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« on: February 27, 2022, 04:05:08 pm »

Thunderbolt adapter guide: How to connect anything to a USB-C Mac

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<body><section class="wp-block-bigbite-multi-title"><div class="container"></div></section><p>Apple equips its Macs with Thunderbolt ports that are compatible with USB-C. A new MacBook Pro comes with either two or three of these ports, depending on the model you pick. A new MacBook Air has a pair. A 24-inch iMac comes with two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports; some models also include two USB-C ports. You probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, HDMI, or something else. How do you connect these devices? With an adapter.</p>



<p>If you&rsquo;re planning to buy a new 24-inch iMac, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, make sure you set aside a considerable amount of cash for the adapters you need. Apple doesn&rsquo;t include any in the box, except for a power adapter.</p>



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<p>Your best bet is to get a combination dock, like the Satechi Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter ($60 on <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J4BO0RO/ref=twister_B01J4BO0G0&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Amazon[/url]<a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter " data-vars-product-name="Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter " data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Multi-Port-Adapter-Charging/dp/B01J4BO0X8/" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Satechi" data-vars-bkmfr="Satechi" data-bkvndr="Satechi" data-vars-bkvndr="Satechi" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Satechi|https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Multi-Port-Adapter-Charging/dp/B01J4BO0X8/|Satechi|Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter |1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Multi-Port-Adapter-Charging/dp/B01J4BO0X8/&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Satechi|https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Multi-Port-Adapter-Charging/dp/B01J4BO0X8/|Satechi|Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter |1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Satechi|https://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Aluminum-Multi-Port-Adapter-Charging/dp/B01J4BO0X8/|Satechi|Slim Aluminum Type-C Multi-Port Adapter |1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]). It connects via USB-C, and includes a USB-C pass-through port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port with 4K (30Hz) support. With this, you don&rsquo;t have to carry around multiple adapters.</p>



<p>If you don&rsquo;t want a dock, or you can&rsquo;t find a dock with the mix of connections you need, Apple or another company probably has an adapter for you. We&rsquo;ve come up with this guide to help you sort out what you need, and we link to the appropriate adapter in the online Apple Store or on Amazon.</p>



<p>Be sure to check the return policies; sometimes adapters from third parties don&rsquo;t work. Read user reviews whenever possible, and read the specifications to make sure the adapter can do what you need it to do.</p>



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</div></figure><h2 class="toc" id="how-to-connect-usb-c-devices">How to connect USB-C devices</h2>



<p>The Thunderbolt ports in the current 24-inch iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air work with USB-C devices, which have the same connector shape. If you want to use a USB-C device, you can just plug it into one of the Thunderbolt ports. No adapter necessary. Whew.</p>



<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect USB-A devices</span></h2>



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<p>USB-A is the USB connector with which you&rsquo;re probably most familiar. It&rsquo;s the USB connector that was on the previous MacBooks. (Terms like USB 4, USB 3 and USB 2 refer to the speed at which data travels through the connector.)</p>



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<p>If you need to connect multiple USB-A devices, get a USB-C to USB-A hub. Anker sells a <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub" data-vars-product-name="USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Adapter-MacBook-ChromeBook/dp/B07DFYQXY7" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Anker" data-vars-bkmfr="Anker" data-bkvndr="Anker" data-vars-bkvndr="Anker" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Adapter-MacBook-ChromeBook/dp/B07DFYQXY7|Anker|USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Adapter-MacBook-ChromeBook/dp/B07DFYQXY7&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Adapter-MacBook-ChromeBook/dp/B07DFYQXY7|Anker|USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Adapter-MacBook-ChromeBook/dp/B07DFYQXY7|Anker|USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]&nbsp;($26 on Amazon) that provides four USB-A ports.&nbsp;</p>



<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect micro B SuperSpeed&nbsp;</span>devices</h2>



