• 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.

    22 of 24 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

    10 of 11 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.

    8 of 9 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

    18 of 19 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 ?

    16 of 20 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

    100 of 109 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 ...

    126 of 133 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

  • 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...

    97 of 103 people found this useful