• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I regret my new laptop purchase

    Apple has lost its way. I get why they are moving to USB-C but if you're going to do this, offer a dongle / dock that actually works. Like others have said, the USB connection loses connection to connected hard drives (not good). When connecting an external monitor, sometimes it works, sometimes you have to fiddle with it.

    When you spend $3k on a laptop that is meant for professionals, you'd think they'd have this figured out. So disappointed. My 27 year exclusivity to Apple's ecosystem is hanging by a thread. Tell Mr Ive that we like beautiful but we NEED performance and function as well.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI Failure

    I bought this adapter shortly after purchasing my brand new 12" Macbook. I liked the idea of being able to use this as a docking station whenever I was using my laptop at my desk. From the very first day, I had problems with connecting a second screen via the HDMI port. At first, the second monitor would flicker. Every five or six minutes, the screen would go blank and then turn on again. That was extremely annoying, but it was at least functional.

    The HDMI port now no longer functions. The macbook doesn't recognize that the external monitor is present. The external monitor is not receiving any information. Using other HDMI cables doesn't resolve the problem. The monitor works just fine when plugged into my desktop. The only possible answer is that the HDMI port on this product no longer works.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not much better in bootcamp :(

    I'm using bootcamp a lot of the time to run windows natively on my new macbook pro.

    Sometimes it's OK, but it doesn't take a lot to get things quite upset...
    My dell monitor often doesn't come back if you turn it off and on again. Any devices that I run through the USB port on this thing sometimes work, sometimes are really laggy, and sometimes need to be unplugged and plugged back in again. And sometimes the laptop refuses to believe that the adaptor exists at all.

    So all in all, SORT IT OUT Apple!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    a must for the new MacBook Pro

    I am using it mainly to connect via HDMI-DVI cable to my Samsung syncmaster monitor. So far so good. No problems.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable - beware your remote hard drives!

    I purchased one of these in November to go with my brand new Macbook. The quality of the connector is very poor. Even a slight jostle of the connector or shift of the computer was sufficient to cause the display to go blank and the hard drive to disconnect. Disconnecting hard drives without ejecting them first is a very good way to end up with a corrupt hard drive.

    After switching to a 3rd party product I have much fewer troubles than with the Apple AV connector.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product should be Recalled. It is Useless.

    I never in my life had so many issues with my experience of owning a MacBook until I got a USB-C MacBook Pro Touch 13". It has been nothing but a headache, and I am a tech so I understand the in's and out's of technology.

    This adapter does not work like it is supposed to, The screen goes out and comes back every couple seconds. It has been updated. I have tried so many different HDMI cables its not even funny anymore. Tried every USB-C port. SMC reset. multiple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapters thanks to Bestbuy's exchange policy, and plenty of other things. This is just unacceptable from a company who boasts there top of the line quality we have always know them to be. What happen to the days when Apple products just worked, and there was a large cultural basis that knew this and put there trust into that. Now with the so called "Top Engineers" they can't even make a adapter that works, let alone a direct cable that goes from HDMI to USB-C; the fact is they can but choose not to. It seems to all be a control thing. The Funny thing is the one display that is known to work flawlessly is no other then the Apple Display... Not everyone has $999 laying around for a monitor. Just saying.

    I love apple, but I'm disappointed. I only pray they don't make a habit of this.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible if you connect your mouse and keyboard to the USB

    I connected my mouse and keyboard usb dongle to it. The mouse keeps jumping on the screen and keyboard misses key hits. I got one of the simple usb-c to usb converters and the it just works.
    I'm so annoyed with this new mac ugh.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter!

    Like many here I bought this in the hopes it would at least deliver on it's basic promise. It however does not. Apple, please make sure the USB-C port on this thing acts the same as the one on my Mac so we can expand our open slots! More specifically however, it is not compatible with the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. Simply doesn't work. So I disconnected the Ethernet from the 3 port dongle and plugged it straight into my MacBook and presto worked fine. Apparently, the dongle USB-C expansion port is not transferring the same data as empt port on your MacBook.

