• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    use case: connecting to displays

    This adapter works when connecting my 2017 usb c/thunderbolt 3 macbook pro to an old thunderbolt display at work.

    This adapter does not work when connecting the same laptop to a dell u2515H via the mini display port cord at home.
    i had to buy a display port -> usb c cord for this.

    My 2012 macbook air would work with both displays.

    Slightly confusing because thunderbolt and mini display port are the same shape plug. But this adapter won't take a display port signal - as outlined in the description.

    Search google/apple support docs with this text for clarity on the subject: 'Apple Mini DisplayPort adapters: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)' (urls not aloud in review)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works PERFECTLY!

    Don’t let the negative reviews scare you.

    I purchased this adapter at an Apple Store to use with a new (usb-c only) 2016 MacBook Pro.

    It works flawlessly with the Thunderbolt Display.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wow

    This absurdly expensive port simply does not work.

    Plain and simple. Plug it into my iMac with Thunderbolt 2 ports - no devices registered. I might as well have just shoved $65 into the port - would have achieved the same result - nothing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for mini displayport displays! Other 3rd party ones work

    What a joke. This is useless for connecting a mini displayport Apple Cinema display. Spent 3 HOURS on the phone with apple support and an in person genius bar appointment before someone figured out this adapter is the problem.

    Tried this out with a 3rd party adapter (Henge Dock docking station) and it works just fine. Its ridiculous that Apple makes an adapter like this that doesnt even support all their OWN displays.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with 2016MBP in mac and bootcamp modes

    I've been using this adapter since March 2017 to connect to a single Thunderbolt 2 display and daisy chained Thunderbolt 2 displays in both Mac native and bootcamped modes without issue. I've also been able to use it with a UAD Apollo Twin II in both OS without issue.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time

    I just purchased a 2017 Macbook Pro with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Sadly, I've had to order a dock at $ 299 to use USBs and other peripherals. My thunderbolt 2 dock would not mount using this adaptor. None of my Thunderbolt 2 external drives would mount using this adapter. I am beyond frustrated as the new docks and hubs do not have Thunderbolt 2 ports. Come on, Apple. You are better than leaving good customers in such a fix.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems whatsoever (PC)

    A little hesitant about purchasing both cable and adapter after seeing the negative reviews. Not sure what’s going on, maybe Apple users aren’t that tech savvy.

    I’m connecting my Apollo Twin MKII to my PC through an ASUS thunderbolt pcie card. There is a few glitches with audio through different applications however, while in a DAW there is no problems.

    Don’t let the ridiculous 1 star reviews scare you. If it works on a Microsoft computer there should be no problems on a Mac. The only thing bad is the price. Hence the 4 star rating.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way overpriced Apple-Problems with SSD Thunderbolt 2 ext drive

    First $50....com’on Apple.

    Bought this to use my existing T-bolt 2 SSD ext boot drive with the new 2017 27” iMac since Apple removed the T-bolt 2 ports entirely. A pain.

    This adapter works BUT it reduces the SSD speed down from 20/gbps to 10/gbps! Same exact drive but now slower.

    It matters because I am using the SSD as the boot drive for High Sierra.

    Also, when I bought this adapter at the Apple Store (reluctantly) the staff incorrectly thinks USB C drives are the same as Thunderbolt 2 or 3. They are not, Apple is confusing everyone by changing the ports to USB C. I cant even find a Thunderbolt 3 SSD drive to take advantage of the faster speed, I think Apple should have left a thunderbolt 2 port to make everyone’s life easier.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please, do not buy it!!!

    The main (if not only) reason why anyone needs this overpriced accessory is to reconnect your old thunderbolt-2 display (such as a $1000 Apple Thunderbolt, for example) to your brand-new Mac Laptop. To put it simple:

    IT DOES NOT WORK.

    The new Mac is not fully compatible with thunderbolt-2 displays period. Technically, if you find the way to establish the connection, the display will work (happened to me on some lucky days), but on 50% of the times it will simply not turn on and nothing what you do will change this outcome.

    Dear Apple,

    I have no words to express my frustration with your awesome idea of releasing all-the-same port Macbook Pro Laptop, by default dependable on your price-charged adapters, and not even developing the adapters that actually work with other Apple products. Not even mentioning moving a sound port to the right, making the headphone cable to go under my right hand...

    Shame on you!

    It is my second big frustration with Apple products after my iPhone 6s bended by itself in my jeans pocket and Apple representatives had not accepted it as a bug.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced but now have two additional monitors for my 2017 MBP

    My work computer is a 15" MBP with only USB C ports. I was using the Duet Display app to connect the MBP to my 12.9" iPad for more screen real estate via USB C to Lightning cable but needed more monitors for the type of work I was doing. I already had a 2013 iMac as my main computer. This enabled me (with a thunderbolt 2 cable) to use my iMac as a third monitor with my 15" MacBook pro and 12.9" iPad. It's made me a lot more productive.

