• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for HDR movies from iTunes store

    • Written by Jason Anthony G from San Francisco

    Bought and downloaded several movies for my vacation. Got this adapter to connect my $2000 iPad to the TV over HDMI. Found out while on vacation that it doesn’t output HDR content, only SDR. which meant I couldn’t watch the movies I’d bought over the adapter I’d bought.

    Don’t buy this if you plan on downloading and playing HDR content to a TV. Either watch directly on your device, or download the SDR (lower quality) version of the movies.

    It’s rhenonly reason I bought the adapter so I can’t review the rest of the features.

    You can imagine how this would spoil a vacation if you had bought a bunch of movies to entertain the family.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Mark T from San Jose

    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.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Robert C from Yorktown

    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

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Helps but should be better for the price

    • Written by Aaron R from Washington

    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.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited

    • Written by Eduardo A from Petrópolis

    Not only is HDMI 4k limited to 30Hz, power delivery is capped at 50W. So don't expect to keep using this for very long on your MacBook Pro during demanding tasks. Use another port to charge.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for about a year

    • Written by Jeremy P from Saint Charles

    Always had problems getting a picture out over a complex chain (HDMI -> switch -> TOSLINK splitter -> monitor) but it worked once it figured out there was a monitor attached. Until recently. One day all I got was a green screen, and a direct connection worked sometimes and other times it would act like I was rapidly plugging in and unplugging the cable.

    Replaced with a thunderbolt dock. Now everything works again.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    HDMI audio does not work for me

    • Written by David B from Cambiago

    HDMI audio does not seem to work. Also if you USB out to a VGA adapter it does not work either. I had to purchase a USB C to VGA adapter 3rd party.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C may be under powered

    • Written by Seth J from Houston

    Been suffering with this since June 2017. This display adapter does not work on a number of displays, including projectors. Apple support tells me that the USB-C in 2017 Macbooks are not designed to work with monitors that don't support the DisplayPort(TM) standard. It seems strange that Apple would produce an entire line of laptops that only works with a select few displays. A more logical answer would be that the USB-C port is under powered. I've had some success using an HDMI amplifier with this dongle, but it doesn't work in every case. Either way, Apple needs to solve this problem. Maybe create a dongle that pulls additional power from a separate USB-C port. Then again, after Jony Ives' "Apple hears you" comment, I suspect accessory makers are holding off to see if Apple reverts to an old port standard.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with 4K TV

    • Written by Anton Z from Saint Petersburg

    At work I use my macbook 12" with the external display (Benq, 22"), it works fine. At home I tried to connect it to 4K SamsungTV 40" and it was blinking on all resolutions. And it detects 40" TV as 61" TV which makes no sense.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB-C port doesn't work

    • Written by Kris W from Jersey City

    I don't know what to expect... I connect a USB-C to lightning cable to the adapter which connects to my MBP but my phone doesn't charge. I don't know if that is expected or not. I will go to Apple Store and ask about this later.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Inefficient Power for 15" Macbook Pro

    • Written by Andrew K from Irvine

    This adapted (despite it not being listed in the description) is limited to 55W passthrough power output. This means that 15" Macbooks, which ship with an 87W charger will not charge as quickly using the adapter, and under heavy loads will slowly drain the battery.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Defect less than 30 days

    • Written by Kaonoukatee V from Forest Lake

    The multiport adapter is in the expensive side but you will need it if you need USB port. Purchased the adapter on August 27th, 2017 and the USB port is currently not working on September 19th, 2017. It is frustrating when I cannot connect my printer to print documents, charge iPhone and charge Magic Mouse when I am on the go.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Ok

    • Written by Nigel W from Toronto

    For the price paid, I'm a bit disappointed in this device. I've had it now for over a week, and the "install" pop up will not stop even after fully installing, rebooting, and trying again. I've reinstalled twice now, no change. I'm using a 2017 Macbook Pro 15", and I was hoping this wouldn't be an issue so long after release. Besides the pop up for installing software, I cannot power my Macbook through the USB-C connector on the device. Maybe this is a limitation I wasn't aware of, but I would think (sure, assume) that at this price it would provide just that. nope.
    The USB-A and the HDMI seem to work fine, but there's some flickering in the beginning.
    Overall, underwhelmed with the device which was part of my hesitation towards "upgrading" to the new Macbook Pro with 4 USB-C connectors... not a fan.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Severely lacking

    • Written by Edwin V from Leiden

    Having bought a new Macbook Pro, I was willing to settle with some adapters for the time being. I have always been satisfied with Apple's adapters in the past as they worked flawlessly for both Thunderbolt and Lightning connections. Not this one.

