• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for me

    The computer gets hot when the computer charger is connected to the adapter and even if I remove the charger, the computer still gets hot and start the fans.

    I do not recommend it.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Severely lacking

    Having bought a new Macbook Pro, I was willing to settle with some adapters for the time being. I have always been satisfied with Apple's adapters in the past as they worked flawlessly for both Thunderbolt and Lightning connections. Not this one.

    For starters, it costs $80 bucks. This is not an issue if you deliver a quality product that solves a problem.
    Next, I couldn't connect it to my 1440p display at work. Turns out the adapter doesn't support 1440p for this monitor - and there's no way to adjust the resolution on macOS if you can't get an image. I had to download Display Menu from the Mac App Store to scale down to 1080p in order to get any image whatsoever. I though HDMI meant HDMI, not sort of.
    Next, I had problems at home getting a Dolby audio feed coming through. Meaning, it just left out the center channel. So now I'm forced to output in stereo if I want to hear any dialog.
    Both of these issue worked just FINE with my old MacBook Pro, and I didn't even have to buy a dongle for that.

    The main reason why I'm so disappointed is that this is unlike Apple, and I hope they will correct these issues soon. Until then, be warned about this dongle.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    Not compatible with three different HDMI projectors.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me, just wish it was less expensive and needs a bug fixed

    I tried a different generic manufacturer off of Amazon that had amazing reviews. Not sure what those reviewers were talking about but the generic adapter did NOT work at all in my MacBook 2017 -- very similar to the issues being reported about the Apple-branded adapter (this adapter). So I decided to risk it and give the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter a try. As soon as I plugged it into my MacBook, the OS recognized it and said there was a firmware update. I downloaded and installed the firmware. Voila, works like a charm. No flickering or bugs that the other reviewers are talking about. That being said, I don't think Apple would have updated the the firmware had all these bad reviews not been posted -- so keep doing what you're doing :)

    3 stars because it generally gets the job done. Didn't give it 4- 5 stars because: 1. Expensive 2. Doesn't pass through the video/data signal on the Adapter's USB-C female port so when I plug in a genuine Apple USB-C/Lightning cable to my iPad Pro, it does not recognize a signal at all.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work well with my monitor

    This adapter was working ok for the usb and usb-c power, but for HDMI it just does not work, sometimes it freezes others feels laggy.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hot to the touch

    When I connect the usb-c power cable to it, it immediately begins getting extremely hot. So much so that after a few minutes it's too hot to hold in my hand. I don't trust it to leave it connected, so it does not work as advertised.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Humiliating!

    Standing in front of customers for presentation and need to explain why my 2017 MPB + original adapters worthing 3.5k EUR is not working on standard HDMI monitor. Customer: "Look at my Thinkpad - it's working, you simply need to plug it in!" SO SAD! SO HUMILIATING! MBP is not for professionals with lowest requirements (which is connecting computer to beamer at customer) anymore!

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI flickers nonstop

    Very cheap hardware. Do not buy this or the latest MacBook if you intend on using it with external displays at all. There is no way to connect via HDMI to an external display without experiencing constant flickering. I had this only for one week and the HDMI no longer works. It flickers repeatedly and makes it impossible to work. Very big nuisance especially for programmers. Apparently this has been an ongoing problem but now it's too late. I already bought the MacBook and have had it too long so I can't return it. This connector, however, is going back. Very poor quality and was $69 when I bought it. Looks like the price is dramatically dropping. It used to be $72 from what I understand. Horrible product.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    The USB port just stopped working a few months after I bought it. I haven't tried HDMI, but power is still working. Don't waste your money on this unless you absolutely need to. The basic single USB C to USB adapter works better. Incredibly disappointing for an Apple product.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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. 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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 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

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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 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

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY THIS OR THE MACBOOK PRO IF YOU NEED TO USE AN EXTERNAL MONITOR

    I'm extremely disappointed in and angry with Apple -- they advertise their new MacBook Pros as being about to connect with an external monitor with this Adapter, yet this adapter only worked for me for three months before I could no longer use it. Now, I get this message: "USB Accesssories Disabled. Unplug the accessory using too much power to re-enable USB devices." I get this message even when nothing is else plugged in -- and since there's only room for one other device (seriously, Apple? You couldn't have made a third port?) -- it's clear that the issue is with this USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. After less than a minute, the body of this accessory is hot to the touch.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not deliver any resolution at 60Hz even 1080 and below.

