• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works as expected

    This adapter works as expected, at least in my experience.

    I have not encountered any of the connectivity problems others here have identified. Those who are put off by such complaints might consider trying one out and then returning it if they experience any issues.

    That said, the price is somewhat exorbitant – especially in my case, given that it is only a temporary measure while I await the belated LG UltraFine 5K Display. I suspect this is largely due to the present lack of competition in the USB-C arena.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for some, Not for those with a 15" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar

    Don't get me wrong. This is a great, well-designed and versatile adapter but sadly it's not for me. It doesn't support the wattage of the 15" MacBook Pro's power-brick and I noticed significantly downgraded charging times because of this, Almost to the extent that my Macbook was not even charging when using demanding applications.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Locks up when going to full screen

    When transitioning to full screen my laptop locks up and requires a reboot (late 2016 13" MBP). Come on Apple, put some attention into these adapters, they are a critical piece of using the new MBPs.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy experience

    I bought two of these to connect my two 27" dell monitors. I can't get both monitors to work with my late 2016 macbook pro 13". Extremely frustrating experience. My dell laptop drives both of these monitors, the laptop display and a 1080p tv simultaneously. I can't even get the two montitors and the macbook's display to all work together. This is awful! Did apple even test these devices with the macbook before releasing them? I expect more for the premium paid for apple products.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    4 star for practicality, one star down due to the pricing

    Hi all,

    Basically the adaptor is a must to have even though apple doesnt package into it, you still must buy one.
    Apple doesnt include in its MAC probably is due to marketing tactics.

    Overall the adaptor is awesome but the pricing, i find it only worth $49

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works only on some monitors

    Works for my Samsung monitor but not for my Dell monitor. Both purchased new in 2015.
    I have tried the USB-C to Thunderbolt (mini display port) but that does not work for either.
    Charges extremely slowly.
    Would definitely avoid buying this product.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets hot when plugged in to power

    This adapter works for me in general, although sometimes I have to endure my main display flashing on and off 2-5 times before the attached monitor lights up. What's annoying is that when I plug the spare USB-C port into my power brick (85W for 2016 MBP 15") the adapter gets particularly hot. One time the extra monitor's video flaked out completely, which is when I discovered that the adapter was extra hot. I unplugged the power and not had the problem since, but now I have to plug two cables into the laptop for power and video. No, this is not the end of the world, but it seems a shame that I can't have one, elegant plug to do it all, especially since other adapters seem to work in this manner.

    Oh, and a small nitpick: longer cable on this device, please! Subtracting one star for cost.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended for 3840x2160 (UHD 4K) displays

    Don't get this adapter if you intend to connect a 12" MacBook (2015, 2016) or MacBook Pro (2016) to a 4K display. For the past 19 months myself and my colleagues have been dealing with the screen turning off and back on again at random times. This has been witnessed with multiple 12" MacBook computers and different 4K monitors. Today I tried it with a 13" MacBook Pro with Touchbar and the frustration continues. And yes, the adapters I've used have the latest version 2.33 firmware.

    Unfortunately there aren't really many alternatives for the one-port wonder if you want to power it while connected to a display. Maybe a monitor with a native USB-C connection or a third-party USB-C dock would work better, but I don't know.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    locks up MacBook or doesn't work

    Like others my experience with two of these (two different locations) is that many times when plugging it in it is not recognized, and many times when unplugging it my machine completely locks up and reboots. Very frustrating and surprising.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is the absolute worst Apple product I've ever used. I have the new Macbook pro 13" (which is a whole other review...) and this adapter is incredibly flaky. Half the time it causes the Macbook to outright crash or go into a crazy unrecoverable mode where I have to do a hard reboot. The other time I have to unplug and plug it back in 3 times for the external monitor to work. Oh and the USB-C port doesn't support data, only power.

    Absolutely shockingly bad. Microsoft never released anything this awful. A new low.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One star is very generous

    This move to a dongle in lieu of a regular USB has been a mess. I spent three hours on Apple Support troubleshooting printing before confirming it was the dongle. It took three tech people to get to that point. I had projector issues too with my presentation blacking out during work talks.

    This is bad design and not a workable system for a writer and university professor.

    Within two days of the mammoth trouble shooting session (it knocked out a full writing session). The dongle stopped working again within a week. At present I need to reboot every time I print.