<p>This connector is often used with external storage devices. You&rsquo;ll need a new cable, like the $15&nbsp;<a class="addLink" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/USB-Micro-Cable-0-5m-Thunderbolt/dp/B06XX7F7QJ&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="StarTech USB C to Micro USB Cable" data-vars-product-name="StarTech USB C to Micro USB Cable" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/USB-Micro-Cable-0-5m-Thunderbolt/dp/B06XX7F7QJ" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="StarTech" data-vars-bkmfr="StarTech" data-bkvndr="Amazon" data-vars-bkvndr="Amazon" data-editparamvalues="B06XX7F7QJ|StarTech|https://www.amazon.com/USB-Micro-Cable-0-5m-Thunderbolt/dp/B06XX7F7QJ|Amazon|StarTech USB C to Micro USB Cable|1|Add Link">StarTech USB C to Micro USB Cable<span class="addlink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-editparamvalues="B06XX7F7QJ|StarTech|https://www.amazon.com/USB-Micro-Cable-0-5m-Thunderbolt/dp/B06XX7F7QJ|Amazon|StarTech USB C to Micro USB Cable|1|Add Link">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" href="#" rel="nofollow"><span class="removelink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-removeparamvalues="B06XX7F7QJ|StarTech|https://www.amazon.com/USB-Micro-Cable-0-5m-Thunderbolt/dp/B06XX7F7QJ|Amazon|StarTech USB C to Micro USB Cable|1|Add Link">Remove non-product link</span>[/url].&nbsp;</p>



<p>The name of the cable is confusing, because it could be mistaken for micro USB. But if you check the <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.startech.com/Cables/usb-c/usb-c-micro-b-usb-3-1-cable-50cm~USB31CUB50CM&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">product page on StarTech&rsquo;s website[/url], you can see a clear shot of the micro B SuperSpeed connector on the cable, which is quite different from micro USB.</p>



<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect an iPhone or iPad</span></h2>



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<p>For the iPhone and iPad, if you are still using the USB-A to Lightning (or 30-pin if you&rsquo;re using an older device) cable that came with your device, you can get the <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C to USB Adapter" data-vars-product-name="USB-C to USB Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Apple" data-vars-bkmfr="Apple" data-bkvndr="Apple" data-vars-bkvndr="Apple" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to USB Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2|Apple|USB-C to USB Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">USB-C to USB Adapter<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to USB Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2|Apple|USB-C to USB Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to USB Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2|Apple|USB-C to USB Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]&nbsp;mentioned above in the USB-A section. </p>



<p>Don&rsquo;t want an adapter? Buy a&nbsp;$19 <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MM0A3AM/A/usb-c-to-lightning-cable-1-m&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-246032-9934&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" data-product="246032" data-manufacturer="9934" class="product-link" rel="nofollow" data-vars-product-name="Lightning to USB Cable (1 m)" data-vars-product-id="246032" data-vars-category="iOS" data-vars-manufacturer-id="9934" data-vars-manufacturer="Apple" data-vars-vendor="Apple" data-vars-po="" data-vars-link-position-id="000" data-vars-link-position="Body Text" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MM0A3AM/A/usb-c-to-lightning-cable-1-m">Lightning to USB-C Cable[/url]<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Lightning to USB-C Cable|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MQGJ2AM-A-Lightning-USB-C/dp/B07CMN7DCX|Apple|Lightning to USB-C Cable (1m)|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span><a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Lightning to USB-C Cable|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MQGJ2AM-A-Lightning-USB-C/dp/B07CMN7DCX|Apple|Lightning to USB-C Cable (1m)|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url] (1m). You can also get a <a rel="nofollow" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD819AM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable-2-m&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed">2-meter version[/url] for $29.</p>



<p>More recent iPhones and iPads include a USB-C to Lightning cable, and the iPad Pro includes a USB-C charging cable, so you don&rsquo;t need the adapter for those devices.</p>



<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect the Lightning EarPods</span></h2>



<p>There&rsquo;s a USB-C to Lightning adapter, thanks to the folks at Anker. It&rsquo;s $25 on <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter" data-vars-product-name="USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Anker-USB-C-Lightning-Audio-Adapter/dp/B07R6MKJZH" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Anker" data-vars-bkmfr="Anker" data-bkvndr="Amazon" data-vars-bkvndr="Amazon" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-USB-C-Lightning-Audio-Adapter/dp/B07R6MKJZH|Amazon|USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Anker-USB-C-Lightning-Audio-Adapter/dp/B07R6MKJZH&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-USB-C-Lightning-Audio-Adapter/dp/B07R6MKJZH|Amazon|USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-USB-C-Lightning-Audio-Adapter/dp/B07R6MKJZH|Amazon|USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url].<span class="removelink-tooltip" data-removeparamvalues="30 on Amazon.|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-USB-C-Lightning-Audio-Adapter/dp/B07R6MKJZH|Anker|USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>&nbsp;This adapter has a female Lightning connector on one end, so you can plug in your Lightning earphones. The other side is a standard USB-C connector that you plug into your MacBook or 24-inch iMac.</p>


