• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    I just bought one of this and it works just great!!! I try it on a HD tv and a projector and outputs a great image and video!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design..

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    I use both pc and mac in my work. I know there are a lot of die hard mac users but I just don't get it. Mac's have always been style before substance for me. I agree with many of the posters. There are certain laptop connections that laptops presenters need. With pc they are there. With mac, oh know, I need another dongle. Buy a new and improved mac laptop. Oh know, I need new dongles because the old ones don't fit the new laptop.

    The new mini displayport indeed does not fit standard vga connections. Why? Poor design... So here is the problem and the solution. It doesn't tighten down because the recessed area around the female connection is not deep enough. If you look at the attempted connection, there is a space between the 2 connectors. That's why the screws don't touch and tighten. To solve this, I bought a cheap 3' vga extension. When I received it, I went to my grinder and carefully shaved the metal sides down as close as I dared so as not to grind the pins. I was then able to get a closer connection. The screws reached and I could tighten the connector down and I never take the extension off. Now when I go to connect to a projector system, I just have 3 extra feet of extension. I never have to fuss with the overpriced, poorly designed but oh so cool looking apple dongle. Who said, 'form follows function'? Apple should take note, listen to your customers and stop changing the peripherals with each new release.

    145 of 180 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just got this and it works like a charm

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    Today i was sick and tired of not having another screen for my mac so i went to my local best buy and got my self the Mini Display Port to VGA adaptor and i must say for the price of it it was a good buy cause it was cheep and it did not need for the driver to be uploaded to the Mac so i recommend it to any one

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit in Mac Book Pro

    • Written by from Haarlem

    Connector fits Mac Book, but not the Mac Book Pro. Big disappointment!

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!!

    • Written by from Brentwood

    Not sure why some people have a problem with this adapter. I have successfully connected my IMac using this adapter to Samsung, LG, Sony plasma and LCD Tv's, plus Infocus, Acer and Sony projectors. Its true that on some you initially get a no sync or blank screen, but with a quick screen resolution and or Hz reconfig, they all worked perfectly.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me.

    • Written by from TINTON FALLS

    I've been using this quite a fair bit now for three months straight and it works perfectly. I have had no issues connecting it to a projector and I can dual-screen just fine with my Acer AL2216W monitor. OSX made adjustments automatically for me; simply plug it in. It's pretty small, which makes it easy to carry around with me.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    • Written by from San Diego

    I agree with previous users that the design of this adapter prevents a good connection when using a MacBook Pro for presentations. I have had three talks now where the slides looked awful. This is the largely the same PPT talk that I have given previously on my old MB Pro laptop, where I never had this problem.

    I hope Apple can fix this soon.

    38 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design is flawed

    • Written by from Bainbridge Island

    I can't even give this product a one star rating because the design is flawed and it just doesn't work but they won't let you not rate it. The screws are too short and the pin housing is not inset far enough to get a good connection with the VGA cable. I returned it to the Best Buy store and, after trying three other Apple VGA adapters that were the same, finding that mine wasn't a lemon, the manager of the Geek Squad went above and beyond to help me find a different VGA cable that would work with this adapter. After going through all the VGA cables he had there in Best Buy, and there were several, we came to the conclusion that none of them would work with the new Apple VGA adapter.

    My boss gives presentations on color all over the world and we have NEVER had a problem with earlier Apple VGA adapters for previous models of Macs. But this one just doesn't work. You need a tight connection with the pins for a projector to project colors correctly. And yes, both my computers and the projector are calibrated for color. When I saw the colors projecting totally incorrectly and flaring off the screen and realized what the problem was, I put the exact same presentation on our MacBook, instead of the new MacBook Pro, using the older VGA adapter and it projected perfectly.

    I see that MM from Newport News and JP from Paradise both had the same issue in their reviews. Unfortunately, duct tape may keep the adaptor hooked to the cable, but it still will not enable it to project colors correctly because you cannot get a tight pin connection.

    Please, please redesign this product as soon as possible!

    107 of 127 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced accesory that is very useful.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I recently bought the Adapter at the Apple Store after waiting in line for around 20 minutes. This adapter was around $40 with tax which is outrageous considering its size. The adapter worked almost perfectly on first boot-up except for two exceptions:

    1. I couldn't type on either monitor on they first try. Once I rebooted I could type again.

    2. The colour is off even though I calibrated.

    In conclusion, the adapter was not worth the money that I put into it but will be EXTREMELY useful in the future.

