• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    I recently purchased this from the apple store to be used when I give lectures. On the very first attempt to use it the picture flickered a bit but was otherwise OK. When the class ends I walk over to my second lecture and plug in my computer and the adapter and NOTHING happens. I try again and the screen on my mac goes dark then nothing. I have all my students walk back over to the last calssroom and the thing still doesn't work. My first lecture of the year was a real stinker as a result. Very disappointed. I spent the extra $20 because I thought I was buying quality... I was wrong. Go buy a generic knockoff. At least when it breaks you only spent $6

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as unreliable as the off brand dongles

    This particular dongle for Display Port/Thunderbolt is very quirky. It will work fine for our School's projectors for a brief period. We have bought dozens over the past 6 years for our schools and have also bought some from off brand sites. These brand names will all work initially but often give out at the same rate as the off brand dongles (3-6 months). Trying another dongle from a (big online) brand name competitor that has high reviews so fingers crossed.

    As we don't require going into high resolution projector displays XGA/WXGA is the most common, or lower resolution so the off brand ones are just as good (aka break as often) as the name brand dongle. If going into a higher resolution display, this my be the best choice.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    I've been using this adapter for 3 years now with a Dell monitor, and I've have never had a problem with it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad mini display port?

    I use a mini display to vga adapter to use a Proxima Projector. Only use it 2 time a year for watching movies outdoors. I was having problems with the proxima not connecting so bought another new adapter (both are apple brand). Had same problem with new adapter but it seems that the port may be bad because I can get it to connect by strategically adjusting the mini display cable "just right" in the port. Before you start messing with PRAM and the like, you may have a physical issue as I do...

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Sure Why Apple Sells This...

    It's sturdy and reliable, BUT, it just doesn't do what you need it to do! It's basically useless. I stream some cable apps (HBO, Showtime, and Starz) and I noticed that when I used Google Chrome as my browser, they played fine. BUT, when I used Safari as my browser, they refused to play! Only when I replaced it with a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter did they play. What's the point in selling this Apple!!?

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does absolutely nothing

    I've tried everything from the official apple adapter to several knock-offs, nothing works. Apple even decided to hide the "detect display button (you have to press the right "option" button on keyboard to get it to pop up), but even then, still cannot detect any external displays. Just like the company, this product is absolute trash. This is the last time I try to troubleshoot stuff like this on their horribly designed, overly-expensive products. Goodbye forever, apple-trash.

    6 of 16 people found this useful