• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Cord!

    I use this cord to attach my Macbook Pro w/ Retina to a Sceptre Windows Monitor to use it as a dual screen for work. It plugs in effortlessly and works great! No problems as of yet!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sure Why Apple Sells This...

    It's sturdy and reliable, BUT, it just doesn't do what you need it to do! It's basically useless. I stream some cable apps (HBO, Showtime, and Starz) and I noticed that when I used Google Chrome as my browser, they played fine. BUT, when I used Safari as my browser, they refused to play! Only when I replaced it with a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter did they play. What's the point in selling this Apple!!?

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    I've been using this adapter for 3 years now with a Dell monitor, and I've have never had a problem with it.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Produces excellent quality display

    On the Road, I needed to connect my Mac Mini to a VGA only LG monitor and this adapter did the trick perfectly. The Monitor display was immaculate and looked even better than the 1920 X 1080 it showed in the display settings. I will be looking after it well for my future trips! Well worth the money for the hassle saved.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mini display port?

    I use a mini display to vga adapter to use a Proxima Projector. Only use it 2 time a year for watching movies outdoors. I was having problems with the proxima not connecting so bought another new adapter (both are apple brand). Had same problem with new adapter but it seems that the port may be bad because I can get it to connect by strategically adjusting the mini display cable "just right" in the port. Before you start messing with PRAM and the like, you may have a physical issue as I do...

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does absolutely nothing

    I've tried everything from the official apple adapter to several knock-offs, nothing works. Apple even decided to hide the "detect display button (you have to press the right "option" button on keyboard to get it to pop up), but even then, still cannot detect any external displays. Just like the company, this product is absolute trash. This is the last time I try to troubleshoot stuff like this on their horribly designed, overly-expensive products. Goodbye forever, apple-trash.

    10 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    I recently purchased this from the apple store to be used when I give lectures. On the very first attempt to use it the picture flickered a bit but was otherwise OK. When the class ends I walk over to my second lecture and plug in my computer and the adapter and NOTHING happens. I try again and the screen on my mac goes dark then nothing. I have all my students walk back over to the last calssroom and the thing still doesn't work. My first lecture of the year was a real stinker as a result. Very disappointed. I spent the extra $20 because I thought I was buying quality... I was wrong. Go buy a generic knockoff. At least when it breaks you only spent $6

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as unreliable as the off brand dongles

    This particular dongle for Display Port/Thunderbolt is very quirky. It will work fine for our School's projectors for a brief period. We have bought dozens over the past 6 years for our schools and have also bought some from off brand sites. These brand names will all work initially but often give out at the same rate as the off brand dongles (3-6 months). Trying another dongle from a (big online) brand name competitor that has high reviews so fingers crossed.

    As we don't require going into high resolution projector displays XGA/WXGA is the most common, or lower resolution so the off brand ones are just as good (aka break as often) as the name brand dongle. If going into a higher resolution display, this my be the best choice.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother it is junk

    I have a Lenovo ThinkVision L220xwC display that has been working perfectly for a number of connected to a Windows laptop using the VGA connector and a MacBook Pro connected with DVI. I am replacing the Windows laptop with a brand new Mac Mini and I bought this Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter so I could connect either the Mac Mini or MacBook Pro via VGA (and the other via DVI).

    When the Mac Mini is connected to the display via the VGA adapter, the display frequently flickers, gets wavy lines and it basically unusable. When I switched the VGA adapter to the MacBook Pro it still happened but wasn't as bad - at least initially. Then the display resolution dropped from 1920x1200 to 1440x900 and made it unusable again.

    The product is not fit to the task.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    useful product

    This is a very useful product, I do not need to borrow another laptop when doing a presentation, it is also very easy to use there is no excessive setting, just connect from my macbook air to a projector and use it, thank you apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality

    Works perfectly with my Macbook Pro and any VGA compatible device such as projectors and TVs! I can now hook up my Macbook Pro with my TV and watch movies together with my family. What an excellent product!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well w/ Philips TV

    Works well with my Philips LCD TV and different projectors from my MacBook Pro.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Working great!

    Use this with MBA Mid2012 on Mountain Lion. No problem connecting with with LG LED TV 24". At first it did not detect the external display. But after restarting the MBA, it just worked! Still exploring to connect it with various model of LED TVs and projectors.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Works great so far with our 19" computer LCD monitor and 32" LCD TV.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Addt'l Uses

    The adapter works fine and perfect for multitasking. Was just wondering if its possible to attach another splitter to the VGA part of the adapter so I can use 2 monitors + my macbook instead of only one external monitor.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it every day!

    I use the VGA adapter to deliver lectures in rooms fitted with projectors. I simply take in my Apple Mac, plug in the VGA adapter to the VGA port on the projector console and I'm up and running. I also use it on my TV at home (LG) to watch movies I download.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but won't mirror when lid is shut

    I bought the Mini Display Port so that I could use my computer screen instead of the Macbook screen however when I put the screen on mirror and close the lid on the Macbook the LG screen turns off. I'm very disappointed with this product and is of little use because my Macbook stops sending the display signal. As dual screen it works well.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    Works well with my CRT monitor and my projector.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Design FAIL

    Before buying my adapter I read some other reviews about the poor VGA connector design and thought seriously, they can't have stuffed that up?...

    ...But they have! I've tried two different VGA extension cables and both fail to fully push home into the VGA connector block. The rebate around the metal connector is too small to fit the slightly wider base of a standard male VGA connector. The connector threaded holes are even recessed in too far to be able to tighten up at all. The cable still works, but the VGA connector falls out at the slightest touch.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfect!

    this is a great product! it gives a great clear picture and makes my old monitor look (almost) as good as my macbook pro :) the only problem is the price!!! arghhh... but gives a great extended desktop and increases my computers functionality exponentially.