    43 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch max resolutions on dual monitor setup with this adaptor!

    • Written by from Juno Beach

    In addition to the Mini-DVI to VGA adaptor, I purchased this Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor for my dual monitor setup on Mac Mini (2009). Worked great with my first set of lower resolution monitors that only had VGA in. However, upon upgrading monitors to higher resolution, I found out the hard way that there is a limitation on the resolution this adaptor will support. While the Mini-DVI to VGA worked fine in 1680x1050 mode, this adaptor did not! It only would work at the next resolution down, 1600x1200, not acceptable for identical dual monitor setup. Discovered that it was because of the analog output of this adaptor will not support resolutions this high. Fortunately the monitors also had DVI connectors, so I purchased the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adaptor instead and used theMini-DVI to DVI adaptor that came in the Mac Mini box. Everything now works fine but I am out another $29. Moral of the story: Go all DVI for best image quality and support for highest resolution, if you can!

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Out of luck

    • Written by from San Juan

    I tried all the tricks I know and was unable to get any image on the Sharp LCD Aquos.

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I’ve used this with my Sony Bravia, a Samsung TV/Monitor, and two ViewSonic monitors, and it’s worked wonderfully on all three. I haven’t had any compatibility problems whatsoever, and the picture is displayed in maximum resolution.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not redesign this adapter?

    • Written by from Paradise

    As noted by others, the housing does not allow a proper attachment with a standard VGA cable. The female connecters are set too deep for the male VGA connectors to reach. I, like others, have resorted to the use of duct tape to hold the cable to the adapter. I don't understand why Apple does not listen to the suggestions and modify the design. (Used left over duct tape on iphone4 for good measure...)

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Perfectly

    • Written by from Trenton

    Hooked this up to my MacBook (not Pro or Mini) and plugged it in to my 35 inch Samsung LCD monitor to play videos through iTunes. Once I went in to settings-displays and set up the monitors for dual use it worked great. Only had to uncheck one box to do it.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect, over priced

    • Written by from Toronto

    The adapter works perfect for projects and presentations with my MacBook, never had a problem with it. The only problem is the price. I use to have the old black MacBook and at that point the adapter was $25, still expensive and overpriced, but not as bad as $34 for basically the same thing for a new computer.

    However, being on Stage Crew for school and running assemblies and doing presentations for classes, this was a mandatory buy because macs do not have ports suitable for projector cables.

    This cable would not be necessary if Apple would put a VGA port on their macs like every PC has, its just a cash grab.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away from this adapter if at all possible

    • Written by from Deer Park

    This adapter does not work on ANY of the 3 monitors and 2 tv's i tried to use it on. I exchanged the adapter, VGA cable, and then had my macbook pro looked at to see if it was defective; going through the normal troubleshooting flows. My mbp works just fine when i use the MDP to DVI adapter. The only logical explanation is this adapter is defective and is clearly a widespread and known issue. Hopefully apple will release a fix for it sometime soon.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Amazing

    • Written by from New York

    It has excellent quality and works on projecters too. A bit small though

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    connectors cant be secured

    • Written by from Newport News

    The housing shoulder it to large. when connecting a cable the screws don't even reach the threads inside the housing. this is a very poor housing design. it dose what they say it dose but i would not trust this adapter during an important presentation. you have no way to secure the connector to your cable because the screws just wont reach.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works PERFECTLY!!!

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I bought this cable to give a presentation for a college class (yes my grade was riding on the presentation) and it worked perfectly. Not only did it automatically register the projector when I hooked it up but it changed the resolution to match the projector. I did not shut down or reboot, I just plugged it in and it worked like a MAC... Flawless.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's that piece of cr..?

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    Sorry for the bad language but what the heck is wrong with you? I just bought the adapter online and just received it, even my pinkie finger is longer than that, what's up with that? You can't imagine to go nowhere with that, 40$ for a piece of cr.. that's ridiculous. So now I gotta buy another VGA cable because your freaking adapter won't go to my TV...What's up with you guys? I loved you because your Macs are way better than PC but your freaking accessories are way too expensive for their value...

    73 of 121 people found this useful