• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!!!

    • Written by from Glenside

    I was impressed with the quality of this product. I needed the cable to hook my iPad 2 up the smart board in my classroom. I tested it on an old monitor from 1995 and it mirrored the iPads screen exactly. The reason some people gave it bad reviews was because they used it on an iPhone ,iPod touch, or iPad 1. It only plays videos and slideshows with those. The iPad 2 has full mirroring and it plays part of a pod sat that I wanted to show. Works great with keynote( love the laser pointer by the way)and all of the other apps. Very satisfied, I give it 5 stars.

    127 of 145 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Purchasing if you like showing your presentations using iPad2

    • Written by from Apple Valley

    Just to give you all a heads up. This device works perfectly. If you have an iPad first generation or an iPhone 4, all it will do is show your Keynote Presentations. Those devices do NOT support Desktop Mirroring and will not be able to display any other types of apps, except those that are made to work with your standard video out port. But with the iPad2, this works flawlessly. I use this in class and it will display any app I use: Keynote, Safari, Books, etc... even games! However, there is a program that will not run with this VGA cable. What kind of hack program does not display in VGA? I'll give you a hint... nah I will just spill the beans. It's ITUNES!!! Yes, that's right, ITUNES will not support Desktop Mirroring on iPad2 nor will it support Video Out with iPhone4 or iPad first generation. You will have to buy the HDMI adapter for that. :)

    111 of 117 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like A Charm

    • Written by from Paradise

    I have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4S.

    It should first be noted that only the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 will display "live mirroring" of the display.

    Secondly, the iPhone 4, iPad 1, and iPhone 3GS; it will only display video from certain apps such as: YouTube, Photos (slideshow feature only), Videos, Netflix, and any other third party app that has added video out support (there's not very many out there).

    For the iPhone 3G, I receive an "Accessory not supported feature" and was not able to get any video to output.

    In regards to the iPhone 4S performance, it's crisp and sharp on any monitor I've hooked it up to. One downside that I've found is when I hook it up to my "vertical orientation" monitor. There are not any kind of settings on the iPhone to force a 90, 180, -90, -180 degree rotation. Newer monitors might have manual rotation in the settings; unfortunately, my Samsung 23" SyncMaster (from 2008) does not.

    Alternatives for non iPhone 4S and iPad 2 would be the "Component AV" cable that essentially allows you to connect to any TV that accepts video (yellow) and audio (red or white or both) which obviously covers most televisions over the last 15 years. I have personal experience with the iPad 1 using the component cable and it works great for playing YouTube videos (such as Sesame Street for my daughter) or photo slideshows (showcasing my photography).

    Overall it's a solid cable. I usually buy knock off eBay cables; but after my last experience buying the junky knock off component cable that was half the price of the Apple cable; I have regretted it (primarily due to the fact that it gets stuck in my iDevices and makes me feel like I have to rip it out dangerously to get it out).

    101 of 106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iOS 6.0 and up

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    Before anyone else writes that this adapter doesn't work with iOS 6 or higher, please read this:
    1. DO NOT connect the VGA adapter to your apple device until you have done the following.
    2. Connect the VGA cable to the monitor or projector FIRST.
    3. Make sure the monitor or projector is connected to a power source and TURNED ON.
    4. Connect the adapter to the VGA cable.
    5. NOW connect your apple device to the VGA adapter.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing twice and expect to get different results.

    102 of 127 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 2 Seamless Integration. iPad 1 no

    • Written by from Kenilworth

    This will seamlessly work with iPad 2, 100% mirroring for everything.. iPad 1 - will only work with specific apps

    78 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Awesome

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    People Should Read Better Because it Says There That On iPad 1 Only works with movies and slideshows mirroring, It Works Awesome on the iPad 2 and 3 because it mirrors everything and works awesome, nice purchase i love it!

    80 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ignore the bogus ios6 reviews

    • Written by from Ooltewah

    These folks don't know what they are talking about. I have ios 6 with the new iPad (3). It worked great!! I tried video mirroring and video etc. went to best buy to test first since they let me try it and they have a no cost restock fee if it doesn't work. Most of these folks on here with negative ios 6 reviews are not posting what they are running on it. I was tempted to listen but don't!!! It works great!! However it may be a case of a updated av adapter, There seems to be different models of the av adapter maybe? Anyways enjoy folks!!!

    79 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for iPad 2

    • Written by from Greenwich

    I purchased this to use my iPad 2 with my projector for a training class I am planning. I tested it and it works perfectly for what I need. It mirrors exactly what's on the iPad screen. I didn't have any problems with any of my apps including Safari, photos, email, iBooks, Quickoffice, Amplitube, Star Walk, and videos without DRM.

    This highlights one exception that may be a deal breaker for some. It absolutely will not project any videos with DRM. I purchased one movie via iTunes just for the fun of it. That movie will not play on my projector using this adapter. However, any videos I ripped from DVDs to m4v project absolutely fine.

    On the Apple site is does say, "Mirroring supported only by iPad 2." However, the text is gray on white instead of black on white making it hard to notice. I'm surprised Apple would allow this as unsuspecting iPad 1 users become upset customers realizing they can't do mirroring.

    69 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 2 - vga works like a charm

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    NOTE: These comments apply to the iPad 2 only.

    I am very pleased to say that screen mirroring on the iPad 2 works beautifully. Everything you see on the iPad 2 screen is projected through the vga connector. As you rotate the iPad 2, the projected image mirrors it exactly.

    Keep in mind that the vga connector is video only. To amplify the sound simply use an audio cable and connect through the external audio out.

