USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your USB-C– or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)–enabled Mac to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

    This adapter allows you to mirror your Mac display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display in up to 1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840x2160) at 30Hz. It also outputs video content like films and captured video. Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac and then to your TV or projector via an HDMI cable (sold separately).

    Use the standard USB port to connect devices such as your flash drive or camera, or a USB cable for syncing and charging your iPhone, iPad or iPod. You can also connect a charging cable to the USB-C port to charge your Mac.

    Note: The Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter is not compatible with the G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive (Apple part number HF4F2VC/A).

    Compatible with the following computers:

    12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 15-inch MacBook Pro - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C); iMac Pro

    What’s in the Box

    Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

    Tech Specs

    Connections

    HDMI

    USB

    USB-C

    System Requirements

    Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately) for connection to your TV or projector. Supports both video and audio output.

  • 2.5 Average
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      bulky and expensive

      Although it works fine it is bulky and the design ill considered, and rather more expensive than an Apple TV this rather essential item allows you to connect a Although it works fine it is bulky and the design ill considered, and rather more expensive than an Apple TV this rather essential item allows you to connect a USB 3 to your MacBook, but it's terribly bulky especially when you only want to connect a USB device for a few minutes to swap files. This slightly defeats the wonder of having such a slim package as the wonderful MacBook. Hopefully they will get around to doing a USB 3 stick to USB C sometime soon... meanwhile us early adopters feel foolish

      • Written by Sebastian C from London

      299 of 343 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?bulky and expensive

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Does not recognise USB3 drive

      I bought this alongside my MacBook so that I could backup my Mac. I now discover that this adapter is not compatible with USB 3.0 drives. Disappointed that th I bought this alongside my MacBook so that I could backup my Mac. I now discover that this adapter is not compatible with USB 3.0 drives. Disappointed that this isn't mentioned on the packaging, nor was the information volunteered when I bought it.

      • Written by Geoff B from Faversham

      163 of 180 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Does not recognise USB3 drive

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      DO NOT BUY this

      I'm using this to connect a monitor, power and a Mac USB keyboard to my MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016). The adapter worked for almost a day, but then the I'm using this to connect a monitor, power and a Mac USB keyboard to my MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016). The adapter worked for almost a day, but then the keyboard stopped responding. Checking the adapter I found it was so hot I could not hold it. I unplugged it and found that the ports on the back are smelling of burnt plastic. Clearly there is something fishy with this product - judging from all the other negative reviews too. A very bad situation. This is the only way I can connect a monitor to my MacBook - it's the only port. If Apple cannot provide me with a working adapter then my MacBook becomes severely limited!

      • Written by Pascal D from Woking

      96 of 100 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?DO NOT BUY this

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Annoying essential, hit and miss quality and way overpriced

      As a sysadmin at my firm, I have had quite a lot of these adapters through my fingers. About 75% work fine, but I've had one outright failure and many others no As a sysadmin at my firm, I have had quite a lot of these adapters through my fingers. About 75% work fine, but I've had one outright failure and many others not working fully, with some combination of HDMI, USB3.0 or power input not working. I have two on my desk at the moment with non-working HDMI and am trying to get the firmware upgrade to take - yes, these things need firmware upgrades. Both adapters have gone through the installer without error, laptop rebooted (seriously, Apple, what do I need to reboot the entire laptop for??) and then immediately asks me to upgrade the firmware again. The sad fact is, you need these adapters to do anything useful. We've bought much, much more sensibly priced ones on other sites but found them even less reliable. It's worth noting, the USB-C port on these adapters is designed for power exclusively - you cannot plug a USB device into this port, which seems a silly oversight especially for the 12" MacBook (all our devices are 4-port MacBook Pro's however). When they work, they work like you'd expect from Apple, but the quality control is awful and for a device that lets you do something essential, the price is through the roof.

      • Written by Rob J from Tunbridge Wells

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Annoying essential, hit and miss quality and way overpriced

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works fine. VERY Pricey.

      I have two of these - one for my home setup and one for travelling. Hard to review this objectively because it's an essential item if you want to connect up to I have two of these - one for my home setup and one for travelling. Hard to review this objectively because it's an essential item if you want to connect up to a HDMI monitor and plug in a USB peripheral. I can't imagine how you'd get on with a Macbook without one. To be fair, it does work, it's hard to get excited about it since it's literally just a multi-tap. Design is fine, I can't imagine it winning any awards but whatever. At this price it's hard to swallow, but even harder not to have, so you're a bit stuck. Be aware that the USB-C port on it will ONLY work to charge your laptop. You can't plug in a lightning-to-USB-C cable and have it charge your phone. Bit annoying. Not a deal breaker if you're running a Macbook Pro and have a few ports, but I can imagine it being incredibly frustrating if you're on a Macbook with the single port.

      • Written by Mark B from Leeds

      Is this review useful?Works fine. VERY Pricey.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Lack of functionality

      The USB-C can only be used to charge the MacBook, which hinders the functionality of it. I wanted to connect my external hard drive using the standard USB port The USB-C can only be used to charge the MacBook, which hinders the functionality of it. I wanted to connect my external hard drive using the standard USB port and connect my Samsung S8 using the USB-C port, then transfer files directly from the hard drive to the phone without having to copy to the laptop then to the phone but the phone does not connect for data transfer to the MacBook (it does charge though). I thought this may have been because it was a Samsung device but I used my lightening to USB-C cable to connect my iPad to the port and alas it did not connect either. On a side note, after being used for a while the adaptor comes out easily meaning anything connected is not safely ejected and you have to be very careful not to accidentally touch it in case this happens. I only give it two stars because both the HDMI and standard USB ports function properly.

      • Written by Bradley H from Ware

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Lack of functionality

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