• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine

    Although pricey, it worked perfectly the first time right out of the box to connect my new MacBook Pro to our home television monitor via the HDMI cable. Have used it mostly to watch Netflix on a larger screen.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke Within a Month

    I thought that by buying this adapter from Apple instead of a cheap knockoff, I was investing in a high-quality product. Less than a month later, every time I use it to plug in a VGA cable, my MacBook Pro shuts off and keeps shutting off and restarting until I unplug the adapter. It's truly unbelievable that Apple charges so much for such a shoddy product.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rarely works with my Macbook 12

    This is the first review I've written here. The reason that prompted me to get my lazy bum to write one is coz of how disappointed I am with this USB-C VGA Dongle. Actually, I accidentally stumbled onto the review section looking for help to make my VGA dongle work! Coz I'm lucky if it works half the times I've needed it. I make a lot of presentations and bought a Macbook 12 coz it's easy to carry around. If the office that I'm presenting at has an HDMI projector or flat screen TV, yehey I'm safe coz I have a third party HDMI USB-C dongle. I'm soooooo screwed if it's an old school projector using VGA. So for these big meetings I now carry around in addition to my laptop, a pouch of dongles and a projector!!! Sigh

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than the After Market Knock Off!

    I was taken about by the price, but still I bought one. I needed a second one for work - didn't want to carry the adapter back and forth - for sure I'd forget at home or at work. So I bought a "look a like" off Amazon. The knock-off has lasted about 4 months and interestingly, the VGA portion is performing much like many of the reviewers are complaining about the Apple adapter. Strange because I have had the Apple adapter for both a later 2015 12 inch Retinal display and now a 2017 MacBook Pro laptop and it has been great. I use the adapter for both a monitor and to drive a projection device (both are VGA) and I charge my computer and listen to music through the USB port with a Logitech speaker. I do think that you need to make sure your VGA connection is tight. It's annoying to tighten the screws, but when one of those failed, that is when my knock-off monitor connection also failed. Just a thought...

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB port on this adapter is like a nightmare.

    It is not worth the price, and I even doubt whether this adapter is designed and manufactured by Apple. My SSD mobile drive, not G tech hard drive, is even not supported by the UBS 3.0 port. It causes so much inconvenience.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't recommend

    I tried to use this dongle (well two of them), transferring images (I'm a professional photographer), from a LaCie External HD to a G Drive 10 GB external HD via Chronosync software that makes the transfer pretty simple along w regular updates. This was on a brand new fully maxed out Macbook Pro 15". I received error message after error message w the laptop ejecting the HD of the receiving end within minutes. After conversations w Apple, G Technology and Chronosync we narrowed it down to the dongles.

    I bought two new single USB-C to USB adapters a few days ago at the Apple Store and they worked perfectly on my old laptop. I began the second back up of the 10GB G Drive to the 16GB G-Speed Q but then had run out of time today and had to put on pause. I just plugged them in again and they're working perfectly. So...Make note of this for others. Those Multi-port dongles don't work w Chronosync and perhaps with other 3rd party applications. *Buyer Beware

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB C Port Only Charges, Does Not Transfer Data

    I found out the hard way that this adapter does not transfer data over the USB C port - it only charges. I was going to use the adapter to connect my monitor, external hard drive, and audio interface to my new MacBook Pro for an all-in-one solution. It connects to the monitor via VGA, and connects to my hard drive via standard USB. But the USB C port can ONLY be used as a charging port. All is not lost, for I plug in my audio interface into another USB C port, but it would be super handy to plug in all my peripherals into one adapter.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last very long

    I'm a teacher and use this adapter in my classroom every day to connect to printer/power/projector. Yesterday, the VGA port stopped working for no apparent reason. It hasn't been damaged in any way. It never even leaves my desk. The power port and USB still work. But for this price, it should be good enough quality to last more than a year or two. I've also had a charger just stop working within that time period, and the keyboard on my MacBook is constantly giving me problems. In all the years I've used Apple products, this is the first product I've hated. There's very little about the new MacBook and accessories that I could recommend.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to VGA multiport adaper

    I have a one year old MacBook and recently got an older Dell monitor (E170SB) with a VGA cable that I wanted to connect. After a lot of snooping on the net, I settled on this Mac Multiport (despite the somewhat hight price, $49). Glad I did. It works fine. The monitor has no problems (note you can set Displays in System Preferences to optimize for it), charging is as usual, and I noticed no difference in connecting to and using two different (older) USB drives. Only problem so far was that one USB thumb drive was too wide to be connected at the same time as the VGA connector.

