I received a Cinema Display (Pre Thunderbolt) monitor as a donation and when placed on my desk along with my other monitor the cord wasn't long enough. The extension cable did the trick and now I've got two working monitors!
works great with my Apple LED thunderbolt Display - It gave strength to the connector cable which is now much more secure and does not toggle my display on and off when adjusting cables around my displayâ??s connection.
I bought this item a few years ago. I worked fine with a pure Mini DisplayPort setup, such as a my 24" LED Cinema Display or using a 2009 27" iMac in Target Display Mode.
I pulled it out of the drawer recently to use it with a MacBook Air attached to an older Apple 23" Cinema Display via Apple's Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. I found that it cannot be used between the adapter and the MacBook Air. This was very disappointing. Ideally Monoprice would make a version of their Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter with a longer cable to get the bulky white DVI plug out of the way. Currently it's cumbersome on the desk to have to deal with the large plug from the DVI connection.
PROS: Works with Apple 24" LED Cinema Display and older 27" iMac in Target Display Mode.
CONS: Doesn't work with Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter.
I had read the reviews about using this with active adapters, but the 5311 is listed as being passive. I'm not entirely sure about the 6002. Both of these adapters work fine when they're plugged directly into my MBP.
At first I figured the extender cable was just failed, and Monoprice very promptly sent me a new one... that does exactly the same thing.
I would get a different cable, but this is the only MDP extender Monoprice sells, other than the 6' long 5502, which I wouldn't expect to be any different. Maybe I need to use the 6502 female coupler with a 5990 male-to-male cable instead...
PROS: Works fine to connect my iMac as an external display
CONS: Does not work with the 5311 HDMI or the 6002 VGA adapters I have
Got this cable for a "Mini displayport to DVI" adaptor that needed some strain relief. When I hooked it my computer did not recognize anything connected. I did a little digging and found I missed the reviews on adapters. This cable is a passive extension instead of an active extension so it did not work with the adaptor. It would have been helpful to label the cable with this information.
CONS: Does not work with Active adaptors. (I.G. mini display to DVI, etc)
Beware that this cable (for some reason or another) does not work with my late 2008 aluminum uni-body Macbook. All other cables and adapters for the mini displayport from monoprice have worked flawlessly with my macbook. This one just will not recognize the external display. I'm pretty bummed. Also, as one other reviewer has mentioned the male end that plugs into the computer does not fit in a Henge Dock.
Really wanted this to work, but no dice. First cable was DOA. Thanks to Monoprice's excellent service I was quickly shipped a replacement unit that was....DOA. At that point I just gave up on it - it wasn't worth the hassel trying to get a $5 refund. Purchased for my mid-2009 MacBook Pro (no clearance issues with the USB BTW) and tried with multiple dongles and monitors trying to get it to work, but to no avail. I gave it two stars due to the good customer service, but the product really should only get a 1.
PROS: No USB clearance issues on mid 2009 MacBook Pro
This is a good extension cable that does what it is supposed to do. I was hoping to use it with a Henge Dock for my Macbook Pro but it turned out that the plastic part of the DisplayPort connector is slightly different size from the Apple DisplayPort adapters, and won't fit into opening in the dock. I think this is the only scenario where this cable won't work otherwise it is a good piece that does its job and does not cost a lot.
PROS: Does the job. Inexpensive.
CONS: Molded part of DisplayPort connector is not identical to Apple's connector.