    Apple, please fix this!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    I switched from my macbook air to the new macbook pro and had to use this adapter to connect my external monitor (ASUS), a USB hub and the charging cable. On my macbook air I was able to use everything at once and hoped to achieve the same with this adapter. Not working though, screen resolution on the external monitor completely wrong and the USB hub connects and disconnects all the time.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Corrupted Graphics w/ Dell Display

    I use this dongle with my Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29inch display and new 2016 MacBook Pro (non-touch bar) and about 50% of the time when disconnecting or connecting to the display the graphics on the display and the macbook's display will be corrupted forcing me to do a hard reboot. Sometimes when I disconnect the display I'll just get a black screen on my macbook's display and again I'm forced to do a hard reboot. After reboot, I log into my account and get about 5min of black screen until the computer finally begins functioning normally again. Not sure if this is a dongle, MacBook, or Sierra issue (or all of the above), but overall I'm pretty disappointed with my recent purchases after shelling out close to $3000 for this new mac and the pile of dongles necessary to get it to work with the rest of the world. Fingers crossed this is addressed with future OS updates.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI does not work

    I bought two of these when I got my new MacBook Pro this year. I just had a chance to use it with an HDMI projector. Neither one would work. Only the regular USB port worked. I bought a non-Apple product that worked great. It's too late to return it. :-(.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Useless

    Not that there isn't enough bad reviews on this piece of junk already but since I paid for it too. This useless device almost never recognises any of my hard disks. If it does it keep disconnecting every few minutes. Also forget about charging your iPad with this. So basically it just blocks one of the USB-C ports for a lot of money. Considering the price price of the MacBook I would have expected it comes at least with one standard adapter.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's fine

    I can't see anything wrong with it, it's doing what it's supposed to do

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try this....

    What I found is if I segregate the (2) ports to seperate the USB-C to HDMI adapter with charge. Then use the other port dedicated to only usb-c to (old) Usb input with a fan out of 3 and ethernet the darn thing responds better. locking and sleep to wake up seems to work. I think it might be a band width confusion in the physical bus architecture. Thats my six cents

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Today I had one of the most important meetings so far for my startup. Since my adapter is made by Apple I was expecting it to work. The screen sharing was flaky at best, and the presentation was ruined because of it. I got my MacBook just a few months ago, having only had laptops before. I thought when I pay triple the price to get an Apple product that I would have a reliable piece of hardware, instead the most basic function is failing. Please fix this asap!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as expected

    I purchased a $19 Chinese knock-off adapter as I bawked at the Apple price of a AU$79 adapter. The cheap adapter displayed all the error characteristics as I have seen posted in here about the genuine Apple product - screen flickering and slowness, monitors dropping out, devices dropping out, adapter gets really hot.

    I thought I would try the genuine adapter anyway as I had nothing to lose with Apple return policy, and it works perfect! Haven't had a drop off, flickering is gone, adapter doesn't get hot.

    I would have given this 5 stars except for the price.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with DELL U2713H

    I have a MacBook Pro 13" and this adaptor. When attempting to use my work monitor, the display remains generally blank. Changing the resolution of the display then activates it, in all available resolutions, but this has to be done every time the computer is reconnected or woken from sleep.

    Connection and reconnecting the display has no effect.

    The USB A connection from the adaptor is also non-functional most of the time,.

    I'll be seeing visiting the Apple Store to try and see if changing the adaptor works, and then seeing about a refund if it does not.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Junk

    HDMI and USB don't work. Until this gets updated this adapter is useless. Not only that, but Apple has completely sidelined my work and all use of monitors, hard drives, and even my Apple keyboard by eliminating all necessary ports from the 2016 Macbook Pro. I was already upset that such an expensive machine doesn't come with vital ports or adapters. To have purchased this piece of trash adapter is the icing on the cake.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Monitor flickers as others have reported

    Computer: MacBookPro 15" Late 2016 (with new Touchbar)
    MacOS: 10.12.2 with latest (19Dec) OS Patchset
    Monitor: 40-inch Philips BDM4065 which has (1) DisplayPort, (2) HDMI ports and native resolution of 3840x2160 @ 60Hz.

    Monitor works fine using USB-C to DisplayPort adaptor (Monoprice PN 13234) although suspend/restore sometimes causes a system crash.

    I just purchased and tried this new adaptor for my office (forgot the other adaptor at home). It runs the monitor at full resolution but only at 30Hz (my understanding is this is a limitation with HDMI).
    PROBLEM: The monitor flickers constantly: it goes blank for 1-2sec every 5-10sec.

    Note that when I first plugged in this adaptor today, I was prompted to download a driver update from Apple. This seemed to install successfully though I was prompted to install it twice (with two reboots).

    I'll return this adaptor (and HDMI cable) to the Apple Store and just order another Monoprice HDMI adaptor (one for work and one for home).

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY this

    I'm using this to connect a monitor, power and a Mac USB keyboard to my MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016). The adapter worked for almost a day, but then the keyboard stopped responding. Checking the adapter I found it was so hot I could not hold it. I unplugged it and found that the ports on the back are smelling of burnt plastic. Clearly there is something fishy with this product - judging from all the other negative reviews too.

    A very bad situation. This is the only way I can connect a monitor to my MacBook - it's the only port. If Apple cannot provide me with a working adapter then my MacBook becomes severely limited!

    68 of 70 people found this useful