• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure its screwed in tight

    • Written by from Slough

    I bought this to connect my Mac Mini to an eternal LG 27inch IPS monitor.

    It caused no end of flickering and screen blackouts and fuzzy grey screens.

    My solution was to make sure the DVI plug was screwed SUPER TIGHT into the adaptor and I mean super tight...tighter than I've ever screwed a DVI plug into any socket ever before....

    This solved all my problems.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is interesting

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I like the fact that it connects my computer to my monitor. That's very cool! I also like that it is white. It really matches all my other Apple stuff. I would recommend this product to any person seeking a computer cable that works and looks nice!

    4 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    incompatible with Dell monitor

    • Written by from Christchurch

    Bought a highly reviewed Dell 23" monitor for use with my MacBook Air (mid 2012). The monitor has DVI input but is unable to communicate with my MacBook despite multiple attempts (with the Apple mini displayport to DVI adaptor) and no help from Dell or Apple. A waste of $300 plus the cost of the adaptor.

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great...

    • Written by from Wahiawa

    First, I suggest you look elsewhere to find a Mini DP/Thunderbolt to HDMI cable rather than deal with this item. If you have to get this one here is my experience with it:

    Pros-
    Nice picture (when the cable works)

    Cons-
    **NO AUDIO
    **Price ($29.99 + cost of another cable if you don't have a DVI-D cable to connect)
    **Mini DP connection on cable is very fragile. This is the first cable I have ever had that had to be placed just right to ensure a clear signal. I have books stacked-up behind my iMac to keep the cable straight. Don't even think about bumping it while inserting or removing a USB or FireWire device (does anyone use firewire?)

    Apple, stop sapping my wallet with proprietary garbage that sounds great, kind of works, nobody supports or uses and get standardized equipment. My friend's sub $400 laptop with HDMI output looks the same as mine but his has audio and he got the cheapest cable we could find ($5 for 12ft). I spent $60 for the total cable setup and look like an idiot.

    28 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The answer to a question no one asked

    • Written by from Sydney

    $30? Not in this lifetime buddy.

    Do an eBay search and pick up one from Hong Kong, they're $25 dollars cheaper and exactly the same.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Cavan

    Does what it's supposed to do now for over a year, no problem. I use it with a samsung SyncMaster 2232BW with no issue.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    • Written by from forest knolls

    Stopped working after a few months. Have to buy a new one..Just to use it for a few months again.

    I'm frustrated with apple recently. Things just don't work as they did before.

    44 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Barwell

    I bought one of these, but have to say I am very disappointed by its poor reliability. Having paid the Apple Tax for this product, I was very disappointed to find that one has to wiggle the DVI cable to make it work sometimes. Having invested in quite an expensive cable, that works reliably elsewhere, I have to say that it comes down to this adaptor.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Good - Dell 2405P

    • Written by from Mornington

    Does not output a clear resolution when connected from Macbook Pro Retina to Dell 2405P (1920x1200). It "works" in the sense that you can see the screen, but the display is super blurry, and not usable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No holes for 4 pins surrounding the long shaped pin

    • Written by from Manchester

    Doesn't fit, same as everyone else is saying. 2 trips to apple store, 1st time none in stock, 2nd time an overpriced useless adaptor.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I dont know why there are numerous bad reviews on this product. I have a cintiq 12WX plugged into my Macbook Pro Retina display and it works wonderfully. No dropped connections or anything. Its sturdy and stays in its socket. There aren't any flickering or noise signs on the monitor from the connection. A++ product

    133 of 140 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's working

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

    It works great between Macbook Pro and DELL ultrasharp 2408WFP.

    46 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-I vs DVI-D

    • Written by from EXETER

    The output is a DVI-D instead of DVI-I. So instead of carrying around one adapter I need two. This along with other issues makes me question the intentions of Apple's product line and feels like what happened in the 90's is happening again with Apple milking money out of users from the extra (or overpriced) hardware to buy. Interoperability is important.

    174 of 200 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating. Works, but not as well as expected.

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I bought this device "just in case" I might need it. I never really used it, because I always had access to my desktop computer and never needed to use a separate display for my laptop. I got a new job where I'm on the road and working from a satellite office. Now, I figured, would be a good time to start using this device.

    The device hasn't completely stopped working, but it isn't very reliable. The screen image on the monitor frizzes up often. Think of an old school television antenna. The only solution is to jiggle and contort the adapter until a stable connection is made. Once again, think of an old school television antenna.

    So, I've owned the device for over a year, but the last month has been my first time using it regularly. I don't recommend that anyone buy this product. I've since ordered a similar device from a competitor. Hopefully the user experience is better.

    109 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cuts out increasingly often

    • Written by from San Diego

    I used it to connect my MacBook Pro to an extra display. At first it was fine, but then it started cutting out but could be temporarily fixed by unplugging and replugging it in to the port. Eventually, it got so bad that it would not come back on. I thought my Thunderbolt port was on the fritz, but I tried using a VGA adapter and everything was fine. (although I can't watch HD TV episodes on the external display.)

    52 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, it's DVI-D

    • Written by from Crawley

    If anyone looks at the enlarged photos of this item they will see it has a horizontal pin C5 and a full set of pins 1-24. This means it is DVI-D, not DVI-I which has pins C1-C4 as well or DVI-A with C1-C4 and many other pins missing.
    If you do not check the connection before buying then that is not really Apple's fault. This is a very nicely made adapter and does the job well. The connection should be tight as there are some very dodgy DVI-D cables out there with poor screws on them.
    If you don't know what you have, then stick to VGA maybe.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well 98% of the Time. Occasionally Needs Unplug/Replug

    • Written by from Kent

    I got this with a new MBP in May of 2012. I plugged it in to my MBP and my plain old Samsung 22" digital monitor. It works reliably. Once in a while the display gets confused and puts the main screen on the Samsung when I wake up the computer. I unplug and replug (just once) and it works fine. I take my computer with me daily, so I plug and unplug this unit every day. Works fine.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    With some duct tape, this adapter may work reliably, or it may not.

    • Written by from PHILADELPHIA

    I got this adapter to extend the desktop of a new iMac. The two have now been attached for less than 3 years, linking the iMac via DVI to a Dell Ultrasharp monitor. After two years, if the cat walked by my desk, the Dell would black out. I checked the cables, changed cables, and figured out that the problem is in the connection at the Mini displayport. I finally started getting a reliable signal to the Dell by plugging in the adapter, pulling the adapter's cable up, against the iMac's back shell and duct-taping it in place about 3" above the port. In other words, this display port and its poorly-matching plug constitute a POS, in mechanic's jargon. I don't get it-the plug and its matching socket were developed by Apple (?), or at least both are built by Apple, but it's a lousy fit. That's unusual for Apple. There Will Be Duct Tape.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with HP DVI monitors

    • Written by from BUNDOORA

    I bought two of these to hook-up to a pair of HP LP2065 monitors to my Retina MacBook Pro.
    External monitors each run at 1600x1200, works flawlessly. Can rotate the external monitors no problem via the settings in OSX.

    The material is solid and rigid and looks like it could take a beating.

    DOES NOT work with VGA (D-Sub) monitors. I tried a DVI to VGA cable, no output displayed to the external monitor. As expected though since there is only a digital signal coming out.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

    • Written by from Galena

    Recently migrated from a PC to an iMac and reused my 23" ASUS (VGA,DVI,HDMI) display as a secondary display.
    Connectivity and configuration was very easy and I have not encountered any problems to date.
    I am very happy with the purchase and ability to reuse a newer display device I otherwise would have had to get rid of.

    38 of 39 people found this useful