USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your USB-C– or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)–enabled Mac to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

    This adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display in up to 1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840x2160) at 30Hz. It also outputs video content like films and captured video. Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).

    Use the standard USB port to connect devices such as your flash drive or camera, or a USB cable for syncing and charging your iPhone, iPad or iPod. You can also connect a charging cable to the USB-C port to charge your Mac.

    Note: The Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is not compatible with the G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Apple part number HF4F2VC/A).

    Compatible with the following computers:

    12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 15-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C); iMac Pro

    What’s in the Box

    Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    HDMI

    USB

    USB-C

    System Requirements

    Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

  • 2.0 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Expensive Piece of Junk

      If you'd like to spend 80 bucks on an accessory that will cause your external monitor to blink on and off all day long... look no further!!! This is the access If you'd like to spend 80 bucks on an accessory that will cause your external monitor to blink on and off all day long... look no further!!! This is the accessory you've been dreaming of. I've tried different monitors. I've tried different HDMI cables. Nothing seems to help. This thing is incredibly frustrating to use. If you do decide to call support, expect to be on the phone for an hour only to be told "try plugging it into another port" on your single port usb-c macbook...

      • Written by Nicholas F from Seattle

      1497 of 1596 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expensive Piece of Junk

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      WARNING - Bad Hardware

      This adaptor has severe compatibility issues with external hard drives that can result in LOSS OF DATA. Apple even lists a few drives (including their own Super This adaptor has severe compatibility issues with external hard drives that can result in LOSS OF DATA. Apple even lists a few drives (including their own SuperDrive, pre 2011) than don't work with this adaptor, but there are more that don't work - both for storage OR Time Machine (!). This is really bizarre since the other USB-C to USB-A adaptor WILL work, but since this adaptor doesn't supply power to your MacBook, it's not a long term solution. In the instances where the Multiport adaptor DOES work with an external hard drive, it can experience drastically reduced speeds and randomly unmount the drive. The straight USB adaptor, with the same drive, does not show these issues. I can't believe Apple put this on the market without 1) more rigorous testing and 2) with this serious an issue. Having an external hard drive work with your laptop is a pretty important requirement. Terrible, terrible piece of equipment. I was an Apple employee and have worked with Macs for decades. This issue was diagnosed with a genius at an Apple Store after we went through several Multiport and regular USB adaptors, and then followed up with additional testing at home. Apple should be ashamed.

      • Written by Michael U from Solana Beach

      1174 of 1234 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?WARNING - Bad Hardware

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      HDMI keeps cutting out

      Expensive, and will not work properly. HDMI output keeps cutting out.

      • Written by Jure T from Murska Sobota

      968 of 1020 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HDMI keeps cutting out

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works Extremely Well But Instructions Are A Nightmare

      I bought this to help me migrate from a 2014 Macbook Air to a 2017 Macbook. Neither machine has ethernet ports and moving hundreds of gigabytes over WiFi with a I bought this to help me migrate from a 2014 Macbook Air to a 2017 Macbook. Neither machine has ethernet ports and moving hundreds of gigabytes over WiFi with a DSL connection was something I wanted to avoid. I also didn’t want to bring all of my old apps over to the new computer, so Migration Assistant was useless for me. “Clearly,” my best bet was to use Time Machine to backup the Macbook Air to a USB 3 external hard drive, then connect the XHHD to the new single-port USB-C Macbook via this multiport adapter. But in fact this was only apparent after I’d read and re-read a half dozen or so Apple Support documents and cross-referenced them with three or four other online sources! I suspect some of the problems people have had with this dongle stem from the opaque instructions and confusing product descriptions that accompany it. Then there’s the lack of warning about things like the need to hear the USB-C connector make a little clicking sound in order to know the cable is firmly seated in the Mac’s port. Once I realized I couldn’t use Migration Assistant, learned the difference between Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, and found a way to transfer a large amount of data fairly quickly, the adapter performed flawlessly. I look forward to viewing video from my Mac on a big-screen TV connected by HDMI. I’ve used HDMI connection between a TV and a laptop for over a decade, so how hard can it be?

      • Written by Judith W from San Francisco

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Extremely Well But Instructions Are A Nightmare

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Helps but should be better for the price

      It's nice to be able to USB, HDMI, and be able to charge at the same time. However, it's terrible that I'm unable to get 60 Hz refresh rate on the new monitor It's nice to be able to USB, HDMI, and be able to charge at the same time. However, it's terrible that I'm unable to get 60 Hz refresh rate on the new monitor I bought. Instead, I had to buy a $15 cable that went from Display Port to USB-C. What a shame.

      • Written by Aaron R from Washington

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Helps but should be better for the price

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      HDMI output doesn't work with virtually everything I've ever tried it with

      I use one of these so I can plug in power and a keyboard at my desk. It works acceptably for that usage. It's completely useless for connecting to external moni I use one of these so I can plug in power and a keyboard at my desk. It works acceptably for that usage. It's completely useless for connecting to external monitors and projectors. It just doesn't work. Sometimes it causes the display on the MacBook to start cutting in and out making the entire system unusable until the HDMI cable is unplugged. Sometimes it just does nothing at all. I may have had it work with something once but if so I can't recall it and it doesn't work with any of the monitors, projectors or TVs in this office that I need it to. It's completely unfit for purpose. None of this is new, how can Apple justify continuing to sell something that is fundamentally broken?

      • Written by Colin S from Melbourne

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?HDMI output doesn't work with virtually everything I've ever tried it with

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