<div class="extendedBlock-wrapper block-coreImage undefined"><figure class="wp-block-image">anker usbc lightning audio" loading="lazy<figcaption>Anker&rsquo;s&nbsp;USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter</figcaption></figure></div>




<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect headphones with a 3.5mm headphone plug</span></h2>



<p>You&rsquo;re in luck. The MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and 24-inch iMac have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Just plug it in and you&rsquo;re good to go. That was easy.</p>


<div class="extendedBlock-wrapper block-coreImage undefined"><figure class="wp-block-image"><a class="zoom" href="https://images.idgesg.net/images/article/2019/11/macbookpro-13-tbolt3-ports-100817332-orig.jpg" rel="nofollow">macbookpro 13 tbolt3 ports" loading="lazy[/url]<figcaption><p>The MacBook Pro actually has a headphone jack. Really, it does.</p>
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<p>Now, say you need a second headphone jack. You can use a splitter, like the Belkin Speaker and Headphone 3.5 mm AUX Audio Cable Splitter ($10 on <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="Speaker and Headphone 3.5 mm AUX Audio Cable Splitter" data-vars-product-name="Speaker and Headphone 3.5 mm AUX Audio Cable Splitter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Speaker-Headphone-Audio-Splitter/dp/B000067RC4" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Belkin " data-vars-bkmfr="Belkin " data-bkvndr="Amazon" data-vars-bkvndr="Amazon" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Belkin |https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Speaker-Headphone-Audio-Splitter/dp/B000067RC4|Amazon|Speaker and Headphone 3.5 mm AUX Audio Cable Splitter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Speaker-Headphone-Audio-Splitter/dp/B000067RC4&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Belkin |https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Speaker-Headphone-Audio-Splitter/dp/B000067RC4|Amazon|Speaker and Headphone 3.5 mm AUX Audio Cable Splitter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Belkin |https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Speaker-Headphone-Audio-Splitter/dp/B000067RC4|Amazon|Speaker and Headphone 3.5 mm AUX Audio Cable Splitter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]).&nbsp;The $10 <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/BOOMPODS-MULTIPOD-SPLITTER-BLE-MPBLU/dp/B00GNVVXH4&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">Boompods Multi Headphone Audio Splitter[/url] plugs into the headphone jack and adds four jacks.</p>



<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2 devices</span></h2>



<p>Older versions of Thunderbolt have a different connector than the Thunderbolt connector on the current MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and 24-inch iMac. The adapter you need is Apple&rsquo;s $49 <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" data-vars-product-name="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Apple" data-vars-bkmfr="Apple" data-bkvndr="Apple" data-vars-bkvndr="Apple" data-editparamvalues="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY|Apple|Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY|Apple|Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY|Apple|Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url].</p>


<div class="extendedBlock-wrapper block-coreImage undefined"><figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Thunderbolt-3-USB-C-to-Thunderbolt-2-Adapter.jpg?quality=50&amp;strip=all" alt="Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" class="wp-image-351183" srcset="https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Thunderbolt-3-USB-C-to-Thunderbolt-2-Adapter.jpg?quality=50&amp;strip=all 1200w, https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Thunderbolt-3-USB-C-to-Thunderbolt-2-Adapter.jpg?resize=300%2C77&amp;quality=50&amp;strip=all 300w, https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Thunderbolt-3-USB-C-to-Thunderbolt-2-Adapter.jpg?resize=768%2C196&amp;quality=50&amp;strip=all 768w" width="1024" height="262" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption><p>Apple Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter</p>
</figcaption></figure><p class="imageCredit">Apple</p></div>



<h2 class="toc" id="how-to-connect-an-external-display">How to connect an external display</h2>



<p>This one can eat up a chunk of your budget, because there are so many different types of display connectors. Be prepared to buy several adapters.</p>



<h3 id="apples-thunderbolt-display">Apple&rsquo;s Thunderbolt Display</h3>



<p>If you&rsquo;re a longtime Mac user, maybe you invested in Apple&rsquo;s Thunderbolt display some years ago. You can use Apple&rsquo;s <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" data-vars-product-name="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Apple" data-vars-bkmfr="Apple" data-bkvndr="Apple" data-vars-bkvndr="Apple" data-editparamvalues="Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY|Apple|Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MMEL2AM-Thunderbolt-USB-C-Adapter/dp/B01MQ26QIY&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter[/url] to connect these displays to an Intel Mac.</p>