    So I'm bewildered by all the negative reports. Not my experience at all.

    Maybe I should mention that as soon as I plugged the Multiport in, I was prompted to upgrade some software (even before I connected anything to it but the Macbook, IIRC).

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA output is unstable

    "For some unknown reason, the video on an external monitor glitches periodically to a low resolution and the only way to reset it is to change the resolution to some other value and then back to best for monitor setting. " This Adapter **sometimes** works for me. Most of the time it does not. The external monitor flickers, and adjusts itself continuously. On a good day, I can get several hours of work without any problems. The next day, the external monitor becomes unusable and even blacks out. Poor video timing signals out of the adapter ?

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best compared to others

    Went to Best Buy and picked up the same thing but by Insigna brand. Actually bought 2 different ones by that brand just to make sure it worked for my MacBook 12 inch. This was important due to me using it to run a 15,000 lumen projector advertisement for a big brand client. THe insignia adapters cost more than this adapter now costs. THe projection looked low resolution the first 2 nights and after testing everything with frustration I went to Best Buy and bought the Apple brand. As soon as I plugged into the mac, it asked to install an update, restart and then another update and restart. The image ended up looking high resolution and all issues were cleared up.

    I learned my lesson to only buy Apple gear versus the other junk even though the price is close to the same. I see a lot of negative reviews about this adapter on this site but it seems Apple has cleared up the issues, whatever they were. If i can run a 500 inch screen using this thing, you should be able to run a monitor.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste Of Money!!

    not worth it at all,makes screen blink in and out and heats up, losing faith in you apple

    84 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Various problems but no alternatives

    The positive is that this adapter works all of the time for an Apple extended keyboard, most of the time when driving a VGA monitor and some of the time for thumb drives and other external hard drives.

    For some currently unknown reason, the video on an external monitor glitches periodically to a low resolution and the only way to reset it is to change the resolution to some other value and then back to best for monitor setting.

    I have found it best to not use this adapter with external USB drives of any kind. Sometimes the drive decides to unmount in the middle of a read or write operation--Not good for data integrity or drive performance.

    The biggest negative is that there are no documented alternatives that do not have similar poor reviews. I guess this line of netbooks, oh, sorry, premium Apple notebooks with USB-C really isn't meant to be used with any external peripherals ... other than a charger and a set of ... headphones ...

    103 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality - uninspiring design - a reluctant 'must-have'

    I have a sleek aluminium Macbook with this piece of white plastic sticking out of it. The VGA adapter is the only way to guarantee a connection to most screens without having to carry a pocket full of similar very expensive adapters. Couldn't the gurus of Apple come up with something that at least looks as if it was designed to go on a Macbook?

    Technically not very good - My new Apple DVD USB drive has had issues drawing enough power from the single USB socket

    And it has now broken - the VGA still works but power does not go through it. It is only a couple of months old.

    A very poorly designed expensive product.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine.

    Ironic, this same product gets 5/5 stars on Amazon yet all the hate on Apple.com. It does what it's supposed to do.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless since last update

    Everything has been said already about the price, the aesthetics, the inconvenience, etc. of this product but it just stopped working after the latest firmware update -- unless you're ready to reboot at least once a day: it sure works, for a few hours, and then the LED of your drive lights up, you hear the drive spin (if that kind of drive) but it no longer mounts, until you reboot. C'mon, what is this? Not even worth a single star...

    81 of 86 people found this useful