• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with game controller

    • Written by Ken S from Munroe Falls

    I have an Xbox 360 USB game controller that I used to use with my 2011 Macbook pro that worked great. I am trying to use it with my new 2019 Macbook Pro using this adapter, but the Macbook is not able to even detect it at all. The controller lights up once when I plug it in but is completely unresponsive. This is definitely a step backwards.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Joanna R from Macclesfield

    Snapped my charger in half pulling it out of the port...

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT USB 3.0

    • Written by Giles L from New York

    This adapter uses the 2010 era uSB 2.0 standard, which is massively outdated, and does not support high speed data transfer. Go with Belkin or Anker, which use standards developed after the mid 2000's, if you want something that actually works.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    unpopular opinion: works fine for me

    • Written by Joe H from North Haven

    Looking at all of the reviews for this it feels weird to say but mine works fine. It fits the accessories I have (drawing tablet, USB drive, hard drives) and works fine so far (it's been about a month). But maybe I was lucky. I have no idea. Anyways, I would recommend this product despite the 2 star rating and hope that you also get "lucky" and have a working unit like mine.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Odd discovery

    • Written by David H from Millbrae

    I have a new MacBook Pro. I found that if I plug my USB device into the adapter first then plug the C end into the laptop it works with USB 2 and 3 also an external hard drive that have been used for Windows. However, if I plug the C end in first then the USB devices into the adapter the computer sees the device but not the files on the device. And yes I know I cannot write to these Windows devices until they are formatted for the MacBook, but I can open the files and view them. Also all my usb devices plug into the adapter with no problem.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this...

    • Written by Becca B from Orland Park

    Purchased this with my new Macbook Pro in order to use my USB mouse and connect my flashdrives. Does not fit any standard USBs that I have, including the USB cord from my 8+ (which I bought within the past year??). So dumb. Don't waste your money on this!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All originals accessories and still not working

    • Written by JULIO FABIO D from São Paulo

    It's a shame!
    USB Lightining cable = Original inside the iPhone Box
    USB-C to USB = Original bought at Apple Store
    iPhone = 8 Plus with mo issues;
    Result = MacBook Pro + USB-C to USB adapter + Lightning USB cable + iPhone = Incompatible Device.

    I selected 1 start because I have to pick at least one.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to USB Adapter Does Not Work

    • Written by Edmond W from OAKLAND

    This USB-C to USB Adapter couldn't even read my USB 2.0 flash drive. What a waste of money. Apple should bring back USB slots back to their computers!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT provide full functionality

    • Written by william M from Sycamore

    I purchase this with my macbook pro 2019 expecting to be able to continue to use this with my exiting multi computer/multi monitor dock. it does not provide fully functionality. It carries the ethernet signal but video and keyboard are not carried. I would be very leery of expecting any interoperablity of Tbolt3 wiith USB 3 or Tbolt2 (see my other rview)

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Giant Leap Backward for Mankind....

    • Written by Suzan S from Murrieta

    I think Apple is very short sighted. In their attempt to be sleek they have made the MacBook Pro a dinosaur with the all junk I have to carry around to be able to use what is still considered 'basic' and fundamental equipment. Bring back the basics guys!!! I despise the way my $3000 laptop looks when I go into a meeting!! I am literally embarrassed. My colleagues with windows computers and really old Apple computers look sharp and prepared...ready to get to work. I am setting up adapters and taking up half the table! Geez....you really need to rethink this.

    86 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit ANY USBs!

    • Written by Tanya H from Vancouver

    I dropped $30 with tax to add what should Already be part of my MAC Air that I spent $2,000 on. Why take away the port in the first place? So stupid. But to add insult to injury -

    Apple, you have taken my annoyance even further, now I am out another $30 for a tool that does not work. It does not fit ANY of my USB's. Not one of them. What the heck!???

    SO NOW I have a $2000 computer that I CANNOT Plus any of my existing USB's into.

    Seriously wish I had researched this further before buying this computer. Honestly, I would have spent $1200 on a PC just as powerful that doesn't make my left a pain. Next time I will.

    *Major Fail* Apple. I am NOT happy.

    54 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    smokes, can catch fire

    • Written by Tara K from Edgartown

    Mine just started smoking, and smelling really bad. I'm just glad I was here to pull it out of my computer before it really caught fire, and did serious damage.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only worked for a little while :(

    • Written by Megan D

    My adapter worked for a couple months and I can still fit my SSD into the USB part, but the part that actually goes into the macbook pro can't plug in all the way, so it can't connect. I don't know why it doesn't fit all of a sudden, but now I can't connect to any of my USBs.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Redundant adaptor.

    • Written by Mark T from Paraparaumu

    A pointless purchase, MacBook Pro can’t connect to USB 3. In an age where we deal with large files on cfast cards, speed is important. Apple offers a USB port connected to the year 2000! Super disappointed

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues, works as expected

    • Written by Marc S from Garden Grove

    It works as I expected an Apple product to work... it just does. I am not sure what other reviewers experienced when they had to force a USB device into the adapter. Perhaps, it is the device they are using or maybe—as is all too common with USB, they are simply inserting it the wrong way. A normal USB cable worked without issue for me. Very universal device, as I can use my existing SD card reader, hard drives, printers, and even a USB hub. No issues. Aside from currently needing a dongle to use USB, I like the product. I expect in the near future, all will be USB-C anyway... and we won't need to worry about constantly putting in a USB device perpetually the wrong way.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works for 2.5" external drives powered through the USB port.

    • Written by John M from Ridgefield

    It works for 2.5" external drives powered through the USB port, which is what I needed it for.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    To Apple

    • Written by Ricardo R from Dardanelle

    Put USB-A and SD card slot in the next macbook PRO so I don't look like a dweeb carrying all these dongles into Starbucks. I thought the Macbook PRO experience would've been different than this...

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware!

    • Written by Marlene C from Grand Rapids

    I am so frustrated with Apple right now! It is annoying enough that I need to spend $20 on an adapter, but it is exponentially more frustrating that NONE of my USB cords or flash drives fit into this adapter! Do not buy this item!! I am going to get a different adapter made by another company, which will hopefully work better than this piece of garbage. To the employees of Apple--I hope this isn't the start of the post-Steve Jobs decline of this company!!!!!

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!!!

    • Written by Melissa C from Delray Beach

    I tried three different USB cords and they do not fit into this adapter. Cannot believe I wasted $19 on this. Will be exchanging this product after testing it out again IN STORE in hopes I can connect my iPhone XS to my MacBook Pro. Buyer beware!!

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me, BUT you have to break it in first!

    • Written by Michele L from Spring Lake

    This was a necessity after upgrading from the MacBook Pro Late 2013 model and not having any USB-C cable adapters. Mine works great, data transfer works good and functionality in general works great. Initially I was a little concerned after seeing all the bad reviews... but I needed it so I was willing to take a chance. However, right after I purchased it, I had taken it right back to the store because I couldn't get anything to plug into it (I couldn't even connect my iPhone X to the MacBook for my initial sync on the new computer for backups). The store rep actually told me they were aware of the complaints with how hard it is to plug anything into it the first time, and said it has to be forced to 'break it in' on initial use. So he took a USB lightning cable and forced it for me, and then it worked good. Not sure what they could be thinking with this design but I made a 45 min trip back to the store thinking it was a bad USB connector... luckily I arranged to do other errands in the area so it wasn't a complete waste of a trip because I wasn't real happy about that! It did work though, and it works quite well... no complaints now that it's been broke in.

    19 of 22 people found this useful