• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite Astonishing Device TBH

    • Written by Seth L from Ralston

    It took me a few months of use to realize what this adapter is truly capable of and I feel a bit foolish. Fortunately it has never been a major concern, but just today I managed to reduce from using 3 ports on my mbp, to just 1 with this adapter. I am almost embarrassed to admit that it took me this long to realize the USB-C port is for charging the MacBook, but that made my day to find out. I now have my external T5 Samsung SSD, 1 of 2 external HDMI displays, and USB-C charging bundled into 1 port, leaving me with two more unused ports for additional connectivity. What an incredible device!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Always solid for me.

    • Written by Paul S from Lake Worth

    Have used it with Samsung HDMI 4K display for years with no issues, and have connected to many LCD/LED projectors and other display at various locations with nary a glitch.

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Accessory

    • Written by Mojtaba S from Success

    Having tried several third party UBS-C to multiport adaptors, I had always a problem that HDMI and USB-3 interfered with 2GHz WiFi.
    This Apple Multiport adaptor works properly with Macbook Pro 13" non-touchbar connected to a 1080p@60Hz screen. I tested the USB-C charging (61W) along with a Time Machine SSD drive connected to the USB-3 port. It worked as expected with no interference with 2GHz WiFi.
    It is really worth the price and I strongly recommend that to Macbook users.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by Honorato R from MIAMI

    I tried the Kensington USB C dock, however I could not get the HDMI and USB to work at the same time.

    This adapter works as advertised -so far. I connect a 3.0 USB hub (with two external USB drives) , charger and HDMI monitor and use my 2017 base MacBook Pro as a workstation (also Apple bluetooth keyboard and Microsoft bluetooth mouse) with no sweat. As far as monitor blinking ON and OFF, this will happen if you have the power saver settings to automatically turn OFF monitor after a set amount of time AND an active screen saver. As I prefer the screen saver, I set the Power Saver Monitor OFF setting to NEVER. When used as a work station, not by itself, I leave computer ON all the time and the monitor no longer blinks as I set monitor OFF to NEVER (systems preference>energy saver). I believe this is the way monitors work in general and is NOT the fault of the adapter,

    After the Kensington fiasco, I prefer this adapter and am afraid to try others as this works for now.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for MacBook Air 2018's 2 USB-C ports

    • Written by Nolan H from Seattle

    As anyone with a 2018 MacBook Air knows, it's a great machine but has only 2 USB-C ports. One USB-C port gets claimed for your power. That leaves you trying to connect your monitor, external HD, keyboard and mouse to the second USB-C port. But I drove myself crazy trying to find an adapter that could accept a monitor, power the drive and the other USB connections. Not sure it exists.

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter solved the problem.
    It lets you connect your HDMI monitor AND still power the laptop by connecting its regular power block & cable with the pass-thru connection. (The USB port won't power an external drive, just use it to charge your phone.)
    That leaves the MacBook's _other_ USB-C free to connect something like the Belkin USB 3.0 4-Port Hub + USB-C Cable, which has 4 powered USB connectors. Hair-pulling problem solved.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    • Written by Shannon M from San Francisco

    I had the pleasure of using this dongle for the past year and a half and had no issues with it whatsoever. I treated it with care, as it was my office's purchase/property and it's lasted over a year with no breaking or tears. I will now be purchasing one for my new job and based on my experience, I hope it keeps up to its standard.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great With MacBook Pro

    • Written by Christopher B from Columbia

    This adapter is working great with my 2016 MacBook Pro. I plugged my monitor into the HDMI port and it was immediately found and connected. Everything worked like a charm for me.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Extremely Well But Instructions Are A Nightmare

    • Written by Judith W from San Francisco

    I bought this to help me migrate from a 2014 Macbook Air to a 2017 Macbook. Neither machine has ethernet ports and moving hundreds of gigabytes over WiFi with a DSL connection was something I wanted to avoid. I also didn’t want to bring all of my old apps over to the new computer, so Migration Assistant was useless for me.

    “Clearly,” my best bet was to use Time Machine to backup the Macbook Air to a USB 3 external hard drive, then connect the XHHD to the new single-port USB-C Macbook via this multiport adapter. But in fact this was only apparent after I’d read and re-read a half dozen or so Apple Support documents and cross-referenced them with three or four other online sources!

    I suspect some of the problems people have had with this dongle stem from the opaque instructions and confusing product descriptions that accompany it. Then there’s the lack of warning about things like the need to hear the USB-C connector make a little clicking sound in order to know the cable is firmly seated in the Mac’s port. Once I realized I couldn’t use Migration Assistant, learned the difference between Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, and found a way to transfer a large amount of data fairly quickly, the adapter performed flawlessly. I look forward to viewing video from my Mac on a big-screen TV connected by HDMI. I’ve used HDMI connection between a TV and a laptop for over a decade, so how hard can it be?

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People Complain Too Much

    • Written by Alexander B from Kettering

    I've had this since the beginning of the year and it works just fine every time I use it for my TV, external hard drive or literally anything else with a traditional USB. Keep in mind that people are generally more likely to review a product negatively than they are positively...

    18 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the trick

    • Written by Shawn J from JOONDANNA

    Mine works perfectly. Not sure why there are so many negative reviews.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but expensive

    • Written by Tung F from San Francisco

    Not sure why people have so many complaints. It works for me. But it is definitely very expensive.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works flawlessly

    • Written by Tim T from Falls Church

    yes, it's expensive (relative to similar adapter from elsewhere), but it works flawlessly for me - driving a 4k display + usb-a hub with a bunch of additional peripherals... pretty much all that I expected.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by Ronald B from Dauis

    Don't know what other people are unhappy with, unless they are using the adapter for something other than video. I have mine hooked up to my 27" Cintiq and it works perfectly! Absolutely no complaints!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best dongle/dock ever!

    • Written by Bjørn D from Skaevinge

    Why the 5 stars ?

    Because it just works. And it works every time. Without fuzz. It's expensive, but it is rock solid.

    I've tried a few docks, e.g. the OWC USB-C Dock for Apple MacBook. It worked occasionally. Sometimes you had to remove and plug in the USB-C cable for it work. Sometimes you need to remove power complete from the dock and re-connect the power adapter for it to work.

    I've also tried the Dell WD 15 USB-C dock. It worked very well, I just wasn't able to adjust the scaling, which meant that my 4K display was using a too tiny font.

    But the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter? It works perfectly.

    It immediately detected my 4K display, set the resolution to 3816 x 2160 @ 30Hz (the Macbook 12 max resolution & display rate) and I was able to scale the display to a usable font size.

    And it works every time.

    Note: I'm using it together with a Macbook 12, Early 2016 with a Dell U2817Q 4K display.

    16 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why the bad reviews

    • Written by Richard P from WHITINSVILLE

    Yes it's expensive, but it does the job. I tried it on two monitors and the screen does not flicker or do anything wrong. It works like it's suppose to. I'm going to buy another so I can have dual monitors.

    11 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to do!

    • Written by Carol A from Arlington

    I teach university level chemistry labs from my laptop three times a week and rely on the adapter to do so. The adapter has personally never failed to hookup the HDMI and my USB at the same time. I purchased this about 8-9 months ago and it still works perfectly.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works as described, nothing bad till now

    • Written by Danilo Hector S from boca raton

    Have use this adapter since the day I bought my MBP in Frebruary 2017 . Haven't have any issue yet.

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter working as advertised with MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and 4k monitors

    • Written by Doug M from Castro Valley

    This adapter works as advertised; the USB-C port can be used to power the laptop, the HDMI port can drive my Dell S2817Q 4k monitor, and the USB port can connect my TimeMachine backup drive or iPhone with no problems. I plugged it in, there was no driver or other firmware to load, it simply worked. In fact, I have two of these adapters to drive two of those 28" Dell monitors, and they work without issue at their highest resolution. I plug in a SteelSeries Apex 350 keyboard (not for gaming, I develop software) and Sensei wireless mouse, and they work perfectly. The problems faced by those early adopters seem to be resolved with this latest hardware.

    As a slightly negative point, I would have expected the USB-C port on the adapter to provide power and data to my iPhone, but as the online specifications indicate, that port is meant as an input to supply power to the laptop. That wasn't clear to me initially, but is not an issue for my configuration. I recommend this latest version of the adapter for use with new MBPs, keeping this shortcoming in mind.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well For Me

    • Written by Thomas L from Apple Valley

    I had been considering purchasing the $1,299 LG monitor for my MacBook Pro, but I couldn't stomach the price tag. Instead I spent about half that and I originally purchased the Insignia HDMI to USB-C adapter. It was horrible. The monitor would flicker and it may or may not come to life. At first I thought that the issue was either the monitor or the MB Pro. I have since learned that wasn't the case. On a whim, while at the Apple Store for something else entirely, I purchased this one. Low and behold, I get home, unpack it, and plug it in and voila! Instant display. I'm quite pleased that I don't have to contemplate $1,300 spend any more.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working perfectly. 3-4 weeks...

    • Written by Terrance E from Milwaukee

    Like many other reviews here, I was pretty skeptical of this product, and the price.

    I have a 2017 iMac (Sierra), and my sole need this product needed to fill was connecting my Wacom Cintiq 13HD (HDMI input).

    I initially plugged only the Adapter in, with nothing else connected. An option to update the Adapter popped up, which I went ahead and did.

    I restarted with the Cintiq hooked up, and after the usual setup, everything was entirely functional, with no latency or problems whatsoever.

    I rarely end up getting around to writing reviews, but after reading all of the negative ones here, I just had to come back to mention this product has actually been working perfectly as of the time of this writing.

    17 of 25 people found this useful