• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    I've had this adapter since late December 2017. In the last month I've used it to work (via an HDMI to DVI adapter) with a 23-inch Cinema HD display and to sync my iOS devices. It is also possible access files on and play videos directly off a Kingston USB flash drive, as you normally would be able to on a Mac with a built-in USB 2 or 3 port. The adapter works as advertised, whether charging my MacBook or not. I mean, it would be nice if this adapter was included in the box or the functionality was built into the computer, but on its merit alone, there's nothing wrong with this adapter.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work

    not sure if it works with other monitors, but i have tried with a few dell and hp monitors and this thing just keeps flicking *sigh*. there go my $90.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete and utter trash

    Causes monitor to blink on and off all day, external USB-A hard drive causes crashes and reboots. One of the most infuriating purchases I have ever regretted making, it took me far too long to realize it was the dongle's fault, long past when I should have returned it. It does sort of work sometimes if you wait or baby the monitor.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not working after extensive use over 2 months

    WHY does my $1800 laptop rely on a $60 adapter!!! I work as a teacher and have to project my laptop on the smartboard, this dongle gets in the way for seamless transitions! After over 2 months of use, this stopped working.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost made me commit SUICIDE

    Worst piece of junk I have ever encountered. The frustration of trying to make it work almost made me go to the nearest intersection and jump in front of the fastest truck I could see. AVOID if possible if not, make sure you have no intersections near you.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is not working at all! Don't buy!

    It's not working with my MacBook Pro Late 2017 13". I don't know if it's a problem with a product or with a USB-C port in Apple's laptops. When I use other devices with USB-C in my laptop they always work with some problems. Sometimes you have to reconnect them and then they work. I think it's time for Apple to start a revision for their solution they use in 2017 laptops. Seems USB-C is not a very stable part or these computers. I read a lot of bad reviews for this Adapter. It's time for Apple to answer. How can I connect an HDMI monitor to your laptop?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    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!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for value

    The only problem this adapter cause is flickering of yellow blocks during my MBP (max spec. 15" 2017) shut down when connected to external monitor. It doesn't affect usability but it is annoying that $80 dongle is not performing up to pair. So for the reason of sloppy QA and high price, I will take away 2 stars from a perfect score.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying essential, hit and miss quality and way overpriced

    As a sysadmin at my firm, I have had quite a lot of these adapters through my fingers. About 75% work fine, but I've had one outright failure and many others not working fully, with some combination of HDMI, USB3.0 or power input not working. I have two on my desk at the moment with non-working HDMI and am trying to get the firmware upgrade to take - yes, these things need firmware upgrades. Both adapters have gone through the installer without error, laptop rebooted (seriously, Apple, what do I need to reboot the entire laptop for??) and then immediately asks me to upgrade the firmware again.

    The sad fact is, you need these adapters to do anything useful. We've bought much, much more sensibly priced ones on other sites but found them even less reliable. It's worth noting, the USB-C port on these adapters is designed for power exclusively - you cannot plug a USB device into this port, which seems a silly oversight especially for the 12" MacBook (all our devices are 4-port MacBook Pro's however).

    When they work, they work like you'd expect from Apple, but the quality control is awful and for a device that lets you do something essential, the price is through the roof.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working 4k over HDMI

    Another "happy customer" with a MacBook Pro and original adaptor, converted to the dongle life of walking around with two adaptors, and upgraded recently to an 4k (dell 28) monitor that I need to run at 1920x1080 until I receive an non official usb-c to display port that costs 1/5 of the oficial adaptor, and wonder of wonders is able to output 4k @ 60 hz. I would even be ok if I was able to run the display at 4k 30hz because of the lack of HDMI 2.0, but not even the spec resolution woking is unbearable.

    I would give 0 stars to both this adaptor and the new macbook pros.

    This wasn't the kind of experience that apple got us used to in the past.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine. VERY Pricey.

