• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ok but be warned the USB port is only USB-2

    You would think that Apple would give you a USB-3 port on this overpriced adapter, but no. It's fine for connecting your phone or a keyboard/mouse etc. but don't think you will use it for external hard drives or other USB-3 devices. It's way too slow.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charging Power

    Adapter works well on the whole. Recharging power is reduced when my MacBook Pro is powered through the adapter. Recharge is twice as fast when MacBook Pro is powered directly to USB-C port.

    Under normal use this is not a problem. When doing CPU intensive tasks not enough power is supplied through the adapter and the battery goes flat!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great With MacBook Pro

    This adapter is working great with my 2016 MacBook Pro. I plugged my monitor into the HDMI port and it was immediately found and connected. Everything worked like a charm for me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB A and C connections 1 generation back, HDMI video is okay

    Bought this to connect MacBook Pro to bigger monitor and have one connection point for monitor, USB 3 hub and power adapter. The USB A connection is USB 2 (from MacBook system report when I plug it in), not mentioned anywhere on box or Apple store and wrongly displayed on several sites. The USB C port is a power in only and only handles 60W so it won't support a MacBook Pro (87W power adapter). Out of 3 connections I get near current performance out of only the HDMI. Summary: it's a $70 HDMI connector only, especially for MacBook Pros or anyone wanting USB 3 speed/power

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Worthless

    Apple should be sued. HDMI doesn't work when connecting to a MBP 2018, at least when already outputting to another monitor via display port. Two monitors, one over display port to USB C, and the other one HDMI into this dongle to USB C. The HDMI connection constantly cuts out or fails/flickers. Likely a MBP software/HW issue; the point is Apple should not be allowed to release a product that is defective within its own ecosystem and get away with it. I resorted to simply using another display port to USB C connection; now I have less free port and three things to disconnect to make my laptop portable.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly fails to provide power through USB-C to USB-C

    The device is supposed to give you a USB-C to USB-C shortcut to power your laptop through this device but this fails at random. Great to find out that my laptop died again, when it is supposed to be charging. Also HDMI connector is not 100% reliable.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works

    Insane price for something that doesn't even support USB 3.0. I ended up buying it used off a different website for around 15 bucks. The adapter works great for its intended use.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ADAPTOR IS DEAD : no longer working after 15 months

    My Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter worked fine although the HDMI was always problematic and took a while to settle. The device is VERY expensive and I would expect a much better product at a lower price. This is essential kit for the majority of MACBOOK/pro users. Come on Apple - get this sorted please.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very reliable at all

    HDMI port constantly cuts out no matter what hdmi cable I use. THREE different cables all cut out. Two never had a problem when connected to other electronics and the other being brand new.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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 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?

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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 I bought. Instead, I had to buy a $15 cable that went from Display Port to USB-C. What a shame.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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 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?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why

    I am an IT consultant serving a 70%/30% customer base of pc/Mac users. With regards to my Mac users the most critical accessory is the usb-c hub with thru charging. Since the new MacBooks are limited to two ports, which is fine, a hub that allows the connection of power charging as well as USB2/3, video, etc. is needed. Sadly most everything on the market comes with all types of horror stories. Even the products on Apple's web site and on the shelves at the Apple Store are 2-stars. Complaints of faulty thru power smoked the board, USB ports fail, hub dies after 3-months use, and so on. My Apple clients love Apple equipment EXCEPT when it comes to accessories. Apple has always been the benchmark for the elite. In recent years other mfg have gained some ground but you still can't be the marriage of Apple hardware and software. So how about a little accessory help. Suggestions? Ed

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work

    apple store employee said it works and that i shouldn't judge the product based off of reviews LOL

    don't get this product - if you need to extend display, buy apple tv (airplay)

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Costs a lot, but works fine

    I've had one of these since day one with my MacBook Pro and it's worked just fine in every instance, with every imaginable daisy chain of peripherals. Need another one now, and cranky about the cost, but not worried about performance.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Come On! Shame on you!

    Terrible data transfer speeds + no video. Charging 70.00 for an adapter that probably cost under 5.00 to manufacture in China! You are gouging the people something awful. The future is in the dongle business I guess! If you are going charge this crazy amount for an adapter at least make it the best one on the marking. Are we slipping here a bit? I miss the good old days of Apple!!!! Steve we need you back.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product, not up to Apple standards

    I've been using this with a 2017 MBP. For some reason my MBP was not waking from sleep and would need to be restarted fairly often. I spent a lot of time with the Genius bar who even had to rebuild my Mac to troubleshoot. When I stopped using this device the wake from sleep issue stopped and the computer is working fine now. I can't recommend this unless you like restarting your computer all the time, sometimes multiple times per day and usually when you're in the middle of something.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for less than a year

    I need this. My cardreader quit working with this and I had to use an older computer with a standard USB port....terrible! Got a message that the device attached used too much power....Now I have to start all over again.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter robbery. Macbook single usbc port means this item is a requirement

    I use my macbook 2017 for design. I also hotdesk at work. I almost always use an extra screen. My macbook has one usbc port. This means I must own one of these adapters in order to use my machine.

    This item slows down the refresh rate of the external screen and leaves my design apps lagging my mouse movements. Works fine if I connect the screen direct to my laptop with a usbc and hdmi cable but then I can't charge the macbook at the same time. Stupid stupid stupid design. Previous 11" macbook air had separate power, display and two usb ports. This is what is actually needed. Instead you sell a product missing basic ports and then charge extra for a totally sub optimal solution of adding them back on later.

    This dongle solution is a mess and way more junk to carry around. It is a constant frustration. Please at the very least provide two usbc ports for the macbook. Preferable would be to bin these stupid dongles and have required ports on the actual machine.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Support of 4K Screens only at 30Hz

    30Hz is not good for a 4K Display.
    Even the latest Chinese adaptors supports 60Hz.