• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works absolutely fine.

    • Written by from Northampton

    I bought this for a presentation at church, using a borrowed Casio XJ-A256 projector with a Dell VGA cable.

    Screwed the cable to the adaptor, plugged the cable into the projector, turned on the projector, plugged the cable into the Mac (2010 MacBook Pro). Instant recognition. Set display for mirroring, connected the audio socket to my Pure Avanti radio.

    Bingo! All worked first time. Presentation successful. Congregation wowed by a 10 minute film show.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful adaptor

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    This adaptor does what it says, it provides a VGA socket for a Mac. It has been used with projectors and a range of displays, including my Samsung TV, without problems.

    Slightly expensive for what it is.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not the correct thing to link macbook with Dell screen

    • Written by from Kensington

    There are many Apple reps who tell you this is the right cord to attach a Macbook to a Dell screen. This is not the case. It drops the resolution of the Dell screen massively.
    Apparently you need a Mini Display port cable instead.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, Buy It!

    • Written by from Gadsden

    It literally took me 5 minutes to hook this thing up. I do not know why other customers have problems getting it to work. If I had to guess it would be their display settings and not this device. I recommend this product to anyone who needs a second monitor. Just incase anyone is wondering, I used it on my new ASUS monitor. Shipping was great also, got it the very next day!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adaptor

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I bought two of these when I got my new retina display MacBook to use with two Dell monitors I had sitting around and they work great! The only complaint I have is the threads for the screws. They're too low to be reached by the screws on one of my monitors and it comes loose every now and then.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay if the screws on the connecting cable are long enough

    • Written by from Nashua

    I tried this recently purchased adapter connecting from the mini Display Port on an Early 2009 Mac mini to a VGA cable connected to a 1600x900 VGA monitor made by HP. The same monitor also has a DVI input, and I could detect no difference in the display between DVI input (before) and the VGA input from the adapter (after). Both were clear and steady. I also connected a mini DVI to single link DVI adapter to the same Mac mini at the same time to get a dual display with the second display being an Apple 23 inch Cinema Display from 2002. (All of this was done with OS/X 10.9.4 Mavericks.) Again, clear and steady displays all around.

    The only deficiency is that the female threads on the adapter are set too far back for the male threads on the VGA cable (also made by HP) to connect. I'm a bit surprised that Apple would let this slip through, so only four stars.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not like an apple product

    • Written by from 兰州

    Bought one, only used once. replace a new one, still not wok well. And the connecting part is very hot. I am afraid of bring my mac to classroom. Apple needs to fix this problem.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    • Written by from Birmingham

    Less than two months after purchase and I need to replace it. The Apple tech support team ruled out all other possible problems that might be preventing a mirrored display. They determine I should invest in an Apple TV device.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly as a VGA adapter for a second monitor

    • Written by from Olean

    I purchased this adapter so that I could use a second monitor with my MacBook Air, and it works perfectly. I would highly recommend it for this use.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after less than a year

    • Written by from Evanston

    First it flickered a lot, and then finally it stopped working entirely. Have tested with multiple monitors, cables, and computers and it is definitely the adapter that is broken.

    One reviewer suggested that if we don't twist it, or leave it plugged in for more than an hour or two at a time, it will last. If that is the design specifications for these adapters, then the design specifications are wrong. Many modern professionals use their laptop as their primary computer. They plug it into their external monitor at the beginning of the workday, use it all day, and then unplug it and bring it home. When my workplace gave me a PC, I didn't even have to fiddle with cords; there was a dock I could trivially snap it into, and pop it out of. I didn't need a special dongle to connect it to a monitor, and I could use a monitor all day without difficulty. It is not unreasonable to expect to have that same kind of functionality in an Apple product, which is marketed as reliable and easy to use. I have to plug and unplug at least four things to dock my Mac. That's not easy to use, and it isn't reliable when one of those plugs keeps on breaking. Apple should be ashamed.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails after a short while

    • Written by from La Mesa

    I've gone through two of these that have failed and now am on my third one. When they work they work great, then they just stop working. Usage was only for presentations so they were not receiving heavy usage.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works perfectly

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS PARK

    I had purchased a cheap Mini Displayport to VGA adapter knockoff from eBay trying to save a few dollars but it didn't work at all no matter how much I fiddled with it or which monitor I hooked it up to. Even though I was scared of these reviews, I went into Apple the next day and bought this adapter. I hooked it up when I got home and it worked.

    No fuss. No sweat.

    Sure I had to pay a little more, but it worked the first time I hooked it up. I don't know what all these other people are writing reviews on - perhaps Apple updated the adapter - but it works now so go out and buy it if you need it.

