• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but not any longer

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Bought this in November 2012. It has worked very well for both my iPad mini and my iPhone 5. Then suddenly, in June 2015 the VGA out stopped working. The lighting passthrough port still works fine, but not impossible to make any presentations using Keynote on the iPad. Oh well, back to Powerpoint for me. No way am I spending £40 on a new one...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two have failed, dont want to buy another!!!

    • Written by from Kahuku

    Bought my first one and after less than 10 uses, it would no longer send out signal from my ipad mini to my projector. Returned the first got a second one and after about two dozen uses it stop sending signal again. Not happy! These things are at a high price but dont have high longevity that is expected of apple products.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for PowerPoint/Keynote

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I bought this in order to give a Keynote presentation from my iPhone using my iPad as a remote- once plugged into the projector I had a perfect 4:3 display of my slides. The Lightning input allows the phone to be charged whilst running the presentation. Overall I'm very satisfied, and I'd have given 5 stars if it sold at £30

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iOS 8.3

    • Written by

    Works fine with iOS 8.2. Once I upgraded to 8.3, it stopped working. Searching on the Web, I see many other people have the same issue. Bad Apple!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with the iPad 2 Air leather / neoprene case design.

    • Written by from Woodbury

    I cannot believe this. I just paid 79 for an Apple iPad case and 49 for an Apple Lightning to VGA adapter and, it turns out, the Lightning jack is OVAL (and not flat - the usual design). Because of this design incompatibility, the jack does NOT fit properly into the port hole and pulls / scratches the case leather with it. The same goes for the iPhone 6 leather case.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish - Don't buy it.

    • Written by from Birmingham

    It Doesn't work with my I pad Mini running IOS 8.2 What an absolute waste of time, why isn't there a warning about this before I bought it?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it!

    • Written by from Mumbai

    Ive used this for 4 moths and it has worked absolutely brilliantly.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Birmingham

    I've used AirServer in the past for presentations using the iPad and while the wireless route is great, it was spotty and very unreliable at times (not to mention you had to have your laptop running with the program as well). This adapter was provided at a hotel where I was presenting so I used it instead of Air Server and it worked perfectly. No delay in response like with AirServer, and easy plug and play use. I will be purchasing one of these to use for all my future presentations.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    L to VGA Adapter does not work with ITunes movies

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    I bought this so that I could watch purchased TV shows with my iPad 4 connected to a monitor. Despite the description for the VGA adapter that says you can watch movies and shows on TVs and projectors, it does NOT work. When I play the show I purchased from iTunes, I am given a message that says "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES." I get the same error message when I connect my computer monitor to the adapter. Perhaps the description of this product should be changed to say that you can watch movies and shows on TVs and Projectors--EXCEPT the ones you buy from iTunes? I feel that Apple is sending me the message that I should get my content from torrents rather than buying it from iTunes. Are there Apple-branded projectors or monitors that will support this adapter? What's the point of having a VGA adapter for your device if you cannot watch iTunes

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after less than six months of minimal use (less than ten times)

    • Written by from El Cerrito

    I purchased this adapter in the Fall of last year. I'm a teacher and wanted to use my iPad Air in class rather than lugging my MacBook to present my PowerPoint lectures. I used it about 10 times at the most and it worked perfectly. But when I geared up for this semester I planned to use it again. I plugged it in and while the presentation appeared on the projector screen it immediately began to blink off and on and it did so the entire time. Thinking that it was the projector I contacted our tech crew and asked them to troubleshoot. After they did I came to class the following day and the same thing happened. They came again, had their own adapter, plugged my iPad into theirs and I lectured problem free. The problem was my basically brand new adapter. I have always kept the adapter stowed away in my iPad carrying bag and never dropped it or anything. So why is it dying? After reading all the reviews on the Apple site this is apparently a widespread and recurring problem. And some of you might say that I can just get another since its under warranty, but think about it: why should I NEED to get a replacement in less than six months??? On what planet is THAT good business??? I'm an Apple person to the core (ha!) but this is ridiculous. if I invest in the Lightning to HDMI adapter will it do the same thing??? I'm not taking the chance.

    For those of you who gave it glowing reviews, or think other folks are just plain dunce-tards, I would like to hear from you a few months from now. Then we shall see if you still think this $50 piece of junk is worthy of 5 stars.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Laggy video output

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Both the HDMI and VGA lightning video adapters introduce lag to video output that wasn't present with the 30 pin adapters. Because of this my old iPad3 is better for running VJAY (audio-visual performance app) than a brand new iPad Air 2. Disappointed that Apple, a company that used to be the standard for creative types, is pushing a standard like lightning adapters that can't perform well enough for artistic applications.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No movies

    • Written by from Ipswich

    The description says you can watch movies and TV shows, but it won't work with any movies or a lot of TV shows. A message on the iPhone says something about the device not being authorised to play protected content. This would othwrwise be fine. I purchased it to watch video with an old VGA monitor while being on charge, but it's next to useless for that.
    The money should have gone toward a new monitor.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't play films downloaded on itunes

    • Written by from London

    This piece of kit is expensive and doesn't do what many buyers would expect it to do, which is to show films and many tv apps that play on your iPad. It works with BBC player, it does not work with ITunes, Sky TV app, Tv Catchup and others. If you're expecting it to do what it says on the box, don't buy it. Thanks Apple. That's £50 wasted.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Peterborough

    Doesn't work under iOS 8.

    Fine until the iOS 8 update, now useless on iPad air and iPhone 5s.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Movies

    • Written by from Fremont

    I bought this $50 cable for the sole purpose of watching a movie i bought from itunes on a larger screen and it does not do that. I thought it would be as easy as my kindle that i just connect and play but was a huge wast of money. Please do not buy this. You would think a movie you buy would be able to play wherever you want it to but all they want you to do is spend more money on itunes tv.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    • Written by from Lisboa

    it does not work with most projectors, so no presentations......

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not iTunes Compatabile?!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I only have a smartphone, an iPhone, and I've been saving up to buy a tablet or computer. I mean 'saving up' in the most literal sense, because I was only considering iPads and Macs, and they cost a lot. I have been getting by fine without a bigger screen, especially since I bought this adaptor. I've been able to watch Netflix and it has been awesome. So, I decided to buy my FIRST iTunes video. The latest Walking Dead; I don't have cable and it isn't on Netflix. I paid Apple money for the video. I can't watch iTunes videos on external displays using a VGA connection??? Really?? Somebody just didn't think that through, and know I have to watch the show on my tiny iPhone, after paying Apple for the video, the adaptor, and the phone.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug and play

    • Written by from NEWCASTLE

    Bought this on the way to a short notice public meeting. I had only bought my iPad Air a couple of weeks before the meeting and had no idea what I would find at the meeting as a projector. So fingers crossed and flip chart as a back up. Needn't have worried! Simple plug in and test five minutes before the meeting was due to start and the Keynote presentation went effortlessly (can't guarantee that the content was as good!)

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of you know what.....

    • Written by from scottsdale

    Will not work with netflix or any other show purchased thru iTunes. Gives some BS reason..... Waste of money

    17 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on OS 7.1.1 and anything before it.

    • Written by from edmond

    Just purchased it 30 minutes ago. Tried with my iphone 5s with OS 7.1.1 and works great. Plug and play and it shows up instantly. While with my ipad mini it does not show up and i compared with a friends and his managed to work. Did some tinkering to find out that mine has been updated to the latest OS and his is not. Otherwise it is good and clear, of course not 1080 quality but its enough to viewed. Apple take note on the matter, hopefully i am wrong about this but i feel based on my own finding the latest OS is not stable with this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful