• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Testing it!

    • Written by from Westbrook

    I am using the adapter with a MBP (MacBook Pro) mid 2013; it is connected to the Lightning Port which doubles as a Mini Display Port.

    So far, I've used it for about a week with two monitors a 24" Dell S2409W (1920 x 1080 native) and a 20" HP W2072a (1600 x 900 native) both flat panels. It has been used in both the "Extended" and "Clamshell" modes, so the external monitor is either the second extended monitor or used alone as the primary monitor in clamshell.

    The adapter feels slightly warm to the touch, but it is certainly not hot. It fits snugly into the Lightning/Mini Display Port and feels secure while the other end holds the VGA cord well enough.

    No problems thus far (again only one week and two flat panel monitors). Perhaps, I can comment or append this after a longer period of time has passed.

    Although, the other reviews of premature failure have me a bit curious and scared. I have an older version (Mini DVI to VGA) that I have used since 2007 to now (Feb 2013) on my old white MacBook and it has always been reliable.

    Hopefully, this new adapter proves as reliable as the old.

    Audio, for me, is handled by plugging my external speakers into the microphone jack, and that works well too.

    For now, the Mini Display Port to VGA adapter gets 5 stars as it works well in my, as yet, limited experience.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 have died on me so far!

    • Written by from Cochran

    We use these at our church to display song lyrics on a screen. So far, we go through about one of these cable each year. Not cool apple. Not cool.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "short" term use

    • Written by from virginia beach

    i bougt this 4 months ago. it worked great at first but the vga has a short. it seems the adapter was made poorley . if there is a cheeper alternative i strongly suggest looking into it. brand isn't everything.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    unreliable

    • Written by from New York

    My adapter works great when hooked up to a second monitor (read: when I don't have an audience) -- but after only a few months of use, it has completely stopped working properly when hooked up to a projector. Totally embarrassing when I'm in front of clients.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great For A Year

    • Written by from Guelph

    Worked great for a year hooked up to mutiple projectors and external monitors then out of the blue it stopped working properly and is no long covered under warrenty.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Instructions?????!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Burbank

    Just bought this thing it embarrassed me in my meeting as the VGA screen drew BLANK! So much for it just Works???

    I returned it to best buy and they said I had to go to preferences and turn it on to detect it.
    Instructions in bold would be nice or web references.

    But no!!! Thanks apple

    By the way iCards is weak

    9 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable ...

    • Written by from Livermore

    Like others, I too work as a traveling teacher in a school district that uses a lot of Apple hardware. I have also been through three of these adapters since the school year started. They all just stopped working. At what... 40 bucks a pop, with no useable tech budget, that adds up fast. I wish I could recommend an alternative! Tough to recover from 30 blank stares when the lesson starts and the tech doesn't work...

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Tomball

    I connected the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to my 2011 13" MacBook Pro and to my 60" Sony TV and it worked perfectly.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorted out

    • Written by from Menomonie

    The adapter shorted out just before a public presentation. Unreliability isn't cool. I suggest Apple sell these in pacts of six, and at the current price of 1.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burnt Out Within 9 Months

    • Written by from Denver

    I used this thing a lot and it eventually burnt out like a bad fuse. As best I can tell, all brands are equally worthless. I expected it to last as long as my macbook will, but it looks like this is just the beginning, and I'll be replacing these adapters until someone gets it right.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Albany

    I am a university professor and I use my adapter three times a week, four hours a day. I have gone through three in since September. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't...not a good situation when you have to lecture to 200+ students and there are no images to display.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with MacBook Pro 13" Retina (and old Samsung monitor)

    • Written by from New York

    Some reviewers reported problems with this adapter; I bought it anyway as the Apple site indicated it would work and I didn't see any alternative.

    It works great. At least for me. I'm using it to hook up my old Samsung SyncMaster 175v VGA monitor to my new MacBook Pro 13" Retina (using the Thunderbolt port). I am not using it for sound. (Some reviewers were disappointed that the adapter did not work for sound; I wouldn't expect it to but have not looked into that.)

    Two critiques: First, I don't think Apple is very clear that the Thunderbolt port can be used as a "Mini DisplayPort." (It can be, but it wasn't immediately obvious as it should have been.) Second, at nearly $30, I feel like I'm being gouged a bit. Mr. Cook, I already paid a premium for my Macbook. (Not to mention my iPads, iPhones, iPods, other Macbook....)