    For starters, it costs $80 bucks. This is not an issue if you deliver a quality product that solves a problem.
    Next, I couldn't connect it to my 1440p display at work. Turns out the adapter doesn't support 1440p for this monitor - and there's no way to adjust the resolution on macOS if you can't get an image. I had to download Display Menu from the Mac App Store to scale down to 1080p in order to get any image whatsoever. I though HDMI meant HDMI, not sort of.
    Next, I had problems at home getting a Dolby audio feed coming through. Meaning, it just left out the center channel. So now I'm forced to output in stereo if I want to hear any dialog.
    Both of these issue worked just FINE with my old MacBook Pro, and I didn't even have to buy a dongle for that.

    The main reason why I'm so disappointed is that this is unlike Apple, and I hope they will correct these issues soon. Until then, be warned about this dongle.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Enough Power

    • Written by Wesley L from Orlando

    It WILL NOT charge a MacBook Pro at 85W. This is not indicated anywhere in the product description. Extremely disappointed.
    USB and HDMI work normally as expected.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Image Quality via HDMI

    • Written by Mark E from Cheyenne

    My Dell UltraSharp display appears pixelated and blue when connected via HDMI through this adapter (and will not wake at all when connected with an older HDMI cable). I purchased a Choetech USB-C to DisplayPort cable that works perfectly (but cannot be connected through the multiport adapter's USB-C port). I'm unsure at this point if my adapter is defective or just poorly designed (from what I read, other USB-C multiport adapters have similar limitations and drawbacks). Regardless, I'm frustrated and disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible to Meh

    • Written by Yusuf S from Allen

    So the update took about 4 tries to get it to take for the drivers. It takes about 3 tries when waking from sleep to actually connect to external monitor and that messes with all the window placements. I cannot connect the power to the adapter. About 80% of the time when coming back from sleep, the connected usb hard drives have been disconnected without ejecting and I get the warnings. This morning, I got 10 warnings for 2 hard drives. Meaning throughout the night, my hard drives disconnected a good 5 times. Sometimes I'm greeted with just a red screen on both the laptop and the monitor. Disconnecting causes a "Kill Power" screen or forces me to restart because nothing will show on the screen. The other option seems to be waiting for a 400-500 dollar dock from a third party....bleh. I would suggest not to leave any external hard drives plugged in, or eject them when you are done for the day. Kind of stinks.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for charging....

    • Written by Julius B from Brooklyn

    Works great for when charging your laptop if your definition of charging meant draining your battery

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not much better in bootcamp :(

    • Written by Matt R from Lancaster

    I'm using bootcamp a lot of the time to run windows natively on my new macbook pro.

    Sometimes it's OK, but it doesn't take a lot to get things quite upset...
    My dell monitor often doesn't come back if you turn it off and on again. Any devices that I run through the USB port on this thing sometimes work, sometimes are really laggy, and sometimes need to be unplugged and plugged back in again. And sometimes the laptop refuses to believe that the adaptor exists at all.

    So all in all, SORT IT OUT Apple!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily Fried

    • Written by Brian N from Seattle

    I am going on my 3rd adapter. I recently got the new MacBook Pro and used this to attach my external Asus USB-A monitor. I couldn't figure out why the first adapter stopped working but just now put it together. The monitor somehow fries/kills this USB dongle. You wouldn't think it would be easily susceptible to that type of thing. Apple graciously replaced the first one. I hope they replace the second one and I won't be using that monitor anymore.

    BE WARNED USB-A devices can kill this dongle!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful