USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your Mac with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

    This adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display in up to 1080p at 60Hz, or UHD (3840 by 2160) at 30Hz. It also outputs video content like movies and captured video. Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac, and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).

    Use the standard USB port to connect devices such as your flash drive or camera, or a USB cable for syncing and charging your iPhone, iPad or iPod. You can also connect a charging cable to the USB-C port to charge your Mac.

    Note: The Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is not compatible with the G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Apple part number HF4F2VC/A).

    Compatible with the following computers:

    12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 15-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

    What’s in the Box

    Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    HDMI

    USB

    USB-C

    System Requirements

    Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

  • 2.0 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Expensive Piece of Junk

      If you'd like to spend 80 bucks on an accessory that will cause your external monitor to blink on and off all day long... look no further!!! This is the access If you'd like to spend 80 bucks on an accessory that will cause your external monitor to blink on and off all day long... look no further!!! This is the accessory you've been dreaming of. I've tried different monitors. I've tried different HDMI cables. Nothing seems to help. This thing is incredibly frustrating to use. If you do decide to call support, expect to be on the phone for an hour only to be told "try plugging it into another port" on your single port usb-c macbook...

      • Written by Nicholas F from Seattle

      881 of 937 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expensive Piece of Junk

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      WARNING - Bad Hardware

      This adaptor has severe compatibility issues with external hard drives that can result in LOSS OF DATA. Apple even lists a few drives (including their own Super This adaptor has severe compatibility issues with external hard drives that can result in LOSS OF DATA. Apple even lists a few drives (including their own SuperDrive, pre 2011) than don't work with this adaptor, but there are more that don't work - both for storage OR Time Machine (!). This is really bizarre since the other USB-C to USB-A adaptor WILL work, but since this adaptor doesn't supply power to your MacBook, it's not a long term solution. In the instances where the Multiport adaptor DOES work with an external hard drive, it can experience drastically reduced speeds and randomly unmount the drive. The straight USB adaptor, with the same drive, does not show these issues. I can't believe Apple put this on the market without 1) more rigorous testing and 2) with this serious an issue. Having an external hard drive work with your laptop is a pretty important requirement. Terrible, terrible piece of equipment. I was an Apple employee and have worked with Macs for decades. This issue was diagnosed with a genius at an Apple Store after we went through several Multiport and regular USB adaptors, and then followed up with additional testing at home. Apple should be ashamed.

      • Written by Michael U from Solana Beach

      699 of 731 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?WARNING - Bad Hardware

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      HDMI keeps cutting out

      Expensive, and will not work properly. HDMI output keeps cutting out.

      • Written by Jure T from Murska Sobota

      539 of 567 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HDMI keeps cutting out

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      TERRIBLE - CAUTION - AVOID!

      Corrupted data transfers to external hard drives. Awful piece of dangerous junk. AVOID.

      • Written by David B from New York

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?TERRIBLE - CAUTION - AVOID!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This may be the worst product offered.

      I switched to Mac in March before going back to school. Picked this adapter over a more expensive third party. Should have gone with the third party. Since Marc I switched to Mac in March before going back to school. Picked this adapter over a more expensive third party. Should have gone with the third party. Since March 2017 I have gone through two of these adapters and had to deal with the HDMI connector failing on both. When I contacted Apple to discuss the problem and to see if there was a recall I was told because I purchased it through Best Buy I needed to talk to them to see if they would exchange it. Exchange? I don't want this piece of junk I want a solution. So long story short, don't waste your money on this or you will be wasting your money and time dealing with the problem.

      • Written by Randy K from Pryor

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This may be the worst product offered.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Inefficient Power for 15" Macbook Pro

      This adapted (despite it not being listed in the description) is limited to 55W passthrough power output. This means that 15" Macbooks, which ship with an 87W This adapted (despite it not being listed in the description) is limited to 55W passthrough power output. This means that 15" Macbooks, which ship with an 87W charger will not charge as quickly using the adapter, and under heavy loads will slowly drain the battery.

      • Written by Andrew K from Irvine

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Inefficient Power for 15" Macbook Pro

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