• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh its Ok

    So...The speed is good, but...It feels flimsy. The connection is good between my MBP and the dongle, but it is a bit stupid to have to spend the money on it. I tried with an amazon basics one before this, but it just wouldn't recognise the connection. For £30 it is a bit steep for something that should really be built into the laptop. Its also something else to bring around with you. It is fast to connect the first time that you use it, but after that its ≈20 seconds for it to be recognised. I would say that if you genuinely need one, then get it, but don't if you need it for casual use.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working after 3 months

    It worked perfectly first 3 months. Plug and go. MBPro was on the table whole time, no transfers, no awkward positions. Rubbish.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best on the market.

    I bought mine for my Mac Book Air & it works perfectly, for me you get what you pay for, My friend bought 1 from EBay for half the price, and guess what, it did not work, The LED Light lit up but that was it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Sorry I like Apple products but it simply does not work. I have a new laptop but cant access the internet as I have no wifi. I will have to dust off the old laptop.

    2 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    I purchased this thunderbolt ethernet adapter last week and it just recently arrived (on time). It works absolutely remarkably (it can reach the download speed of 3MB/s). My friend used the one with USB port and it can only reach maximum of 1MB/s. Definitely a worthy purchase.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish when used for comms in a server farm

    Stupidly I've bought 2 of these and use them in our rack on 2 Mac Mini servers. Within the rack we also have an Xserve and another Mac Mini server albeit with the slower USB/Ethernet adapter. The USB/Ethernet adapter works fine, but no communication with either Thunderbolt Mac Minis. Oddly if I connect using VNC the adapters seem to allow this traffic. Sorry Apple but it's shameful that the Mac Mini Servers do not have a secondary ethernet port and shameful that the thunderbolt/ethernet adapter fails to work in any useful way.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - super fast file transfers ahoy!

    Works perfectly for connecting to my Synology NAS when I need more bandwidth than the wifi allows.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Works absolutely perfect! I encountered no issues at all when using this with any Mac, works just as expected!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine but it's a shame you need one

    The adapter works fine connected to my macbook pro with retina display, and my macbook air, in that it allows you to plug your ethernet cable into the computer.

    It's a shame however that the thunderbolt plug and socket are not nearly as sturdy as ethernet, and come out far too easily, which is very frustrating.

    But the real issue is that the computer doesn't come with an ethernet port. I can understand in the case of the macbook air that they are all about thinness, and ethernet is fractionally thicker than thunderbolt. But a MacBook Pro should not be without ethernet. Professionals using these machines rely on ethernet all the time for transferring large amounts of data. The photography, film and music industries all use ethernet to transfer data to and from computers and servers. And carrying around a flimsy adapter that falls out of it's socket with a gentle nudge just isn't a viable option. But until Apple changes their "pro" design, I guess we're stuck with these silly, flimsy and overpriced things.

    55 of 59 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works great! for a while

    I got the thunderbolt adapter for my Macbook air because the place I was going to be at for a few months didn't have wifi. For the first three months of my stay I had absolutely zero trouble with it, but this past month it will occassionally disconnect but then a few minutes later will reconnect. It's been really iffy recently, and I've been a little bit concerned about plugging it into my computer. Hopefully I won't need it for too much longer, I'm not sure if it is meant to last more than a few months!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fast but.... (rMBP)

    It is a very fast adapter, bought it for my rMBP to use at uni. the issue is that it falls out VERY easily, which is somewhat of an issue for me. when working at a desk its fine, but at other times it gets knocked even just a little and it disconnects and takes a while to reconnect. This is annoying!

    56 of 61 people found this useful