<p>However, people online have reported problems with using the Thunderbolt Display or Apple&rsquo;s LED Cinema Display with Apple&rsquo;s M1 Macs. As detailed by Macworld U.K., these displays show a line of flashing pixels at the top right of the screen. The display is still usable, but the flashing pixels are a distraction.</p>



<p>Apple has not addressed the issue, which seems like it could be a compatibility problem with the M1&rsquo;s GPU. Apple declared these displays as &ldquo;Vintage&rdquo; in July 2021, which means that the company will not supply parts for repairs, nor do they promise to provide OS support. So there probably will be no fix coming from Apple.</p>



<h3><span style="color: black;">DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort</span></h3>



<p>To connect to a DisplayPort display, you need a USB-C to DisplayPort cable or adapter. Amazon sells the <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable" data-vars-product-name="USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-USB-C-Supporting/dp/B01J6DT070" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Cable Matters" data-vars-bkmfr="Cable Matters" data-bkvndr="Cable Matters" data-vars-bkvndr="Cable Matters" data-editparamvalues="Cable Matters USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-USB-C-Supporting/dp/B01J6DT070|Cable Matters|USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-USB-C-Supporting/dp/B01J6DT070&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Cable Matters USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Cable Matters USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-USB-C-Supporting/dp/B01J6DT070|Cable Matters|USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Cable Matters USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-USB-C-Supporting/dp/B01J6DT070|Cable Matters|USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter cable|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url] for $18, and it supports 4K video at 60Hz.</p>



<p>To connect a display with mini DisplayPort, you need an adapter like the Answin USB C to Mini DisplayPort adapter ($18 on <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082LNGMHJ/&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">Amazon[/url]<a class="productLink" rel="nofollow" data-productid="1440482" href="#"><span class="productlink-tooltip" style="display: none;">Remove product link</span>[/url]).</p>



<h3><span style="color: black;">HDMI</span></h3>



<p>If you have the 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pro, that laptop has a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port. You can use a regular HDMI cable and plug it into the MacBook Pro.</p>



<p>For other Macs, Apple offers the <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter" data-vars-product-name="USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MUF82AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Apple" data-vars-bkmfr="Apple" data-bkvndr="Apple" data-vars-bkvndr="Apple" data-editparamvalues="USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter|Apple|https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MUF82AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter|Apple|USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MUF82AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter|Apple|https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MUF82AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter|Apple|USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter|Apple|https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MUF82AM/A/usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter|Apple|USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url], a $69 device that also provides a USB-A port and a USB-C port that&rsquo;s for charging only. Be warned:&nbsp;Apple released a new version of this adapter (model number A2119) in August 2019 that supports HDMI 2.0. The older version (model number A1621) supports HDMI 1.4.&nbsp;When shopping, check the model number (at an Apple store, you likely will get the new model). Apple has a <a rel="nofollow" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207806&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed">support document[/url] that details the differences between the two adapters.</p>


<div class="extendedBlock-wrapper block-coreImage center"><div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/apple-usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter.jpg?quality=50&amp;strip=all" alt="apple-usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter" class="wp-image-351186" srcset="https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/apple-usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter.jpg?quality=50&amp;strip=all 1200w, https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/apple-usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;quality=50&amp;strip=all 300w, https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/apple-usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter.jpg?resize=768%2C512&amp;quality=50&amp;strip=all 768w, https://b2c-contenthub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/apple-usb-c-digital-av-multiport-adapter.jpg?resize=150%2C100&amp;quality=50&amp;strip=all 150w" width="1024" height="683" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption><p>Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter</p>
</figcaption></figure></div><p class="imageCredit">Apple</p></div>



