• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by Yu-Chien C from Mountain View

    a piece of trash. Doesn't work on my Dell 27 Ultra HD 4k Monitor - P2715Q

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my use

    • Written by Jonathan D from PARIS

    I have the (new) 2016 Macbook Pro with touchbar and Thunderbolt 3.
    As a sound engineer needed to connect to my soundcard on Thunderbolt 2.

    For this it works flawlessly.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Effed Up USB-C

    • Written by Phoenix R. C from Seattle

    I've had several MacBookPros and they are great. So, for school I get a new unit with this terrible USB-C. What for? A thinner device? Why bother, I now have several stupid cords hanging off my computer, which can't be slipped into a travel sleeve smoothly. Nope, now it has to be decoupled from stupid strands.

    Add to this that external display is NOT BEING FOUND by a machine costing thousands of dollars! So, in this stupid USB-C adoption we have ruined all the peripherals, even my mouse with a micro-USB, now has to connect with a long stupid ugly adapter for this thing.

    So, after spending over $50 for a piece of raw earth minerals and mining materials, I can't even connect to the larger display. Seriously. I'll be buying any other version of the MacBookPro, likely used, rather than deal with this lame new USB-C(rap).


    31 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work w/ new (USB-C) Macbook, Apple needs to get their act together.

    • Written by Jesse C from san francisco

    This adapter doesn't work. But overall, my frustration is with Apple as a whole. They now offer a series of new products and peripherals that, not only don't work with their older products, don't even all work the same as other products they currently offer. My wife got a new Macbook (which has USB-C, unlike the MacBook Pro's and Macbook Airs they currently sell) and our HOPE was that this adapter would work with our 27" Thunderbolt Display (which works wonderfully with my brand new Air) ... Nope. The plugs all fit, but her Macbook gives us a "Thunderbolt accessories are not supported on this Mac" message ... I'll get my $$ back at the Apple Store, but WHY, APPLE, WHY!?!?! Figure your **** out.

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE: Doesn't work with all Thunderbolt 2 (even Apple's own products)

    • Written by Alonzo A from El Cerrito

    The box doesn't tell you, but this overpriced Apple adapter sadly doesn't adapt. If you buy one and then painfully discover when first going to use it at a mtg that it doesn't work, you are forced to search online and eventually find the fine print that Apple didn't make it compatible with multiple of their previous Thunderbolt 2 products, namely in my case the Thunderbolt2 to HDMI and the Thunderbolt2 to VGA adapters.

    For a company that used to pride itself on plug and play, this is yet another example of the post-Jobs Apple which forgets its roots in ease of use and simplicity... Local Apple Store had not heard of the problem yet (so are still selling it to others who will likely be back frustrated) but kindly refunded my purchase even though it was beyond 14 days. Sadly they cannot refund for my flights and failed presentation at a conference where I had hoped to first use the adapter...

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Confusing Product Labeling

    • Written by Joshua P from Seattle

    I usually don't give out 1-star reviews, but in this case I feel like I need to. Apparently, this product is so confusing that not even Apple's own store employees realize that this adapter only works with Thunderbolt 2 products. I was recommended this product to use with my DisplayPort Dell monitor in the Apple Store, which of course does not work based on the buried description of this adapter. The packaging of this product needs a warning: a giant flashing triangle on the cardboard box itself - technology of which Apple could have funded by now instead of wasting the same money on restocking all of these adapters.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Raymond C from Bismarck

    This adapter doesn't work at all on my external monitor to new MacBook Pro 15 when connecting through DVI. Apple should have made it VERY clear that it DOESN'T work AS ADVERTISED. CLEARLY on the box there is a diagram of an external display to Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 Adapter to MacBook Pro. THIS IS A LIE. It will not work. Apple needs to put the specs on the box, not some vague hard to find "question & answer" forum deep on their website somewhere. The concept of connecting to an external monitor is simple: Plug, plug, plug, ok works. But not for this. What is this product even for? Very annoying.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk, does not work with VGA

    • Written by Joseph P from Fredericksburg

    Purchased two of these to run on my existing ThunderBolt 2 VGA Apple Adapters. These do not work, tried everything I can think of and they just won't display. Its bad enough we need multiple dongles, but to charge this much for a dongle that clearly doesn't work with half the existing Thunderbolt 2 stuff makes me wonder if this was just a scam.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works flawlessly when connecting MacBook Pro with the Thundebolt display

    • Written by Kristoph C from Bellevue

    I am writing this review because I almost decided against purchasing this adapter due to the poor reviews. However, as I own 4 Apple Thunderbolt Displays I decided it was worth the risk.

