• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO it does NOT charge your laptop

    I have I think 3 or maybe 4 of these. They absolutely do not charge the computer. NONE of them!

    Just having it sitting on and connected while sending emails - and my batteries will drop from 100% to 55% in the course of 4-5 hours. The only way to keep battery up is via direct connection to a port - NOT through this DONGLE

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes my mac to freeze or crash daily

    If you do any sort of moving around with your machine in an office, plugging and unplugging, coming back to your desktop... then you should probably expect this to crash your system pretty regularly. With my new MBP with all USB-C ports, hard to know exactly where to place the blame, but the crashes almost always happen when either unplugging or plugging this thing in.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning LAN adapter do not work

    I have LAN connection that did not work with this adapter. The connection setup is USB-C Digital Multiport Adapter -> USB-C to Lightning Adapter -> Lightning to LAN connection. If I connect the Lightning to LAN adapter directly to the USB-C port of my MacBook Pro, it worked. But no through the Multiport adapter. Had a similar problem with the Displayport connection too. It should be clearly mentioned in the description what type of connections will work the multiport adapter.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottleneck! Look elsewhere.

    For a mere $70 USD you can use this device to turn your Thunderbolt 3 port into a USB 2.1 and an HDMI 1.4 port with a Type-C port that is good for taking 3 days to charge your laptop. Do not expect it to properly run high resolution displays or USB 3.0 disc drives because it's just not capable. This would be worth the money if it had the latest interface technology, but it does not. Sneaky, sneaky Apple. Shame on you.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Seems that Apple has not even tried the product before release. Expect annoying moments if you are using Mac in business use. presentations fail 9/10 times because HDMI does not work. Apple has had a year to fix this after release of touch bar Mac Pro. No progress so far...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    still doesn't work

    I bought a 12" MacBook when they were brand new... I knew at the time there was no HDMI option. I waited... I've had a VGA multiport adapter and that works just fine... But connecting to a HDMI screen has never worked... I figured here in late 2017, things would have been fixed... NOPE..> Still no connectivity. No clue what we are supposed to do to make this work.
    I've updated the adapter driver... No change... Doesn't even flicker.. It just plain doesn't work.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and short life

    I brought it for my macbok pro 2016. It been using like 2-3 times a month and now it stop functionning completly
    It not worth the $49 I paid for and i guess i can not claim for the damage because it it 1 year warrantee
    the product stop functions at it’s 1st year anniversary no joke.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says... just poorly.

    Good news - the USB-A port works as expected. That's where the good part ends.

    The USB-C port is _only_ for charging and, inexplicably, won't allow your mac to charge at full speed. According to `System Information` when charging through the adapter my MacBook Pro charger (the one it came with) puts out 55 watts; without the adapter it's a full 86 watts. I would understand if I bought an off-brand adapter but everything I have is made by Apple and it doesn't work well together.

    I don't have concrete numbers on this, just my eyes but the HDMI port appears to degrade video compared to the built-in HDMI port on the previous Macbook Pro. I honestly can't see how Apple calls the current MacBook a "Pro" with a straight face.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to HDMI just plain stinks.

    If you're using this adapter for everything but HDMI, it works just fine. BUT, if you're looking to connect to another monitor for dual display, it isn't stable. It flickers and goes dark and you'll be constantly jiggling it. Still looking for a better solution.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy this

    If you compare what you are getting with this adapter, this allows you to plug in your MBP, have a HDMI connector, and a USB3 adapter. For $80 + this is firstly a rip off. Secondly, I have had no end of issues with the software required to run this adapter. It continues to reboot and reboot from this adapter as it attempts to install the software / drivers for it. I ended up buying an IOGear unit that was at $140 bucks but worked as soon as I plugged it in and has 3x the connections available to it. Apple, this generation of products that you have released have set you back years in progress that you once maintained. I am sorry, but having an bitten apple on the back just isn't good enough anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well For Me

    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.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work - Blinks on and off

    Rubbish piece of hardware which is expensive. Blinks on and off all the time (charging, usb and power). Do not buy this - surprised that Apple still sell it looking at all the reviews now. Not happy after spending $4,000 on a new Apple Mac Book Pro and a further $100 on this useless item:(

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working perfectly. 3-4 weeks...

    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.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix for Blinking Problem

    This was a 1-star until I discovered this trick: 1) Connect to a monitor 2) Apple > Sleep 3) Then hit spacebar to wake, and log in. Result) No more blinking. This accessory along with a Mac is terrible at hot-swapping, but if I wake the computer up with it already connected, it hasn't caused me problems.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst apple product

    I was happy with this adapter until I got a some small brand adapter... then I realised this expensive apple adapter destroyed it's repute
    HDMI work fine
    type C interface is only for charging input
    the USB port, is the worst, low speed, if connected to a external hard disk, 2.4Ghz wifi is affected.
    if connected to a mouse or keyboard dongle, you will suffer lag and non response

    just like it's name, it's just a multiport of AV + charging adapter

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple

    I cannot believe Apple could put out a product that simply cannot be depended upon to work. Fortunately, I have back-up plan upon back-up plan. I present for a living. My stuff has to work! I bought the USB-C HDMI adapter. I tried it on my TV at home before I hit the road. It worked. I also bought the USB-C VGA adapter. I tried it at home on my projector. It worked. I got on the road and the HDMI adapter did not work. Fortunately, the VGA adapter worked. My back-up after that was the exported Keynote to PowerPoint file that I would have had to run on a PC. C'mon Apple.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI not working - USB underpowered - major disappointment

    I decided to buy the MacBook realizing the port situation would be painful, but this apple branded dongle seemed to be an adequate workaround if it worked as described. I noted prior reviews but bought it anyway in late Sept 2017 thinking that mainly disgruntled people would post reviews so perhaps the negative preponderance was biased. That was wishful thinking. Unfortunately, in my first week of experience, the USB has insufficient amperage and the HDMI has not worked at all on any of the monitors I have tried to hook into (they worked fine with my 2013 MBP HDMI available as a backup). Firmware and drivers are up-to-date including a patch early Oct 2017. MacOs X.13 (High Sierra). Bummed and will seek refund.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI doesn't work

    Piece of junk! HDMI is simply not working: have tired several external displays, spent half a day googling for solutions, read many similar feedbacks - useless. Considering price-troubles ratio it would get 9 out of 10.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Cable

    Necessary cable that has almost all you need and works well