• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on some USB items but not a MIDI, USB powered keyboard

    • Written by David E from LIVERPOOL

    Works okay on standard non-powered devices like USB sticks but the MacBook Pro fails to recognise a Korg MIDI keyboard when connected via this adapter.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's frustrating to be charged for this

    • Written by Gil K from LONDON

    I just bought a new laptop. I only realised that there were no usual USB ports when it arrived.
    Apple is not consistent with adaptors- when they changed the audio port for iPhone, an adaptor was included but not for the USB.

    This approach of asking to pay extra for adaptors is super annoying. It feels greedy and unfair to their customers.

    43 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful adapter (and it is USB 3/2/1 compatible)

    • Written by Jamie W from BASINGSTOKE

    Note; This is a review of the actual product, not a commentary about the price or whether Apple should fit use USB C to their latest laptops, or include the adapter "in the box".

    One thing I wondered when deciding to buy this product or not, was if it was USB3 compatible or not. Answer; YES, it is. It has standard dual connectors in the socket that will allow it to connect USB3 devices at full speed as well USB2/1 devices.

    There were also some reviews that commented about the connector being too tight. I don't know if they've changed the design but mine is snug without being too tight. It will snugly hold any USB3 device/cable you plug into it, but you can pull it out as needed.

    So far it has connected to all the standard USB devices I have tested it on. I find it very useful and well worth the money.

    56 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless. Overpriced.

    • Written by Sam C from BASINGSTOKE

    So after purchasing a very pricey MacBook it is completely ridiculous that you should have to purchase this as well... to rub more salt in to the wound mine has stopped working just after a month of use and I really resent having to purchase another one.

    48 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I shouldn’t have needed to buy this

    • Written by Kelly-Marie B from Aldenham

    After spending £1000 on my MacBook I was shocked to find that I had to pay for a USB adaptor - it works perfectly well however, in my opinion it should come with the MacBook and charger.

    57 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This one singe star is for Apple

    • Written by Rosie H from Poole

    The product is good but this essencial things should be provided in the package box, I have spent nearly £2700 for macbook pro 15" 2017 edition and to buy additional stuff to make things working is diabolical. Not impressed what so ever. Also £19 for just 1 single usb, seriously. Speachless. And.....disapointed

    68 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A review about the actual product

    • Written by Mina H from London

    so a lot of people are reviewing this product based on convenience, which is understandable.I don't want to have to buy a separate accessory either, but that is how apple is I am afraid sigh. The price is high but the product itself is useful and operates fine. Although I understand why people want to scrutinise the inconvenience of buying this separately, it is misleading for people who need to buy it. I almost didn't buy this as based on the stars as I thought there was something malfunctioning in the actual accessory as opposed to people simply complaining about apple's accessory system. so if you need a review on how well this works, buy it because if you are like me and need to plug in all your old accessories into a computer then yes it is necessary I'm afraid and it does its job.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Dave S from Bath

    It works really well and does the job it says it does. I've read other reviews saying the USB port is quite tight, but mine is just the right size and works perfectly well.

    32 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    £19 and doesn't even work

    • Written by David J from Creigiau

    Forced to by this flimsy device after your £1300 MacBook Pro doesn't come with any USB ports. After then spending £19 on this product you realise that the USB port is actually too small and you almost break it every time you try and insert your memory stick. Even after all of that mine hasn't worked since the moment I brought it home.

    Dont buy it. More use not having it and using something like OneDrive to back up your work.

    32 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB port is too tight. Just be very careful!!!

    • Written by kevin S from llanelli

    The USB port is too tight so whatever I plug in to the adapter, I spend the next 1 minute forcing the usb device in and out of the port. I almost pulled my Mac on to the floor when I tried to remove the apple supplied lightning cable from the adapter. As both the cable and the adapter are made by apple they should get the fit right this is on two separate adapters, I both from my new MacBook Pro.

    Just be very careful

    NOT great Apple!!

    84 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the purchase.

    • Written by Adam B from Sheffield

    Although I agree with a lot of other concerns, like apple products are already expensive, for such a cheap to produce adapter, it could be included in the box with the product. On the other hand though, I appreciate the essential adapters like this and the iPhone headphone adapter being kept to £9 instead of £30. I also have no problems with the ports on the MacBook already like a lot of people seem to mention, technology is advancing and until the rest of the industry catches up, using an adapter doesn't bother me. This product works fine and does the job, it is just a shame the larger adapter with hdmi, USB-A and USB-C couldn't be cheaper.

    58 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Diane M from Forest Hill

    This is brilliant!, but I also have to agree, after paying almost £1300 for a MacBook, this really should've been included with it! Quite annoyed about that as you really can't do much without it.

    81 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke my cable. Not impressed.

    • Written by Emily M from Manchester

    The adaptor USB port is ever so slightly smaller than the one on my old MacBook. When I tried to unplug something, half of it got left behind in the adapter. So now I can't use my wireless mouse, or my brand new USB C adapter. I'm very disappointed, and will be taking the adapter into the Apple store in the hope of a full refund.

    74 of 96 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential but at an unfair cost

    • Written by Georgia G from hertford

    The product itself is good, it works as it should. However, as if purchasing the latest Macbook wasn't expensive enough, you now have no choice but to buy this as an added extra if you want to sync your phone to iTunes, download software or connect to digital camera etc. I agree with the majority when i say this should be included with the Mac or at least offered for discounted price at the time of purchasing the Mac. Just goes to show that the move to USB-C is just a way for apple to make their products more exclusive and give users no choice but to buy their add-ons at an unfair extra cost.

    1042 of 1189 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slightly annoying

    • Written by Neil W from Lower Coleford

    It will work when I have to buy it, but totally agree with the additional charge needed on top of buying the product, which shouldn't be necessary. Should be in the box ,as came home, tried to load some software and couldn't.
    Is anyone listening?

    459 of 529 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not impressed

    • Written by raymond A from Ammanford

    not impressed after spending £1300 on a macbook you then have to spend another £15 just to get a usb port if your lucky and can get one and to top it all you buy the all new full metal macbook and you have to plug a white lead in to it that dangles down to then plug your usb device into think apple need to think about what they are doing the cable should be free in the box when you buy a new macbook

    1599 of 1933 people found this useful