• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with Samsung at all

    • Written by from Las vegas

    it would be nice if apple set at catalogue with the devices that working with that, or to say: attention this adapter is not working with Samsung devices.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised! (Also: why do some adaptors break!?)

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    I have had this product for over 2 years now and it still works flawlessly with my MacBook Pro's (late 2012 and mid 2013 models) and a variety of models (even some samsung monitors).

    Many reviews seem to mention that they stop working after some time. I have not had this problem but I would attribute the breaking adaptors to three reasons:

    1) People who twist the white adaptor cable when it is plugged in.
    (that 3 inch white connector cord looks very vulnerable) you may risk disconnecting some of the wires that connect the adaptor and the thunderbolt port. When it is plugged in make sure there is no tension on this small white cord!)

    2) People who damage the pins in the connector cable.
    The connector pins in any VGA male/male cable are very fragile. Do you disconnect of reconnect the pins frequently to different monitors? Maybe it is your VGA cable and not the adaptor. Or maybe you scratched up the female VGA port on the monitor or adaptor itself. Be gentle and always pull straight out of the socket (wrenching a VGA in its port, i.e. twisting when removing WILL DAMAGE PINS AND THE PORT. Get a new VGA cable first if the adaptor stops working because VGA cables are known to die over time.

    3) Overheating of the adaptor
    The more you use the connector for large periods of time the hotter it will get. Over heating the adaptor will decrease its longevity. I typically only use this for a few hours at a time, and unplug it from my computer when I am done.

    To summarize, I have used this product successfully for 2 years on more than a dozen different monitors and TV... it always worked for me! Take care of your adaptor and cables and you should have no problem with this device!!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from FREMONT

    As I have found in the past, Apple products always perform excellent right out of the box with fit and function designed to work perfectly.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great with LG monitor

    • Written by from Tucson

    THis product worked great from my mac mini to LG 27" IPS LED monitor

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Play Itunes because of "High bandwidth digital content protection"

    • Written by

    You can't play itunes videos through it. I wish I could leave a review of less than 1 star. To play HD itunes videos you need a HDCP connection, aka digital. Screen output should be cut and dry. Once the computer outputs analog video, it should have nothing more to do with it and it should be able to play all files through it. Other HD videos play just fine, it is just a problem with itunes being overcomplicated. Don't buy this if you want to have anything to do with itunes videos.

    17 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but does not support maximum VGA refresh rates/resolutions

    • Written by from Fort Langley

    The adapter is an active adapter which converts a digital signal with pixel clocks up to 180 MHz to an analog signal. This one piece of information should be mentioned in the technical specifications because it directly relates to all the resolutions and frequencies allowed by the adapter. The FAQ has a mention of maximum screen resolutions but it's not precise.

    I have a Sony GDM-F520 that can support 2048x1536 at 85Hz. Using GTF timing, the adapter will allow 2048x1536 at 41 Hz which is too slow for the CRT (minimum 47 Hz). However, CVT-RB timings also work and will allow 2048x1536 at 51 Hz. It also allows 2100x1575 at 49 Hz. CVT-RB timing may cause an issue with the left and right edge positions on a CRT though.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey (no surprise) but "just works" perfectly for business use

    • Written by

    Enter conference room.
    Connect VGA from projector to "Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adaptor."

    Turn on projector and connect displayport to MacBook Pro. Boom.. the image on your mac is now on the big display and everyone is looking at it. The screen on the MacBook Pro will likely shrink to the resolution of the projector. At first you are not happy about losing your screen resolution. Then you realize your MacBook Pro figured out it needed to downsize and did it for you automatically. It just worked.

    I have also connected to a number of non-tv, old-fashions VGA displays with success.

    20 of 22 people found this useful