<p>If you don&rsquo;t want to spend that much, you can get an adapter that&rsquo;s just a USB-C to HDMI adapter, such as Anker&rsquo;s USB-C to HDMI Adapter ($17 on <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB C to HDMI Adapter" data-vars-product-name="USB C to HDMI Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Pixelbook-Compatible-Thunderbolt/dp/B07THJGZ9Z" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Anker" data-vars-bkmfr="Anker" data-bkvndr="Anker" data-vars-bkvndr="Anker" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Pixelbook-Compatible-Thunderbolt/dp/B07THJGZ9Z|Anker|USB C to HDMI Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Pixelbook-Compatible-Thunderbolt/dp/B07THJGZ9Z&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Pixelbook-Compatible-Thunderbolt/dp/B07THJGZ9Z|Anker|USB C to HDMI Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Anker|https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Aluminum-Pixelbook-Compatible-Thunderbolt/dp/B07THJGZ9Z|Anker|USB C to HDMI Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]). We really like the Nonda USB-C to HDMI Adapter ($18 on <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB C to HDMI Adapter" data-vars-product-name="USB C to HDMI Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/nonda-HDMI-Foldable-Thunderbolt-Dongle/dp/B07228DTQP" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Nonda" data-vars-bkmfr="Nonda" data-bkvndr="Nonda" data-vars-bkvndr="Nonda" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Nonda|https://www.amazon.com/nonda-HDMI-Foldable-Thunderbolt-Dongle/dp/B07228DTQP|Nonda|USB C to HDMI Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/nonda-HDMI-Foldable-Thunderbolt-Dongle/dp/B07228DTQP&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Nonda|https://www.amazon.com/nonda-HDMI-Foldable-Thunderbolt-Dongle/dp/B07228DTQP|Nonda|USB C to HDMI Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Nonda|https://www.amazon.com/nonda-HDMI-Foldable-Thunderbolt-Dongle/dp/B07228DTQP|Nonda|USB C to HDMI Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]). When shopping for such adapters, look out for at least 1080p support. The Nonda adapter has 4K video support.</p>



<h3><span style="color: black;">DVI</span></h3>



<p>Cable Matters has a 6-foot USB-C to DVI Adapter ($20 on <a class="addLink" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-USB-C-Black-Feet/dp/B076TTN1FL/&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C to DVI Cable 6 ft" data-vars-product-name="USB-C to DVI Cable 6 ft" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-USB-C-Black-Feet/dp/B076TTN1FL/" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Cable Matters" data-vars-bkmfr="Cable Matters" data-bkvndr="Cable Matters" data-vars-bkvndr="Cable Matters" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-USB-C-Black-Feet/dp/B076TTN1FL/|Cable Matters|USB-C to DVI Cable 6 ft|1|Add Link">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-USB-C-Black-Feet/dp/B076TTN1FL/|Cable Matters|USB-C to DVI Cable 6 ft|1|Add Link">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" href="#" rel="nofollow"><span class="removelink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-removeparamvalues="Amazon|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-USB-C-Black-Feet/dp/B076TTN1FL/|Cable Matters|USB-C to DVI Cable 6 ft|1|Add Link">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]). They also sell 3-foot ($19) and 10-foot ($23) versions.</p>



<h3><span style="color: black;">VGA</span></h3>



<p>To connect a VGA display, Apple has a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter&nbsp;($59 on <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter" data-vars-product-name="USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-VGA-Multiport-Adapter/dp/B00VU2NHVG" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Apple" data-vars-bkmfr="Apple" data-bkvndr="Apple" data-vars-bkvndr="Apple" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-VGA-Multiport-Adapter/dp/B00VU2NHVG|Apple|USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-VGA-Multiport-Adapter/dp/B00VU2NHVG&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-VGA-Multiport-Adapter/dp/B00VU2NHVG|Apple|USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-VGA-Multiport-Adapter/dp/B00VU2NHVG|Apple|USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]). In addition to a VGA to USB-C connection, it also provides a USB-A port for connecting a USB device, and a USB-C charging port to keep your laptop battery happy.</p>



<p>On the more affordable side but without the USB ports is the Benfei USB-C to VGA Adapter, which is <a rel="nofollow" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076X2XS9R&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">available on Amazon for $16[/url].</p>



<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect to ethernet</span></h2>



<p>You&rsquo;ll probably use Wi-Fi most of the time, but using an ethernet connection has its advantages. To connect to an ethernet network, you need an adapter like the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, which is available on <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name=" USB Type C (USB-C) to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter" data-vars-product-name=" USB Type C (USB-C) to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Certified-Compatible-ChromeBook-F2CU040btBLK/dp/B014FBQ738" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Belkin" data-vars-bkmfr="Belkin" data-bkvndr="Belkin" data-vars-bkvndr="Belkin" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Belkin|https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Certified-Compatible-ChromeBook-F2CU040btBLK/dp/B014FBQ738|Belkin| USB Type C (USB-C) to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Certified-Compatible-ChromeBook-F2CU040btBLK/dp/B014FBQ738&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Belkin|https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Certified-Compatible-ChromeBook-F2CU040btBLK/dp/B014FBQ738|Belkin| USB Type C (USB-C) to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" rel="nofollow" href="#"><span class="addlink-tooltip" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Belkin|https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Certified-Compatible-ChromeBook-F2CU040btBLK/dp/B014FBQ738|Belkin| USB Type C (USB-C) to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter|1|Add Link" style="display: none;">Remove non-product link</span>[/url] for $35.</p>


