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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for imac cables.

Apple's Macs are known for their sleek design and ease of use, but they're also known for their proprietary connectors. If you want to connect your Mac to an external device, you'll need a cable that's Apple-approved. Browse the top-ranked list of iMac cables below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Apple - Thunderbolt Cable (2.0 m) - White - Front_Zoom

    Model: MD861LL/A
    SKU: 6290810
    Top comment

    "I absolutely love these.. running a 2016 27" iMac with an external video card. This came in handy!!...Solid Quality Cable!!!...Perfect for connecting my older 27" iMac Retina to my new Thunderbolt monitor when paired with a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter."

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    Product Description

    Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a superfast 20Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac. The Apple Thunderbolt Cable lets you connect a Thunderbolt-equipped system to a Thunderbolt device. Connect a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac in target disk mode to another Mac for fast data access or system migration, or network two Thunderbolt-equipped computers.
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    Top comment

    "I absolutely love these.. running a 2016 27" iMac with an external video card. This came in handy!!...Solid Quality Cable!!!...Perfect for connecting my older 27" iMac Retina to my new Thunderbolt monitor when paired with a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter."

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    Product Description

    Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a superfast 20Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac. The Apple Thunderbolt Cable lets you connect a Thunderbolt-equipped system to a Thunderbolt device. Connect a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac in target disk mode to another Mac for fast data access or system migration, or network two Thunderbolt-equipped computers.
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  2. Apple - USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This worked great in connecting my second monitor to my Apple iMac....Needed a second monitor. Plugged into my IMac. Set up was easy."

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    Product Description

    The Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter lets you connect your Apple MacBook with USB-C port to a VGA display, while also connecting a USB device and a USB-C charging cable. Mirror your MacBook display to your VGA-enabled TV or other display in up to 1080p.
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    Top comment

    "This worked great in connecting my second monitor to my Apple iMac....Needed a second monitor. Plugged into my IMac. Set up was easy."

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    Product Description

    The Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter lets you connect your Apple MacBook with USB-C port to a VGA display, while also connecting a USB device and a USB-C charging cable. Mirror your MacBook display to your VGA-enabled TV or other display in up to 1080p.
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  3. Apple - Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Older hard drives that are good enough on older iMacs with Thunderbolt 2 interface work just fine on the newest iMac with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C interface. ...Very useful cable to connect your iMac...Great value cable to connect from docking station to iMac."

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    Product Description

    The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter lets you connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices - external hard drives and Thunderbolt displays, for example - to any of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro. As a bidirectional adapter, it can also connect new Thunderbolt 3 devices to a Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port.*
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    Top comment

    "Older hard drives that are good enough on older iMacs with Thunderbolt 2 interface work just fine on the newest iMac with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C interface. ...Very useful cable to connect your iMac...Great value cable to connect from docking station to iMac."

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    Product Description

    The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter lets you connect Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 devices - external hard drives and Thunderbolt displays, for example - to any of the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro. As a bidirectional adapter, it can also connect new Thunderbolt 3 devices to a Mac with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port.*
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  4. Apple - USB Type-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Imac...Bought for my imac use for my camara transfer pics...Great addition for iMac desktop...Perfect for my iMac that only has one lightning port to work with."

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    Product Description

    The USB Type-C digital AV multiport adapter lets you connect your USB Type-C enabled Mac or iPad Pro to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB Type-C charging cable.
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    Top comment

    "Imac...Bought for my imac use for my camara transfer pics...Great addition for iMac desktop...Perfect for my iMac that only has one lightning port to work with."

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    Product Description

    The USB Type-C digital AV multiport adapter lets you connect your USB Type-C enabled Mac or iPad Pro to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB Type-C charging cable.
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  5. Apple - Thunderbolt 4 Pro Cable (1 m) - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It works...just like most TB4 cables....Meh, Its just another TB4 cable. Its a good strong durable cable and the heavy braiding is nice but it wasn't worth how much more money they are for any other TB4 cable. ...It works well, is backward compatible, and is very durable. I connected an iMac with an Apollo Twin X audio interface that required Thunderbolt 3."

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    Product Description

    Featuring a black braided design that coils without tangling, this 1-meter cable supports Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 data transfer up to 40Gb/s, USB 3 data transfer up to 10Gb/s, DisplayPort video output (HBR3), and charging up to 100W. Use this cable to connect a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 or 4 (USB-C) ports to Thunderbolt (USB-C) and USB displays and devices such as Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, docks, and hard drives. You can also use this cable to connect iPhone 15 Pro to Mac.
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    "It works...just like most TB4 cables....Meh, Its just another TB4 cable. Its a good strong durable cable and the heavy braiding is nice but it wasn't worth how much more money they are for any other TB4 cable. ...It works well, is backward compatible, and is very durable. I connected an iMac with an Apollo Twin X audio interface that required Thunderbolt 3."

