dongles break more ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Tech198, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Do dongles break more than physical port/cable ?

    I've gone though at least 5 dongles in the past year because the dongle if never supported by anyting,, as i use my Macbook Pro (early 2015) on my knee constantly... so the dongle just hangs off... With the picking up my Mac every now and hen and putting it down connection gets lost This is a big deal when u'r comparing 1.35TB of files over a network, but also with to use it as well..

    Do people find dongles break more often? even USB-C for example.
  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
    Which dongles? I have not had any break. But I don't use dongles on a daily basis.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
  4. DanDilla macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2016
    Lüneburg, Germany
    Of course the dongle+cable is more likely to fail than just a cable - if you double the parts AND add a connector point you get some more possible failures.
  5. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    If you allowing to dongle hang in mid air is the root of the problem! The last time I saw one of these dongles they seem delicate and hanging them in mid air is just wrong headed because they are not designed to hold the load!

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