• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ensure you know what you're buying!

    • Written by from Reading

    Beware of what you're buying, people. This cable is specifically for the computers that are listed in the review, and is intended to take you from Apple's proprietry mini-DVI connector (such as the one featured on the 12" Powerbook G4) to normal VGA.
    This is not, as mentioned by a previous reviewer, simply a VGA extension cord. You plug this into your computer, then the long cable that comes out of your monitor plugs into this.
    Apple need to make extra cable-buying easier in the Apple Store, especially as each of their computers need different cables...

    789 of 989 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent... (just make sure you order the right cable)

    • Written by from STOCKTON-ON-TEES

    First I ordered 'VGA Display Adapter' by mistake...
    Make sure the cable you order is the Correct one for your machine/peripheral.
    A lot of these cables look the same in the small picture and sound the same in the description. Check your requirements thoroughly before purchase. (ie - connections for both ends)
    I needed to connect a VGA TFT to my iMac, and placed my order for 'VGA Display Adapter'. Which shows on order form as 'APPLE VGA DISPLAY ADAPTER-GEN'. I later found that I needed compatibility for an 'iMac (Intel Core Duo)', returned 'VGA Display Adapter' and ordered 'Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter'. Which shows on order form as 'VID ADPT MINI-DVI TO VGA ADAPTER-GEN'.

    My new cable works like MAGIC, as I'm sure 'VGA Display Adapter' will for those who need it.
    Customer - Check every detail
    Apple - Make the difference MORE OBVIOUS

    505 of 710 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic with LCD HD Ready TV

    • Written by from Bournemouth

    I bought this little fellow a few months ago now, from an apple dealer, and although having to buy the vga cable itself, which some places can be nasty prices, this has been glorious. Its plugged into my Sony HD tv, a specific PC input, and when playing HD content on my mac, trailers, etc, it looks superb. Its just a shame i cant play multi region discs on my mac, VLC doesnt seem to work too well with Leopard, as im sure it might help make the DVDs look a little better than my old, S Video output, Dvd player. Anyway, a great adapter. Macx

    327 of 459 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like a Dream-Just make sure you now what you're buying.

    • Written by from LEICESTER

    This wire works straight out of the box. Just make sure you know what your buying. This wire is for the white macbooks. the mini display port to vga is for the aluminium macbooks.

    WORTH BUYING!!!!!!!!

    62 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Excellent

    • Written by from Rugby

    I bought this adapter for my vga monitor to plug it into my 13 inch macbook. Although it took 3 days to arrive it was really easy to set up. I plugged my vga cable into my dell monitor and plugged the other end into this adapter. Plugged the adapter into my macbook and it worked straight away, I didn't even have to detect it. Worked straight away!!! Excellent. I highly recommend this cable.

    82 of 120 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING Does NOT fit the Thunderbolt Port

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Apple have not quite yet got to grips with their new Thunderbolt Ports on the 2011 MacBooks. So be warned - the Apple Mini DVI end of this little adaptor WILL NOT FIT into the NEW THUNDERBOLT PORT - Apparently the adapter you need is the MINI-DISPLAY port to VGA.

    Apple are sending me out a FREE replacement - Great customer Service - When Apple gets it wrong, they take it on the chin.

    At some time in the future, there will probably be an adapter from the Thunderbolt to a hub which has all sorts of female sockets for DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI or VGA and also Firewire, USB and Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel. At the moment, although the port appears to be able to handle multiple inputs, the available adapters limit you to using one at a time. However, as few at Apple seem to know exactly what does fit with the Thunderbolt, it may be that actually the port can only ever be dedicated to one use at a time.... we will see...

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI to VGA adaptor

    • Written by from balloch

    Purchased for use with white macbook and panasonic LDV80 HD tv. Also required male vga to male vga cable.
    Worked very well as soon as connected. No set up was required other than selecting video mirroring on macbook.
    Also used audio cable from headphone jack on macbook to audio input on tv for sound.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent :)

    • Written by from Hawick

    Phoned up Apple and asked them to advise me on what I needed, got the correct cable and it works perfectly, connecting to an interactive whiteboard without any bother..

