• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does fit older iMacs

    • Written by from Winnersh

    Other reviews saying this cable doesn't work with Intel Core 2 Duo iMacs are incorrect. It certainly does fit if your Mac has a Mini-DVI port - check the documentation. However you may still experience problems. As reported in other Forums, you may find that your iMac detects the external monitor but you have problems getting a signal. After reconnecting the VGA end I did get a signal for a minute or two then lost it again. However I don't believe it's a problem with the adapter.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have a drawer full of cables

    • Written by from North Berwick

    Honestly how hard should it be to order a cable to go from mac to a VGA! Im on my 3rd 312 each time had to re-post back to supplier. Each description on the suppliers site said mini DV to VGA but there are at least three different types. Please Apple somethings you do make me wonder where the genius goes sometimes. get someone in to get your supply chain sorted.

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING - Does not fit iMac Core 2 Duo

    • Written by from Beaconsfield

    Like another reviewer mentioned, Apple do need to make buying cables for older products more accurate. This item states 'designed for the iMac (Intel Core Duo)' so I bought it.

    I have an Intel Core 2 Duo late 2009 iMac and didn't spot that the wording was 'Core Duo' and not Core 2 Duo'. It doesn't fit.

    It is ridiculous that you have to click on each cable to see what it fits - this cable is the only one I could see that mentioned Core and Duo which is why I bought it. Now have to put it on eBay...

    85 of 107 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's worst design

    • Written by from Braintree

    Try using a Macbook with this hanging off the side of it. The lack of retaining screws or any form of clip means it falls out all the time. Why can't we just have a DVI - RGB lead instead of this pathetic adaptor?

    38 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING! This is VGA out not VGA in

    • Written by from Tunbridge Wells

    Don't purchase this thinking you can connect your old PC via VGA. This adapter is to send your iMac signal out through VGA - not to receive VGA on your beautiful iMac display.

    28 of 59 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

    (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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The quality is not quite good enoungh for the money.

    • Written by from Oregon City

    I have owned one of these for about nine months. I would agree that this is a necessary component, but for the price, I would not expect an adapter that can hardly stay secure. Also, the wiring inside has already degraded to the point where if I don't keep it completely straight, my screen is tinted very yellow. These are serious design flaws, because no one wants to be constantly replacing such a small component for this amount of money. I am usually pretty happy with apple, but this necessary component is quickly becoming a bit of a rip-off.

    43 of 53 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a month

    • Written by from Langport

    This so called amazing wire was useful for about two minutes. I bought it and it came with no instructions. Because my screen is broken i could not get on to the internet to find out how to use it. The casing around the wires broke as soon as I put it in and after about 5 hours of messing around i finally managed to get it to work on a different TV. I had not got it on the setting of mirroring so i had to do alot of guess work to get up the screen i needed so that i could see my homepage. After all of that it was fine for about two weeks then the wires started to get twisted and im now stuck with a yellow screen and it will not change other than to go red or green or blue or not work at all. So thanks Apple Mac, Thanks. Maybe make it so that its either a usb end or a longer cable and a longer input. I need my mac for alot of things but atm im tempted to just not bother as i can only just afford another lead and the prices people ask to get the screen repaired is ridiculous.

    11 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    • Written by from Kilkenny

    This is an adaptor. It works with the white macBook. The Mini DVI end goes into the macBook. The other end is VGA (female). You will need a VGA lead (male) which will connect to your TV/Monitor. I use it with a Sony Bravia which has a PC input (VGA). Works very well. No setup. Works immediately. If macbook is closed and re opened the picture does not return to TV in full size. disconnect lead and switch off TV and start again. Adjust viewing options on Mac and on TV for best sizing.

    40 of 41 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

    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


    • Written by from Clontarf

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

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    too short? extend with any VGA cable

    • Written by from Rotherham

    it works immediately, no hassle.

    I use mine with my white macbook and a 26" Bush HD TV. Yes the cable is stupidly short, but using my standard VGA cable i used for my PC monitor I could extend this cable enough to reach round the back of my TV or even across a desk.

    However Apple should definately release a longer version.

    I'd also say for the size of it, the cost is far too high, reasonable but only because its the only real option. £15 - should be £5-£8 for a tiny adapter.

    56 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    does what its suppose to do

    • Written by

    this is great as it is nice neat and compact
    i can easily just put this in my bag with me and bring it anywhere
    you never know when you would need it
    and it just does what it is suppose to do
    no hustle what so ever just plug it in your macbook and plug the other end to a monitor and the next thing you know your using 2 screens

    11 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Maidstone

    It does the job, brilliant!

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Indispensable – but poor quality

    • Written by from Århus N

    The item is indispensable if you want to connect to external screens – but the quality is poor! After a year of frequent use the copper connectors in the DVI plug were sort of pressed back, resulting in connection problems.

    23 of 36 people found this useful