• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, neat, expensive

    Pros: Fits neatly upon foot of 27” iMac; Power adapter silent; *Comes boxed with (short) Thunderbird cable*; gives USB3 charging current at all times (so long as power supply plugged in); nicely made.

    Meh: only one USB3 front socket (other two at rear).

    Minus: Expensive - but a price you have to pay to obtain USB3 on a Thunderbird 1 iMac or Macbook (ie pre-2012j

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Intermitent external monitor use

    When i connect Elgato with an external monitor on my MacBook Air, the screen flickers between internal screen only and internal screen + external monitor, BUT doesn't activate the external monitor, repeating the process.

    The only way to connect it is with luck, and praying (and some reboots in between).

    This problem looks to be driven by the fact that Elgato is "declaring" the monitor present, even it it is turned off, confusing Apple drivers and making the external screen activation very tricky.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a Joke of an item

    I bought this to enable me to connect 2 monitors to my MB Air, This you can not do, firstly one of the thunderbolt connections needs to be used to connect to you computer and secondly you can not mix HDMI and Thunderbolt. I am fuming that this is not mentioned in the spec, only found out when i went to the Elgator website

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, with a couple of minor points to note

    Happy with the the performance of this device - works as advertised and does a mundane job well. Two downside points to note: first, it only comes with a 50cm Thunderbolt cable (and no other cables), which may not be long enough for your needs; second, the headphone amplifier built into the device imparts a noticeable hiss, which doesn't happen when the headphones are plugged directly into the Mac. Otherwise it's small and light and does a good job.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Multiple Monitors

    Using two of these lets you connect multiple monitors (as well as other peripherals) to the single thunderbolt port on a Mac book air.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gigabit Ethernet Intermittent

    The big selling point for this item is that you only have to connect one cable to "dock". However, the gigabit ethernet port would very rarely re-connect. Sometimes "re-docking" would work, other times I would have to fumble round the back of the dock and remove & reconnect the ethernet cable.

    Although a nice little package, the poor functionality from the Gigabit Ethernet port is a let down.

    28 of 33 people found this useful