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

      305 of 349 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

      173 of 191 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

      111 of 116 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?DO NOT BUY this

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Pointless and unreliable

      To those who are not technical, you may well assume as I did that this great new thing USB-C was the end to all our woes, and that if Apple used it, it would be To those who are not technical, you may well assume as I did that this great new thing USB-C was the end to all our woes, and that if Apple used it, it would be Thunderbolt 2 or 3 ready in a £69 accessory like this, so you could plug a monitor into the USB-C port along with a 2nd one into the HDMI port. But no, all the USB-C port is for is power, which in the case of the Apple AV adapter I have, doesn't work, IE, I have a duff one. Anyway, why is it Apple don't make a 4 or 5 port USB-C hub with each of the ports TB3 ready, so one can connect the following to our MacBook Pros without worrying which port is TB3: TB3 hard drive, two external 4K monitors, power, GoPro Hero 6 (USB-C ready), removable TB3 drive, printer, wired mouse, camera such as the Panasonic GH5 that has a USB-C port. That's 8 items in total, 3 from the MB Pro direct, and 5 from the hub that is connected to one of the MB Pro ports. Hun should also include Speedy Ethernet port for wired connections, 3.5m audio in, 3.5m audio out and SD card slow. Chinese ones I have bought are unreliable. Apple? Over to you.

      • Written by Alex B from Worthing

      Is this review useful?Pointless and unreliable

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor quality : the slightest touch and it disconnects :-(

      I've had this adaptor not very long - considering I'd reasonably assumed it would last the life of the Macbook it's connected to. Now, the slightest touch of I've had this adaptor not very long - considering I'd reasonably assumed it would last the life of the Macbook it's connected to. Now, the slightest touch of the adaptor, or move of the laptop, and the power disconnects, the external hard drive disconnects etc etc etc Disaster! I'm hoping the nice chaps at Chapelfield Apple will swap it over no questions asked. All it's done is sit on my desk for a few months!

      • Written by James C from Norwich

      Is this review useful?Poor quality : the slightest touch and it disconnects :-(

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Is this the modern Apple quality?

      I received this with my work laptop, so okay, it was all essentially free to me so I cannot comment on price. Around my office (and indeed on this review page) I received this with my work laptop, so okay, it was all essentially free to me so I cannot comment on price. Around my office (and indeed on this review page) most people have found differing issues. Mine issue is that although Apple states that the USB-B socket can be used to connect an iPhone and charge it, my reality is that it does not connect or charge through this connection. And yes, I have tested the iPhone cable and it works fine. There definitely seems to be an ongoing decline in Apple standards these days whilst they pump up the prices...

      • Written by Max B from Staines-Upon-Thames

      5 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Is this the modern Apple quality?

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