• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and unreliable

    My adapter arrived with the USB port not working. I tried the product because usually apple products are expensive but normally work well. It seems this adapter is the exception.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    Just bought this today from the Apple store during the USB-C promotion. Using it on my 2016 Macbook 12", I have no problem connecting to my FHD monitor using a regular HDMI cable. No flicking, no sudden disconnection, no problem waking up from sleep, no problem with hot plugging or unplugging. Have not tried 4K.

    USB seems to be have 3.0 speed. Connected my Seagate 1TB portable drive and got 100MB/s read and write speed as expected from a spinning hard drive. Definitely not a USB 2.0 as stated by a couple of reviewers. System report shows the external drive connected to a USB 3.0 bus with up to 5Gb/s speed and providing 900mA of current to the port.

    The adapter is slightly warm to touch after running for an hour. Not a concern at all.

    My adapter is running firmware version 2.35.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS

    I tried to use this for my late 2016 Macbook Pro to drive an external Dell U2913WM monitor, thinking it would be a great solution for power, display and the USB bus. The first thing macOS Sierra asks you to do when connecting is install a new driver. Out of our 3 computers, only 1 was able to successfully install the driver. My display flickered constantly at times, and when it did work there was significant underscan. Either the MBP thought it was a TV, or couldn't handle the widescreen display, but this is a horrible product and no one at Apple yet really knows. A j5create USB-C to DisplayPort cable worked perfectly, as did ANY OTHER third-party adapter for USB-C to HDMI. Just don't use this one.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter, but you NEED a good cable!

    After buying a MacBook Pro with only USB-C ports, it was time to connect it to my Dell 4K monitor. I was so alarmed by the low ratings on this device that I first bought a different brand... which did not work at all. Despite the preponderance of negative reviews, I decided there is no way Apple would sell a product with so many problems, so there must be something else going on, and after some consideration I went ahead and bought this one.

    At first, I was dismayed to find I was suffering the same flickering issue so many other users have reported. However, it turns out that the problem was not the adapter, but the cheap cable I was using. Another cable I tried didn't work at all. However, a $20 cable from Wal-Mart (the 4 foot GE Pro HDMI cable) solved the problem, and now I'm having excellent results.

    HDMI is a demanding protocol, and your entire setup needs high-quality components. Your cables should be as short as possible to minimize the chance of problems. If you're having difficulties with this adapter, chances are you need a new cable as well.

    The only reason I'm giving it four stars is that I'd prefer to have an integrated adapter + cable that was devoted to just plugging in HDMI monitors to USB-C ports, without requiring such a bulky dongle. That would simplify my setup considerably. But in the absence of such a thing, this seems to be the second-best alternative.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constant screen flickering

    Any connected HDMI screen will turn off for a few seconds every few minutes. Highly annoying. Do not buy.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Drives problem + solution

    The USB port on these adapter DOES NOT WORK WITH MOST EXTERNAL DRIVES. The connection will not sustain speed higher then 30MB/s and the connection will drop out constantly.

    The solution is to plug in your drive directly to one of the USB-C port on your MBP via a single cable. For example if you have a WD drive, most likely it has a USB Micro-B connector, so a Belkin USB-C to Micro-B cable is what you need and they are available from the Apple Store. This will solve the problems people are having with drives not functioning through adapters/dongles.

    The USB port on the adapter is best used for keyboard, mouse etc. NOT for data transfer at high speed.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well - Now I have a multi-screen MacBook Pro

    I bought this for my new 15 inch MacBook Pro late 2016 with Touch Bar. I had two problems, both of which were not the adapter. The first problem was due to the connector not being fully inserted into the MacBook.Having not used USB C before I was not familiar. Turns out the connector must be fully inserted until the casing is flush with the case of the MacBook Pro. My second issue was the HDMI cable I used was the thickness of a spaghetti string and was purchased at a dollar store and surprise it did not work. When I attached a more traditional HTMI cable everything worked perfectly.

