority of MACBOOK/pro users. Come on Apple - get this sorted please.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very reliable at all

    • Written by Enrique T from Indio

    HDMI port constantly cuts out no matter what hdmi cable I use. THREE different cables all cut out. Two never had a problem when connected to other electronics and the other being brand new.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Extremely Well But Instructions Are A Nightmare

    • Written by Judith W from San Francisco

    I bought this to help me migrate from a 2014 Macbook Air to a 2017 Macbook. Neither machine has ethernet ports and moving hundreds of gigabytes over WiFi with a DSL connection was something I wanted to avoid. I also didn’t want to bring all of my old apps over to the new computer, so Migration Assistant was useless for me.

    “Clearly,” my best bet was to use Time Machine to backup the Macbook Air to a USB 3 external hard drive, then connect the XHHD to the new single-port USB-C Macbook via this multiport adapter. But in fact this was only apparent after I’d read and re-read a half dozen or so Apple Support documents and cross-referenced them with three or four other online sources!

    I suspect some of the problems people have had with this dongle stem from the opaque instructions and confusing product descriptions that accompany it. Then there’s the lack of warning about things like the need to hear the USB-C connector make a little clicking sound in order to know the cable is firmly seated in the Mac’s port. Once I realized I couldn’t use Migration Assistant, learned the difference between Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, and found a way to transfer a large amount of data fairly quickly, the adapter performed flawlessly. I look forward to viewing video from my Mac on a big-screen TV connected by HDMI. I’ve used HDMI connection between a TV and a laptop for over a decade, so how hard can it be?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Helps but should be better for the price

    • Written by Aaron R from Washington

    It's nice to be able to USB, HDMI, and be able to charge at the same time. However, it's terrible that I'm unable to get 60 Hz refresh rate on the new monitor I bought. Instead, I had to buy a $15 cable that went from Display Port to USB-C. What a shame.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI output doesn't work with virtually everything I've ever tried it with

    • Written by Colin S from Melbourne

    I use one of these so I can plug in power and a keyboard at my desk. It works acceptably for that usage. It's completely useless for connecting to external monitors and projectors. It just doesn't work. Sometimes it causes the display on the MacBook to start cutting in and out making the entire system unusable until the HDMI cable is unplugged. Sometimes it just does nothing at all. I may have had it work with something once but if so I can't recall it and it doesn't work with any of the monitors, projectors or TVs in this office that I need it to. It's completely unfit for purpose.

    None of this is new, how can Apple justify continuing to sell something that is fundamentally broken?

    2 of 2 people found this useful