• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best compared to others

    • Written by lucas M from Pasadena

    Went to Best Buy and picked up the same thing but by Insigna brand. Actually bought 2 different ones by that brand just to make sure it worked for my MacBook 12 inch. This was important due to me using it to run a 15,000 lumen projector advertisement for a big brand client. THe insignia adapters cost more than this adapter now costs. THe projection looked low resolution the first 2 nights and after testing everything with frustration I went to Best Buy and bought the Apple brand. As soon as I plugged into the mac, it asked to install an update, restart and then another update and restart. The image ended up looking high resolution and all issues were cleared up.

    I learned my lesson to only buy Apple gear versus the other junk even though the price is close to the same. I see a lot of negative reviews about this adapter on this site but it seems Apple has cleared up the issues, whatever they were. If i can run a 500 inch screen using this thing, you should be able to run a monitor.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to VGA multiport adaper

    • Written by Peter K from Princeton

    I have a one year old MacBook and recently got an older Dell monitor (E170SB) with a VGA cable that I wanted to connect. After a lot of snooping on the net, I settled on this Mac Multiport (despite the somewhat hight price, $49). Glad I did. It works fine. The monitor has no problems (note you can set Displays in System Preferences to optimize for it), charging is as usual, and I noticed no difference in connecting to and using two different (older) USB drives. Only problem so far was that one USB thumb drive was too wide to be connected at the same time as the VGA connector.

    So I'm bewildered by all the negative reports. Not my experience at all.

    Maybe I should mention that as soon as I plugged the Multiport in, I was prompted to upgrade some software (even before I connected anything to it but the Macbook, IIRC).

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than the After Market Knock Off!

    • Written by CAROLYN C from hillsborough

    I was taken about by the price, but still I bought one. I needed a second one for work - didn't want to carry the adapter back and forth - for sure I'd forget at home or at work. So I bought a "look a like" off Amazon. The knock-off has lasted about 4 months and interestingly, the VGA portion is performing much like many of the reviewers are complaining about the Apple adapter. Strange because I have had the Apple adapter for both a later 2015 12 inch Retinal display and now a 2017 MacBook Pro laptop and it has been great. I use the adapter for both a monitor and to drive a projection device (both are VGA) and I charge my computer and listen to music through the USB port with a Logitech speaker. I do think that you need to make sure your VGA connection is tight. It's annoying to tighten the screws, but when one of those failed, that is when my knock-off monitor connection also failed. Just a thought...

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine.

    • Written by John B from WHITTIER

    Ironic, this same product gets 5/5 stars on Amazon yet all the hate on Apple.com. It does what it's supposed to do.

    31 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiport Adapter - works fine with new MacbookPro

    • Written by David C from Bognor Regis

    I bought the USB-C VGA multiport adapter with my new MacBookPro (with function keys and only two USB C ports).
    Set up the MacBook Pro in the Covent Garden Apple Store (helpful, intelligent staff) and used it to run a Powerpoint presentation (with VGA cable to external monitor) in Dubai the next day. Everything worked FINE.
    I have now run courses in six different locations, with different screens and VGA adaptors in each place, and had only one problem: at the third venue I closed the lid of my Macbook before going to lunch. On return I lifted the lid of the MacBook, screen came to life immediately ... but had intermittent flashing black windows opening and closing. Minor panic ... but after disconnecting the multiport adapter and reconnecting, everything worked fine.
    Also, having read negative comments about having to have an external adapter in the first place, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy was to tuck the adapter (with VGA, USB and Power cables connected) around the back of my MacBook so that they didn't get in the way at the side.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for external monitors

    • Written by Chris H from Clayton

    I tried several cheaper, non-apple versions of this adaptor and had problems with them. The main issue is that when I put my monitor to sleep, the other versions make my external monitors act funny. With the Apple version, it shuts the external monitors down too. This device gets a lot of poor reviews but it works perfect for what I use it for. I use two external monitors on either side of my iMac.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AwesomeQ! Works very well!