    When I first inserted fully the adaptor USB C connector in my MacBook I received a message that the adaptor was detected and firmware needed to be updated. After the update I rebooted and it has worked perfectly. As a bonus I get an extra USB C port and a USB 2, which will work with many accessories the only exception being high speed drives.I never figured out whether it was the firmware in my MacBook Pro or in the adaptor that was getting updated, but whichever, all was good.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Kinda works but it's really buggy. Poor experience.

    I'm disappointed in the quality of this product, especially since Apple is forcing us to use USB-C everything. The adapter will often cause a kernel panic with my new MacBookPro 13". It told me there was an update as soon as I plugged it in - but it immediately crashed. I was able to reboot and then tried a few more times and was finally able to get the update to install. However when I put my Mac to sleep my external monitor blinks between sleeping and then waking up and falling asleep quickly again repeatedly over and over forever. So I just have to remember to unplug it when I walk away from my PC since it doesn't put the external monitor to sleep properly. It's really annoying and a poor quality experience overall.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI not working with 2016 MBP 15"

    External screen flickers couple of times and never comes up after. But MacBook shows its connected to two monitors. Please fix.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as intended

    I am looking to connect an LG UltraFine 4K display to a late 2013 Retina Macbook. While at the Apple Store, I was told this adapter would allow me to connect an HDMI cable from the MacBook to the USB-C port on the 4K Display. The connection does not work as intended. The MacBook does not recognize the display at all. I called Apple Support to resolve the issue and they were unable to help me.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    Constant flickering of the screen, in all resolutions.
    Macbook unusable.
    A real daylight robbery.

    51 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems connecting to printer and monitor (usb & hdmi)

    I bought this when it was >A$100, I'm glad to see it's now cheaper.
    That said, I'm disappointed that when I have my macbook set up in the office and linked to printer via usb and monitor via HDMI i often have to go through a process of unplugging, re-plugging and restarting everything to get the monitor or printer working. Today I can't even get the monitor working which is incredibly frustrating.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible- broke twice- Need better option!

    This is such a terrible product. It has broken on me twice but the real problem is there is no better option! Apple, please fix this!

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    monitor doesn't work, adapter version reverted after installed

    My Dell U2410 monitor via HDMI doesn't work with the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. It prompted a version update first time plugged in. After 4th attempt verified that the version successfully changed to 2.33. Then the monitor worked. Now today, it's reverted to an older version (1.58)! Monitor no longer works. Terrible product.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage.

    So frustrated. Brand new computer brand new adapter constant flashing. I've tried on 3 different 2016 Macbooks and 10+ monitors/projectors/tv all have the same issue. How the heck is Apple still selling this thing???? The third party adapters seem to have the same issue, beginning to think the problem is with the laptop design.

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I've used the Multiport Adapter to connect my 12 inch 2015 MacBook to my 4K Dell 27 inch monitor and it works flawlessly.

    8 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor USB 2.0 speeds - but "OK" in some ways

    Well, this is OK for HDMI and recharging, but very disappointing file transfer speed. It took >20 minutes to transfer 4.6 Gb to a USB Flash Drive - the same transfer took about 4.5 minutes on a very old Windows PC.... I think it should be working as USB 3.1 speed and have reasonable USB 2.0 speed.... Unfortunately as an essential item, it's just not up to it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its flickering - don't buy!

    This adapter is making the monitor flicker. If you move the MacBook or the cable my a millimetre the connection fails. Plus the ports are too close to run two devices at the same time.

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with everything but a Wacom Tablet

    I use this adapter all the time, and it always works really well. the only issue it that i use it to connect a wacom tablet to my 12" inch macbook, and there is a lag on the tablet, which wacom support says is because of the adapter. i suppose thats not an issue with the adapter itself, but its really frustrating. otherwise, i love this adapter, and i highly suggest getting it!

    8 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Monitor blank on & off, Failed to finish the new update

    New Macbook and new adaptor this September. The adaptor is no stable. It blinks on and off over time. I know there is an update about this, BUT I can not even finish the update. I tried different HDMI lines, monitors. It still happened. Maybe the type-C is not mature enough.

    68 of 75 people found this useful