Apple USB-C to USB Adapter

Last updated: June 12, 2020


With its latest releases, Apple has switched traditional USB ports for USB-C. That means you'll need a converter like this one, which lets you plug in a traditional USB cable on one end and features a USB-C connection on the other. USB 3.1 technology gives you fast data transfers.

We looked at the top USB Adapter Cables and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best USB Adapter Cable you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you have a MacBook, this is the adaptor for you, converting your USB devices to the USB-C format used in newer Apple products.

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Apple USB-C to USB Adapter placed 9th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The USB-C to USB Adapter lets you connect iOS devices and many of your standard USB accessories to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) enabled Mac. Plug the USB-C end of the adapter into a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port on your Mac, and then connect your flash drive, camera, or other standard USB device. You can also connect a Lightning to USB cable to sync and charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Apple's new MacBooks have done away with old-school USB. From here on out, it's all USB-C. That's good news if you like fast throughput and easy insertion (no more upside-down aggravation!)
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What reviewers didn't like

Unsurprisingly, Apple sells a USB-C-to-USB adapter. Also unsurprisingly, it's not cheap: Each one will cost you $19. Assuming you need one for each port on your new MacBook, better set aside an extra $76.
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