• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but one problem

    This product does everything it is supposed to do. It is durable, and I don't see it breaking any time soon. In fact it is too durable, that is the problem. The USB-A port holds on to whatever you plugged in very tightly, so if you are using a USB- Mouse like I am, it is very difficult to take out the mouse adapter from the port. Otherwise, good product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the box.

    It works as it should; my USB devices connect to my MacBook Pro without issue, and my USB3 HDD seems to transfer files at a brisker pace than my old 2009 MacBook. In all, it's a fairly decent adapter.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working for usb 2.0

    stopped working for usb 2.0. not good

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    I know most people hate the fact that this is an unnecessary accessory that Apple is making people to buy, I hate that too. too much money and not universal with other devices, but the quality is good and it does solve the problem, but I wish it was cheaper since we all mac users gonna end up having it!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    I'm using this to plug in my WD 4 TB backup drive to my 2017 iMac. It works. What more can I say? Plugged in easily to the back of the computer in the appropriate slot. The USB cable from the drive slipped right in and now Time Machine is humming right along. Good deal at $19.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    The adapter is WAY too hard to plug into the computer. It should be easy to do, but it is virtually impossible, so don't count on being able to charge anything that requires the traditional port not available on the new MacBook Pro.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I don't know why most people are saying that it doesn't read USB's and mouses, it works just fine for me and I'm able to plug in my phone charger, my USB's, and my mouse. So its pretty great I don't get why everyones saying its bad.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got an error message that the adapter was overloaded

    Had this adapter since start. Just got an error message that it was overloaded. After this only some USB peripherals works with it. Hade to change to another brand for my stuff to work again.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Stopped working after only 2 months of having it.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has lost its quality

    I have a new MacBook Pro. All of the negative reviews are the same for me, plus, I bought apple care for nearly $400 and the hardware helper knew absolutely nothing about the products. She googled information about the ports, yikes! The software person MAY have resolved my issue, but it sure seemed like it was his first time ever.

    The port change on the newer MacBooks is a real bummer. It makes the computers far less than they once were. sad

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with G-Tech external drive!

    I use this adapter to connect my G-Tech external drive to my 21.5" iMac and it is fantastic. I get data transfer speeds of 350+ MB/s which means SuperDuper! backups only take 10 minutes to perform while transferring over 6GB of data.
    Thanks, Apple!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me (so far)

    I've had the new MBP for about a year. I also use a Thunderbolt external monitor. I used to joke that I wanted the most expensive laptop charger that Apple made. Now I can no longer charge my MBP with the old MagSafe cable on the monitor. I also have to use the Thunderbolt to USB-C adapter for the monitor (it works). That being said, I like the new MBP much better than my older one. As for the adapter, it works great for connecting my printer (when needed due to my wireless being wonky), my ScanSnap scanner, and my iPhone. Yes, it is a pain to use an adapter, but hey, it's a first world problem. As for my CF camera cards, I purchased a USB-C card reader from Amazon and it works great -- lightening fast.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Day 1

    In all fairness, this is only Day 1. But after reading all the negative reviews, wanted to give you my experience. A refurbished MacBook Pro arrived today. Standard disappointment that none of my peripherals would work with it. Called in and registered my complaint. Then did what we all have to do - I purchased 3 adaptors, and took my MacBook Pro to the store to proof them out, as so many people complained. No problems - all three adaptors worked fine and with a gaggle of different USBs. Also, the connections are tight, but I APPRECIATE that! Loose connections become lost connections, so I am happy they have given us a tight fit.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    The adaptor does not fit my usb, it may be tight and i have not tried forcing it in but why should i risk damaging my external hard drive? This product is horrible

    23 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C to USB adaptor

    Too tight! The only reason I can still use it is because USB end is always plugged in to my Apple Monitor. I plug/unplug only the USB-C end to my laptop.
    Too expensive! This part should have been supplied with the computer. Shame on Apple!
    Connectivity has been lost in the new MacBook Pro. I cannot even power my laptop from the monitor the way I used to because there are no good USB-C adapters for the magSafe. Apple does not care about its users!

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Figured out a fix--scrape/clean the 5 SuperSpeed pins

    I too had these issues:

    1) Brand new, the female Type A connector was too tight. Over time, this wore loose.
    2) The dongle worked fine with my USB 3.1 2.5in SATA enclosure for Time Machine backups at first. After a few months of infrequent use the drive would become inaccessible at seemly random times. Strangely, USB 2.0 devices always worked.

    I surmised that the dongle's 5 SuperSpeed pins were somehow losing contact now that the female Type A was not as tight. It could be either corrosion/oxidation or insufficient contact spring force. Using a dental pick to very gently(!) "scrape" the Apple dongle's 5 SuperSpeed pins clean, the USB 3.1 2.5in SATA enclosure started working properly again.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too tight fit

    At first it seemed Sandisk and Lexar flash drives wouldn't fit it all. (They fit fine in our iMacs and older apple laptops.) I put it in as far as it would go, angled it to one side and then pushed it in while straightening it out and it fit. Very very tight and tricky to do. I'm concerned it will damage the flash drives since they can't insert straight in and are tough to remove. I bought 3 before trying out the first one bought at Apple, #2 and 3 at a different store months later. They are all the same.

    On a good note, my Sandisk USB 3.0 does work with them.

    Very disappointed in Apple. I'm keeping the boxes and receipts in case they have a short useful life as others write about. It states 1 year limited warranty on the insert but I'll need to find a magnifying glass to read it.

    Since I'm the only one in the family that can make it work, off to find 3 that work easier in our new MacBook Pros. Grrrr.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely tight connection fit - concerned that it will damage flash drive

    Extremely tight connection fit - concerned that it will damage flash drive

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for 2 months

    This worked really well. It was fast and had no problems. then one day i come home and plug it in with my mouse and it doesn't work. With something that costs $20 and is already a pain to always have to use i would at least expect it to not randomly stop working on me.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short-lived

    As with their infamous laptop power cords, this adapter was short-lived. After approx. one month's-worth of use, it has shorted out. Any equipment this expensive ought to have sturdier accessories......I'm going to Amazon basics for a replacement. :/

    26 of 30 people found this useful