    Connecting brand new 2017 macbook pro to an external brand new 2017 43" Samsung MU6300 UHD TV no luck at running any resolution at 60 fps even 1080 and below as promised by the specification. the maximum value is 30 Hz, period! But the most frastrating part is the it has very heavy latency on the mouse pointer that make working on the external display totally impossible. Very disappointing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to Lightning to iPhone connection doesn't work with this adapter

    USB-C power in to this adapter then to my MBP on any of its USB-C ports works. The HDMI and USB-A seems to work well; I don't have any of the monitor problems others are complaining about. My Lightning to USB-C cable to iPhone into my MBP works for power or communication on any of its USB-C ports. So the problem is not the Lightning to USB-C cable, the iPhone or the MBP.

    But when I put the iPhone to Lightning to USB-C to this adapter to my MBP on any of its USB-C ports the MBP doesn't communicate with or provide power to the iPhone. So I have to return it to see if it's defective.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me. :) Using all ports, works like a micro-docking station.

    I bought two (2) Multiport adapters: HDMI (home), and VGA (work).

    My home setup is as follows: 28" Acer HDMI monitor, 15" 2017 MBP, Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 HDD (Time Machine). My last MBP had Thunderbolt 2 which didn't do much for me outside of DVI (HDMI was on the other side, out of reach), and my Time Machine backup.

    Now, I can leave the Mac's USB-C power adapter plugged-in to the Multiport like a micro docking station with my Time Machine drive, and HDMI monitor. When I come home, I simply plug in the USB-C cable to my MBP and whala! everything pops-up almost instantaneously. The monitor takes about 1-2 seconds, the HDD comes up fast and begins backing-up.

    No complaints. I'm really enjoying the USB-C setup now.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I bought this on a warehouse deal and I am glad I did. It works great with my MB Pro w/ Touchbar. After an upgrade to the firmware, which the adapter needed, it ran my AOC 27" monitor flawlessly.

    It charges the mac, and the usb works running a usb 3.0 hub.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI doesn't work

    I've tested across multiple monitors, and in every plug/unplug order I can come up with - HDMI on this thing does NOT work.
    Really sad to think that the 5 year old MBP I just replaced could connect to basic, practical things without a slew of expensive dongles and adapters.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited but ok for early 2015 MacBook

    Only con is limited ports. This is fine for travel and it works well for plugging into a tv and using a peripheral like a back up drive or a flash drive all while charging at the same time. at home i have an iMac keyboard plugged into the usb port (i prefer having the MacBook on a desk riser so i don't have to look down) and then use the courtesy ports on the keyboard for my logitech wireless mouse and my printer.i use the HDMI when i feel like plugging into the tv and it works fine, no flicker. I plan on getting a monitor. i'd like to have a couple extra usb ports, one for an optical drive, one for a solid state hard drive and one for my backup drive. i don't even care about not having an ethernet port (as much). My goal is to to have a set up that gives me the best of both worlds between my old iMac and my macbook. this adapter is probably the most reliable in getting me closer to that goal but i wish there was something with more ports (and more variety) that comes in a streamlined box that sits neatly on a desktop - not a floppy dongle.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very strange product

    I have this and the other multi-port adaptor and could not get the USB-C port to act as a feed-through on either, so if I connected (say) my monitor to the USB-C port, it did not work. However, it works the other way around - the power supply will feed through to my MacBook Pro. So this USB-C port is one-way only, not two-way. Very strange concept and not explained anywhere.

    6 of 6 people found this useful