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Apple1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (19)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Easy to configure (10)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (7)
  • Replacement (6)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (16), Multimedia professional (13), Quality oriented (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (27), Personal (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Cable

I bought this cable to go with a Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. As usual the quality of Apple's cables don't disappoint. They have a solid construction and are usual pretty durable which is great...Read complete review

I bought this cable to go with a Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. As usual the quality of Apple's cables don't disappoint. They have a solid construction and are usual pretty durable which is great when you are moving stuff around and have to connect, and disconnect, cables regularly.Of the 2 sizes Apple provides, this is the shorter, measuring about a foot and a half. The longer one measures in at about 6.5 feet. The only real complaint I have is not with this cable itself, but more with Apple for not offering an in-between size. Somewhere in the 3 foot range would be nice, because for my uses this cable seems just a little bit shorter than I would like.Otherwise a solid purchase if you need a short Thunderbolt cable!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too short!

The title says it all. 1.6 feet is too short. All of the things I want to use thunderbolt for are kind of big. My 27" iMac and a second display are...Read complete review

The title says it all. 1.6 feet is too short. All of the things I want to use thunderbolt for are kind of big. My 27" iMac and a second display are wide. My RAID enclosure is tall, and the ports are at the top. My hub that lets me use USB 3.0 things, I want to be able to pull forward so I can see the back when I'm plugging or unplugging other things. It reaches, just barely, but my desktop looks jimmy-rigged, not tidy.

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5.0

It works

By Fatkeeb

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black):

Expensive cable, but it works. I haven't had it long enough to see how well it holds up, but it seems solid.

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5.0

Whoa short

By nicka3

from Boston

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black):

Cable works great. no issues with speed using the Belkin T-bolt adapter. It's crazy short. Like the adapter is sitting right behind my Mac Pro and that's even kind of a stretch.

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5.0

Does the Job

By Sam

from Santa Monica

About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Configure
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black):

      This cable is great up to Thunderbolt 2. Enjoy!

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Works!

      By Jeff the video artist

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black):

        This cable replaced a cable I purchased on Monoprice that did not work. Cost for thunderbolt cables is insanely high, but Apple's are actually reasonably priced.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Works great

        By jayrock

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black):

            I use this to daisy chain my Promise Pegasus RAID boxes. Works great.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            4.0

            Works great

            By Jon

            from Brooklyn, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

            it's short, but does the job.

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By Matt B.

            from Bel Air, MD

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                Just the right length for my purposes. Does what it's supposed to!

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                5.0

                Works

                By NonStopEMD

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black):

                    Works as expected.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    High quality, excellent performance

                    By PJ

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                        Use to connect storage array to Mac Pro. High quality cable with excellent performance. The price was expensive, reflective of the quality.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Perfect Length for what I needed

                        By Devin the photog

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement

                        Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                        I use the Thunderbolt cable for work an I needed a shorter cable for less clutter. It works perfect

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        THUNDER! THUNDER! THUNDERBOLT!!

                        By Steve

                        from Derby, CT

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                            High bandwidth, super-fast. An authentic Apple thunderbolt cable. Works great!!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Works as expected

                            By das

                            from Denver

                            Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                            Works well. No surprises, it works as it should for a Thunderbolt cable.

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                            5.0

                            It's either a Thunderbolt Cable or not

                            By PLZNT3

                            from Fort Bragg, NC

                            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                                It is what it is. It's a Thunderbolt Cable, which is a hardware interface that combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into one signal.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                Good cable

                                By reikibill

                                from charlotte, NC

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video Work Connection

                                    Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                                    connecting a b;ack magic box to Macbook pro works perfect

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Black cable

                                    By Starzy

                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (Black):

                                    It's an apple cable and it's not apple white, matches rest of my cables. Build quality typical apple.

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                                    4.0

                                    Really Short

                                    By Tomemitsu

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Producer, Recordist, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Solid construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Too short

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                                      Got this with my Apollo Twin Duo, it works great, seems sturdy, but it is very very short. 1.6' is too short in my opnion.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Very fast

                                      By Pittphoto

                                      from Pittsburgh

                                      Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                                      I wasn't paying super attention while ordering and this is only 0.5 meters. It's kind of short

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                                      4.0

                                      Solid Cable

                                      By MPMason

                                      from Los Angeles

                                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                      • A Little Short

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                                        I bought this cable to go with a Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. As usual the quality of Apple's cables don't disappoint. They have a solid construction and are usual pretty durable which is great when you are moving stuff around and have to connect, and disconnect, cables regularly.Of the 2 sizes Apple provides, this is the shorter, measuring about a foot and a half. The longer one measures in at about 6.5 feet. The only real complaint I have is not with this cable itself, but more with Apple for not offering an in-between size. Somewhere in the 3 foot range would be nice, because for my uses this cable seems just a little bit shorter than I would like.Otherwise a solid purchase if you need a short Thunderbolt cable!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        3.0

                                        Too short

                                        By Harlan VT

                                        from Colchester VT

                                        About Me Old Was Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Much Too Short

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Getting A Larger Cord
                                        • Should Be A Meter Or Yard

                                        Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                                        The cable is too short to comfortably use. I used it to transfer my programs and files between Macs. It was awkward to use because of where the cables hook up. It would limit its use with a hard drive for the same reason.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Quality short T-bolt cable

                                        By Dpstahr

                                        from Tampa, Florida

                                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Replacement
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about 1.6' (0.5 m) Thunderbolt Cable (White):

                                          Well built and solid connections.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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