    Rant: For the amount of money Apple makes us shell out for the MBP with only USB C ports they should include this and all the other adapters with the laptop.

    But happy it's working :)

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine.

    This adapter has worked flawlessly for me. I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews. I almost didn't get it because of that but since there aren't many options for this adapter I figured I would try it. It is connected to about a dozen device which all function normally. Despite the fact that is says it won't work with DisplayPort, it will, the display port just has to be daisy chained behind a thunderbolt device. I have it connected to a CalDigit TB2 station - Drobo - Mini Display port to HDMI. In total it drives two 1080p displays, the drobo, gigabit lan, esata and a bunch of usb devices flawlessly.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally frustrating

    I can't get drives to mount or cameras although I have tried all four ports and multiple times. This is a massive waste of money. I may need to consider moving away from my 30 years as a MAC user because I can't get my work done.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for my 2017 iMac and MOTU 828x

    I was reluctant to buy this based on all the bad reviews. But I feel like they're mostly written by, generally, computer illiterate people and people who expect this to work in ways that it is not designed. Anyway, I just needed to connect my MOTU 828x Audio Interface (thunderbolt 2) to my 2017 iMac for my recording studio and it works just fine. Maybe I'm lucky and everyone else who has had problems are unlucky. I don't know.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock with MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017)

    I used this connector to hook up MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) + Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock + Samsung 4k 28" Display and it worked like a charm.

    Note: This will not power MacBook and you have to use charger

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with chained Thunderbolt displays

    Yes, it's overpriced. Moving on.

    Wanted to drop a note in here as it wasn't 100% clear if this would work with chained Thunderbolt displays. I can verify that it does. I have a 15" MacBook Pro (2017 model), connected to one 27" Thunderbolt display via this adapter, and then that display is connected to a second 27" Thunderbolt display. No issues at all.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should just say "Only Works With Apple Cinema Display"

    I bought this to work with my ViewSonic VP2780 4K monitor and my new MacBook Pro 13. The monitor worked fine with my 2015 MacBook Pro using the Thunderbolt 2 connection. Why would I have thought it wouldn't work with the MacBook Pro 13?

    Clearly, Apple accessories should be labeled Plug and Play. Or rather, Plug and Hope It Plays.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not behave like a normal Thunderbolt port

    You're not just getting a Thunderbolt port on your Mac here. You're getting only the limited scope of what's exactly outlined. I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and a Mac mini - both work with my displays just fine. With these adapters, no go.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent adapter to link new 2017 iMac to my Thunderbolt 2 CalDigit Dock

    Just upgraded from my trusty Late 2012 13" Retina MacBook Pro to a new 27" iMac 2017. As I had previously invested in a CalDigit Thunderbolt 2 dock to use with my MacBook, I needed a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter to link my Thunderbolt 3 iMac to the CalDigit dock, and so I bought this Apple adapter.

    So easy to use and it works perfectly.

    The BenQ 27" monitor is driven via the HDMI output on the CalDigit Thunder2 Dock.

    Recommended adapter!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading Information - Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter description

    Beware! The description on the website is misleading and inaccurate.

    On the website it says 'As a bidirectional adapter, it can also connect new Thunderbolt 3 devices to a Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port and macOS Sierra.' This statement can be UNTRUE depending on the model of your Mac.

    I have a 2013 Macbook pro with a Thunderbolt 2 female port. I use all my USB ports on the laptop for other devices and need to utilize the Thunderbolt 2 port for my iPhone. After reading the description on Apple's website, I purchased this adaptor from a 3rd party, only to find that it will need another cable for it to work. And of course, no one is selling that thunderbolt 2 to thunderbolt 2 cable anywhere.

    If you are in a similar situation as I, you are better off buying a USB hub and forgetting about this adaptor.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Work with G-Drive Thunderbolt3 (USB-C)

    Purchased a G-Drive 4TB that only had a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection. Using the provided USB-to-USB-C cable wasn't providing fast enough speed to transfer 4K 30P ProRes files in real time for editing, compared to the other identical,Thunderbolt2 drive we'd been using. Got this adapter, it didn't even seem to connect. Drive wouldn't even spin up despite repeatedly attempts. Drive always worked fine (just not fast enough) when connected via USB, but never when connected using this adapter to the Thunderbolt2 port on my iMac. I think it may not be suitable for this purpose.

    13 of 14 people found this useful