• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only worked for a little while :(

    • Written by Megan D

    My adapter worked for a couple months and I can still fit my SSD into the USB part, but the part that actually goes into the macbook pro can't plug in all the way, so it can't connect. I don't know why it doesn't fit all of a sudden, but now I can't connect to any of my USBs.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    To Apple

    • Written by Ricardo R from Dardanelle

    Put USB-A and SD card slot in the next macbook PRO so I don't look like a dweeb carrying all these dongles into Starbucks. I thought the Macbook PRO experience would've been different than this...

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Frustrating

    • Written by Beryl S from San Francisco

    Got this adaptor to charge my watch and for flash drives... None of them fit. I was getting ready to toss the thing out the window in a fit of frustration, then I read some other reviews suggesting that you just have to force it. Which I did, and it worked, but it sure doesn't feel right using brute strength to cram a thumb drive into an adaptor. Pretty weird design.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works...but not as it should

    • Written by Jason A M from Orlando

    I was going to give this one star based on the same issues many others are reporting with this adapter. I bought this to use with flash drives and after trying multiple flash drives I found that none of them fit, except the lightning cable from my iPhone. By chance, I happen to come across a review on another site suggesting that usb male parts of devices need to be physically forced into this adapter due to apple ports being "robust and tight" So I tried pushing an old flash drive I didn't care about into this adapter very forcefully and it went in. So technically it works. But that is not acceptable. I've never encountered a USB port where a USB device did not slide in effortlessly. I also have reservations about this adapter damaging flash drives or other USB devices overtime due to the amount of force required to insert and remove a USB device.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Same as many other reviews

    • Written by CARY H from Bellaire

    My wife and I each own one of these for our lap tops. Mine worked flawlessly for about 6 months and then simply quit. There was no trauma to the cable. It still looks perfect. I didn't think that it could possibly be the cable, so I spent several weeks trying to figure out what was wrong with my new GoPro camera when the problem was this cable the whole time. Then, I tried my wife's cable and it worked perfectly.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    • Written by Gregory D from Mount Gambier

    Works ok but too expensive

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes fifteen or twenty attempts to plug in. Doesn't fit well into the port

    • Written by Michael F from Santa Monica

    Like other defective Apple products, the USB-C end of this adapter plug does not fit well into the new MacBook Pro computer port. You need a light shining on it and glasses or magnifying glass to make the precise connection, or you will sit there trying over and over, plugging and plugging a dozen or more times, sliding it over the port but it just won't go in.

    But I expect nothing more from Apple who make great computers and devices but horrible, malfunctioning accessories and applications that are impossible to figure out how to use.

    Apple refuses to make their products user-friendly or show customers how to use them. They keep their directions a secret only some Apple employees know. That way customers have to schedule multiple trips to their "genius" bar, attend workshops with little information, or pay Apple more money for one-on-one training.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on some USB items but not a MIDI, USB powered keyboard

    • Written by David E from LIVERPOOL

    Works okay on standard non-powered devices like USB sticks but the MacBook Pro fails to recognise a Korg MIDI keyboard when connected via this adapter.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY too tight!

    • Written by Peggy D from Holland

    Both the Apple Store genius and I tried 2 different thumb drives and could not connect them. I also tried an external drive to no avail. Ended up returning it and buying a Belkin, which fit easily and perfectly.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has lost its quality

    • Written by Cynthia Z from Bozeman

    I have a new MacBook Pro. All of the negative reviews are the same for me, plus, I bought apple care for nearly $400 and the hardware helper knew absolutely nothing about the products. She googled information about the ports, yikes! The software person MAY have resolved my issue, but it sure seemed like it was his first time ever.

    The port change on the newer MacBooks is a real bummer. It makes the computers far less than they once were. sad

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB too tight

    • Written by Shu Jie L from Alor Setar

    USB side too tight. Spoiled my pen drive while trying to take it out. Should have better quality for the price.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So Much Extra Stuff to keep track of

    • Written by Robin B from Collingswood

    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.

    2394 of 2826 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Joseph M from Waipahu

    Works when I plug in my USB receiver for an external mouse. Will not read a USB flash drive so pretty worthless for any type of data transfer.

    944 of 1014 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Christian V from Somerville

    Works fine with USB Flash drives, iPhone etc, but doesn't seem to work with external hard drives. I have two external hdds and neither of them work with this adapter. I don't know whether it's Sierra, my 2016 non-tb Macbook, or the adapter, but judging from what other people have written I'm betting it's the adapter. I'm surprised Apple would release a product that clearly has flaws like this.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Speed & Reliability

    • Written by Carlos T from Oklahoma City

    The adapter is fine for transferring small data amounts to external device. I believe after doing some test, it is not USB 3.0 or higher capable. I found speeds to be a lot higher with a USB 3.0 adapter.

    81 of 87 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential but at an unfair cost

    • Written by Georgia G from hertford

    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.

    1297 of 1474 people found this useful