USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

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  • Overview

    The USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter lets you connect your USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro 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 or iPad Pro display to your HDMI-enabled TV or display in up to 1080p at 60Hz or UHD (3840 by 2160) at 30Hz. It also outputs video content like movies and captured video. Simply connect the adapter to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac or iPad Pro 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 or iPad Pro.

    Compatible with the following Mac and iPad Pro models:

    12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Air with Retina display, 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, Mac mini - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd Generation)

    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.

  • 2.0 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

      339 of 387 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

      202 of 224 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

      150 of 158 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?DO NOT BUY this

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Expected better of Apple

      I have a brand-new Apple MacBook Pro 15" and its fast, seemingly a nice machine (which it should be for the money). Apple forced me to buy this Multiport adapte I have a brand-new Apple MacBook Pro 15" and its fast, seemingly a nice machine (which it should be for the money). Apple forced me to buy this Multiport adapter to use my external monitor, keyboard and mouse. Problem is it just doesn't work properly; I can't use the USB-C power pass-through as the adaptor doesn't pass enough power through to power the laptop/screen *and* charge the laptop. I also have to plug things in in a certain order, otherwise the screen doesn't pick up (what?!). So I'm already using 3 of my 4 available ports, and every morning have to faff about unplugging and re-plugging in everything to get everything to pick-up & ensure its charging. I barely ever write reviews but this experience has pushed me to. What has happened to Apple Mac hardware!? I wished I could have upgraded the spec of my old 2013 MBP at this rate. That machine just worked.

      • Written by James W from Brighton

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expected better of Apple

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      What is going on apple?

      I bought this yesterday and worked fine just plug and play. Today fired up my new Macbook Pro again and no HDMI output. No rebooting worked, what is going o I bought this yesterday and worked fine just plug and play. Today fired up my new Macbook Pro again and no HDMI output. No rebooting worked, what is going on apple, my beesy will still worked fine?

      • Written by David W from Winchester

      12 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?What is going on apple?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Useless expensive junk

      Recently bought a new MacBook Pro, which I use at the side of my desk plugged in to three external monitors. At least I used to on my old MacBook. With this new Recently bought a new MacBook Pro, which I use at the side of my desk plugged in to three external monitors. At least I used to on my old MacBook. With this new one, suddenly I need MORE adapters, and this is the only option for plugging it in to my displays. Works less than half the time, usually just gives me a black screen and flashes on and off. Restarting the laptop occasionally works but usually not. Surprisingly low quality for something from Apple. Look in to third party alternatives that don't cost $80. This is just another white paperweight now.

      • Written by Daryl K from Espoo

      13 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Useless expensive junk

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