• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning to people who use this for presentations

    • Written by from Metairie

    Does not connect reliably to video projectors with my MBA 2012. Such a shame as it was not a problem with my "old" MBA from 2009.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Shanghai

    I have used up to 3 adaptors within a year. It is too easily broken and i have to buy a new one every few months. Very poor quality.

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These ALWAYS Break!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I love Apple products and I am a lifetime user, but I must say, Apple adapters and cables are BEYOND DISAPPOINTING. I have already purchased 3 of these adapters and 2 have broken on me within 4 months of purchase. This is ridiculous.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in Mac Book Pro

    • Written by from Haarlem

    Connector fits Mac Book, but not the Mac Book Pro. Big disappointment!

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad connection design

    • Written by from Lewes

    The mini output works fine, but the Achilles heel of this adapter is the thick plastic that encases the VGA side of the plug, so the VGA connector will not securely thread in to the adapter so the cable is easily disconnected when one shifts their laptop slightly or if cables are bumped.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Albany

    I am a university professor and I use my adapter three times a week, four hours a day. I have gone through three in since September. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't...not a good situation when you have to lecture to 200+ students and there are no images to display.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Sure

    • Written by from SAINT CHARLES

    Used this for a few months without issue. Just returned from a big training that was seriously compromised b/c the adaptor projected a purple hue on the screen. It was determined with some troubleshooting it was the adaptor - not my macbook, or the company's state of the art projection equipment. I changed adaptors and it worked fine. VERY disappointing!!! As others have said - probably the FIRST Apple product I really dislike and at $30 for the cable -what a waste as I know go in search of replacing it with a new one only 4 months later. APPLE REVISIT YOUR SUPPLIER ON THIS ONE PLEASE! There is clearly a theme here on how mediocre this product is and I disregarded the negative comments here before I bought it and clearly paid the price literally......!

    38 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "short" term use

    • Written by from virginia beach

    i bougt this 4 months ago. it worked great at first but the vga has a short. it seems the adapter was made poorley . if there is a cheeper alternative i strongly suggest looking into it. brand isn't everything.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on 4 out of 5 displays!

    • Written by from Beijing

    This a a terrible product cuz it doesn't work on anything other than an LG TV.
    Tried a BenQ 17" monitor...no go.
    Skyworth TV...no go.
    Sanyo TV...no go.
    Acer 24" monitor...no go.
    DLP projector...no go.

    How basic is it to demand a computer outputs properly to another monitor for presentations or videos...!?!?!

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapters are always the problem

    • Written by from Boston

    I work as a tech at a university and we have these small adapters connected to iMAC's, mac mini's and Laptops... these adapters give out on a regular basis. It's a HUGE waste of money to purchase a mass load of replacements... unfortunately it's the only choice we have. EXTREMELY disappointed in this product.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    short life

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Worked well for a month or so, but didn't last any longer than that.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    • Written by from San Diego

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's that piece of cr..?

    • Written by

    Sorry for the bad language but what the heck is wrong with you? I just bought the adapter online and just received it, even my pinkie finger is longer than that, what's up with that? You can't imagine to go nowhere with that, 40$ for a piece of cr.. that's ridiculous. So now I gotta buy another VGA cable because your freaking adapter won't go to my TV...What's up with you guys? I loved you because your Macs are way better than PC but your freaking accessories are way too expensive for their value...

    73 of 121 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Arlington

    Physically, the design of this adapter barely allows you to get a good solid connection to a VGA cable. Apple was too concerned with making it pretty and the flush surface just gets in the way. It does NOT work at all with my Samsung plasma HDTV, and when connected to my smaller Toshiba 720p TV, the picture periodically drops for a second or two every several minutes. This new Mini DisplayPort they stuck us with on the new MBP's is just a FAIL all around from everything I read.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pointless

    • Written by from bluemont

    This is completely useless equipment. I opened this, plugged it in, and the computer is incapable of detecting my 24inch VG2030 monitor. Older Macbooks work just fine. If you own a new Macbook pro, chances are you can't use your VGA monitor. This is merely another attempt by apple to force us to buy THEIR products and not use our own.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems connecting to a data projector

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Like many other users of this product, I also am having problems using it. It simply doesn't work. It is not user error as has been suggested by one of the other reviewers. I have tried all the suggestions made by some of the other users.

    36 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy system

    • Written by from Belmont

    Doesn't work with most LCD projectors.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK ON SOME MONITORS

    • Written by from Ft Walton Beach

    I am a new Mac User and am getting extremely frustrated with the workaround I had to do in order to show a display on my Sony Tv. Luckily being an engineer I was able to figure out how to get it working in two hours... but it is only a temporary fix, as soon as I unplug it it wont work again.


    When I first plugged my Macbook Pro (Late 2011 Lion 10.7.2) into my 40" Sony TV (KDL-40SL150) via VGA it wouldn't connect for some reason. I know it wasnt the VGA cable, as I had directly unplugged it from my desktop. I also know ti wasnt my Mini DisplayPort to VGA as I tested it on a Samsung SyncMaster 204BW and it worked immediately. After banging my head against the wall I found that if I mirrored the display, unplugged it from the monitor into my tv, and selected the correct resolution 1280x960 @60Hz that it would show up on my Sony TV. But every time I clicked the box to turn off Mirroring it stopped functioning. I found that I had to show displays in the menu bar and then after I unclicked Mirror Displays I could go up to the monitor and return the resolution to 1280x960.


    This FINALLY got it to work. Unfortunately every time I reset/close my computer I would have to redo this nonsensical process.


    It is obvious that the Macbook CAN display to my TV, but it wont. Is there a program where I can set it up, and then save teh settings so I just have to click a button to get it all working? Is there a way to Force Detect? This is crazy!


    Also the strange thing is I went to the Hardware Settings for the Display and it showed the following:

    Intel HD Graphics 3000:


    Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Type: GPU

    Bus: Built-In

    VRAM (Total): 384 MB

    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)

    Device ID: 0x0126

    Revision ID: 0x0009

    Displays:

    Color LCD:

    Resolution: 1280 x 800

    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

    Main Display: Yes

    Mirror: Off <----- IT IS MIRRIRORD

    Online: Yes

    Built-In: Yes

    Display Connector:


    Why is there nothing for the display connector?



    I looked in the Thunderbolt section and it says no device is connected... this is nonsense!


    Port:

    Status: No devices connected

    Link Status: 7

    Port Micro Firmware Version: 2.1.1


    Please give me a work around for this. How can I manually set resolution to 1080? How can I save the monitor configuration so I dont have to do this every time?


    The only reason this works is because it thinks my TV is my SyncMaster monitor! Ridiculous!!! Is this some plot to get us to by Thunderbolt Displays???

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dissapointed

    • Written by from Fairbanks

    I just bought a brand new mac book with this adapter hoping that I would be able to hook it up to the 23 inch samsung syncmaster 2333HD display I got for Christmas. The computer seems to acknowledge the monitor, having the correct name on the window when I hit "detect display" but the display will only read "check signal cable" the display works with other computers and even the vga adapter on my 2005 ibook. The macbook adapter works with my old crt external but not with this new display. This seems to be something of a trend based on the other reviews and I am very dissapointed. I'm going to try and see if the dvi adapter works but still, very disappointing. This is unacceptable.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars I would

    • Written by from Seattle

    Same problem as the others. Just flat-out DOES NOT WORK on Samsung TVs.

    Gives me immense confidence, by the way, that the Dual-DVI adapter will work when it comes out 12 weeks late. NOT.

    26 of 28 people found this useful