• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Commerce City

    Come on apple I should be able to mirror the display. I love apple's products but hate when they limit the most basic functionalities. If it's up to the developers make it easy from them to enable it.

    90 of 97 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    This doesn't work universally like the equivalent would on a PC. It works in very limited conditions. Don't buy it unless you've verified that your app will work with it like you expect.

    101 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Limitations Again

    • Written by from San Gabriel

    this product seemed like the perfect thing i needed, yet there goes apple limiting what gets projected onto the screen. listen up apple: if you did not limit what came up on the screen, but instead made what you see on the Ipad screen project on the connected device, you would sell ALOT more Ipads and of these adaptors; it does not take a rocket scientist to figure this out.

    83 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    • Written by from Sassenheim

    This is a don't buyer.
    The possibilities are too limited.
    No sound,
    Only video,
    Only slideshows, not even loose pictures,
    No possibilities to show iPad content on screen.

    Mistake that I bought it.

    88 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    I would never had made this purchase if I knew that 1) this will not display the actual iPad screen onto the TV 2) it only works with certain apps and 3) it only works for video projection on certain apps NOT game playing. Very disappointed but probably not worth the hassle to return it. The main appeal of the cable is for watching downloaded movies on TV or YouTube. I wish I had known. I wanted to use it as a screen projection on my inFocus. Not enough info given in the description.

    80 of 83 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.

    103 of 130 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mirroring works fine on my iPad 2

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    I already ordered this before reading the reviews, but when I read them, most of them were talking about how they couldn't mirror EVERYTHING that was showing on the iPad screen, but I just decided to test it out anyway. I used this to connect my iPad to a projector, and it did exactly what I expected it to do - it mirrored everything on my iPad 2 perfectly!
    It also works with my Sony BRAVIA TV which also has a VGA Port, and again, it mirrors everything perfectly.
    I'm not sure why other reviews are saying that it only mirrors videos and power points and supported apps, but maybe that's just for the first gen iPad.

    84 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so much

    • Written by from Lynchburg

    I too was misled by the keynote speech wherein EVERYTHING on the screen of the iPad was projected. I truly am in love with iPad, but the VGA connector.... Not so much. Tragic FAIL.

    78 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A complete FAIL!!!

    • Written by from Bogotá

    I used this adapter for nearly three weeks at work (a school, no less) mirroring everything from my Ipad2 to my students on a large 23" Samsung LCD. Suddenly, it stopped working and everytime I want to use it my Ipad displays a "This accesory not supported by Ipad" message, and I can now show NOTHING and the frustration is paramount among all of us. So what does Apple have to say about this? I expect a solution!

    91 of 107 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree with everyone else, it is way too limited to be useful

    • Written by from LAKE OSWEGO

    I was excited to hear about the VGA connector because I want to use the iPAD as my super PDA at work -- take to my jammed packed meetings all day instead of lugging my heavy laptop around. Using the iWorks stuff, I can easily load in the Microsoft spreadsheets, ppts, docs etc my company uses to to share content. Can even get to our sharepoint sites.

    However, not being able to project the desktop, email, spreadsheet, website, etc is a real limitation inorder to use in meeting. Doesn't Apple realize that in real meetings people project data in otherway verses just a PowerPoint presentation.

    Come on Apple, what content or control are you giving up if we use the VGA adaptor like a monitor adaptor? Let us do real work at work with the iPAD!

    By the way I would have given zero stars if it was possible.

    83 of 91 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter does its job BUT...

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    for the iPad to be effective in Sales presentations, it must be able to output Safari and most other apps (e.g. GoodReader). I understand each app must code for the ability to output using the VGA adapter. However, why Safari doesn't output is puzzling. Apple, please add this ASAP.

    86 of 98 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wasilla

    Like others, I assumed this would project whatever is on the iPad screen (working the same way it does with a laptop). So maybe this will come later...

    But, the big problem is that I can't project movies which were purchased in the iTunes store. Music videos from the iTunes store do just fine, but when I try to project a purchase iTunes store movie, I get a message that says these movies are not authorized.

    Surely, iTunes movies should work. What's the deal, Apple? This facility (connector) was on of the things that convinced me to buy an iPad. It would be nice to know if there is going to be a fix...

    78 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip-off !!!

    • Written by from Tyler

    Doesn't actually do anything that you would assume it could/should do. Not even simple mirroring. Works on virtually zero apps that I use. Overpriced junk. Apple should be ashamed that they knowingly sell this without appropriate disclosures on how limited it is. Because of this scam, there is no way I will take a chance on the keyboard or camera connector.

    79 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Play Protected Content

    • Written by from Canoga Park

    I was all excited to play stuff movies and tv shows I bought on iTunes on my HDTV... Then i press play and a little box pops up saying that "the connected device does not support playing protected content"

    I have a samsung but I am assume all tv's with a VGA connection will have the same BS!

    Dude Apple, Im not a pirate, I bought this "protected" content on iTunes... Do something to the signal so the idiots at samsung won't prevent me from watching the content i bought from you.

    78 of 85 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No video output

    • Written by from LOGAN

    Only slideshows. Do not expect this cable to output your iTunes videos

    72 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for some content

    • Written by from Espoo

    Bought it to use my iPad2 with a projector. Should have read the reviews first.. Videos from iTunes will not play. Should be clearly labelled as a limited functionality device!

    71 of 76 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I purchased a number of educational apps believing that I could actually use them in my classroom via the VGA connector. I know Apple has the ability to create a tool that mirrors the iPad screen, but alas, they didn't. Why don't the sales people tell you about the limitations? Guess they want us to buy more apps...smart....but not good customer service. I probably would have bought it just for photo slide shows and Keynote presentations, but I sure wish it did more.

    71 of 76 people found this useful