• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I shouldn’t have needed to buy this

    After spending £1000 on my MacBook I was shocked to find that I had to pay for a USB adaptor - it works perfectly well however, in my opinion it should come with the MacBook and charger.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    The adapter is WAY too hard to plug into the computer. It should be easy to do, but it is virtually impossible, so don't count on being able to charge anything that requires the traditional port not available on the new MacBook Pro.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I don't know why most people are saying that it doesn't read USB's and mouses, it works just fine for me and I'm able to plug in my phone charger, my USB's, and my mouse. So its pretty great I don't get why everyones saying its bad.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got an error message that the adapter was overloaded

    Had this adapter since start. Just got an error message that it was overloaded. After this only some USB peripherals works with it. Hade to change to another brand for my stuff to work again.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Easy

    I knew what I was getting when I ordered my MacBook. I made sure all my acsessories were USB-C. But some other companies still don't offer USB-C, So thankfully theres this little thing. Easy to use without fuss and genuine apple product, Considering some websites sell these for double the cost it is on here. $25 is enough.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This one singe star is for Apple

    The product is good but this essencial things should be provided in the package box, I have spent nearly £2700 for macbook pro 15" 2017 edition and to buy additional stuff to make things working is diabolical. Not impressed what so ever. Also £19 for just 1 single usb, seriously. Speachless. And.....disapointed

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A review about the actual product

    so a lot of people are reviewing this product based on convenience, which is understandable.I don't want to have to buy a separate accessory either, but that is how apple is I am afraid sigh. The price is high but the product itself is useful and operates fine. Although I understand why people want to scrutinise the inconvenience of buying this separately, it is misleading for people who need to buy it. I almost didn't buy this as based on the stars as I thought there was something malfunctioning in the actual accessory as opposed to people simply complaining about apple's accessory system. so if you need a review on how well this works, buy it because if you are like me and need to plug in all your old accessories into a computer then yes it is necessary I'm afraid and it does its job.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    It works really well and does the job it says it does. I've read other reviews saying the USB port is quite tight, but mine is just the right size and works perfectly well.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How the Apple has fallen

    You guys know there was a MacBook Air in your line right... for sleeker more streamlined uses. Then there was just the MacBooks for a little more. Then we had the PRO line for us creators and artist, the musicians and film makers. We need more connectivity, not less. Where is the innovation of apple? I'm ready to give up my support and get a surface book 2. No magsafe, no usb, no deal. Im not going to pay more to do less....

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Stopped working after only 2 months of having it.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has lost its quality

    I have a new MacBook Pro. All of the negative reviews are the same for me, plus, I bought apple care for nearly $400 and the hardware helper knew absolutely nothing about the products. She googled information about the ports, yikes! The software person MAY have resolved my issue, but it sure seemed like it was his first time ever.

    The port change on the newer MacBooks is a real bummer. It makes the computers far less than they once were. sad

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with G-Tech external drive!

    I use this adapter to connect my G-Tech external drive to my 21.5" iMac and it is fantastic. I get data transfer speeds of 350+ MB/s which means SuperDuper! backups only take 10 minutes to perform while transferring over 6GB of data.
    Thanks, Apple!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me (so far)

    I've had the new MBP for about a year. I also use a Thunderbolt external monitor. I used to joke that I wanted the most expensive laptop charger that Apple made. Now I can no longer charge my MBP with the old MagSafe cable on the monitor. I also have to use the Thunderbolt to USB-C adapter for the monitor (it works). That being said, I like the new MBP much better than my older one. As for the adapter, it works great for connecting my printer (when needed due to my wireless being wonky), my ScanSnap scanner, and my iPhone. Yes, it is a pain to use an adapter, but hey, it's a first world problem. As for my CF camera cards, I purchased a USB-C card reader from Amazon and it works great -- lightening fast.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Day 1

