• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I read the specs? I did!

    • Written by from Monrovia

    Regarding the issue about the mini-DVI to VGA adapter that does not fit the ibook, it is useful to point out that nowhere on the package does Apple indicate that different model laptops require different mini-DVI adapters. It would be useful if Apple simply wrote, on the packaging, "This adapter fits the following models ...". This is not a difficult thing to do. Moreover, the average consumer is going to assume that a mini-DVI adapter made by Apple will fit all "mini-DVI" ports, unless, of course, Apple makes it clear that this isn't the case.

    This said, the adpater works just as it is supposed to when you get the right one.

    2981 of 3812 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, I love it!

    • Written by from Glen Burnie

    I recently converted to the iMac (6-10 months ago) and had the iMac and PC next to each other. I no longer use the PC but had a very nice 19 inch VGA LCD display. I figured I may be able to use it as a 2nd display on the iMac and ditch the PC all together. Bought the mini DVI adapter, plugged it in, plugged the monitor into the adapter, and it JUST WORKED! No drivers, no reboots! I then simply chose the display size I wanted for the 2nd monitor, but both the iMac display and 2nd LCD are in high res and working flawless! Fantastic freedom and option on the iMac, thanks Apple! I have to encourage all who want a 2nd monitor to try this out! Works on the new Intel iMacs.

    1698 of 2436 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Richardson

    I was just looking over the reviews, and I've seen a lot of people complaining that the cable is not long enough, the VGA side is female, etc. Well, THIS PRODUCT IS AN ADAPTER, NOT A CABLE. The reason why the VGA side is female is because it is supposed to connect to a male-to-male VGA cable (typically a blue cable received with any purchase of an external monitor). So, you plug this cable into your apple computer or laptop, and the male-to-male VGA cable connects to the monitor on one side, and the mini DVI to VGA adapter on the other side. That's what this product is made for.
    Other than that, I have been using my adapter for about 5 months, and it has worked excellently. As any computer accessory, it has to be taken good care of and not thrown around. Thanks Apple!

    194 of 207 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Austin

    Bought this to use in my classroom along side my 13 inch MacBook. Works great hooked up to my projector or my monitor. I knew exactly what it could and couldn't do before I bought it. If you're looking to transfer picture, this is what you need but don't complain when it doesn't transfer sound, that's NOT what it's made for. MADE FOR VISUAL TRANSFER ONLY!
    Hope this helps. :)

    170 of 192 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine.

    • Written by from Ferguson

    The adapter works fine, but you have to be aware of which adapter you need for your computer. It's extremely frustrating that the adapters keep changing with the new models. It would be helpful if apple included the correct adapter with the computer, especially with the laptop models. It seems to me they used to do that.

    132 of 141 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly connecting 2009 Mini to Sony Bravia

    • Written by from Calgary

    I bought a 40" 1080p Sony Bravia television in anticipation of the Mac Mini refresh. Due to the delays I hooked up my G5 tower to be our media center in the meantime. It worked pretty well but the new setup is far better - the Sony Bravia works perfectly as a monitor for the new Mini via this connector. It's seamless.

    56 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There is only one mini-DVI adapter

    • Written by from Springfield

    Regarding the confusion about iBook compatibility, there is in fact only one type of mini-DVI port. The port that iBooks use is called mini-VGA, and there is a separate adapter that is labeled as such. There is no adapter labeled as mini-DVI that would actually fit an iBook.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted over two years

    • Written by from Missoula

    I assume this is the one I have because it says 12 inch PB G4 in the description. Mine just recently, after more than two years, began to loose its connection. It has been indispensable to me for teaching and I am ordering a new one right now.

    108 of 167 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Product.

    • Written by from Oakdale

    I got this product for my Macbook. I am gonna dual screen my Macbook to my 32" Samsung Tv. I suggest that everyone make sure what model your Mac is before purchasing any Mini Dvi Adapter. Because they are different Like with this one.