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little gadget

    • Written by from Drogheda

    I've used this thingamagig for two years and it's a miracle worker - where PCs have failed to load on screen, the Mac has done so without incident. I use this on a multitude of projectors and screens in multiple locations per week and I can't recall a situation where I couldn't get it working - even when it was the location's problems mucking things up. Only thing is make sure you're getting the right connection - be certain that you don't need a Mini DisplayPort for some of the newer models - I use the Mini DVI with a MacBook and for projecting Keynote and in short it works a treat.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT with my 46" Samsung

    • Written by from Odense M

    Heard there was some problems with a Samsung screen, but it works great with my 46" FullHD! Sweet!

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Write a review for Apple Mini DVI to VGA Adapter. Your experiences and opin

    • Written by from TAVISTOCK

    simply v.useful little gadget. as a sound engineer having dual displays is almost crucial and this does the trick

    174 of 329 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing SHORT of being great

    • Written by from Royston

    There's no doubting that this is a quality product and it does the job excellently, I just can't help feeling a little ripped off. Yes, I knew before I bought it that it's just an adapter but didn't take into account the price of the additional cable that I'd need to buy to rig up my MacBook to a LCD TV.

    Would it really be so much of a problem to produce a 50cm version which is a cable, not an adaptor?

    Overall, buy it, its a quality product but keep in mind that you'll probably have to buy another VGA cable for £15+ if you don't have one kicking around free.

    109 of 202 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    (Work) Life changing piece of kit.

    • Written by from Sheffield

    This is a glorious little thing. Beforehand I was trapped in my corporate Microsoft-owned world of work, where I'd have to give PowerPoint presentations using work-supplied Windows laptops.

    With this device, I can now import those presentations into Keynote, and connect my MacBook to their projector and control the whole thing wirelessly from my iPhone. It has turned the whole nightmarish experience of giving these presentations into a dream.

    And an absolute bargin at the price!

    Love it!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Clontarf

    no set-up required, works from the first plug in.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its short because its an adapter, not a cable

    • Written by from SHERBORNE

    For the people that are moaning that its not that long, its an adapter, it turns one connection into another, what do you expect?

    33 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    The reviewer who gave 1 star because the cable is only 2" is a complete fool. This is a converter, it doesnt need to be even 2" long. I'm amazed apple even made it this long!! When you want to connect an external monitor to your machine you should plug it direct into the miniDvi port, if the monitor you are connecting does not have a miniDvi connector then you would use this converter to change your vga cable into a miniDvi allowing you to connect it to your machine.

    (Annoyed as to how many reviewers talk utter rubbish!!)

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from BURNTISLAND

    I bought this cable to connect my iMac and MacBook to my LCD TV (as it doesn't have a DVI port) and it does the job perfectly - detects display type and resolutions quickly.

    You need a seperate VGA cable to make this work too - it merely changes the mini DVI port on your Mac into a VGA port.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Camberley

    Used this to plug my 12" iBook G4 to my 32" TV, looks great!!!

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from WISBECH

    Not sure what the complaining reviewer means by a 2" cable, mine is 3" (over 5" inc plug/socket). Also, don't see the need for this to be longer as presumably the additional monitor would come with its own VGA lead? Good value, well made and, just simply, it does the job perfectly. Only gripe with the setup is that only mirroring is supported. Surely the main point of an additional monitor is to have more screen real estate (e.g. Photoshop palettes)? Easy to overcome though; just install "Screen Spanning Doctor" and you can set up the monitors as an extended desktop.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    did microsofts job for them

    • Written by from newtownabbey

    had trouble with my xbox 360 trying to get the right cable to connect it to my tv. apple did the job (as always) and now have the hd i paid microsoft the money for sent and recieved from my console.

    13 of 21 people found this useful