• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be wary

    For the cost of this adapter you would expect it to bring your coffee as well as perform all connection functions you can think of. Especially in the aftermath of limited connectivity, I'm all for going wireless but something things just need a wire, like a display!
    The holes fit so it it should work, yes? NO. Very expensive what it does.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works if you know what you're buying

    All the bad reviews of this product are people who don't know what monitor they own and/or don't understand what this adapter does.

    Thunderbolt 1 and 2 reuses the Mini Display Port. Thunderbolt 3 uses USB-C. This adapter changes the USB-C Thunderbolt connection to a Mini Display Port Thunderbolt connector.

    It is NOT a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 to Mini Display Port connector. So, if your monitor uses a Mini Display Port input like the Apple Cinema Display, this will not work. Your monitor MUST use Thunderbolt as its input.

    I'm using it on dual 34" ultrawide LG monitors and these adapters work perfectly.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin

    This is a review of the actual product, not the price!!

    If you actually take the time to read the product specs, this adapter converts Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2/1. It is NOT a DisplayPort adapter. I bought this so I could use my old Elgato Thunderbolt 1 Dock with my new MacBook Pro 2017, and it works perfectly! I can access the Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, audio and USB3 ports on the dock. I can also use it with my Apple Thunderbolt 1 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. I am very pleased with this and it was well worth the £50 to keep using the old dock/adapters working. A lot of the negative reviews of this product are to do with the price. Only you can decide if it is worth the price. For me it was, because I can keep using my existing dock/adapters going, saving me £270. Result! :-D

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent adapter to link new 2017 iMac to my Thunderbolt 2 CalDigit Dock

    Just upgraded from my trusty Late 2012 13" Retina MacBook Pro to a new 27" iMac 2017. As I had previously invested in a CalDigit Thunderbolt 2 dock to use with my MacBook, I needed a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter to link my Thunderbolt 3 iMac to the CalDigit dock, and so I bought this Apple adapter.

    So easy to use and it works perfectly.

    The BenQ 27" monitor is driven via the HDMI output on the CalDigit Thunder2 Dock.

    Recommended adapter!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stable and excellent build quality with a catch

    Sturdy and reliable as a connection but doesn't pass though power, so I can spin up my USB C SSD HDD, bit of a shame really. Mac Pro 2013 Trash can.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    T2 to T3 / Apple Thunderbolt Monitor 27" to iMac 27" 2017

    Just bought Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 to connect my new iMac 27" 2017 to Apple Thunderbolt Monitor. COnnected with no problems so giving 5 stars!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with work computer screen, my TV, or any screen for presenting

    Which makes it pretty useless... Why else would I have spent almost £50 if not for being able to connect to the things I used to be able to connect to?!

    Worse is that when I called up they tried to tell me I needed to reinstall my software and then go into the store to have the adaptor replaced. Only later, after wasted time, did I find out that this helps absolutely nothing.

    3 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonders

    Using it currently with my MacBook Pro 15" 2016 and my Belking Thunderbolt 2 docking station. It was just a cheap solution to keep using the docking station for now without changing it altogether. It's great for these kind of applications.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    49 pounds?

    Apple are really losing me. The computer doesn't come with a single adapter for its new USB C inputs, so I have no choice but to drop almost 100 pounds just to plug in a hard drive and a sound card. Joke.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly.

    I'm using a MacBook Pro 13" plus TouchBar with an Apple Thunderbolt display via this Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and it works perfectly (by that I mean that I can mirror / not mirror my laptop display, use the built in audio / camera and so on without any problems).

    I held back buying this based on the say-so of so many complaints / negative reviews on this site however, after chatting with an Apple Rep, I went ahead anyway and I'm glad I did. A mate has a similar setup and his adapter works fine as well. Maybe there was an early s/w problem that has since been fixed.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with TB G-Drives, transferring accounts and oddly Displayport

    Mine must be an anomaly because I have used this adapter to get my Eizo monitor working via a Displayport mini cable. I'm not sure why mine works, but I also have a Thunderbolt G-Tech EV drive which I have as the first port of call via the Thunderbolt 3 port + this adapter. I daisychained the Eizo via the Displayport cable which is connected to the spare Thunderbolt 1 port on the G-Drive EV and it works fine? Strange but true! I also used this to transfer my old mac and now I have everything working exactly like the old one.

