• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, after wriggling it.

    • Written by from Melbourne

    The adaptor works fine. The only issue is that I stretched the cable too far and now I need to move the cable around to a certain position before it works. Not even that much, takes about 5 seconds to get working.
    When it does output signal, however, it looks great. Almost looks as good as HDMI.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need clearer information

    • Written by from Lancaster

    Why doesn't Apple make it much clearer that this is the kind of adapter needed to connect from a Thunderbolt port to a VGA cable? All this talk of mini this and that is very confusing - I already ordered VID ADPT MINI-DVI to VGA Adapter-GEN by mistake because of this!

    197 of 228 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Threaded holes recessed too far

    • Written by from NEW HAVEN

    This cable work fine. But as others have commented, the threaded portions of the "scroo" holes are too far recessed. I can't tighten the "scroos" on my VGA cable - the threads are too far away. This is the first time I've EVER seen such a problem. For a $30 part, I don't expect to have to duct tape it to my VGA cable. Didn't they test this?

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air (2012) restart to connect to external VGA monitors

    • Written by from Chassell

    I am confirming another review and post regarding the Thunderbolt video connection to VGA adapter on a week old 2012 MacBook Air. After an afternoon of disappointment attempting connections to several different monitors using several different cables and thoughts that the adapter was broken or not compatible with the Thunderbolt port, I concur that there must be a software/firmware error in the 2012 MacBook Air related to the Thunderbolt port so that it will not connect to *any* external monitor using the VGA adapter without rebooting the machine with the monitor attached. I confirmed this tonight.

    Nothing wrong with the minidisplay to VGA adapter as an interface. It is perhaps not the most ideal design, but it works. Apple, c'mon guys. The company generally makes good stuff but you've got to get the bar raised again or you've lost it... Professor of EE...

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by from Brampton

    works as intended - no problems...

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works...for 2 months

    • Written by from Burlington

    I had just bought one, and was apprehensive about it. But it worked beautifully with everything I hooked it up with, including my 46" SAMSUNG TV(yeah, samsung, ). after a month of light use and lugging it between home and school, it just crapped out. Just like that. no warning or anything. Doubleyou-tee-eff, Apple. Also $30? Fo-real? Apple...$10. No more than $10.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't work.

    • Written by from Bogota

    I dont like this cable because i tried using it on two different TVs and in one Projector and it didn't work. It's probably because i didn't choose the correct cable as it has different references. For example mine is A1307 and there're more references. So when you're buying it, select the correct reference and buy it depending on what the TVs and Projectors recieve.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally got it to work! With a Samsung monitor widescreen.

    • Written by from Royal Oak

    This thing doesn't make much sense. It only works if the picture of the monitor on the adapter is facing up. But it fits in the Thunderbolt jack either way. I've tried three monitors and I was about to go back to the store when I tried it one more time and decided to flip the adapter over. I wonder how many people just gave up.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    One month range

    • Written by from Antioch

    I got this to connect my 13 macbook to my 37" LCD HDTV to and it worked beautifully for about one month then it just stopped. Wires gets messed up easily inside the adapter with everyday use and moving around. Really good product besides that though!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid design

    • Written by from Upper Mt Gravatt

    Works no problem doing that it's meant to do. But the thread to secure your VGA cable into is recessed too far into the case. This means you can't secure them together like you would want to if you were plugging a VGA (or any other) cable into the back of your computer. Annoying considering the price tag. Nice one, Apple.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    May have trouble syncing with monitors at higher resolutions

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have a late-2010 13" MB Air and use this adapter with various monitors. It appears that the VGA timings or signal strength on the laptop are marginal at higher resolutions (1600x1200 and above). The effect is that you periodically get zig-zag bursts across the entire screen. This is the analog VGA signal slipping between scanlines.

    The reason I'm mentioning this on the adapter page is that the build quality of the adapter appears to contribute to this. Perhaps there isn't proper shielding. In any case, I have tried three of these adapters and some are worse than others.

    Hopefully this issue can be fixed in the MB Air so that VGA is more usable at higher resolutions.

