• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally useless

    I bought this dongle to connect my new macbook with Mac display. It does NOT work at all. Tried and tried and tried again. This is a piece of junk.

    I wish Apple can fix this issue.

    23 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly.

    I'm using a MacBook Pro 13" plus TouchBar with an Apple Thunderbolt display via this Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and it works perfectly (by that I mean that I can mirror / not mirror my laptop display, use the built in audio / camera and so on without any problems).

    I held back buying this based on the say-so of so many complaints / negative reviews on this site however, after chatting with an Apple Rep, I went ahead anyway and I'm glad I did. A mate has a similar setup and his adapter works fine as well. Maybe there was an early s/w problem that has since been fixed.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly Useless

    I bought this adapter specifically for two trainings I am teaching today. The adapter would not allow me to connect via HDMI to the classroom projector AT ALL... not even through VGA. Complete waste of money...

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's only for thuinderbolt not as a DP breakout for your DP monitor

    I use this adapter to connect my DELL XPS 15 to my Elegato and Belkin TB2 dock.
    DP out from the docks gives me 4K@60HZ on my external monitors.

    PLEASE note that this is a thunderbolt adaptor, not a DP adapter that on its own connect to an external display.
    You have to connect to a thunderbolt dock to "extract" the DP stream.

    So much complaining for nothing.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with TB G-Drives, transferring accounts and oddly Displayport

    Mine must be an anomaly because I have used this adapter to get my Eizo monitor working via a Displayport mini cable. I'm not sure why mine works, but I also have a Thunderbolt G-Tech EV drive which I have as the first port of call via the Thunderbolt 3 port + this adapter. I daisychained the Eizo via the Displayport cable which is connected to the spare Thunderbolt 1 port on the G-Drive EV and it works fine? Strange but true! I also used this to transfer my old mac and now I have everything working exactly like the old one.

    Perhaps the adapter doesn't like going directly into a Displayport mini cable, but I don't know why it should be ok when routed via a second Thunderbolt 1 drive, but it does. So I'm happy!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!!

    This adaptor is not working with external display. I tried many display models with no luck!!

    However, it is working fine for data transfer and data migration.

    So, if you whats to buy it for external monitor configuration it is not recommended.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my LaCie Thunderbolt 2 drive

    I bought this to connect my LaCie Thunderbolt 2 drive to my MacBook Pro 2016 with the Thunderbolt 3 ports. It did the job perfectly and I could use Time Machine to restore my files from my old MacBook Pro to my new one. I wasn't sure whether to rate it as a few stars less because of the price, I realise some people do that. But, as we know, Apple = Expensive. For functionality, it's 5 stars. Remove a couple of stars if you think it's overpriced.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work!

    I mean people come one! This device it really does work!
    And I do not mean only for Mac or Apple devices
    I bought it for using it with my HP ZBook ( work PC ) , and it performs exactly as it should

    I am using this device for connecting my HP ZBook with my Thunderbolt 2 Elgato,
    After installing some drivers, the docking was recognized

    So this device does work! I am not sure why the heck it go so many bad reviews
    Are you serious people?
    Do you actually read the technical specs before buying?

    This product looks good and works well
    Thanks Apple for another great device, <3

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for DisplayPort monitors

    If you've upgraded your Mac and still want to use your existing Thunderbolt-2/Mini-DisplayPort cable on your existing monitor... you're out of luck. This adapter doesn't support DisplayPort. Hard to fathom how Apple could have omitted such an obvious consumer need. Very disappointing after being recommended this cable in a store for this exact use case.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Bi-directional" doesn't work. (Lacie 6big T3 to cylindrical T2 MacPro)

    I bought this adapter so that I could connect my brand new MacPro to a brand new LaCie 6big RAID array that I bought just a little while ago.

    The MacPro is brand new, but it's the 2013 design which only has Thunderbolt 2. The new LaCie drive is T3.

    The product description claims:
    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.

    I can indeed physically connect the drives (as in the plugs fit) but the drive doesn't mount and isn't recognized by disk utility.

    So that's pretty useless and disappointing.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give this 0 stars

    We're able to display industry standard displays with older Mac's using Thunderbolt adapters at Montana Code School, and the newer Mac's with the new ports (USB-C) have made that impossible. Using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapters intuitively really should work - and that's what we bought. From Apple. But they don't work for us to chain from USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 to VGA. It appears that many others have this issue. Can't you do better, Apple?

    26 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The only dongle I needed

    Works like a charm, no loss of speed noticed and haven't had any glitches. Thanks!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine connecting Thunderbolt display to 2016 MacBook Pro

    Worked right out of the box. No issues yet. All usb devices plugged into the monitor work fine.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    I have 2 thunderbolt displays daisy chained connected the MacBook Pro Retina with Touchbar via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. This works perfectly as expected, I am able to wake up the Mac from clamshell mode as well...

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt 3 to 2, 2 to VGA don't work

    I own the 2016 Macbook Pro 13" with Touch ID.

    Just wanted to share that chained Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter, and then Thunderbolt 2 to VGA does NOT work.

    I validated this with another 2016 Macbook Pro 15" (bigger screen) with Touch ID. Did not work.

    Do not purchase this if you are thinking to chain to Thunderbolt 2 and then VGA. Find other solutions. Or test in Shop before you buy.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    a piece of trash. Doesn't work on my Dell 27 Ultra HD 4k Monitor - P2715Q

    21 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my use

    I have the (new) 2016 Macbook Pro with touchbar and Thunderbolt 3.
    As a sound engineer needed to connect to my soundcard on Thunderbolt 2.

    For this it works flawlessly.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Effed Up USB-C

    I've had several MacBookPros and they are great. So, for school I get a new unit with this terrible USB-C. What for? A thinner device? Why bother, I now have several stupid cords hanging off my computer, which can't be slipped into a travel sleeve smoothly. Nope, now it has to be decoupled from stupid strands.

    Add to this that external display is NOT BEING FOUND by a machine costing thousands of dollars! So, in this stupid USB-C adoption we have ruined all the peripherals, even my mouse with a micro-USB, now has to connect with a long stupid ugly adapter for this thing.

    So, after spending over $50 for a piece of raw earth minerals and mining materials, I can't even connect to the larger display. Seriously. I'll be buying any other version of the MacBookPro, likely used, rather than deal with this lame new USB-C(rap).


    29 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work w/ new (USB-C) Macbook, Apple needs to get their act together.

    This adapter doesn't work. But overall, my frustration is with Apple as a whole. They now offer a series of new products and peripherals that, not only don't work with their older products, don't even all work the same as other products they currently offer. My wife got a new Macbook (which has USB-C, unlike the MacBook Pro's and Macbook Airs they currently sell) and our HOPE was that this adapter would work with our 27" Thunderbolt Display (which works wonderfully with my brand new Air) ... Nope. The plugs all fit, but her Macbook gives us a "Thunderbolt accessories are not supported on this Mac" message ... I'll get my $$ back at the Apple Store, but WHY, APPLE, WHY!?!?! Figure your **** out.

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE: Doesn't work with all Thunderbolt 2 (even Apple's own products)

    The box doesn't tell you, but this overpriced Apple adapter sadly doesn't adapt. If you buy one and then painfully discover when first going to use it at a mtg that it doesn't work, you are forced to search online and eventually find the fine print that Apple didn't make it compatible with multiple of their previous Thunderbolt 2 products, namely in my case the Thunderbolt2 to HDMI and the Thunderbolt2 to VGA adapters.

    For a company that used to pride itself on plug and play, this is yet another example of the post-Jobs Apple which forgets its roots in ease of use and simplicity... Local Apple Store had not heard of the problem yet (so are still selling it to others who will likely be back frustrated) but kindly refunded my purchase even though it was beyond 14 days. Sadly they cannot refund for my flights and failed presentation at a conference where I had hoped to first use the adapter...

    35 of 39 people found this useful