    • Written by Peter M from Warner

    Purchased the USB-C VGA Multi-port Adapter to use on my new MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar. This works excellent. I conduct a lot of teacher training workshops and therefore do lots of presentations and show lots of videos. The adapter has been working fine. I only really need this one adapter during workshops as it has the USB 3, USB-C Charging slot and VGA all in one. I use the USB 3 to plug in my back HDD and I have all three slots busy during all of my workshops. This adapter works very well and am very happy with it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    quite good

    • Written by Hiền N from Hà nội

    It's enough for me.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB C Port Only Charges, Does Not Transfer Data

    • Written by Austin M from San Luis Obispo

    I found out the hard way that this adapter does not transfer data over the USB C port - it only charges. I was going to use the adapter to connect my monitor, external hard drive, and audio interface to my new MacBook Pro for an all-in-one solution. It connects to the monitor via VGA, and connects to my hard drive via standard USB. But the USB C port can ONLY be used as a charging port. All is not lost, for I plug in my audio interface into another USB C port, but it would be super handy to plug in all my peripherals into one adapter.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine

    • Written by Daniel L from Westmount

    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.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by Deborah R from Dundas

    I don't usually bother writing reviews, but since I nearly passed on this product because of all the bad reviews, I thought I would add my experience. This cable works fine, as far as I can tell. I used it to hook up an old VGA monitor to my new iMac, and it works great. No problems at all. I don't know why Apple added the other connectors (maybe to justify the price?) but I can't find any fault with it.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor!

    • Written by Colin P from Liverpool

    Bought this genuine product after having tried a cheaper alternative that didn't work well with many monitors; unfortunately this is not much better!

    I needed it to perform with a VGA projector this morning to show a PowerPoint presentation to a client and the screen kept going black then coming back on. It's done this before with other devices and when in use the image doesn't always fill the connected screen correctly when using in second monitor, rather than mirrored mode (mirrored is worse as the adaptor often defaults devices to 800x 600!

    Yes, before someone asks I'm fully up to date with drivers etc. and the same screens and devices all work seamlessly with my old MacBook Air and apple VGA adaptors.
    Yes I've tried various settings to correct issues without success.

    This is a major problem as with a new MacBook I've no other way of connecting screens and projectors that don't have a HDMI output.

    If Apple support read this I'd be happy to hear their views as to why this product appears so flawed, and how I can get these issues addressed given it is soooo expensive!

    88 of 94 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last very long

    • Written by Robert S from Fort Lauderdale

    I'm a teacher and use this adapter in my classroom every day to connect to printer/power/projector. Yesterday, the VGA port stopped working for no apparent reason. It hasn't been damaged in any way. It never even leaves my desk. The power port and USB still work. But for this price, it should be good enough quality to last more than a year or two. I've also had a charger just stop working within that time period, and the keyboard on my MacBook is constantly giving me problems. In all the years I've used Apple products, this is the first product I've hated. There's very little about the new MacBook and accessories that I could recommend.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Various problems but no alternatives

    • Written by Timothy E from Custer

    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 ...

    267 of 281 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste Of Money!!

    • Written by Matthew S from Long beach

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

    242 of 258 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless since last update

    • Written by Stephane A from Ottawa

    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...

    214 of 224 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke Within a Month

    • Written by Andrew I from Bethesda

    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.

    50 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality - uninspiring design - a reluctant 'must-have'

    • Written by Philip L from London

    I have a sleek aluminium Macbook with this piece of white plastic sticking out of it. The VGA adapter is the only way to guarantee a connection to most screens without having to carry a pocket full of similar very expensive adapters. Couldn't the gurus of Apple come up with something that at least looks as if it was designed to go on a Macbook?

    Technically not very good - My new Apple DVD USB drive has had issues drawing enough power from the single USB socket

    And it has now broken - the VGA still works but power does not go through it. It is only a couple of months old.

    A very poorly designed expensive product.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No QA by Apple on this dongle accessory

    • Written by Robert C from Briarcliff Manor

    I too just had my new Dongle fail during a time of need (an important lecture).
    As a specialist in quality assurance of manufactured goods, I can tell you that Apple doesn't have a QA program on this accessory. If they did have a QA, they would never have so many poor reviews--especially for the price. Infuriating. I've owned MacBook Pros since the very first MBP. As the saying goes "They just don't make them like they used to". Higher and higher prices, but far less dependability by Apple as the years go by. Sad to see...........

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst!

    • Written by Duca P from Alba Iulia

    I have a Mac Pro Mid 2017 with this multi port adapter. When i connect it to usb-c almost on every minor moving of my laptop it disconnects and my display flickers. This USB-C adapter has a very poor quality. I think Macbook's usb-c port has the same poor quality too.

    Don't buy it, go for an unofficial adapter.

    I was expected for this money to get a premium quality not a low one. I am very dissapointed

    27 of 27 people found this useful