1. ashdown43's Avatar
    I was too impatient to wait for my free display dock from Microsoft so I got the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter and surprisingly it work pretty well. I figured I'll keep it since it will probably be easier to carry around than the display dock.
    12-29-2015 08:04 PM
  2. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    Glad to know that that works for you! Will it charge the phone if you plug power into the charging part of the Multiport adapter?
    12-29-2015 10:41 PM
  3. jhoff80's Avatar
    Does the Apple Adapter even come with a charger? If not it's probably just more cost effective to buy a Display Dock. The free one is taking soem time to ship, but if you purchase one paid it should ship immediately.

    Apple's USB-C charger only does 2.4A at 5V and 2A at 14.5V, apparently, so it isn't going to charge your 950 at the full 3A fast charging speeds.

    But then, the official Microsoft Display Dock doesn't output the full 3A either. (The Display Dock requires 3A input power, but only outputs 2A power according to its specs.)
    12-29-2015 10:51 PM
  4. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    It has a Usb-c port intended for charging, so you plug in (I assume) the charger end to there, plug a Usb keyboard and hdmi to the respective ports, then plug the adapter into the phone.

    At the price point the Display Dock is better, but the Apple adapter, if it works, is a bit more portable--and doesn't require to be plugged in to use?

    OP, do you need to put power into the adapter to use it?
    12-30-2015 12:03 PM
  5. ashdown43's Avatar
    No doesn't require power, works perfectly. I am having some issues with usb flash drives but that could be the drives issue (wireless keyboard and mouse works fine). I think it should be more portable I haven't received my free dock yet so lets see. But with 79$ price tag, will have to see if I'll keep it once i get the display dock.
    01-02-2016 06:19 AM
  6. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    But if you, say, plug the adaptor in the phone, then plug a charger into the USB-C end of the adaptor, does it work in charging the phone, like how it works to charge a MacBook Air?
    01-02-2016 12:50 PM
  7. ashdown43's Avatar
    nope doesn't charge.
    01-02-2016 04:16 PM
  8. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    That's too bad; I would've bought it no question if it did.
    01-02-2016 08:05 PM
  9. Alexander Long's Avatar
    that's too bad; i would've bought it no question if it did.
    I know, but it might make sense some how, since mac use different voltage I assume.
    Maybe there will be adaptor more for mobile device, like nexus 6p could work for 950 too. And also buying the apple adaptor costs almost same as the display dock, looking for more third party cheaper ones will make more sense.
    01-03-2016 11:01 PM
  10. ashdown43's Avatar
    Well at least its make me happy to know that products for other devices work with continuum. There will probably be more 3rd party accessories available for macbooks than windows phones.
    01-04-2016 10:08 AM
  11. ashdown43's Avatar
    Got my free display dock today. Man that thing is big and heavy. I am going to keep this adapter because first, I don't need to plug in a power cable to it (for it to run) and its also very light compared to the display dock. So display dock is docked in my office while the adapter goes with me.
    01-06-2016 08:54 AM
  12. ozkame's Avatar
    Actually I have the same apple adapter - in my case it does charge with an ipad charger, but not with the supplied MS charger for my 950XL. I have had no luck with usb drives via the apple dock so far.
    01-10-2016 12:32 AM
  13. Alexander Long's Avatar
    Actually I have the same apple adapter - in my case it does charge with an ipad charger, but not with the supplied MS charger for my 950XL. I have had no luck with usb drives via the apple dock so far.
    Do you mean if you use apple charger plus USB-c cable , you can charge Lumia thru the adaptor, but not the charger of Lumia itself? It would really help if you can have picture of this. And dose a regular USB charger work? and for the USB drive have you try to use it when charging/plug-in with the iPad charger though.
    01-15-2016 12:06 AM
  14. ashdown43's Avatar
    Actually I have the same apple adapter - in my case it does charge with an ipad charger, but not with the supplied MS charger for my 950XL. I have had no luck with usb drives via the apple dock so far.
    That's interesting. I hadn't tried it with the Apple chargers (I don't own one). I haven't had luck with usb drives either.
    01-15-2016 09:59 AM

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