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    Product Description

    Featuring a black braided design that coils without tangling, this 1-meter cable supports Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 data transfer up to 40Gb/s, USB 3 data transfer up to 10Gb/s, DisplayPort video output (HBR3), and charging up to 100W. Use this cable to connect a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 or 4 (USB-C) ports to Thunderbolt (USB-C) and USB displays and devices such as Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, docks, and hard drives. You can also use this cable to connect iPhone 15 Pro to Mac.
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  6. j5create - USB-C Dual 4K HDMI Docking Station with 15W Wireless Charging - Space Grey - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I have a M1 24in iMac and this worked to have two extended displays with no problems. 3 stars bc the wireless charger never worked, despite powering it up as instructed. ...Required with new iMac to allow usage of previous various accessories."

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    Product Description

    This compact multi-port dock is ideal for office application, featuring everything from the essential two HDMI outputs, USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, SD/microSD card reader, Audio Jack and an upgraded Power Delivery 3.1 specification. It comes with a mount for saving-space vertical placement and gives you the ability to connect your MacBook or other USB-C compatible laptops to a 4K monitor or TV. With USB Power Delivery 3.1 it’ll take you to a new flexible power application, you'll be able to charge your laptop and power your peripherals with a single USB-C power adapter even if your laptop only has one USB-C port. The top of the dock functions as a wireless charging pad that supports up to 15W fast charging. Access a wired network through the Gigabit Ethernet port for a fast and stable network connection. It is also equipped with a cable storage compartment which ensures an easy connection regardless of your USB-C port’s location.
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    "I have a M1 24in iMac and this worked to have two extended displays with no problems. 3 stars bc the wireless charger never worked, despite powering it up as instructed. ...Required with new iMac to allow usage of previous various accessories."

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    Product Description

    This compact multi-port dock is ideal for office application, featuring everything from the essential two HDMI outputs, USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, SD/microSD card reader, Audio Jack and an upgraded Power Delivery 3.1 specification. It comes with a mount for saving-space vertical placement and gives you the ability to connect your MacBook or other USB-C compatible laptops to a 4K monitor or TV. With USB Power Delivery 3.1 it’ll take you to a new flexible power application, you'll be able to charge your laptop and power your peripherals with a single USB-C power adapter even if your laptop only has one USB-C port. The top of the dock functions as a wireless charging pad that supports up to 15W fast charging. Access a wired network through the Gigabit Ethernet port for a fast and stable network connection. It is also equipped with a cable storage compartment which ensures an easy connection regardless of your USB-C port’s location.
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  7. Insignia™ - 3.28ft (1m) Thunderbolt 4 cable, USB-C to USB-C Cable Supports 8K Display / 40Gbps Data Transfer / 240W Power Delivery - Black/Gray - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Solid cable for external monitor application...This cable works a treat and has stylish braided cables and purple molding to boot....Supper fast/durable cable...I bought this cable to transfer my files from an older Intel-based iMac to a new M3 iMac, as I was told to use Thunderbolt 4 cable for this process and I am happy I did. "

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    Product Description

    Whether you need to charge your devices, transfer data, or connect to a display, the Insignia NS-PC3T433B23 3.28' 8K Male USB-C to Male USB-C Thunderbolt Charge-and-Sync Cable with Braided Nylon keeps you connected. It lets you power devices and transfer files with your USB-C computers, smartphones, tablets, docking stations, and more. Data transfer speeds reach up to 40 Gbps using Thunderbolt technology. The cable also carries both audio and video signals, reaching up to 8K Ultra HD resolution for an incredible viewing experience. With a black and gray braided design, you can count on this 3.28 ft. cable’s durable exterior for everyday use.
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    "Solid cable for external monitor application...This cable works a treat and has stylish braided cables and purple molding to boot....Supper fast/durable cable...I bought this cable to transfer my files from an older Intel-based iMac to a new M3 iMac, as I was told to use Thunderbolt 4 cable for this process and I am happy I did. "

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    Product Description

    Whether you need to charge your devices, transfer data, or connect to a display, the Insignia NS-PC3T433B23 3.28' 8K Male USB-C to Male USB-C Thunderbolt Charge-and-Sync Cable with Braided Nylon keeps you connected. It lets you power devices and transfer files with your USB-C computers, smartphones, tablets, docking stations, and more. Data transfer speeds reach up to 40 Gbps using Thunderbolt technology. The cable also carries both audio and video signals, reaching up to 8K Ultra HD resolution for an incredible viewing experience. With a black and gray braided design, you can count on this 3.28 ft. cable’s durable exterior for everyday use.
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  8. Best Buy essentials™ - USB-C to HDMI Adapter - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This adaptor was the key to making the connection cables work for a Microsoft Surface computer...External Monitor for iMac...Bought it to connect my iMac to an external monitor. Works extremely well."

