Review: Compact USB-C to HDMI Adapter from Moshi

Ever since Apple dropped the HDMI port from the MacBook Pro, I've had to carry an adapter around, and leave some at home and work. Not only is it expensive, it's also a hassle. Moshi has an answer. The company sent me a USB-C to HDMI Adapter ($44.95) to try. This adapter is small, about the size of a box of matches, and it plugs in directly to your device's USB-C port, essentially becoming an extension of your MacBook, iPad Pro, or other USB-C device. It makes it easier for the adapter to come with you and your device, so you don't need to leave adapters in multiple places. Or if you do need to bring it separately, it's compact and easy to carry.


The adapter has an integrated USB-C plug and works with MacBook, iPad Pro, and non-Apple USB-C devices like those from Samsung and Huawei, and Microsoft's Surface. Despite the compact size, it puts out 4K@60 Hz and has support for HDR video. There is also a USB-C port for power delivery up to 60 watts, so if your MacBook or iPad Pro only has one port, you can still power it while driving HDMI video. Because it is designed to mount flush with the device, thick cases might interfere with flush mount.



  • Compact with integrated USB-C Plug
  • Works with MacBook, iPad Pro, and non-Apple USB-C devices
  • 4K @ 60 Hz and HDR video support
  • USB-C port for Power Delivery up to 60 watts
  • Flush mount to plug directly into device without an extension cable


  • Thick cases might interfere with flush mount
  • Only one color, Titanium Gray

Final Verdict

Moshi's USB-C to HDMI Adapter mounts flush with many devices making it easy to bring with your device.

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