    The only drawback with this connector is that there is no ability to simultaneously to simultaneously charge the iPad batteries while mirroring through the vga adapter. Because the iPad 2 has a long battery life, this should not generally be an issue if your batteries are fully charged. If you are concerned about the battery life, you can do a couple of things to lower the energy consumption on the iPad 2:

    * You can lower the iPad's screen brightness (found in the iPad's settings).

    * If you do not need to be using the Internet while projecting through the vga adapter, you could try setting your iPade to "Airplane Mode" (also found in the iPad's settings). Apparently there is a certain amount of energy consumed searching for WiFi and 3G signals. So disabling this search (by turning on the Airplane Mode) should lower energy consumption and thereby extend the battery life.

    My guess is that lowering screen brightness would really help to extend the amount of time you can view without recharging.

    68 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Boucherville

    If you can't read, don't complain. It clearly says that mirroring only works on the iPad 2 and up. I have the third generation, and it works perfectly.

    68 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for ipad2

    • Written by from Portland

    Product works perfectly for iPad2. All screens are displayed and all apps can be projected. Those that are having problems are using the original iPad. If you are thinking of buying this and have a ipad2 do not let the 2 star rating fool you. It works perfectly!

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using an LCD projector with IPad

    • Written by from Menomonee Falls

    Apple website says that with this special adaper, you could "then see your videos and slideshows on the big screen."
    What was omitted was the word "only". You can ONLY see the videos and slide shows. The fact is most of the stuff you want to see on the big screen does not come up on the big screen. Nothing, not even a dialog box came up on the IPad screen when I first conected it. This is disappointing.
    Hiding behind one's words might help avoid being blamed for false advertising but does not bode well for relations with loyal customers. I am giving 5 stars for the product because it does connect the two items but I am giving no stars for the representation made.

    75 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for the iPad2

    • Written by from Marietta

    This adapter is awesome. Works as advertised. Let me say again iPad 2. I hooked it up to the projector in a conference room and could view everything on it. My buddy has an iPad (original) and not so good. He couldn't get anything to be viewed except videos.

    64 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with iPad 2

    • Written by from Flushing

    I purchased the VGA adaptor and am using it for Keynote presentations for my High School Biology classes. I am using the adaptor every day. It just works!!!!!!!

    61 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter works well...however

    • Written by from Victorville

    I purchased the VGA adapter for my new iPAD to show downloaded movies that a relevant to my class. The iPAD was projected on the video projector with no problem. However, when trying to display the video, an error message appeared CANNOT PLAY MOVIE: The connected display is not authorized to play protected movies. I tried several iPAD movies and received the same messages. I then tried to play the ultraviolet movies that were downloaded and they played perfectly. I contacted service and they seemed unaware of this problem. Unfortunately, if you read internet blogs, the problem has been around for a couple of years. Apple also states that iPAD will display movies on video projectors with the VGA adapter, but does not state clearly that copywrite protected movies downloaded from iTunes will not play. =(

    54 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works for me

    • Written by from Superior

    I have this adapter connecting my iPad2 to a projector. Everything that appears on the iPad screen is projected onto my classroom whiteboard. Everything... If it is on my screen, it is mirrored by the projector.
    My particular projector doesn't support sound, so I have to connect an external set of speakers using the headphone jack. It works for me.

    59 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mirrors the iPad 2 perfectly via VGA

    • Written by from Fairfax

    Works as described and mirrors your iPad 2 to a connected display using a VGA connector. Plug this adapter into the iPad, and attach to the male end of a VGA cable connected to your display and you see the iPad 2 user interface.

    *Product Used: iPad 2 v5.0.1
    - You will need a VGA cable to connect between this adapter and your display.
    - You see the entire iPad user interface and the content of each app as you open it.
    - I tried a bunch of apps and games and all were mirrored on the display without issues.
    - iBooks worked perfectly for displaying presentations. Just open an email with the PDF presentation, select the attachment and select Open in iBooks, and it adds to your library. Open here and flip through the presentation.
    - As you might expect, the adapter does not allow copy protected material to display:
    [x] HBO Go - Is blocked and will not display when connected
    [x] Cox TV Connect - Will run and you can see the show listings, but the display area will not show any content when connected
    [x] Downloaded Videos from the apple store would not display

    *Product Used: iPhone4 v5.0.1
    - Would NOT mirror the general user interface like on the iPad 2
    - I tried YouTube and could view videos
    - I tried a couple other apps that specifically have TV-out capabilities and they worked

    In general did what I needed it to do for business presentations.

    53 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter All it Should Be

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I purchased the VGA adapter for my iPad 2 and a data projector. I wanted to be able to show others how to use the iPad and all the apps. It worked perfectly from the very start. Every app showed on the screen clear and sharp. I did not try to play movies that were converted to the iPad. But photos, apps, settings, mail, everything showed beautifully without any effort.

    57 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    Plugged it in to my iPad2, connected in the VGA cable the adapter, and immediately displayed my iPad2 screen through the projector. Could not have been simpler. Classic Apple simplicity.

    55 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The is a great adapter for the iPad2 but it gets a bad rap.

    • Written by from Grass Valley

    Most of the negative reviews if this adapter are for the iPad1 and do not apply to the iPad2. The iPad2 has full mirroring of the screen display and can be used to show TV, youtube, and movies projected to a TV screen or computer monitor via the VGA input in full screen mode at 1080p. You can select 4x3 or 16x9 display as appropriate. It will work with projectors as well. It does not do sound but you can easily use the headphone jack for that.

    This is the cheapest adapter will full video functionality for an iPad 2 and also the most versatile. VGA input is on almost every screen these days.

    47 of 49 people found this useful