    I also laughed a little at the classic Apple packaging -- totally over the top. This being just an adapter, I would have been ok with less ornate packaging, especially if you could have sold me this thing for $9 instead of $29 -- or made it in the USA.

    I would give it 5 stars but deducted one for value -- this thing should be less expensive.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Analog Video versus Digital Video

    • Written by from Centreville

    I purchased this to connect my imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo to an external HD monitor. It was to replace Moshi's Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptor, which was causing problems to my system (rattling noises, computer overdrive, etc)

    imac 2009 2.66 GHz intel core 2 duo and early imacs without HDMI ports are technically pushing out Analog Video. To use Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptors is an unnatural process and compromises your computer because it is up-converting analog video into digital video when it connects to your external monitor. If you notice, Apple does not produce a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor. They dont want to be accountable for something that doesnt really work but kinda does, like Mini DisplayPort to HDMI.

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA is your best bet for imacs without hdmi out ports.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad!

    • Written by from Fuquay Varina

    I'm so frustrated. We love Apple in our school district but these adapters wear out so quickly. The last two that we purchased didn't even last two months. Very disappointing.

    39 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from Concord

    I almost purchased a wireless DVD player just so I could stream Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, and Itunes movies.....but went in and asked if there was an adapter for our macbooks. I already had the HDMI connector for the Sony Bravia I have. Best $29.00 I've spent this year. For those people who are having trouble setting it up, you may have to adjust your settings to get it to work. My daughter's MacBook Pro set up differently than my MacBook. Hers seemed to sync right away. It took changing my settings to sync with my TV. There just isn't enough hours in the day to watch everything we have access to now!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    • Written by from Melbourne

    I must say i'm quite impressed with the adapter. While I was disappointed that Apple charges $30+ for it and it really should be provided as standard with a new Macbook Pro, that's a whole other story. i have used it on my 2009 13" MBP, Pioneer 507 XDA plasma, 32" LCD TV, various data projectors and never had a problem with it. My experience is It doesn't matter if the MBP is on or off, or whether the tv is on or off, it just seems to work. Also, cloning the MBP display or extending the screen is simple and never causes a problem.
    The only problem i've had with it is if i let the MBP go into 'sleep' mode, disconnect the adapter and 'wake' the MBP, sometimes i can't get a picture back on the MBP and have to restart it. It was never a problem with OS X Snow Leopard, only with Lion; so i'm blaming Lion for this problem.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I purchased this last week with some trepidation due to mixed reviews here. I tried it out on projectors and displays at work. Here are my results:

    Displays: Dell U2410 and HP LA2205wg both were auto detected and worked fine
    Projectors: Panasonic LB30U, Panasonic PT-L735U and Optima DLP were auto detected and worked fine.

    I am using a late 2011 15" Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) with the auto switching of graphics enabled. I went from one display/projector to the next without rebooting or fiddling with the display settings. I never had any difficulties at all.

    I am pleased with my purchase so far.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This would be great if it worked properly

    • Written by from Henderson

    I have a brand new 2012 Macbook Air. I needed to connect it to the LCD projector in my classroom. It will project but the thunderbolt port connection is loose - it doesn't fit in there tightly at all and so it loses the connection all the time and then it's really hard to get it working again. Very problematic when you're trying to teach a group of 40 high school students. I don't have time for technical issues. FAIL

    31 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Working Expensive Peripherals

    • Written by from Andheri west

    I have a LG LED LCD TV model 32LS4600.ATR
    When I was told that mini display port to HDMI converter will enable me to watch streaming videos on internet on my TV screen, I purchased one. However, the audio is absent. I have tried almost all tricks within my knowledge but to no avail. The video is excellent but no audio. Now I am advised that since a VGA input is available in the TV, I should buy MDP2VGA converter cable and watch the video and for the audio I should connect the TV through another cable. I want to know whether Mini Display Port carries audio signal or not. My Mac Book Pro is Mid 2012 model.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from Raleigh

    PROS
    -Works perfectly
    -Feels well-made/high-quality

    CONS
    -a bit high priced

    2 of 4 people found this useful