USB Type C to VGA adapters are useful when you need to hook up your computer with a USB C port (such as a new Macbook or Chromebook Pixel) to a video projector or an external monitor with a VGA input.
Example uses for USB Type C to VGA Adapters and Converters:
For instance you might have a new Macbook– which only has a single USB Type C port– and you’d like to attach it to a video projector that only accepts VGA input. You can use a USB-C to VGA adapter to help bridge that gap.
The Best USB Type C to VGA Adapters and Converters:
Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter
The Apple USB-C to VGA multiport adapter plugs into your Macbook (or other laptop or computer with a USB C port, like a Chromebook Pixel) and in exchange gives you three ports: Another USB-C port for charging, a female VGA video out port, and a regular USB-A port which you can use to attach an external mouse for instance. Note that you’ll still need a VGA male cable to finish hooking up to your external VGA input device.
Nearpow USB 3.1 Type C to VGA for New Macbook 12 inch, Google ChromeBook Pixel
This USB C to VGA adapter is cheaper than the Apple model but only has VGA out, meaning that if you want additional USB A ports or a USB Type C port for charging, you’re out of luck. But if all you need is a USB Type C to VGA adapter with no added frills, this is a great option. Note that you’ll still need a VGA male cable to finish hooking up to your external VGA input device.
CableCreation 6ft USB Type C (USB-C) to VGA Cable
This is an all in one USB-C to VGA adapter cable which features the normal USB C port on one end and a male VGA cable on the other end, ready to hook directly into a projector or external display that accepts VGA input (no additional VGA cable is necessary to complete the connection). This particular cable measures 6 feet long and is available in black.