    P.S. I hooked it up to a Sceptre monitor (non-Apple) and a Westinghouse TV... so it does work

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    When it works, it works

    • Written by from Mount Prospect

    We bought several of these for use in a school, many of them stopped working. They are expensive cables to work for only 1 month

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works. Not

    • Written by from camberley

    I am a professional trainer I have been visiting customer's sites for over 15 years. Do you remember the overhead projectors and slides? I started with those...
    Since then I have used an array of PCs (Toshiba, Compac, IBM, Lenovo, Dell). I had never had a single instance where I was not able to connect to a projector and do a powerpoint presentation. Windows (95, XP, 7), Linux, it simply never has been a issue. As of late I decided that I should give mercy to my back by lightening the load I was carrying. I have met countless people raving about Apple products and I though to myself, if I was going to get myself a light laptop, I should use the reference in the matter hence the MacBook Air 2013. Without a doubt it is a beautiful machine until you try to connect it to a projector.

    I purchased the Apple MB572Z/A to connect to customer's projectors, in the space of 4 months I have been left without any ways of displaying my presentation 3 times. Needless to say when you are on the other side of the planet for a week and you cannot do your work because of shoddy design, you tend to get over sensitive about a piece of hardware that has costed you near to 2000 GBP (yes I god the support option bundled in).

    Being an electronic engineer by trade, I have done some extensive testing and here are my findings detailed for the poor souls who found themselves in the same situation than me.

    I am using the MacBook Air 2013 and I believe this is an essential point. I have purchased 3 different adapters the Apple one and two other brands. I also have done the test with a Dell PC using a display port too and finally I used separate cables of sort lengths and long length. It turns out it isn't directly related to the adapter but to the current that the MacBook Air has to drive on the Mini DisplayPort. Depending on the VGA cable impedance, the port had to drive more or less current. Regardless of the adapter used, my Dell can drive a projector using a long cable. When I use the MacBook air with the same cables as the one used by the Dell, The Macbook crashed and goes back to the login screen (requiring a PRAM reset). However if I shorten the cables, regardless of the adapter used or projector used, The MacBook had enough current to drive the signal.

    So the conclusion is rather a bitter one. It's a design fault on the internal driver logic of the MacBook Air. It is not able to cope with high impedance VGA cables unlike any other PC laptop I have ever used. So what is the solution I hear you ask?

    You can use the HDMI provided the projector is a new one, you can also take your own short VGA cable. However if you are like me and have to turn up on customer sites where the conference room have preset projectors (wall mounted) then you have to hope that Apple decide to acknowledge their engineering error and provide you with a replacement or maybe a buffered Mini Displayport adapter (I haven't seen any yet).

    I hope my misfortune/experiments will help some of you.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Belvedere

    I ordered this after finding my old VGA monitor, had no money to buy a new one and needed to move my mac away from the shared TV room so I can actually use it. This adaptor was a live saver and can now use my mac mini after 2 months of it sitting turned on in the shared TV room.

    Thank you Apple for supporting legacy monitors!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Proper Use!

    • Written by from Davie

    This is built to use for connecting to PC displays and projectors in a business setting. The complaints in other posts I see could easily be addressed and the same thing accomplished if the user were to purchase an Apple TV which is intended for use with you guessed it a TV.
    Works as intended!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SAMSUNG

    • Written by from West Orange

    I found that this worked with my Samsung, but I had to change my VGA cable. For some reason my Samsung smart TV did not recognise a generic VGA cable. When I bought a monster VGA cable, there was no problem.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality

    • Written by from Taroona

    Buy the Chinese 3rd party adapter for a fraction of the price of this one, the build quality is the same if not better, and it looks pretty much the same! My official 'Apple' adapter didn't last 6 months, while I've had the Chinese one for over a year now. Seriously, if I didn't like the smooth OSX of apple so much I wouldn't buy their products, it's all garbage wrapped up nice.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People are silly for writing bad reviews because they failed to research

    • Written by from Chandler

    This product works great, I've had it for over a year. Use it somewhat regularly on my MacBook Pro 10.8.6.

    Here's an idea if you're looking for an adapter, know your computer or device! Don't just assume by breezing through descriptions that the first thing you find is what you need. With technology development the way it is, it's probably good to learn terminology of what you have so you know when it becomes obsolete (which, with Apple, could be any day! ;)). Also if you want to knock Apple for "overpriced" items, don't buy Apple- that simple.

    If you don't know what a mini displayport is, or if you just don't know what you have, take photos of the input devices on your computer and the device you're trying to connect it to. Show them to Apple Store employees and they'll find what you need. If you're ordering online and don't have access to an Apple store, go to Best Buy first. If you live in the woods and don't have access to either of these, do some research. Doesn't take much time!

    17 of 21 people found this useful