Question: USB-C Adapter
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
So I figured there would be loads of questions about connecting peripherals to the MacBook Pro because of this extremely stressful hunt for adapters, but when I searched, what I was looking for didn't quite appear. Most of it was outdated. So, here we go.
Connect an audio interface and an external 1080p monitor simultaneously, while charging my MacBook Pro.
I have the option of getting a USB-3 OR a USB-C audio interface. Whichever works with whatever solution I may find for all of this. The monitor will connect via HDMI.
1. The solution is Apples "USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter" ( USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter - Apple ) -- However, if you read the reviews... One out of every 12 people actually had this product work for them. Either one or all of the aspects of the adapter have failed for so many. I've never in my life seen this volume of bad product reviews on an Apple product. In fact, all of the Apple USB-C adapters have awful reviews. I also fear that if this adapter DOES work, will the USB-3 port be strong enough (while working to output HDMI and charge) without burning out, to power my Audio Interface seamlessly.
2. The other solution comes from your typical Amazon search for USB-C Hub, or USB-C Adapter. There's so many on there, yet with each and every one of them, there's been tons of issues with overheating, HDMI dropping out, interfering with Wi-Fi connectivity, and not supplying enough power to charge the MacBook via passthrough or power an external hard drive.
The other solutions I've found that would WORK for these issues individually, wouldn't address the others, and I can't afford that trade off right now. I need HDMI, USB-3, and CHARGING all simultaneously.
This whole search has put a very bad taste in my mouth, and I've been a huge Apple fan for a decade now. If ANYONE has any advice, or has gone through this please let me know!
MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13.1), 2 Thunderbolt (USB-C) Ports