    Perhaps the adapter doesn't like going directly into a Displayport mini cable, but I don't know why it should be ok when routed via a second Thunderbolt 1 drive, but it does. So I'm happy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my LaCie Thunderbolt 2 drive

    I bought this to connect my LaCie Thunderbolt 2 drive to my MacBook Pro 2016 with the Thunderbolt 3 ports. It did the job perfectly and I could use Time Machine to restore my files from my old MacBook Pro to my new one. I wasn't sure whether to rate it as a few stars less because of the price, I realise some people do that. But, as we know, Apple = Expensive. For functionality, it's 5 stars. Remove a couple of stars if you think it's overpriced.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for DisplayPort monitors

    If you've upgraded your Mac and still want to use your existing Thunderbolt-2/Mini-DisplayPort cable on your existing monitor... you're out of luck. This adapter doesn't support DisplayPort. Hard to fathom how Apple could have omitted such an obvious consumer need. Very disappointing after being recommended this cable in a store for this exact use case.

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with display port - ridiculous

    as it says

    8 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ummm - does not seem to work as advertised

    I've given it 1 star in the hope that someone can help resolve this and I can move it up to 5. Unlike Richard W I am unable to connect my 13" MBP w TB to a 27" Thunderbolt Display. The MBP doesn't even seem to think anything is connected.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot connect Thunderbolt 2 Monitor to a new Macbook Pro (2016)

    I bought this adapter in order to be able to connect an external monitor that had a Thunderbolt 2 cable to my new Macbook Pro 2016 via its USB C ports.

    Despite showing an image on the box of a monitor being connected to a Macbook like this, it failed to ever establish a connection.

    Its bad enough that the new Macbook Pro requires a sea of dongles and adapters to use existing devices, but the fact that Apple's very own and clearly overpriced adapter doesn't even provide backwards compatibility to their own previous version cables is quite a failure.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt only, NOT DisplayPort

    I bought this to use my existing monitor cable (Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort) with my new MacBook Pro (Late 2016).

    It doesn't work.

    You can use this adapter to connect THUNDERBOLT devices to your brand-new MacBook Pro .

    It appears that you CANNOT use this to connect Mini-DisplayPort devices.

    I hope that this helps others considering the same thing.

    70 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with 2016 Macbook and a Thunderbolt display

    I bought this adaptor at the same time as buying a 2016 Macbook thinking (and being advised by staff at the Cambridge Apple store) that I could use it to link my new Macbook to my Thunderbolt display.
    I can't as there is a software/compatibility issue, I have checked this on other Macbook's and Thunderbolt displays, this adaptor only works with Macbook Pros.

    41 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ignore the one star reviews

    Thought I'd write a review to counterbalance the misinformed reviews above. There seems to be a lot of confusion between Thunderbolt (the transfer technology) and USB-C (the connector). This adapter allows devices using Thunderbolt 1 and 2 cables (using the Mini DisplayPort connector) to be plugged into a Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac (using the USB-C connector).

    I use one to connect my 27" Thunderbolt Display to a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and one to connect my Thunderbolt Drobo Mini to the same Mac. I've also done Target Disk Mode between two Thunderbolt-enabled Macs. NB: the 2015 MacBook has USB-C but NOT Thunderbolt, which is why the previous reviewer can't use this adapter to enable Target Disk Mode over Thunderbolt. That doesn't make this adapter 'useless', the poster is just using the wrong tool for the job...

    The adapter is fairly big and expensive which I suspect means it contains quite a bit of circuitry. It's well made as you would expect from Apple and it in fact works perfectly – if you know what to use it for!

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful but useless

    I have a 2013 iMac with Thunderbolt and a 2015 MacBook with USB-C. I have been trying for ages to regain the connectivity between them that I used to have using Target Disk Mode for USB. There was a faint chance that this cable would connect between a Thunderbolt cable from my iMac and the single port on my MacBook. It doesn't. I'll try to return the cable, although you can't but rip the packaging to remove the cable from it to try it . . .

    I'm not happy that it is so difficult to connect my MacBook to my iMac to sync files. It used to work easily, but it seems to have disappeared with El Capitan, or perhaps with a firmware update to my MacBook.

    9 of 20 people found this useful