• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT provide full functionality

    • Written by william M from Sycamore

    I purchase this with my macbook pro 2019 expecting to be able to continue to use this with my exiting multi computer/multi monitor dock. it does not provide fully functionality. It carries the ethernet signal but video and keyboard are not carried. I would be very leery of expecting any interoperablity of Tbolt3 wiith USB 3 or Tbolt2 (see my other rview)

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Giant Leap Backward for Mankind....

    • Written by Suzan S from Murrieta

    I think Apple is very short sighted. In their attempt to be sleek they have made the MacBook Pro a dinosaur with the all junk I have to carry around to be able to use what is still considered 'basic' and fundamental equipment. Bring back the basics guys!!! I despise the way my $3000 laptop looks when I go into a meeting!! I am literally embarrassed. My colleagues with windows computers and really old Apple computers look sharp and prepared...ready to get to work. I am setting up adapters and taking up half the table! Geez....you really need to rethink this.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit ANY USBs!

    • Written by Tanya H from Vancouver

    I dropped $30 with tax to add what should Already be part of my MAC Air that I spent $2,000 on. Why take away the port in the first place? So stupid. But to add insult to injury -

    Apple, you have taken my annoyance even further, now I am out another $30 for a tool that does not work. It does not fit ANY of my USB's. Not one of them. What the heck!???

    SO NOW I have a $2000 computer that I CANNOT Plus any of my existing USB's into.

    Seriously wish I had researched this further before buying this computer. Honestly, I would have spent $1200 on a PC just as powerful that doesn't make my left a pain. Next time I will.

    *Major Fail* Apple. I am NOT happy.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    smokes, can catch fire

    • Written by Tara K from Edgartown

    Mine just started smoking, and smelling really bad. I'm just glad I was here to pull it out of my computer before it really caught fire, and did serious damage.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only worked for a little while :(

    • Written by Megan D

    My adapter worked for a couple months and I can still fit my SSD into the USB part, but the part that actually goes into the macbook pro can't plug in all the way, so it can't connect. I don't know why it doesn't fit all of a sudden, but now I can't connect to any of my USBs.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Redundant adaptor.

    • Written by Mark T from Paraparaumu

    A pointless purchase, MacBook Pro can’t connect to USB 3. In an age where we deal with large files on cfast cards, speed is important. Apple offers a USB port connected to the year 2000! Super disappointed

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues, works as expected

    • Written by Marc S from Garden Grove

    It works as I expected an Apple product to work... it just does. I am not sure what other reviewers experienced when they had to force a USB device into the adapter. Perhaps, it is the device they are using or maybe—as is all too common with USB, they are simply inserting it the wrong way. A normal USB cable worked without issue for me. Very universal device, as I can use my existing SD card reader, hard drives, printers, and even a USB hub. No issues. Aside from currently needing a dongle to use USB, I like the product. I expect in the near future, all will be USB-C anyway... and we won't need to worry about constantly putting in a USB device perpetually the wrong way.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works for 2.5" external drives powered through the USB port.

    • Written by John M from Ridgefield

    It works for 2.5" external drives powered through the USB port, which is what I needed it for.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    To Apple

    • Written by Ricardo R from Dardanelle

    Put USB-A and SD card slot in the next macbook PRO so I don't look like a dweeb carrying all these dongles into Starbucks. I thought the Macbook PRO experience would've been different than this...

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware!

    • Written by Marlene C from Grand Rapids

    I am so frustrated with Apple right now! It is annoying enough that I need to spend $20 on an adapter, but it is exponentially more frustrating that NONE of my USB cords or flash drives fit into this adapter! Do not buy this item!! I am going to get a different adapter made by another company, which will hopefully work better than this piece of garbage. To the employees of Apple--I hope this isn't the start of the post-Steve Jobs decline of this company!!!!!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!!!

