• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working!!!

    • Written by from tulsa

    I had it for a month and it worked fine then it began to short out. It would flicker and then it totally stopped working. I did not even use it often.

    118 of 137 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly documented

    • Written by from Berkeley

    The documentation says this adapter lets you connect your computer to any "standard analog" device. Does any manufacturer describe its product as a "standard analog" device? So, the buyer doesn't know whether Apple warrants the adapter as compatible with any particular target device.

    I have a Samsung 450 (LN32D450G1D), and its (nearly incomprehensible) documentation describes it as a "digital" device, so I can't assert that this adapter should work with it. And it doesn't. My MacBook Pro (early 2011) doesn't recognize the Samsung monitor when connected via this adapter. But my ancient G4 PowerBook (2001) works just fine with the Samsung when directly connected with the same VGA cable (for which no adapter is required).

    If Apple were more helpful, it would post a compatibility table with each such adapter and let users fill in "yes" and "no" for any combination of host and target device.

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter Not the Issue

    • Written by from Cottonwood

    Just got the new MacBook Pro and the adapter will not work. It worked fine on my MacBook. I think it's the computer not the adapter. Just today had to make a presentation and could not get the adapter to work with my MacBook Pro. Fortunately, another teacher loaned me her computer, a MacBook. Plugged in the very same adapter and it worked perfectly. Hard to give this adapter a good rating when it doesn't work with all computers that it is designed for. Here's a thought how about creating an adapter that works with your new line of MacBook Pros. Loyal customer for many years. Hard to recommend your products when you can't fully use them. The ability to project my computer screen using an LCD is essential.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine SOMETIMES

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    this cable works fine. i use it everyday on a projector the problem is this is my 4th one in 2 years! this cable is very sensitive you cant twist it and bend it if you do its like the cables in the inside is twisting up inside. APPLE needs to fix all their cables and prices cause all of this ain't worth it

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It failed on me...

    • Written by from Halifax

    I had the adapter for 6 months and used it daily. All of a sudden it just stopped working. It did get some heavy use, and I suspect that the wires inside wore out from the constant bending, but it should have lasted longer than 6 months.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid !

    • Written by from Geneva

    The most stupid thing about apple is it's stubborn head when it comes to connecting mac to screens, HDMI is the standard get over it, seriously !

    I do not care about thunderbolt I don't care about the mini display I want to work my screen on the go.

    I've bought this connector to use it with projectors, then I bought a full HD screen why do i have to buy another convertor to HDMI.

    Apple be realistic about this matter, I hope you do someday.
    PS: USB2 will survive for the next 10 years the main reason is that it covers the need of exchanging the data, thunderbolt is another high end connection but not preferable standard.

    28 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    loose connection

    • Written by from Gravenhurst

    Connection is VERY loose ... slightest touch and it disconnects! And that's oodles of fun ... really.

    But ... I need the cable. When in doubt duct tape. :)

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from HANWELL

    This is the first time I have been disappointed with a Mac product. The product worked great for the first three months then stopped working with no apparent reason or any warning. Steep price for something that doesn't stay working. Had no problem with the earlier version for my MacBook. Disappointed with this one.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    • Written by from tijuana

    I bought this item about 4 months ago and at first I was very happy with the product but because of the weight of the VGA cable you have to hook up, the adapter is always hanging and it looks like the middle wire of the adaptor got screwed up, now the picture quality is poor and usually I see lines on my screen.

    Apple should come up with something different....either a longer middle cable or eliminate the cable somehow.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

    • Written by from Oakvlille

    It worked for the first six months, last few have been a disaster. It doesn't work that well. Probably going to need a replacement one.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to work

    • Written by from TAVISTOCK

    I have used this adaptor for some time with no problem, until I upgraded to Lion. Since then, it will not work with my LG TV, and despite Apple being made aware of the problem, no answer has been forthcoming. It appears to depend on the type of TV monitor you have whether it works or not. A big thumbs down for the OS, rather than the adaptor itself.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    worked for a couple months

    • Written by from MARKHAM

    it works for a couple months and then just stops working out of the blue, will not buy this product again

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not built to last

    • Written by from Gloucester Point

    For such a simple cable with such a high cost, I assumed it would be high quality. Worked pretty well for about 6 months hooked up to my Acer monitor, then rapidly deteriorated in performance. It is EXTREMELY touchy, and I can only get it work about 5% of the time now so I don't bother with it.

    I'm hesitant to order another one, since I know other customers have had the same issue, but I don't know if there are any other options out there.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but briefly

    • Written by from Findlay

    I've used this adapter 2x a week for 6 months. Yesterday, it burnt out on me...which is tough, because I need it to do presentations to royalty, and there is no Apple store for quite a distance.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for low resolution

    • Written by from San Carlos

    This mini adapter works well for small external monitor but when it comes to 1900x1200 external monitor, the display start to give an annoying jitter. Proven with 2 separate purchased Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapters and two 1900x1200 24" different made monitors with a 15" MacBookPro i7 QuadCore.

    Note: There is no problem with my Sony notebook VGA output for these monitors.

    33 of 38 people found this useful