• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A possible solution...

    • Written by from Krusevac

    Why don't you (apple) just make a longer cable for adapters like these?

    This bulky VGA connector would be further from the computer, making less mess, and having less chance to be pulled out by cable itself.
    A lot of people have problems with it, maybe just a longer cable would do some trick?

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can not output to projector with this and MacBook Air 11" 2012

    • Written by from 台中市

    MacBook Air 11" 2012 has only one Thunderbolt port, and my "old" Mini-display to VGA convert cable is able plugging in. It was so disappointed, while I done this, nothing appeared on the projector screen and flashing with "non compatible signal". What's going on, is Thunderbolt different to Mini-display?

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    • Written by from Debrecen

    I bought the adapter for a 2011 13" MBP, and it works fine so far with an ASUS monitor, and an LG HDTV. No problems, no flickering, very simple product. I think the ones who has problems with flickering, and such, the problem is NOT in the adapter, but the Mac's VGA. Anyway, a recent update for MacBook Pros featured a fix for external displays, and Intel graphic cards.

    43 of 45 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It comes off about once a day.

    • Written by from fort lee

    The display adapter is so small and lacking any fasteners it falls off very easily just from the weight of the VGA cable.

    I ended up just taping the adapter to the Mac.

    Its such a obvious design flaw. Because of this I cannt really recommend using a Mac for mission critical assignments. Once the cable falls out, it often crashes the system.

    Just a little shake of the table or someone bumping into the Mac will cause the adapter to slip out, losing all work on the system. Even with the tape the adapter slowly comes lose.

    51 of 62 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!!!

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I just purchased this Mini Displayport to VGA ADAPTER on 10-19-12 and must say i am really pleased. Bought it to use with my new macbook pro, but i was really nervous about all the reviews saying that it doesn't work. Well for those of you that were like me if you have a monitor or TV with a VGA port chances are its going to work. I have used it on various 1080p dell monitors. I wish i could say why all these people are having bad experiences maybe i was just lucky? Besides that i think product does work its the monitors or tvs that are having the problems.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA male will not attach to this piece of junk

    • Written by from Richmond

    Piece of *censored* - non-standard holes are set back too far for any standard male VGA plug to attach. This means your cables will work loose and come apart. *censored* *censored* - expensive overpriced *censored*, Steve.

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable--NOT a Wast of Time or Money

    • Written by from Whittier

    The product works as advertised. I've used one for 3 years with no issues. The reviewer who said to read his/her review before wasting your time and money mistakenly purchased the wrong product due to a misunderstanding.

    If you have a recent iMac (not the quad-core version) you have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This is different from an Intel Core Duo processor which was used in the first Intel iMac (Early 2006) model. The claim from Apple is that this adapter will work with the early 2006 model iMac, the first MacBook (also from 2006), and 12-inch PowerBook G4 (the 12-inch PowerBook G4 is the model which might cause some confusion as there was one 12" model in early 2003 that had a mini-VGA out and a later 2003 12" model that used a mini-DVI out). These ports have changed as technologies change and advance, and Apple is always at the forefront of new and improved technologies. The newer iMacs use a mini-DisplayPort video out which requires Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.

    Apple can and should do a better job of alerting people to these differences, but I would suggest that you call an Apple Store and ask for guidance if you are unsure about the compatibility of a product or if you are unfamiliar with the technology. I hope this helps.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBA 2012

    • Written by from jouy le moutier

    Doesn't work properly on 2012 MBA with majority of monitors & projectors. The only workaround is to shutdown and restart with the monitor connected. This means that this is a software issue (not hardware) and it appears that Apple is not working for a driver update. Without solution I will return my MBA and return to WINDOWS.....

