• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years of use with no problems

    • Written by from Broomfield

    I bought this adapter in Nov 2009 to use with my then-new MBP for use in interfacing with our Proxima projectors for meetings, approx. 8-10 a month. So, that's now two years without any weird quirks or issues (knock on wood?). Then again I take great care in re-packing and protecting the accessories I use for for this laptop when finished using them and am putting it all away... for example this VGA adapter... so therein might be a good reason these fail for others (certainly not in all cases). I read some reviews and had to wonder... how carefully are they treating the stuff? How honest are they being with themselves? Just sayin'.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works For Me

    • Written by from Toronto

    I use this to attach my macbook air to a projector. I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews as they work fine and last a while. It is a little expensive I guess but it is good quality and does seem to last a while. I would recommend this.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm

    • Written by from Mazan

    I never write reviews on the web, however I thought this time it was worth it.

    I had my doubts about this product after reading the previous reviews. Half the people were saying that it didn't work properly on this screen, that projector...
    Which got me wondering. How can this be ? How can Apple release a product that only half works, slap a 30€ price tag on it, and get away with it ?

    So I decided to buy one, despite the negative feedback, and I couldn't be happier.
    I'm using this adaptor for a 2010 Macbook Pro 15, and have successfully got it working on both screens I have tried: a Dell VideoProjector, and a PackardBell 19 inch monitor. And my god does this make a difference when working with multiple windows. The screen extension setting means you work on your normal laptop (normal resolution, normal everything), and have another monitor beside it, as big as you like. No more looking for windows.

    I have only had it for a day, let's hope it still works a couple of weeks from now !

    To put it simply: completely worth the 30€.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great and easy to set up!

    • Written by from perth

    I used this adapter to expand my desktop space for my macbook pro and it took less than a minute to plug in and have working properly for instant use. No problems simply flawless!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Mac Book laptops, not with Mac Pro desktops

    • Written by from State College

    The adapter Works with Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Air laptops connecting to a projector or screen up to 23 in. I use one all the time.

    It does NOT work with mini display ports on the Radeon HD cards in a Mac Pro. Those require the $99 adapter even for small screens and projectors. Apple techs explained that the Radeon HD mini display ports are different from the Mac Book ones.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just the connection I needed

    • Written by from Ferndale

    This adapter was just what I needed to connect my new MacBook to our Toastmasters club's Epson projector. The projector's VGA cable plugged into the VGA adapter securely enough without my having to use the screws.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But,

    • Written by from Montgomery

    Very good and does what it is supposed to. The only thing bad about it is that the screws from my VGA cable won't go in to it. It might only be my cable, but it might also be the adapter. Over all good picture and a decent value.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Lagrange

    The Adapter works great. Next month I have to do a keynote presentation my very first. I tried it out on the projector and it works great. No problems.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Physical connection problems

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I have had a problem connecting the female VGA side of this Adapter with some
    older male VGA cables. The problem is not with the connector itself, but with the
    physical packaging. The Apple Adapter presents the female VGA connector flush with a solid plastic shell. Some male VGA cables have protective shells which interfere with
    the solid plastic and prevent the two connectors from fully mating.

    Pretty, clean design - insufficient attention to detail.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    • Written by from Amesville

    I am changing from PC to Mac and bought this to connect to my MacBookPro to the television. The adapter was to be used with the cable that had, previously, gone directly into my PC as it had a VGA port. Unfortunately, after we settled in for a movie on a snowy winter night, all we could get was a partial screen. No sure what the solution is, can't find a cable that goes directly from VGA to the display port.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Serves Its Purpose With Ease

    • Written by from Marlborough

    I purchased this adapter to connect a monitor I purchased at a tag sale to my macbook pro. I was skeptical at first, but the second I plugged it into my pro, the second monitor came up and everything worked easily and without any setup. Great product!

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No image anymore

    • Written by from VÄSTERÅS

    I bought this adapter in February 2009 and used it to connect my unibody macbook to:
    1. Panasonic PT AE500 Projector
    2. Samsung 42" Plasma
    3. My External 19" LG LCD

    I worked for the first four days with the projector. Then it stopped working.
    I then tried the TV and the Monitor as well, no dice. In system preferences the screen is not detected at all. I have tried different cables and monitors.

    When I try to upgrade the firmware (Mini_DisplayPort_to_VGA_Firmware_Update) it says my monitor needs to be connected for the upgrade. It is. But the Mac won't detect the screen.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    This adapter works great with my 23 inch acer monitor. Oh and to the person who said it only shows your screen saver, try dragging a window to the right! thats how it works.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    • Written by from Marburg

    Such a junky piece of hardware. Dropping the analog output and only putting DVI-D through. Do they want to have people buy two overpriced adapters, one for VGA and one for DVI?! It seems so :(

    29 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Plymouth

    This product was just what I expected. It worked great with all of the displays that I have used it for so far. It even worked for my Samsung T.V. the first time I tried. Overall this product was a very satisfying buy and I am glad I purchased it! I would greatly encourage you to buy this if you are debating about purchasing this product.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Skeptical, but bought anyways

    • Written by from Worcester

    So I read all the reviews and a ton of people seem to be having trouble with this adapter. It worked on my Sony WEGA Bravia 40" without any issues. I plugged the VGA cable into the adapter first and then plugged it into my unibody macbook 13". The screen on the laptop blinked and the imaged displayed on the tv. So far so good...keeping my fingers crossed

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good

    • Written by from Cagliari

    Try to connect your mac with any video and you'll be very satisfied of this. You can instantaneously get two screen in which work - you can drag and drop your open windows directly on the other screen - and naturally mirror your desktop if you want. 4 stars because although it is really a good product costs too much.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy

    • Written by from Daytona Beach

    One of the few apple products that I would rate so lowly. It won't work with many display models and fails to detect most common Samsung products. It's a headache that's not worth your time.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummer

    • Written by from Toronto

    I have a Samsung display that has worked perfectly with my 2008 imac. But now, using the adapter and a new powerbook, I can't get the proper resolution on my external display. It is no longer being recognized properly.

    15 of 18 people found this useful