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    Product Description

    It’s just an adapter—unless you’re settling for a small, single monitor. This Best Buy essentials BE-PA3CHD USB-C to HDMI Adapter can help you mirror or extend your display, granting you a setup that shows videos, presentations, games and more on a better screen. It supports 4K resolution to mirror the display from a computer or gaming console without losing image quality. Plug-and-play technology makes the connection simple. Just connect to an HDMI-enabled monitor and you’ll be ready to work or play. And it’s backed by Best Buy, so you can trust it to upgrade your computer setup.
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    "This adaptor was the key to making the connection cables work for a Microsoft Surface computer...External Monitor for iMac...Bought it to connect my iMac to an external monitor. Works extremely well."

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    Product Description

    It’s just an adapter—unless you’re settling for a small, single monitor. This Best Buy essentials BE-PA3CHD USB-C to HDMI Adapter can help you mirror or extend your display, granting you a setup that shows videos, presentations, games and more on a better screen. It supports 4K resolution to mirror the display from a computer or gaming console without losing image quality. Plug-and-play technology makes the connection simple. Just connect to an HDMI-enabled monitor and you’ll be ready to work or play. And it’s backed by Best Buy, so you can trust it to upgrade your computer setup.
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  9. Insignia™ - USB to HDMI Adapter - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: NS-PA3UHD
    SKU: 6483537
    Top comment

    "I needed this adapter to use the HDMI cables with my laptop computer. It worked well for me....Worked as expected - plugged it in and worked with the USB cable I also purchased"

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PA3UHD USB to HDMI Adapter can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any HDMI-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. Use with USB 3.0 for truly dazzling high-quality 4K resolution that will exceed your expectations. Its hassle-free setup lets you easily install the driver online, letting you work hard and play harder. (Not compatible with Chrome OS)
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    Top comment

    "I needed this adapter to use the HDMI cables with my laptop computer. It worked well for me....Worked as expected - plugged it in and worked with the USB cable I also purchased"

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    Product Description

    Whether you’re working, gaming or watching a movie, why settle for a small, single-monitor display? This Insignia NS-PA3UHD USB to HDMI Adapter can take your computer setup to a whole new level. Gift yourself a theatrical experience by mirroring the display from one computer to any HDMI-enabled monitor. Or extend your existing display to a second monitor, making it easier to organize programs and windows for day-to-day use at work or while browsing. Use with USB 3.0 for truly dazzling high-quality 4K resolution that will exceed your expectations. Its hassle-free setup lets you easily install the driver online, letting you work hard and play harder. (Not compatible with Chrome OS)
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  10. Best Buy essentials™ - 6' USB-C to HDMI Cable - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "cable...open box item I was also given an additional discount as I had purchased a monitor the day beofre and needed this to connect to IMAC...Works perfectly on my iMac...Works perfectly on my iMac. Used on a Samsung monitor I purchased from Best Buy."

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    It’s just another cable—until you need to view your display onto a bigger screen. This Best Buy essentials BE-PC3CHD6 6' USB-C to HDMI Cable can help you mirror or extend the screen of your laptop, smartphone, tablet and more. Now you can see videos, presentations, games and more in resolutions up to 4K. The 6 ft. cable transmits both video and audio signals for an all-in-one solution. Plug-and-play technology makes the connection simple. Just connect from a USB-C device to an HDMI-enabled monitor, and you’ll be ready to go. Plus, our cable is backed by Best Buy, so you can trust it will impress anyone you share your screen with.
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    "cable...open box item I was also given an additional discount as I had purchased a monitor the day beofre and needed this to connect to IMAC...Works perfectly on my iMac...Works perfectly on my iMac. Used on a Samsung monitor I purchased from Best Buy."

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    Product Description

    It’s just another cable—until you need to view your display onto a bigger screen. This Best Buy essentials BE-PC3CHD6 6' USB-C to HDMI Cable can help you mirror or extend the screen of your laptop, smartphone, tablet and more. Now you can see videos, presentations, games and more in resolutions up to 4K. The 6 ft. cable transmits both video and audio signals for an all-in-one solution. Plug-and-play technology makes the connection simple. Just connect from a USB-C device to an HDMI-enabled monitor, and you’ll be ready to go. Plus, our cable is backed by Best Buy, so you can trust it will impress anyone you share your screen with.
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