    55 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with new macbookpro

    • Written by from Aurora

    I'm having similar issues with my macbook pro since June when I bought it. Eventually fed up, I took the macbook pro back. The geniuses at the Apple store could not find the problem so they sent it somewhere else to be evaluated. Once there, they put in a new hard drive and system board. Guess what, still having the same problem. Using the same cable on my old macbook never presented this problem. If I restart the computer it freezes and won't boot. I'm beginning to regret the purchase of my $1,600 computer when I could've bought a cheaper one that works. Quality is definitely suffering since the service at the genius bar only made me mad when they basically told me that if they can't simulate the problem in the store I'm out of luck. Maybe this review is more of a reflection of the macbook pro itself and not the adaptor. But, when I buy any product especially from Apple (with premium prices), I expect it to work consistently. This is far from my experience.

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design - Why fix what ain't broke?

    • Written by from Greenville

    Works flawlessly transmitting video, but as others have said, the female port on this adapter is recessed flush with the casing and standard screws on a male VGA cable aren't long enough to reach the threads on the adapter. I have to use rubber bands to secure the adapter to the VGA cable (thankfully, the rectangular design of the adapter makes this easy). I even attached some #4-40 standoff screws to the adapter threads, hoping this would avoid having to use rubber bands. Unfortunately, with the standoff screws in place, the VGA cable pins could not now reach the female port, as the port is recessed too far. You would need shorter screws. Not worth the hassle, so I'll use rubber bands to avoid the cable coming unplugged. I love Apple products, but sometimes you have to wonder what they're smoking with certain design changes.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great! Just Took Some Experimenting With Things.

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    Connected the Audio, and Video, of my MacBook Pro, with OSX Lion, to my SAMSUNG LED TV. Went to: Apple Menu --> System Preferences --> Displays. Clicked on Detect Displays. The SAMSUNG TV was now an EXTENSION of the computer's screen.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter!

    • Written by from Hamshire

    Apple's Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter works great for me, using HP monitors. The adapters are really easy to use—just make sure all your connections are made properly and securely, then it just works. By using Displays in System Preferences, you can arrange the order of monitors and drag the menu bar to which ever monitor you want to use it on. It is a great, easy to use, product—thanks Apple.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine with MacBook Air June 2012 edition

    • Written by from Happy Valley

    Not sure why others have had trouble using this - but luckily for me, it seems to work just fine with my brand new MacBook Air that I purchased two weeks ago. I plugged it into a Samsung monitor, used the VGA cord and it worked well.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works

    • Written by from Carteret

    It takes a second to hook up and it works. I don't understand all the bad reviews. If you need it, buy it.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this plug!!!

    • Written by from GLENDALE

    Why couldn't the just have made it like the older mac pro.
    I had mine for 6-7 months and now it doesn't work.
    The connection the last 4-5 months has been very unstable. Where the screen goes goes green or read. The actual HDMI to VGA works fine on my girlfriends pc, but as soon as I connect it to my mac pro with the Mini DisplayPort it doesn't seem to make a connection. I think also the female mini port is damaged because of the heavy weight pulling it down.
    I just think the plug is very stupid, expensive and very disappointing compared to my old mac pro.
    This seems like an attempt for mac to again force us to buy there products.
    Mac please do us your dedicated users a favor and please fix this. Make a new plug.
    I would like a HMDI to Mini DisplayPort. Think that would work better.

    43 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it is supposed to do

    • Written by from Tualatin

    Works with my Samsung TV.

    Design is better than old mini-DVI and mini-VGA versions, but I sure would have been happier if I didn't have to buy yet another adapter.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete fail with '12 MBA

    • Written by from Tucson

    This connector does not work with the 2012 Macbook Air. Period. Tried connecting to several external VGA displays and was unsuccessful in each case, despite trying every conceivable combination of resolution settings, powering off and on, connecting and disconnecting, etc. Just doesn't work. Until Apple solves this problem, I would highly caution Macbook Air owners against this product.

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by from West orange

    If your complaining over price WHY buy a MAC??? Anyway I purchased even though many people had complaints. Let me say it works perfectly with some adjustments.

    First make sure you request the right cable.

    Second update update update your OS.

    Third if you don't understand multi display settings then take a class. They do offer them free you know!

    Fourth Check your projector/TV to see what IT can support. You would be amazed what changing a resolution can do.

    38 of 43 people found this useful