    I have two of these - one for my home setup and one for travelling. Hard to review this objectively because it's an essential item if you want to connect up to a HDMI monitor and plug in a USB peripheral. I can't imagine how you'd get on with a Macbook without one. To be fair, it does work, it's hard to get excited about it since it's literally just a multi-tap. Design is fine, I can't imagine it winning any awards but whatever.
    At this price it's hard to swallow, but even harder not to have, so you're a bit stuck.
    Be aware that the USB-C port on it will ONLY work to charge your laptop. You can't plug in a lightning-to-USB-C cable and have it charge your phone. Bit annoying. Not a deal breaker if you're running a Macbook Pro and have a few ports, but I can imagine it being incredibly frustrating if you're on a Macbook with the single port.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best dongle/dock ever!

    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.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of functionality

    The USB-C can only be used to charge the MacBook, which hinders the functionality of it. I wanted to connect my external hard drive using the standard USB port and connect my Samsung S8 using the USB-C port, then transfer files directly from the hard drive to the phone without having to copy to the laptop then to the phone but the phone does not connect for data transfer to the MacBook (it does charge though). I thought this may have been because it was a Samsung device but I used my lightening to USB-C cable to connect my iPad to the port and alas it did not connect either.

    On a side note, after being used for a while the adaptor comes out easily meaning anything connected is not safely ejected and you have to be very careful not to accidentally touch it in case this happens. I only give it two stars because both the HDMI and standard USB ports function properly.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI not working

    I'm bringing this back in. A perfectly working Philips tv and hdmi cable have connected my windows pc to the tv for ages. I bought the imac wit hthis connecter thinking it would work. It doesn't. Simply no connection to the tv whatsoever. Aplle support was very nice on the phone but could only tell me, after trying all their suggestions, to return it to the store and try it with an apple tv. If that doesn't work, it's the dongle. If it does, it is my mac...

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing: laggy video, doesn't work with all HDMI cables

    First let me say that I was excited about this product because it appeared it would provide a nice dock-type functionality in allowing all my desktop stuff to be connected by simply plugging in this one port.
    My configuration:
    - power plugged into power port
    - HDMI for monitor plugged into HDMI
    - USB cable from external Apple keyboard plugged into USB
    (I use a bluetooth trackpad so that is separate.)

    HDMI simply did not work with the Amazon Basics HDMI cable. It would flash weird patterns for a sec then cut out.
    HDMI works with another brand of cable I tried which was Syncwire, BUT there is significant lag. Probably only 30-50ms, but enough that things just "don't feel right." I wasn't sure if it was in my head, but once I plugged in the Smolink MiniDisplay Port connector and used that, everything felt so snappy it was clear the Apple HDMI port is a problem.

    I'm using a Dell (P2715Q) 27" 4K display with the lid closed on my laptop.

    In the end I'm just using this "multiport" adapter as a unified connector for power + keyboard, and using a separate Smolink brand USB-C to mini display port adapter for my display needs.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for messing up my presentation

    Thanks Apple for ruining my sales presentation. Bought the new laptop and this ridiculous accessory to be able to present on a big screen at my clients' office. Had a meeting to present to the board and the device simply didnt work, We tried for 20 minutes and had to give up. Apple and quality products are no longer self-evident. Next laptop is going to be a Windows...

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If You're Going to Require Adapters, At Least Make Them Work...

    This thing is garbage. Using it with my 2017 MacBook Pro 13" TouchBar, I can charge through it and use HDMI (which is terrible because the color is awful so I use a different adapter for Mini Display Port Functionality), but the USB function is useless. Drives don't mount, they disconnect randomly when they do mount, half my files don't show up and then I have to force eject. I don't have this issue when using the cheap, off-brand USB-C adapters from Amazon. A shame Apple couldn't get this right and make it usable and useful for actual professionals:

    1. Ditch HDMI as that's a garbage connection for REAL work and replace it with a Mini Display Port Adapter. There are still a lot of useable displays out there that use Mini Display. HDMI is terrible for color reproduction and design work.

    2. Make sure that it actually works for mounting drives, etc. It's hit or miss and terribly frustrating.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why the bad reviews

    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.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    despite this device not being discreet and spending a lot of money for this laptop, you now have to buy a device that doesn't work properly, and on top of that, only gives you one standard USB port, I don't know why they just couldn't include it in the first place.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI doesn't work, period.

    This adapter will not work on any of the HDMI projectors to which I have tried to connect in the schools where I work, I am convinced that it is the design rather than the adapter, since I have replaced it twice. $69 (x2) is pretty expensive for a dongle that only works as a USB port.

    12 of 12 people found this useful