• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken within a couple of months

    If I could rate zero star, I would !!! this is the second adapter that breaks without any external sign of damage, just stop working after few months !!!
    This product need serious revising !!! Apple are you listening ?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything is green

    This is the second one of these adapters I've had since buying the MacBook Pro in November 2017. I do professional development in schools, so I have used a variety of projectors, and no matter what brand of projector is connected, the screen is tinted green. I bought a 3rd party VGA adapter that works fine, so I wonder if there is a design or quality issue with the Apple adapter.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    It simply doesn't work.

    it'll ask you to update the software nearly every time you plug in it. And yet it still fails to work most of the time. Half the time it doesn't recognize my camera, so I need to switch to use the stand-alone dongle.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    This adapter doesn't work. Period.

    I needed it for a presentation, and when I got to the auditorium, I couldn't display graphics.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    STOPPED WORKING WITH USB EXTERNAL SEAGATE HARD DRIVE

    The USB worked for a while like couple of months with my 2TB External Seagate Hard Drive and my thumb drives. Then on and off, MacBook Pro told me that I didn't eject the USB drive properly but I always did. Then one day MacBookPro completely didn't recognize the USB from the adapter at all. The notebook still recognize the monitor from the adapter though. However, I hardly used the monitor with that adapter. This is so bad!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst!

    I have a Mac Pro Mid 2017 with this multi port adapter. When i connect it to usb-c almost on every minor moving of my laptop it disconnects and my display flickers. This USB-C adapter has a very poor quality. I think Macbook's usb-c port has the same poor quality too.

    Don't buy it, go for an unofficial adapter.

    I was expected for this money to get a premium quality not a low one. I am very dissapointed

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of you-know-what

    Paid a fortune for this and it performs poorly: the USB connection doesn't work at all. The VGA does work but ... $70???

    Apple's quality control is terrible.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No QA by Apple on this dongle accessory

    I too just had my new Dongle fail during a time of need (an important lecture).
    As a specialist in quality assurance of manufactured goods, I can tell you that Apple doesn't have a QA program on this accessory. If they did have a QA, they would never have so many poor reviews--especially for the price. Infuriating. I've owned MacBook Pros since the very first MBP. As the saying goes "They just don't make them like they used to". Higher and higher prices, but far less dependability by Apple as the years go by. Sad to see...........

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have listened to the negative reviews

    Just brought this home. The USB-type C port on this adapter will permit charging, but the port won't support a USB-type C memory stick - one sold at the Apple Store. The memory stick is a SanDisc bi-functional model (has both standard A and type C connections); I tested the memory stick and it works with an older USB-standard A port on the older MacBook pro and the USB-type C on the new MacBook pro, but it does not work in this adapter. Will be returning the adapter.

    For what it's worth, the USB-standard A port on the adapter works fine with the SanDisc bifunctional memory stick. I did not test the VGA connector.

    10 of 10 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.

    39 of 41 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

    21 of 23 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.

    18 of 19 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

    24 of 25 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 ?

    23 of 27 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

    170 of 182 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 ...

    195 of 206 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.

    33 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...

    157 of 164 people found this useful