    • Written by Melissa C from Delray Beach

    I tried three different USB cords and they do not fit into this adapter. Cannot believe I wasted $19 on this. Will be exchanging this product after testing it out again IN STORE in hopes I can connect my iPhone XS to my MacBook Pro. Buyer beware!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me, BUT you have to break it in first!

    • Written by Michele L from Spring Lake

    This was a necessity after upgrading from the MacBook Pro Late 2013 model and not having any USB-C cable adapters. Mine works great, data transfer works good and functionality in general works great. Initially I was a little concerned after seeing all the bad reviews... but I needed it so I was willing to take a chance. However, right after I purchased it, I had taken it right back to the store because I couldn't get anything to plug into it (I couldn't even connect my iPhone X to the MacBook for my initial sync on the new computer for backups). The store rep actually told me they were aware of the complaints with how hard it is to plug anything into it the first time, and said it has to be forced to 'break it in' on initial use. So he took a USB lightning cable and forced it for me, and then it worked good. Not sure what they could be thinking with this design but I made a 45 min trip back to the store thinking it was a bad USB connector... luckily I arranged to do other errands in the area so it wasn't a complete waste of a trip because I wasn't real happy about that! It did work though, and it works quite well... no complaints now that it's been broke in.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to force it first, then it works

    • Written by Melinda M from Rye

    Shocked to discover that I no longer had a USB port with my new MacBook Air, I purchased this. I was very disappointed at first bc it didn't seem to fit my flash drive. After reading other reviews, I tried a few other USBs that I didn't care about and finally a couple went in. Tried my flash drive again and it went in, seems to work now. Seems like this has to be "broken in" before it can be used.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Frustrating

    • Written by Beryl S from San Francisco

    Got this adaptor to charge my watch and for flash drives... None of them fit. I was getting ready to toss the thing out the window in a fit of frustration, then I read some other reviews suggesting that you just have to force it. Which I did, and it worked, but it sure doesn't feel right using brute strength to cram a thumb drive into an adaptor. Pretty weird design.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit flash drives

    • Written by Matthew B from Baltimore

    No flash drives will fit into this adapter. I thought that was the purpose of this adapter? Not sure what I can use this for.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sure, it works...

    • Written by Emily D from Tokyo

    It works, but it’s unnecessary. I recently bought my first MacBook and am happy with it besides having to buy extra pieces for it just in order to get basic functionality out of it. I wouldn’t be as bothered if this thing was, say $5 maybe $10 at the most, but I forked out AUD$30 (~¥2300) for this thing. University is already expensive as it is, I shouldn’t be having to pay so much just to use a flash drive.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love extra things

    • Written by Robert A from Sydney

    I just love the fact I get to purchase the latest apple MacBook and and latest apple iPhone and I need to purchase extra things in order for them to work together. What an incredibly well thought out, customer friendly experience. This feels like the last season of game of thrones, but instead of my time being wasted, it’s just my bank balance.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Had One Job

    • Written by Kasey V from Springfield

    Bought the adapter and bought it home to use. It seemed nice enough until I tried to put the USB into it and it wouldn't. Two USB later and for whatever reason it wont allow the USB to be plugged in properly.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine

    • Written by Cara S from Somers

    So I got 2 of these recently when I had to get a new MacBook Pro (my MacBook Pro 2011 died sadly) so that I could still attach flash drives, my external Blu-ray burner and all my external hard drives to my new computer. I read a bunch of the negative reviews and I was worried. But I didn't have to be, both of these work fine, I've used them several times on several different things. So here's what I realized. Most people only leave reviews when something doesn't work so all the defective connectors are what people are reviewing. SO IF YOU GET THIS AND IT WORKS LEAVE A POSITIVE REVIEW. Also if you get it and it doesn't, before jumping on here and complaining try contacting Apple and getting a replacement. Because there are always some lemons with everything made.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jessica Y from West Bath

    This thing works to charge my iPhone, but does not work for any USB 2.0 devices. Buy a cheap one off Amazon, it will work better.

    13 of 15 people found this useful