A multi-function Mini-DisplayPort Adapter Cable which can adapt a Mini-DP or Apple Thunderbolt 2 socket to connect to a VGA or HDMI display (one at a time). Please note that Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 2 use the same connector and are compatible with each other for video and audio signals only however only Thunderbolt is able to transfer data signals.
Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt sockets feature heavily on modern laptops, tablets and PCs, but not all monitors, projectors and TVs share the same love affair with DisplayPort, often offering only HDMI, or the older VGA standard. In the past, connecting Mini-DisplayPort devices to VGA or HDMI displays required a separate cable for each occasion, but with this handy travel-sized adapter, you can plug in just about any standard display using the cable it already has.
Choose between either HDMI or VGA and connect a single display to any Mini DisplayPort or DisplayPort-compatible Thunderbolt 2 socket and enjoy immediate conversion to HDMI or VGA. Just plug in any regular HDMI or VGA cable (like the one already attached to your display) and you'll be good to go for resolutions up to 1920x1080 Full HD on VGA or a whopping 4K @ 30hz on HDMI!
Just check that your Mini-DisplayPort source has support for HDMI and VGA compatible video output - read your device manual or look for the D++ symbol to know if your source is compatible with this type of adapter cable. **This adapter is not bi-directional, and does not convert HDMI/VGA devices to work on Mini-DisplayPort screens**.
Check out these cool features
DisplayPort Compatibility Note
DisplayPort (DP) adapters are not bi-directional, and require a DP output which is DP++ (Dual Mode) compatible. When a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter is connected to a DP++ (Dual-Mode) output, the output device senses the presence of the adaptor/cable and sends HDMI signals over the DisplayPort connector rather than DisplayPort signals. No signal conversion is performed by the adapter. HDMI signals are merely passed through.
Please note: Whilst the adapter can output to HDMI, audio support is dependant on the capability of the source Mini DisplayPort device.