• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by janet L from Pasadena

    The USB worked for a while like couple of months with my 2TB External Seagate Hard Drive and my thumb drives. Then on and off, MacBook Pro told me that I didn't eject the USB drive properly but I always did. Then one day MacBookPro completely didn't recognize the USB from the adapter at all. The notebook still recognize the monitor from the adapter though. However, I hardly used the monitor with that adapter. This is so bad!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of you-know-what

    • Written by MICHAEL H from WATERLOO

    Paid a fortune for this and it performs poorly: the USB connection doesn't work at all. The VGA does work but ... $70???

    Apple's quality control is terrible.

    24 of 25 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...........

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work, don't buy, horribly broken

    • Written by Tom N from WALLASEY

    First thing that happens is it will ask you to do a software update for the dongle, which will require you to do a full reboot of your computer, taking several minutes

    Once that's done, plug it in and plug a VGA projector in and your machine will either freeze or kernel panic. 100% reproducible every time.

    So I went to London for a conference and went the Apple store to swap it, obviously it was defective. New dongle did exactly the same thing with both my machine, and a colleagues machine on a new projector. Same issue, 100% reproducible. In the end I returned it and got my money back.

    To this day I have yet to see an Apple USB C dongle work with VGA.

    For reference, you can buy a much cheaper dongle that works out of the box on Amazon, and the hyperhub HDMI plugged into a basic HDMI to VGA adaptor works perfectly too

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't expect it to work with HDMI

    • Written by Richard K from Crawley

    Am at a client, preparing to give a presentation and connected the HDMI port to the projector HDMI port.

    No output at all. Tried another HDMI cable, same. And, yes, it is updated to vn 2.35 latest driver.

    Tried using a colleague's PC and all worked fine first time.

    Can only assume Apple products are still not reliably business-ready.

    There is not 100% reliable pass-through for HDMI on this product.

    20 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have listened to the negative reviews

    • Written by Becky B from East Lansing

    Just brought this home. The USB-type C port on this adapter will permit charging, but the port won't support a USB-type C memory stick - one sold at the Apple Store. The memory stick is a SanDisc bi-functional model (has both standard A and type C connections); I tested the memory stick and it works with an older USB-standard A port on the older MacBook pro and the USB-type C on the new MacBook pro, but it does not work in this adapter. Will be returning the adapter.

    For what it's worth, the USB-standard A port on the adapter works fine with the SanDisc bifunctional memory stick. I did not test the VGA connector.

    18 of 18 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

  • 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

    Rarely works with my Macbook 12

    • Written by Ibrahim B from Quezon City

    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

    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...

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB port on this adapter is like a nightmare.

    • Written by Chunsong Y from Detroit

    It is not worth the price, and I even doubt whether this adapter is designed and manufactured by Apple. My SSD mobile drive, not G tech hard drive, is even not supported by the UBS 3.0 port. It causes so much inconvenience.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't recommend

    • Written by Charles A from Boston

    I tried to use this dongle (well two of them), transferring images (I'm a professional photographer), from a LaCie External HD to a G Drive 10 GB external HD via Chronosync software that makes the transfer pretty simple along w regular updates. This was on a brand new fully maxed out Macbook Pro 15". I received error message after error message w the laptop ejecting the HD of the receiving end within minutes. After conversations w Apple, G Technology and Chronosync we narrowed it down to the dongles.

    I bought two new single USB-C to USB adapters a few days ago at the Apple Store and they worked perfectly on my old laptop. I began the second back up of the 10GB G Drive to the 16GB G-Speed Q but then had run out of time today and had to put on pause. I just plugged them in again and they're working perfectly. So...Make note of this for others. Those Multi-port dongles don't work w Chronosync and perhaps with other 3rd party applications. *Buyer Beware

    28 of 29 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.

    23 of 25 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.

    39 of 42 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 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give 0 stars

    • Written by Adrian C from Ferny grove

    I bought this for a MacBook 12inch .. worked fairly ok. Switched it over to a MacBook pro 15inch - nothing but issues. Resets constantly on all ports - whereas the USBC to USBA works fine. Stay clear of this product.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA output is unstable

    • Written by Joaquim J from Lisboa

    "For some 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. " This Adapter **sometimes** works for me. Most of the time it does not. The external monitor flickers, and adjusts itself continuously. On a good day, I can get several hours of work without any problems. The next day, the external monitor becomes unusable and even blacks out. Poor video timing signals out of the adapter ?

    27 of 31 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster ...

    • Written by Virginia P from Montreal

    Projectors flicker, printers unrecognized, harddrives unable to backup ... totally inappropriate for university teaching environment. Big time fail.

    I would give it no stars...

    7 of 8 people found this useful