    Variables I have eliminated by trying different options: monitors, VGA cables, computer (2009 Mac Mini has no problem with same monitor and cable), USB or no USB attached, wireless networking disabled, and locations (home and office). Things that definitely fix it: using a DVI adapter or resolutions under 1600x1200 with VGA.

    So, if you have a single monitor, get the DVI adapter instead. If you're doing presentations, you have to use VGA but switch to a lower resolution.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but...

    • Written by from Santo domingo

    It's work fine with a 17" AOC display, but when i use it with my 22" AOC Display, has very poor sharpness. I'll try with a MiniDisplayPort to DVI Adapter.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works after calling Apple.....

    • Written by from Alamogordo

    I have a Macbook Pro and had issues getting my Samsung T.V. to read the VGA adapter. After calling Apple, they walked me through resetting my laptop. When we did this, the t.v. was able to pick up the signal and it worked. If your adapter is not working, don't worry....it's just a communication issue between the laptop and the t.v. Apple will be able to help you with this. They will walk you through the whole process. I gave it 3 stars, because it should not be this difficult. Other than that, the adapter works great.

    85 of 94 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Resolution

    • Written by from Victoria

    Maximum resolution seems to be limited to 1600x1200 and 1920x1080. I'm using an Aluminum MacBook (2008). My 1920x1440 CRT is crippled.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced accesory that is very useful.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I recently bought the Adapter at the Apple Store after waiting in line for around 20 minutes. This adapter was around $40 with tax which is outrageous considering its size. The adapter worked almost perfectly on first boot-up except for two exceptions:

    1. I couldn't type on either monitor on they first try. Once I rebooted I could type again.

    2. The colour is off even though I calibrated.

    In conclusion, the adapter was not worth the money that I put into it but will be EXTREMELY useful in the future.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch max resolutions on dual monitor setup with this adaptor!

    • Written by from Juno Beach

    In addition to the Mini-DVI to VGA adaptor, I purchased this Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor for my dual monitor setup on Mac Mini (2009). Worked great with my first set of lower resolution monitors that only had VGA in. However, upon upgrading monitors to higher resolution, I found out the hard way that there is a limitation on the resolution this adaptor will support. While the Mini-DVI to VGA worked fine in 1680x1050 mode, this adaptor did not! It only would work at the next resolution down, 1600x1200, not acceptable for identical dual monitor setup. Discovered that it was because of the analog output of this adaptor will not support resolutions this high. Fortunately the monitors also had DVI connectors, so I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor instead and used theMini-DVI to DVI adaptor that came in the Mac Mini box. Everything now works fine but I am out another $29. Moral of the story: Go all DVI for best image quality and support for highest resolution, if you can!

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but insecure

    • Written by from Midlothian

    The adapter works perfectly, just as you'd expect. The only problem is that the screws on my VGA cord don't stay into the adapter. I don't know why (misaligned holes? too deep?), but it's a definite issue. As long as the adapter rests on a surface and there's no force pulling on it, it's fine.

    Of course, you could always use tape.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Physical connection problems

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have had a problem connecting the female VGA side of this Adapter with some
    older male VGA cables. The problem is not with the connector itself, but with the
    physical packaging. The Apple Adapter presents the female VGA connector flush with a solid plastic shell. Some male VGA cables have protective shells which interfere with
    the solid plastic and prevent the two connectors from fully mating.

    Pretty, clean design - insufficient attention to detail.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A possible solution...

    • Written by from Krusevac

    Why don't you (apple) just make a longer cable for adapters like these?

    This bulky VGA connector would be further from the computer, making less mess, and having less chance to be pulled out by cable itself.
    A lot of people have problems with it, maybe just a longer cable would do some trick?

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless? Or not?

    • Written by from Ashburn

    I connect my new MacBook Pro to an LG 22" display. It's resolution is 1680x1050. For some reason, It'll let me output 1680 to the monitor, but the display won't show anything but a black screen. VERY annoying, since my old MacBook with the miniDVI port or whatever worked PERFECTLY! Although one absolute upside to this port is that the connection is a TON stronger (the adapter won't just simply fall out like the miniDVI one) and that it actually supports the PowerSave mode for my display.

    18 of 22 people found this useful