• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not support DVI-I

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    If you have four pins around the long flat pin on your DVI, this adapter will not fit your cable.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the worst thing about my macbook

    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    I absolutely hate the mini displayport. Have gone through at least 10 mini displayport to dvi adapters since purchasing my macbook pro. It doesn't matter if it is an apple cable or not. Horrible product that makes running multiple monitors an incredibly frustrating experience. I teach and cannot rely on this to use in my class so instead of being able to take my laptop with me (the whole reason I bought it in the first place) I have to leave it at home and email my presentations to a campus computer. Really cannot express how much disdain I have for this "product"

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Madison

    I've been using one of these for a couple years to connect a Dell U2412 monitor to my Mid 2011 Mac Mini. I have a second monitor (same model) connected via an HDMI to Mini DIsplayPort adapter. Both monitors are running at their native 1920x1200 resolutions, and I have had no problems whatsoever.

    A friend recently bought a cheaper Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter online for his MacBook Air, and he had problems with noisy video (i.e. lots of sparkly pixels). I tried his adapter with my setup, and I saw the same thing on my monitor. He then bought another type of adapter from Best Buy, and it had exactly the same problem. He's headed to the Apple Store now.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive solution for adding professional monitors to my MBP

    • Written by from New York

    I use a late 2013 MBP as a capture station for my digital camera (professional photographer) and require a properly calibrated monitor to review images as I'm shoot (Eizo CG223W). This is an inexpensive option that easily allows me to do that, works flawlessly.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not recommended for use with Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

    • Written by from Airdrie

    Ordered this item so I can connect a Wacom Cintiq 21UX to my 27" iMac. It works, but the Cintiq would show streaks and blinking pixels. It would get worse especially after waking up from sleep. I got in touch with Wacom and they said that they know about this issue and will not recommend this adapter for use with Wacom Cintiqs. Rather, use Kanex iAdapt DVI adapter instead. I have that one and it works perfectly.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic! True plug-n-play!

    • Written by from Burien

    I have a MacBook Pro w/Retina and wanted to connect my SAMSUNG SyncMaster 22". My SyncMaster has VGA and DVI, obviously, I wan't to hook it up to the DVI port of my monitor. This cable works like a charm. I'm also using my old Logitech wireless Wave keyboard with no issues at all.

    I also recommend using the BookArc to hold your MacBook Pro, very sweet.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If you can, use a DisplayPort cable instead...

    • Written by from Elmhurst

    I used this adaptor for quite a while.... Picture quality going from my MBP to my 22" Dell monitor was poor. Shadowing under text, blurry colors, etc. Completely unusable for the Photoshop work I needed to do. The Dell monitor when connected to my Windows PC via DVI was crystal clear.

    As a test, I bought a $10 DisplayPort-to-MiniDisplayPort cable and brought my MBP into the office and connected it to several 22" Dell and HP monitors we had with DisplayPorts on them... Wow! What a difference!!!! As perfect as you would want an external display to be!

    BTW - All of the monitors I tested against were priced under $200 - as was my monitor at home. They are noting but "average" monitors you would mass deploy in a typical office setting - they were not $1000 displays. So I do consider this an (forgive the pun) apples-to-apples comparison. The only differences between the units was the presence of a DisplayPort port or not.

    The only resolution I tested at was 1680x1050 - as this is the native resolution of all the monitors I have access to.

    No doubt to me - if you have the option of connecting via DisplayPort, then do so. While this adapter does "work", it does not work nearly as well as native DisplayPort.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I use it with my 2012 Macbook Pro (non-retina) and Asus PA248Q (1920x1200) and it works like a champ. I have not experienced any problems. Plug it in and it works.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke within a few Months

    • Written by from Charlestown

    Worked just fine on all of my monitors but broke with in a few months. The apple store kindly replaced it without question when I visited them in person with an emailed receipt. The break seemed to be a connection issue, when the dongle was touched when plugged in it would lose its connection if you touched or moved the computer.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Analog signal

    • Written by from Montreal

    Cannot use this with any analog adapter.

    I wanted to plug into my projector, didn't have an HDMI cable on hand so decided I could use my DVI to composite adapter along with this Thunderbolt to DVI.
    NO GO. This does not allow analog connectors. The move to phase out analog is probably to enforce DRM, Shame because I'm an artist creating my own content and I had to come up with a very hack solution to get MY content projected out of MY laptop.