    In all fairness, this is only Day 1. But after reading all the negative reviews, wanted to give you my experience. A refurbished MacBook Pro arrived today. Standard disappointment that none of my peripherals would work with it. Called in and registered my complaint. Then did what we all have to do - I purchased 3 adaptors, and took my MacBook Pro to the store to proof them out, as so many people complained. No problems - all three adaptors worked fine and with a gaggle of different USBs. Also, the connections are tight, but I APPRECIATE that! Loose connections become lost connections, so I am happy they have given us a tight fit.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    The adaptor does not fit my usb, it may be tight and i have not tried forcing it in but why should i risk damaging my external hard drive? This product is horrible

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to USB adaptor

    Too tight! The only reason I can still use it is because USB end is always plugged in to my Apple Monitor. I plug/unplug only the USB-C end to my laptop.
    Too expensive! This part should have been supplied with the computer. Shame on Apple!
    Connectivity has been lost in the new MacBook Pro. I cannot even power my laptop from the monitor the way I used to because there are no good USB-C adapters for the magSafe. Apple does not care about its users!

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Figured out a fix--scrape/clean the 5 SuperSpeed pins

    I too had these issues:

    1) Brand new, the female Type A connector was too tight. Over time, this wore loose.
    2) The dongle worked fine with my USB 3.1 2.5in SATA enclosure for Time Machine backups at first. After a few months of infrequent use the drive would become inaccessible at seemly random times. Strangely, USB 2.0 devices always worked.

    I surmised that the dongle's 5 SuperSpeed pins were somehow losing contact now that the female Type A was not as tight. It could be either corrosion/oxidation or insufficient contact spring force. Using a dental pick to very gently(!) "scrape" the Apple dongle's 5 SuperSpeed pins clean, the USB 3.1 2.5in SATA enclosure started working properly again.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too tight fit

    At first it seemed Sandisk and Lexar flash drives wouldn't fit it all. (They fit fine in our iMacs and older apple laptops.) I put it in as far as it would go, angled it to one side and then pushed it in while straightening it out and it fit. Very very tight and tricky to do. I'm concerned it will damage the flash drives since they can't insert straight in and are tough to remove. I bought 3 before trying out the first one bought at Apple, #2 and 3 at a different store months later. They are all the same.

    On a good note, my Sandisk USB 3.0 does work with them.

    Very disappointed in Apple. I'm keeping the boxes and receipts in case they have a short useful life as others write about. It states 1 year limited warranty on the insert but I'll need to find a magnifying glass to read it.

    Since I'm the only one in the family that can make it work, off to find 3 that work easier in our new MacBook Pros. Grrrr.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely tight connection fit - concerned that it will damage flash drive

    Extremely tight connection fit - concerned that it will damage flash drive

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect; no complaints. Rarely even use it anymore.

    This device is not even one that I would consider "essential" anymore. Most of my devices are completely wireless - including my Nikon DSLR camera that I use for most of my work - and I rarely need to plug anything in anymore. If I need to plug in my iPhone to charge - which is a rare occurrence when I'm out on the go - I just use the USB-C to Lightning cable that I got which charges it much faster anyway. My MacBook Pro (2017) 15-inch with TouchBar and TouchID has a 2TB SSD in it, so I don't even need to connect external drives or USB sticks to it either as I can store everything on my actual computer. The only drive I connect is my Time Machine drive which I do at night and I usually use the Multiport Adapter for that anyway (the one with USB-C, HDMI, USB). So to be quite honest many of you may not even need this drive anymore, with the massive SSD's that you can configure your MacBook Pro to these days and the many USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 devices that are out there - let alone wireless sync, etc. - if this isn't essential, don't waste your money on it! And if you absolutely need a USB-A port, but don't need more than one at a time, I highly recommend that you instead get the USB-C Digital Multiport Adapter instead with USB-C/HDMI/USB as it is more practical. That said, this device is perfect, and in terms of a review, works 100% without issues and at what I believe to be a fair cost, I just personally don't use it much and question it's practicality these days.

    2 of 5 people found this useful