    I am so very glad I did! It works FLAWLESSLY! If you've bought the new MacBook Pro and you are wondering how to connect it to your Apple Thunderbolt Display you should categorically go ahead and BUY THIS ADAPTER!

    The display connection itself is arguably better then the original as it is established faster; there is no degradation or flicker of any kind. It also DOES permits you to use the display camera, all of the USB ports, and the network port. ( I don't own any firewire devices so I did not test this ). The CONNECTION IS BIDIRECTIONAL despite what other reviews might suggest - cameras, USB drive, and the iPhone connect without any problems.

    This adapter does not provide power so you will need to connect your regular power supply in addition to this adapter. I do think Apple could have gone the extra step and created a replacement cable for the Thunderbolt Displays though at $29 this is a totally acceptable alternative.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for me - HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch

    • Written by Leslie-Anne F from Mountain View

    We tested out the adapter and it doesn't work with my HP zdisplay 30". Took off the adapter and tried the cable with my other laptop and worked just fine.

    What happened to it just works.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Dell U2412MB

    • Written by Victor U from Austin

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) running macOS Sierra 10.12.3 (16D32). Absolutely nothing happens when I plug in my dell monitor (work issued).

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine to connect Touch Bar MacBook Pro 2016 with Thunderbolt Display

    • Written by Dave M from Los Gatos

    Just purchased a new 2016 Touch Bar Macbook Pro. This adapter works fine to connect to my older Thunderbolt display. It does seem to wake the screen up more slowly, but that's the only difference I see.

    I haven't tried daisy chaining any Thunderbolt devices.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly for me

    • Written by Eric J from Brooklyn

    Macbook Pro w/ Touch Bar connected to a Thunderbolt Display. Connected to the display is one Thunderbolt HD, one USB 2.0, one old Firewire 800 drive, and a mouse.

    Had a few wakeup problems when I first got the laptop, but either a Sierra point release or an NVRAM reset fixed things.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Stephen N from New York

    Unidirectional -- unlike both Thunderbolt 2 and USB-C. i.e. you can connect a Thunderbolt 2 peripheral to a computer's USB-C port, but you can't connect a USB-C peripheral to a Thunderbolt 2 port. Oh, and its not even unidirectional with the MacBook's USB-C port. Shameful Apple.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    defective by designe

    • Written by hexley D from Portland

    Apple really? What kind off rubbish hardware is this adapter?

    Yes, I can connect my brand new MacBook Pro to my good old Thunderbolt Display. That works.
    But when I disconnect the Book from the Display the Book crashes!
    No, I can not connect my Thunderbolt2 HDMI adapter to this USB-C to Thunderbolt2 adapter. No HDMI output at all. The perfect anti-feature.
    This adapter is off no use at all.

    Apple you can do better!

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by Eric M from Sonoma

    I've been using a Thunderbolt 2 to HDMI cable for years. Bought a new MacBook Pro 13 with just the USB-C ports, so had to buy this adapter. Turns out it flat out does not work. Very disappointing. I'm not too upset about the new laptops only having USB-C, but failing to deliver an adapter that works is extremely concerning.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 4 Weeks

    • Written by Brent L from Oklahoma City

    Worked very well for about 4 weeks. Now iMac doesn't recognize device, and cable is fine, so must assume bad adapter. $30 for 4 weeks not worth it. Would have been satisfied at 6 months before breaking.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with new MacBook Pro

    • Written by Linda S from Libby

    I have a 4TB LaCie drive with Thunderbolt 2 port. Just used it for the 1st time with my new MacBook Pro and it works like a charm. I made sure I downloaded the latest driver and I've had no problems. That is so nice. Thank you!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt to HDMI cables will not work...

    • Written by Tom H from BOWRAL

    Really annoying - what happened to the 'it just works' mentality?

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage daisy chain

    • Written by Daniel R from Austin

    This dongle does not support my ASUS external monitor (DVI out > mini-display/thunderbolt 2 > USBC). Would have been nice to know this disclaimer before I threw all of my money at this worthless dongle party.

    13 of 18 people found this useful