    This adaptor is useless with your DVI to VGA or DVI to Composite or any other DVI-A connector.

    Very frustrating that the new MBPs only equipped with Thunderbolt and USB makes it very hard to get any signal in or out of it without the need to buy a whole bunch of new types of cables or interfaces.

    17 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is interesting

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I like the fact that it connects my computer to my monitor. That's very cool! I also like that it is white. It really matches all my other Apple stuff. I would recommend this product to any person seeking a computer cable that works and looks nice!

    3 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    incompatible with Dell monitor

    • Written by from Christchurch

    Bought a highly reviewed Dell 23" monitor for use with my MacBook Air (mid 2012). The monitor has DVI input but is unable to communicate with my MacBook despite multiple attempts (with the Apple mini displayport to DVI adaptor) and no help from Dell or Apple. A waste of $300 plus the cost of the adaptor.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great...

    • Written by from Wahiawa

    First, I suggest you look elsewhere to find a Mini DP/Thunderbolt to HDMI cable rather than deal with this item. If you have to get this one here is my experience with it:

    Pros-
    Nice picture (when the cable works)

    Cons-
    **NO AUDIO
    **Price ($29.99 + cost of another cable if you don't have a DVI-D cable to connect)
    **Mini DP connection on cable is very fragile. This is the first cable I have ever had that had to be placed just right to ensure a clear signal. I have books stacked-up behind my iMac to keep the cable straight. Don't even think about bumping it while inserting or removing a USB or FireWire device (does anyone use firewire?)

    Apple, stop sapping my wallet with proprietary garbage that sounds great, kind of works, nobody supports or uses and get standardized equipment. My friend's sub $400 laptop with HDMI output looks the same as mine but his has audio and he got the cheapest cable we could find ($5 for 12ft). I spent $60 for the total cable setup and look like an idiot.

    22 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Cavan

    Does what it's supposed to do now for over a year, no problem. I use it with a samsung SyncMaster 2232BW with no issue.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    • Written by from forest knolls

    Stopped working after a few months. Have to buy a new one..Just to use it for a few months again.

    I'm frustrated with apple recently. Things just don't work as they did before.

    37 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works wonderfully

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I dont know why there are numerous bad reviews on this product. I have a cintiq 12WX plugged into my Macbook Pro Retina display and it works wonderfully. No dropped connections or anything. Its sturdy and stays in its socket. There aren't any flickering or noise signs on the monitor from the connection. A++ product

    130 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DVI-I vs DVI-D

    • Written by from EXETER

    The output is a DVI-D instead of DVI-I. So instead of carrying around one adapter I need two. This along with other issues makes me question the intentions of Apple's product line and feels like what happened in the 90's is happening again with Apple milking money out of users from the extra (or overpriced) hardware to buy. Interoperability is important.

    169 of 191 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating. Works, but not as well as expected.

    • Written by from New Orleans

    I bought this device "just in case" I might need it. I never really used it, because I always had access to my desktop computer and never needed to use a separate display for my laptop. I got a new job where I'm on the road and working from a satellite office. Now, I figured, would be a good time to start using this device.

    The device hasn't completely stopped working, but it isn't very reliable. The screen image on the monitor frizzes up often. Think of an old school television antenna. The only solution is to jiggle and contort the adapter until a stable connection is made. Once again, think of an old school television antenna.

    So, I've owned the device for over a year, but the last month has been my first time using it regularly. I don't recommend that anyone buy this product. I've since ordered a similar device from a competitor. Hopefully the user experience is better.

    104 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cuts out increasingly often

    • Written by from San Diego

    I used it to connect my MacBook Pro to an extra display. At first it was fine, but then it started cutting out but could be temporarily fixed by unplugging and replugging it in to the port. Eventually, it got so bad that it would not come back on. I thought my Thunderbolt port was on the fritz, but I tried using a VGA adapter and everything was fine. (although I can't watch HD TV episodes on the external display.)

    50 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well 98% of the Time. Occasionally Needs Unplug/Replug

    • Written by from Kent

    I got this with a new MBP in May of 2012. I plugged it in to my MBP and my plain old Samsung 22" digital monitor. It works reliably. Once in a while the display gets confused and puts the main screen on the Samsung when I wake up the computer. I unplug and replug (just once) and it works fine. I take my computer with me daily, so I plug and unplug this unit every day. Works fine.

    27 of 29 people found this useful