    48 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac mini (Early 2009) too

    • Written by from Houston

    This adapter works with the Mac mini (Early 2009), notwithstanding a claim to the contrary by another reviewer. My Pioneer plasma TV has a "PC" wide XGA (analog) port for connecting to a Mac or other personal computer. The Mac mini automatically recognized the available resolutions and color profile. The picture is beautiful. Couldn't ask for more.

    52 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    mini-dvi to vga

    • Written by from Panama City

    Absolutely fantastic. The cord is just the right size and not too short at all. In this case, the shortness is great. I hooked this up from my Macbook to my 19" widescreen Acer monitor. It could not have been easier to set up. Just go to System Preferences > Display, and you're all set. Now with my Apple Remote, external hard drive, and Surround Sound, I have an awesome media center in my room. Thanks Apple!

    71 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I got this adapter so I could hook up my macbook to my hdtv. Everything works as advertised and I even tried seeing if I could output when booting in windows XP and I was pleasantly surprised to see there were no issues extending or mirroring the desktop onto the tv.

    60 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved me 1200$ (well, an iMac...)

    • Written by from Saint-Donat

    I bought this back in october and it permitted me to send my PC to junk and use my MacBook as a real desktop (bought keyboard and mouse as well) , Even when i go to my parents house, i just connect to a screen, keyboard and mouse (even M$ keyboards) an it just give a great feeling. Never had any problem.

    145 of 244 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING.... but be carfull

    • Written by from ETOBICOKE

    So when I purchased this cord i had no doubt that I would be impressed, and I was! it was amazing it worked great and improved my computer use so much! But however I noticed one thing that could be easily fixed, I found that the mini DVI side of the cord easily fell out or got disconnected, this resulted in the displays having to reset, which does not take long but can be a bother. So make sure that your cord is in there nice and tightly and not in a awkward position.

    Other that than it was a amazing product!

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine

    • Written by from omaha

    Mini DVI to VGA Adapter works just fine with VGA connections. Apple only dropped connections to analog...ANALOG IS DEAD! AOK with digital. So it will work with any digital VGA monitor/display. If you are connecting to analog, then you will have problems.

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well!

    • Written by from Morden

    I use the adapter to connect a macbook to multimedia projectors at schools where I do presentations on the landmine and cluster munition issues. I've been using it for close to a year and have not had any problems.

    128 of 214 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't People read?

    • Written by from Moncton

    I have bought many things from the apple store, all of them work perfectly and to the exact specifications that they were intended
    The Biggest problem i have with the apple store is the people who order stuff and then complain that it doesn't work because they can't read. If you read the description on what the device your ordering is for then you will get what you want. Its really not that complicated.
    Specifically on this cable, yes it is only for Intel based macs, NOT the older macs, (iBook...etc) and its not meant to be long, I don't know of any devices that have male connection points? It replicates a port on the side of your computer, its not an extension.
    So for all the complainer's, please for the good of all the Online store shoppers, please go back to grade 5 and learn how to read

    89 of 137 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    mini DVI to VGA adapter

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have a widescreen 20' ultrasharp Dell monitor and wanted to connect my new MacBook to it. The adapter works perfectly, but I have to say it took a bit of looking around to actually set it up via system preferences. I wish though the adapter came with my MacBook. It costs 29$CAD plus taxes. I love Apple products, but sometimes wish there were more more deals on them, especially for students.

    55 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fantastic!

    • Written by from Goderich

    Just got it in a few minutes ago, and it works perfectly! The only problem with the negative reviews is that they order the wrong adapter! Do what I did, and really research it!

    The delivery was faster then I ever expected. All in all, 5 stars.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very good

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I got this with my (now previous generation) MacBook, and I used it with a variety of displays, ranging from a VGA monitor from the 90's to a beautiful 19" flat panel to a HD TV, and every time, it provides a clear and sharp picture. If the DVI version is good, I'll probably get that one too.

    I highly recommend it, but if you just bought one of the new MacBooks, MBPs, or MBAs, be sure to get the one with the Mini Display port. This one won't work with those.

    44 of 49 people found this useful