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<h2><span style="color: black;">How to connect SD cards</span></h2>



<p>If you use a DLSR or other type of stand-alone camera, it might have a way to transfer your files wirelessly. If not, you need an adapter to access the SD card, like the&nbsp;<span id="productTitle" class="a-size-large">Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader&nbsp;</span>($10 on <a class="addLink" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Reader-USB-C-Memory/dp/B01KXWIHZY/&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader" data-vars-product-name="Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Reader-USB-C-Memory/dp/B01KXWIHZY/" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Cable Matters" data-vars-bkmfr="Cable Matters" data-bkvndr="Amazon" data-vars-bkvndr="Amazon" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Reader-USB-C-Memory/dp/B01KXWIHZY/|Amazon|Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader|1|Add Link">Amazon<span class="addlink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-editparamvalues="Amazon|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Reader-USB-C-Memory/dp/B01KXWIHZY/|Amazon|Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader|1|Add Link">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" href="#" rel="nofollow"><span class="removelink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-removeparamvalues="Amazon|Cable Matters|https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Reader-USB-C-Memory/dp/B01KXWIHZY/|Amazon|Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader|1|Add Link">Remove non-product link</span>[/url]).</p>


<div class="extendedBlock-wrapper block-coreImage undefined"><figure class="wp-block-image">cable matters dual slot usb c card reader" loading="lazy<figcaption><p>Cable Matters Dual Slot USB C Card Reader</p>
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<p>If you have a USB-A card reader, you can try using the Apple&rsquo;s $19 <a class="addLink" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-000000-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="USB-C to USB Adapter" data-vars-product-name="USB-C to USB Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Apple" data-vars-bkmfr="Apple" data-bkvndr="Apple" data-vars-bkvndr="Apple" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to USB Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2|Apple|USB-C to USB Adapter|1|Add Link">USB-C to USB Adapter<span class="addlink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-editparamvalues="USB-C to USB Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2|Apple|USB-C to USB Adapter|1|Add Link">Edit non-product link</span>[/url]<a class="removelink" href="#" rel="nofollow"><span class="removelink-tooltip" style="display: none;" data-removeparamvalues="USB-C to USB Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2|Apple|USB-C to USB Adapter|1|Add Link">Remove non-product link</span>[/url], or get a USB-C dock.</p>



<h2 class="toc"><span style="color: black;">How to connect FireWire devices</span></h2>



<p>If you have a FireWire to USB-A cable, you can try using Apple&rsquo;s $19 <a rel="nofollow" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">USB-C to USB Adapter[/url]. If you have a device with a FireWire 1394 4-pin connector&mdash;it was commonly used on video cameras and <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=http://879cc5793edb3e59412e-75a72a3e9c7070cba3bb00450d808ff3.r7.cf5.rackcdn.com/00400116_1.jpg&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">looks like this[/url]&mdash;and you need a way to connect, you can try using a USB-A to FireWire 1394 4-pin cable ($8 on <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Chenyang-Firewire-iLink-Adapter-DCR-TRV75E/dp/B00VHUME42&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">Amazon[/url]) with the Apple&rsquo;s <a rel="nofollow" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.amazon.com/Apple-USB-C-to-USB-Adapter/dp/B00VU2OID2&amp;xcust=1-1-229045-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" target="_blank">USB-C to USB Adapter[/url]. </p>



<p>Trying to connect FireWire 400 and 800 devices gets iffy. Apple has a <a class="addLink" rel="nofollow" data-product-name="Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter" data-vars-product-name="Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter" data-vars-outbound-link="https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Thunderbolt-to-Firewire-Adapter/dp/B00SQ2CJUS" data-product-id="000000" data-vars-product-id="000000" data-bkmfr="Apple" data-vars-bkmfr="Apple" data-bkvndr="Apple" data-vars-bkvndr="Apple" data-editparamvalues="Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter|Apple|https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Thunderbolt-to-Firewire-Adapter/dp/B00SQ2CJUS|Apple|Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter|1|Add Link" href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=h
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