• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE - CAUTION - AVOID!

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

  • 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 charger will not charge as quickly using the adapter, and under heavy loads will slowly drain the battery.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is supposed to do!

    I teach university level chemistry labs from my laptop three times a week and rely on the adapter to do so. The adapter has personally never failed to hookup the HDMI and my USB at the same time. I purchased this about 8-9 months ago and it still works perfectly.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I can't believe Apple released this product. I just wasted 3 hours trying to solve my HDMI problem. The monitor worked fine with my older MacBook Pro with the built-in HDMI port. But with my brand new, $3000 MacBook Pro the video kept cutting out. I tried everything before I read these reviews. Very poor user experience, and too late to get my $90 back. Seriously, never buy an accessory for Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI won't work. Apple you are not like this are you?

    Same as most people on this thread. No joy on my HDMI monitor. Just black and system prefs keeps switching on and off with display prefs open. Is there a fix?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works as described, nothing bad till now

    Have use this adapter since the day I bought my MBP in Frebruary 2017 . Haven't have any issue yet.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blue flicker and freezing using HDMI

    When I use the HDMI port to connect an external monitor with this adapter I get a blue flicker about every 10 seconds. Additionally, It freezes and I have to unplug and plug the HDMI cable back in at least six to eight times a day. This behavior did not occur on my recently replaced 2013 model that had a dedicated HDMI out with the same monitor. From reading online this seems to be pervasive across lots of USB-C to HDMI adapters using a MacBook.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO it does NOT charge your laptop

    I have I think 3 or maybe 4 of these. They absolutely do not charge the computer. NONE of them!

    Just having it sitting on and connected while sending emails - and my batteries will drop from 100% to 55% in the course of 4-5 hours. The only way to keep battery up is via direct connection to a port - NOT through this DONGLE

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes my mac to freeze or crash daily

    If you do any sort of moving around with your machine in an office, plugging and unplugging, coming back to your desktop... then you should probably expect this to crash your system pretty regularly. With my new MBP with all USB-C ports, hard to know exactly where to place the blame, but the crashes almost always happen when either unplugging or plugging this thing in.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning LAN adapter do not work

    I have LAN connection that did not work with this adapter. The connection setup is USB-C Digital Multiport Adapter -> USB-C to Lightning Adapter -> Lightning to LAN connection. If I connect the Lightning to LAN adapter directly to the USB-C port of my MacBook Pro, it worked. But no through the Multiport adapter. Had a similar problem with the Displayport connection too. It should be clearly mentioned in the description what type of connections will work the multiport adapter.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottleneck! Look elsewhere.

    For a mere $70 USD you can use this device to turn your Thunderbolt 3 port into a USB 2.1 and an HDMI 1.4 port with a Type-C port that is good for taking 3 days to charge your laptop. Do not expect it to properly run high resolution displays or USB 3.0 disc drives because it's just not capable. This would be worth the money if it had the latest interface technology, but it does not. Sneaky, sneaky Apple. Shame on you.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter working as advertised with MacBook Pro 15 (2017) and 4k monitors

    This adapter works as advertised; the USB-C port can be used to power the laptop, the HDMI port can drive my Dell S2817Q 4k monitor, and the USB port can connect my TimeMachine backup drive or iPhone with no problems. I plugged it in, there was no driver or other firmware to load, it simply worked. In fact, I have two of these adapters to drive two of those 28" Dell monitors, and they work without issue at their highest resolution. I plug in a SteelSeries Apex 350 keyboard (not for gaming, I develop software) and Sensei wireless mouse, and they work perfectly. The problems faced by those early adopters seem to be resolved with this latest hardware.

    As a slightly negative point, I would have expected the USB-C port on the adapter to provide power and data to my iPhone, but as the online specifications indicate, that port is meant as an input to supply power to the laptop. That wasn't clear to me initially, but is not an issue for my configuration. I recommend this latest version of the adapter for use with new MBPs, keeping this shortcoming in mind.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Seems that Apple has not even tried the product before release. Expect annoying moments if you are using Mac in business use. presentations fail 9/10 times because HDMI does not work. Apple has had a year to fix this after release of touch bar Mac Pro. No progress so far...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    still doesn't work

    I bought a 12" MacBook when they were brand new... I knew at the time there was no HDMI option. I waited... I've had a VGA multiport adapter and that works just fine... But connecting to a HDMI screen has never worked... I figured here in late 2017, things would have been fixed... NOPE..> Still no connectivity. No clue what we are supposed to do to make this work.
    I've updated the adapter driver... No change... Doesn't even flicker.. It just plain doesn't work.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and short life

    I brought it for my macbok pro 2016. It been using like 2-3 times a month and now it stop functionning completly
    It not worth the $49 I paid for and i guess i can not claim for the damage because it it 1 year warrantee
    the product stop functions at it’s 1st year anniversary no joke.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says... just poorly.

    Good news - the USB-A port works as expected. That's where the good part ends.

    The USB-C port is _only_ for charging and, inexplicably, won't allow your mac to charge at full speed. According to `System Information` when charging through the adapter my MacBook Pro charger (the one it came with) puts out 55 watts; without the adapter it's a full 86 watts. I would understand if I bought an off-brand adapter but everything I have is made by Apple and it doesn't work well together.

    I don't have concrete numbers on this, just my eyes but the HDMI port appears to degrade video compared to the built-in HDMI port on the previous Macbook Pro. I honestly can't see how Apple calls the current MacBook a "Pro" with a straight face.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to HDMI just plain stinks.

    If you're using this adapter for everything but HDMI, it works just fine. BUT, if you're looking to connect to another monitor for dual display, it isn't stable. It flickers and goes dark and you'll be constantly jiggling it. Still looking for a better solution.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy this

    If you compare what you are getting with this adapter, this allows you to plug in your MBP, have a HDMI connector, and a USB3 adapter. For $80 + this is firstly a rip off. Secondly, I have had no end of issues with the software required to run this adapter. It continues to reboot and reboot from this adapter as it attempts to install the software / drivers for it. I ended up buying an IOGear unit that was at $140 bucks but worked as soon as I plugged it in and has 3x the connections available to it. Apple, this generation of products that you have released have set you back years in progress that you once maintained. I am sorry, but having an bitten apple on the back just isn't good enough anymore.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well For Me

    I had been considering purchasing the $1,299 LG monitor for my MacBook Pro, but I couldn't stomach the price tag. Instead I spent about half that and I originally purchased the Insignia HDMI to USB-C adapter. It was horrible. The monitor would flicker and it may or may not come to life. At first I thought that the issue was either the monitor or the MB Pro. I have since learned that wasn't the case. On a whim, while at the Apple Store for something else entirely, I purchased this one. Low and behold, I get home, unpack it, and plug it in and voila! Instant display. I'm quite pleased that I don't have to contemplate $1,300 spend any more.

    3 of 8 people found this useful