    I liked the lighter laptop (a Macbook) but the need for these plastic bits for basic tasks is just not ok.

    It's a false economy requiring budgeting backup versions and time spent on tech support. Yet worse, as there was an issue with the Apple Store they had the cost of a full computer -- not reimbursed -- on my credit card for more than 60 days.

    Apple : I was a loyal customer for two decades but I would not at this point recommend your products or services.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't but this

    If you need something to connect to an external monitor, don't buy this. Constant flickering if you use the HDMI port. Apple is slipping!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UBC-C Multiport Adapter Update not installing

    Despite trying over 20 times, the UBC-C Multiport adapter always fails to install. Come on Apple! This is the worst customer experience with a new laptop I have had in a long time. Super disappointed. I now have a brand new 15 inch Macbook Pro and I cannot get my monitors to work with it.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    Bought this a few months ago to use a legacy audio interface with my gold MacBook. It worked just fine. Just tried connecting to a 4K projector and was a little worried based on the reviews here. I'm happy to report that it worked flawlessly. I got 4K resolution and 60Hz. At least 60Hz was being reported in the display preferences, but there was no cursor lag like I get on my 4K display attached to my older iMac — so I believe the display preferences when it says 60Hz.

    First time I plugged it in it did a firmware update. Perhaps people are not doing the firmware update.

    99% of the time I don't need to use any of the ports on my MacBook, but when I need HDMI or legacy USB this little dongle delivers.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Some reviews miss the point and some are misleading.

    The USB-C port on the adapter is for charging the MBPro only. This is something a high level Apple tech told me after I complained the USB-C port wouldn't run my external USB backup drive or charge my iPhone.
    I use the USB port for a Orico USB-2 hub to run my non-USB-C devices (Logitech mouse & trackball, Wacom Bamboo tablet, USB keyboard, WD MyPassport backup drives and iPhone charger). Orico said a USB-3 hub may interfere with Bluetooth so I got the USB-2. You need to make sure the USB hub has AC power.
    The HDMI works great with my new HP 22cwa monitor, my old monitor was DVI.
    I got the non-Touchbar MBP because I'd rather have the buttons and do not need to customize function keys.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Three connections in a small connector

    Handily supports charging through USB-C while outputting to a monitor over HDMI and a standard USB connection all at once. It doesn't work with my cheap HDMI selector so it needs to be directly connected to my monitor which is the only downside.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple lover says DONT TOUCH IT

    I bought a mac book. It is wonderful and my favorite mac so far. But this adapter is awful - disconnects at random, I cannot eject a disk, it fails to let my macbook backup. I could not say how I tried to resolve it - refused to publish.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI does not work with late-2016 MacBook Pro

    Brand new MacBook 2016 Pro with this adapter and HDMI>DVI-D cable does not work. MacBook will not detect the external display. Expensive piece of junk.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery drains even when plugged in

    When using power intensive applications, a power cord plugged into this adapter will be bottlenecked or something. Battery will slowly drain over time rather than staying fully charged. The video functionality works great and is more reliable than knockoff brands, but having to use up a separate USB port for power when this adapter is supposed to be able to do it is very frustrating!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI connection does not work

    I have an intermittent issue where an external display will go dark for a second or two at a time, a couple of times a minute. Sometimes this effect is persistent and sticks around; usually it resolves itself after a few minutes until the next time the computer wakes from sleep, or the next time I connect a monitor.

    From the looks of these reviews, I'm not the only one with this issue. I have a 12" Macbook, but I've heard reports of "Touch Bar MBP" owners seeing the same problem.

    Apple says that if you buy a USB-C-only Mac, you'll be able to use this adapter to connect an external display. This claim factored into my decision to purchase a 12" Macbook, but the implementation is clearly flawed to the point where it is IMO not ready for market. As of now, I cannot rely on being able to connect a display to my laptop. That's totally unacceptable.

    This seems to have been a known issue for a while, so it is really not a good sign that Apple hasn't either a) silently fixed it with a software update or b) issued a statement. If you already have a USB-C-only Mac, you may have no better option than to buy this adapter as a companion and hope that it works well *enough*. If you don't already own such a Mac, then maybe you should hold off on purchasing one until Apple fixes this horrible flaw.

    26 of 27 people found this useful