• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing - Works with difficulties

    • Written by from London

    The sockets in the VGA end are set in too deep and on majority of cables the screws in the plugs cannot catch the tread, resulting in the connection not being secure at all. The smallest movement of the cables cause break in connection.
    In terms of compatibility, it works with all VGA devises including projectors.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect, over priced

    • Written by from Toronto

    The adapter works perfect for projects and presentations with my MacBook, never had a problem with it. The only problem is the price. I use to have the old black MacBook and at that point the adapter was $25, still expensive and overpriced, but not as bad as $34 for basically the same thing for a new computer.

    However, being on Stage Crew for school and running assemblies and doing presentations for classes, this was a mandatory buy because macs do not have ports suitable for projector cables.

    This cable would not be necessary if Apple would put a VGA port on their macs like every PC has, its just a cash grab.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    loose connection

    • Written by from Gravenhurst

    Connection is VERY loose ... slightest touch and it disconnects! And that's oodles of fun ... really.

    But ... I need the cable. When in doubt duct tape. :)

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine at Times

    • Written by from SAINT AUGUSTINE

    It doesn't fit tightly on the projector cable, but that has not been a problem. The biggest problem is when I've been using the computer and the projector for a while during the school day, my computer screen will just go "white" and the only way to resolve the issue that I've found so far is to re-boot the computer which is a major inconvenience in the middle of a lesson as I have everything I need for the lesson open. It doesn't happen all the time which is why I went with 2 stars instead of 1, but it when it does, it wastes my instructional time which is very valuable in language arts.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not consistent! - Work around required.

    • Written by from London

    First time I tried it no problem - wiring my MacBook Air up to a Dell MP3400 so I thought great - silly me! Next time same set up but although the Mac changed screen resolution the projector did nothing! MAJOR PAIN! Like I had people over and it just would not work! Finally I found the only work-around - and so far this does work every time. You have to turn your Mac completely off. Make sure the projector is ON - plug the projector into your Mac and then turn your Mac on. In that order and only in that order - and then when your Mac comes on about 10 seconds later the projector will pick up the signal and you're in business. Not that impressed though! You would think Apple would have gotten this sorted.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but briefly

    • Written by from Findlay

    I've used this adapter 2x a week for 6 months. Yesterday, it burnt out on me...which is tough, because I need it to do presentations to royalty, and there is no Apple store for quite a distance.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    • Written by from tijuana

    I bought this item about 4 months ago and at first I was very happy with the product but because of the weight of the VGA cable you have to hook up, the adapter is always hanging and it looks like the middle wire of the adaptor got screwed up, now the picture quality is poor and usually I see lines on my screen.

    Apple should come up with something different....either a longer middle cable or eliminate the cable somehow.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for a couple months

    • Written by from MARKHAM

    it works for a couple months and then just stops working out of the blue, will not buy this product again

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Samsung TV

    • Written by from Richmond

    all the LCD TV in the office are samsungs ... there's no way for me to connect for presentations!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Last!

    • Written by from Beaverton

    Works great if you're only planning to use it on occasion. If you're planning to use it on a daily basis, you better bring a back-up! I purchased 25 for my business 4 months ago and have already had to replace 6. Not so good. I'd recommend looking into a non-Apple product.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    connectors cant be secured

    • Written by from Newport News

    The housing shoulder it to large. when connecting a cable the screws don't even reach the threads inside the housing. this is a very poor housing design. it dose what they say it dose but i would not trust this adapter during an important presentation. you have no way to secure the connector to your cable because the screws just wont reach.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trouble with screen re-syncing every 5-15 min

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The adapter works fine and is pretty flexible however after every 5-15 minutes, my connected 26 inch monitor goes blank and re-syncs so I have a black screen for about 2 seconds. I hope apple addresses this soon. I have read a few reviews of this happening with other people.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn´t work properly with a Samsung 226BW

    • Written by from Dortmund

    The VGA Adapter makes the screen blank out several times during use.
    The DVi Adapter doesn´t do this. It works properly. So I recommend using the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter if you own a Samsung 226BW.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So it's not just me...

    • Written by from Toronto

    The adapter works okay, but every so often I get a waver in my display (I am running an HP w2408h like another reviewer, but it works for me). Also, periodically the display will flick off and then on again. It seems to be a resolution issue. When I downgraded to the next-lowest resolution the blink off and then on seems to have stopped.

    I'm a little annoyed that Apple can't get something so simple right. It's a display adapter, people. At the very least get the screws to fit into the adapter!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It failed on me...

    • Written by from Halifax

    I had the adapter for 6 months and used it daily. All of a sudden it just stopped working. It did get some heavy use, and I suspect that the wires inside wore out from the constant bending, but it should have lasted longer than 6 months.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest way to go

    • Written by from Wichita Falls

    Ok.... so Apple decided to do a little bit of marketing strategies once again. The easiest way that I found is buy this minidisplayport to vga adapter and then buy a vga to vga extension along with it. It cost about $50 total, but it's better than paying $100 dollars for an extension without the vga attachment.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not allow rented HD movies to be played on external displays

    • Written by from ooltewah

    I continually get an HDCP error stating my TV is non-compliant. I had none of these problems on my old mbp with the standard DVI out. This is unacceptable. I might as well continue illegally downloading movies in this case. Ever wonder why people do that? So they don't have to get on here and write bad reviews for something they spent hard earned money on that doesn't do what it's supposed to do. Guess it's back to the old BT sites...

    Also, it will not allow me to mirror my display with my sharp TV like the last MBP. I end up with widescreen bars on the top and bottom and the only solution I've found it to disable mirroring.... you know, so I can watch my rented HD movies on my 15" screen and stare at my desktop on my 42" TV. Thanks so much apple. You rule.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on my MacBook Pro

    • Written by from Horsham

    Blurb implies it will connect any Mac with a Mini Display Port to VGA. I still use 3yr old MacBook and it works fine into VGA plug on my Sony & Panasonic TV. But my brand new expensive MacBook Pro just says "no signal". I am not inclined to experiment with other expensive adaptors which may or may not work, Apple I am not happy with the quality of your information.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Resolution Limited!!

    • Written by from Spartanburg

    Like the DVI-D adapter, the maximum resolution on this adapter is limited. The max I could get was 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz on my TV (Similar to MiniDP to DVI complaints) and 1600 x 1200 at 60Hz on my monitor. Very annoying to run 75Hz on the Mac Pro and then have to dumb down to 60Hz for the MacBook Pro (2010) over my KVM.

    Reports about the holes being too deep are valid as well. Had to apply a lot of pressure just to get 1/8th a turn in.

    It also has exhibited some weird wavy interference randomly.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    LIMITED USEFULNESS

    • Written by from Murray

    Before buying this adapter, I phoned the Salt Lake Apple Store to find out if this adapter about which so many critical comments had been posted, would work with PAGES, NUMBERS, and KEYNOTE. I was told it definitely worked with PAGES and NUMBERS, and PROBABLY with KEYNOTE since it worked with the other two. I purchased the adapter based on this information. It does not work on EITHER PAGES or NUMBERS, but DOES work on KEYNOTE.

    18 of 27 people found this useful