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).

    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

      582 of 617 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

      458 of 475 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

      349 of 367 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HDMI keeps cutting out

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Works for while...

      I have now bought a total of six of these things, one each with each new Macbook or MacBook Pro I've been buying for staff. The results have been consistent. Th I have now bought a total of six of these things, one each with each new Macbook or MacBook Pro I've been buying for staff. The results have been consistent. They work (usually for a few weeks) and then they stop working - and it's almost always the USB-C connector to the external screen that stops working. Oddly, it only stops working for that purpose- it's still works for power. I've also regularly taken the adaptor back to my local Apple store - where they replace them without fuss - only for the same thing to happen with the new ones. It's very frustrating as these adaptors are essential with the MacBook - which only has the one port.

      • Written by Stephen B from Farnham

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works for while...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      only 30Hz refresh rate at any resolution other than 1280x720

      With no USB-C to display port option available for the macbook pro this adapter seemed like the only way to connect my external monitor. Unfortunately the only With no USB-C to display port option available for the macbook pro this adapter seemed like the only way to connect my external monitor. Unfortunately the only resolution that i can get 60Hz refresh rate at is the very low 1280x720 and it has some disturbing noisy lines here and there. With the previous macbook pro i could get better hdmi connectivity out of the box and when using the mini display port i could go up to 4k @ 60Hz. that's 70$ wasted

      • Written by panagiotis M from Cambridge

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?only 30Hz refresh rate at any resolution other than 1280x720

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      +1 on the HDMI issues

      Seriously first trying to get the monitor to appear plugging cables in and out, then this constant blanking out an in... I own almost every device in the Apple Seriously first trying to get the monitor to appear plugging cables in and out, then this constant blanking out an in... I own almost every device in the Apple ecosystem from the shuffle to a 12-core Mac Pro (and this new "magical" POS 15" MBP) and Apple if there's one suggestion I'd make is get your **** together... I'm sure it's fine for Chinese fashionistas and Kardashians that want to show how much they can waste on gadgets, but some of us want solid gear that "Just works" (is anyone left at Apple that remembers those days?). Oh and as the richest company on Earth when you finally sort this out you should have the decency to replace these POS units you inflicted on us at a outrageous price

      • Written by Abdul N from Amsterdam

      10 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?+1 on the HDMI issues

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