• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Marietta

    Had no problems getting this to work, just getting it to stay plugged in to the iPad. The cable keeps disconnecting with the slightest bump. Makes it unusable in a classroom. Why not add that little locking mechanism like the chargers for cell phones have? As it stands, I would give away the one I have for FREE because I really can't use it.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Breaks

    • Written by from Leland

    I am in a school here, where we use these in the classroom to project. Unfortunately, teachers keep wondering why they can't get theirs to work. Well, the cables look perfect, but something inside them gets loose or jarred, and the connection between the iPad and the VGA breaks.

    If this products gets a decent amount of use, it appears to break. For a $30 product, I would hope for a better lifetime on these. May as well be a $10 knockoff if I should expect to replace them quickly.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor image quality

    • Written by from SECUNDERABAD

    I found that There is a striking amount of image quality loss when my iPad is connected to both LED/LCD projectors. This is really disappointing as the image seen on the big screen is dull and without life when compared to the iPad screen image. This is not so with the pc connected to LCD/LED projectors. Apple must do something about this for the sake of its users.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had hoped

    • Written by from Brielle

    I went out a bought this cable as well as downloading a movie from iTunes for the purpose of a presentation in a graduate class. When I gotto class I got it all hooked up, but cannot play the movie due to copyrighting? Youtube is missing the scenes I need, but it does work to play through theh VGA (I guess no copyright problem there) so I wasted 30 bucks on the connector then another 10 on the movie, and I am stuck just using the DVD for the movie clips. I was told it works through AV, but I don't have that option with our classroom technology. This is an issue that needs to be fixed or at least pointed out on the packaging of the connector, or in the information somewhere. It ran netflix through, but not amazon. I am sure having the connector will come in handy at some point, but I would have liked to know it wouldn't work for the purpose I purchased for

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Cord

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I use the VGA cord with the IPad2 that I have at school. When I use it with the new iPad is does not always connect. I am wondering if it is because of the new iPad being HD. If I do get it to connect I can not move it or it will not work again.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Westfield

    Product works well but description is misleading.
    The description states that you can watch video on your LCD projector with this connector. I tried to watch a TV show that I download on itunes and found out that this was not possible. I wasn't thinking this applied to video you have taken yourself. I am sorry that I purchased the show through my itunes. Only a kid wants to watch shows on a tiny screen. I’m very disappointed.
    Also, only limited apps can be viewed.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for iTunes movies

    • Written by from Crockett

    What's the point Apple?! I pay $400 for an iPhone 4s, buy movies LEGALLY on
    ITunes, buy this adaptor from YOUR store. And it doesn't even output my movies to monitors! Please fix this NOW!

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but w/o charging opportunity

    • Written by from Bad Dürrheim

    The adapter works fine - I've used it quite often for presentations instead of carying around my Notebook. (five stars for this)

    The huge disadvantge of the adapter is, that it does not allow charging of the iPAD while using the VGA adaptor. That means prior to using the iPAD for a presentation you have to ensure that it is fully loaded. (zero stars for this)

    I don't understand why Apple has not build in a small USB port or a Dock connector to allow charging like they have done it with the HDMI Adapter....

    52 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It cannot always be securely attached

    • Written by from Radovljica

    I have bought the VGA adapter with a single purpose in mind: to deliver Keynote presentations as a guest lecturer. I travel light with my iPad, the projector and VGA cable are supplied for me.
    That was the idea. I turns out that the Apple VGA adapter can only be securely attached to a certain kind of VGA cables with the extra long screws. And these are few and far between. So most of the time I end up with the insecurely attached cable that occasionaly detaches during the presentation.
    And this fact is CONSTANTLY DISTURBING MY WORKFLOW! Any proffesional will agree that giving presentations is all about concentrating on the subject and not thinking about the equipment. Attention to details, Apple?

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad mirror request

    • Written by from Kuala Lumpur

    So many iPad users (not iPad 2) have requested for mirroring and complained after purchasing the adaptor, including me. I wish Apple understand iPad users' experience during presentation.

    34 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Exactly Love

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    I used the VGA adapter into my LCD with my iPad 1. Video games worked, photos worked, YouTube, videos all worked. However, I was not able to view a powerpoint presentation, spreadsheet or Word doc, through DocsToGo or Dropbox, which is why I wanted it. I dream of presenting to a client off my iPad rather than laptop, but it remains to be seen, no pun intended. So buyer beware depending on what you want to use it for.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what it seems

    • Written by from Spring Valley

    I purchased this to use in my classroom, but it only works for video and moving pictures.

    47 of 58 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit Disappointed

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I own both iPad2 and iPhone4s and thought this adapter is going to be very convenience for me. But it made me ran like crazy when it doesn't support on the Panasonic Projector on my presentation day. There were "blinks" (a lot of them, in fact) when I connected via this adapter. However, two stars I gave is for working on the Mitsubishi projector on the other rooms, two stars is about right for this reason.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do what it says on the label!

    • Written by from Bolton

    This lead will only work with videos and photos from your device to the TV does not replicate any of my apps to the screen. Bought it because I got a number generator app which I wanted to show on a large screen but just shows a blank screen so now it's back to the drawing board till someone can come up with a way to do what I see as a pretty simple task. There MUST me some way!! Come on you apple techs!!! ;)

    34 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    COLORS/picture quality

    • Written by from FLUSHING

    colors of the photo/video/overall ipad2 mirror...gets really lighter on tv....

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It needs a longer cord

    • Written by from Wildomar

    This works OK with my projector, but I have to set the iPad on top of the projector because the cord is too short. It needs to be at least 2 ft. long.

    23 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wouldnt buy again

    • Written by from Lawton

    I bought this for one of my classes. Sure, the adapter worked but it is over priced. I also couldnt get the screws of the vga cable to stay in so during my presentation I had to use one hand to hold the to parts together. I wont be buying another one.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    I used this with iphone 4 before and it worked (only for tv-out like photos, ipod videos and powerpoint slideshow), but later it doesn't work anymore. I think after I updated my ios to the latest version, this thing was really useless to me. So up till now, I'm still waiting if Apple will update the ios again but with this issue fixed. =(

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY for the iPad 1

    • Written by from Southampton

    Doesn't work for HBO GO or anything but YouTube - I was able to see pictures from my iPhone, but not the iPad - it was $60 including the HDMI cable. I hate being so disappointed in a brand that I love so much. I hope they work this out. I really hope I can get my $ back.

    29 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, limited functionality

    • Written by from Dover-foxcroft

    After reading that my iPad 2 would support video mirroring, I bought this to use in conjunction with my computer monitor, before using it for a college presentation. As I found out right away, the 30 pin connector at one end of the dongle actually has a looser connection thn the charging cable. so, with the slightest tug, it shifts, nd the image on the screenis lost. You have to keep youre device on a flat, static surface to use without issue. A problem that could have been fixed with a little more labwork Apple.

    27 of 34 people found this useful