• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you Kidding me??!!??

    • Written by from Edina

    This adapter only works with the slide show? It was never advertised as such and I specifically bought the adapter with the intent on using this in my business. I am trying so hard to get the iPad accepted as a legitimate computing platform in my company and I feel I am now at a dead end. Was planning to outfit entire sales force with these instead of a PC. Better cancel that order for 200 iPads.

    Please fix this. And please give us the ability to rate a negative number.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suckered like the rest of us

    • Written by from Englewood

    I purchased the adapter with the intent of using a projector to display the iPad screen. Obviously no such luck and I wasted $30. Regardless of software that may or may not support VGA display, why doesn't Apple offer a patch to the operating system that allows VGA display that mirrors the iPad display? That is a customer expectation and is critical to quality.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Irony at it's finest!!

    • Written by from Montreal

    This accessory works impeccably when you download movies on torrent sites and use the VLC app, but when it comes to watching movies you purchased from iTunes, your *ish out of luck! This is completely unjustified on Apple's part, especially when they're the one's enforcing DRM. If you want the public to come to the realization that piracy is illegal, then you should really try to cater to our needs.

    Netflix works impeccably too! So I ain't got much to complain about either way...

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with televisions with VGA input

    • Written by from Byers

    I am a teacher and I wanted to display apps and video from the iPad to my 47 in Vizio that's in my classroom, but the VGA adapter doen't work with it. I am so dissapointed, I will be returning it and maybe try the component adapter. Apple, you guys need to reevaluate you accessory line. Two very depressed thumbs down!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Of limited or no value

    • Written by from Skotterud

    Severe limitations in the use of this device as long as I have little or no possibility to show what I need from my iPad. Consider this a zero star vote.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed of selling this useless product

    • Written by from Dobbs Ferry

    Apple should truly be ashamed of itself for selling this useless product. If I hD the opportunity to give minus stars it woudl be minus six stars. Useless, waste of time. How can Apple do such an irresponsible thing nd put thsi useless accesory to its site? I purchased a film from iTunes store, paid money hoping that I coudl watch the film on big screen TV but the message indicates that "the connected display is not authorized to play protected mpvies". This useless adapter lets you watch the previews without any problem but when you pay for the real deal, it does not work. This is irresponsible at best. I M very disappointed with Apple. By the way, the suppot site is totally useless as well. I could not f ind a single answer to my problem and I coud not contact a held desk place to ask about my problem. This si probably the ast accesory that I'm purchasing dor my iPad and I will spread the wprd in my network that the accesories are totally useless. Thanl you Apple for ruining my new year night I will never forget this night!

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so much !!!

    • Written by from Greenville

    I bought a 550 dollar LCD projector for the sole purpose of using my iPad to demonstrate my presentations! I bought the iPad for that purpose! Received the projector and purchased the apple VGA adapter. What a disappointment and a waste of the price of the iPad, the adapter, and the LCD projector!! Please do a better job of advertising the limitations of this setup!!!

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk and really limited

    • Written by from Richmond

    only displays some photos with the slideshow. most movies bought thru itunes and digital versions of purchased blue ray and dvds are blocked from display with the adapter. it will not display anything else like web pages or calanders or even the home screen. should be included with the ipad and iphone and touch at no extra cost because it does almost nothing.

    IT IS JUNK DO NOT BUY!!! OR EVEN STEAL!

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totaly Usless

    • Written by from Burlington

    First of all, it does not allow you to see most of your apps on the monitor. Second of all, the movies you buy from Itunes wont work because of DRM. So it basically does nothing. A complete and total rip off

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another example of Apple's paternalistic behavior

    • Written by from Chicago

    Keynote works awesome with this product.

    However, if you want to show pictures, it only works in slideshow mode which means you can't advance images at your own pace or pick out individual pics to show. Stu. Pid.

    Only a few of my movies will show. The other won't play because apparently my projector isn't an authorized device...even though they're movies I got from iTunes. DRM issues apparently. Which means basically the only one I can watch are ones I rip myself...probably not the intended result of this limitation.

    Just terrible product decision yet again by Mr. Mock T.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had checked here before buying this.

    • Written by from Covington

    I am very disappointed with this product. For the life of me, I can't figure out why Apple feels they need to control what I can and cannot project from my IPad. I bought this to be able to connect my IPad to my LCD projector for presentations, and videos. It will allow me to use Keynote, but wont allow me to watch the digital copies of my movies I have uploaded to my device.

    I have always owned PCs and the IPad was my first foray into the world of Apple. Apple port ays itself as being about ease of use and freedom, but they are not about freedom at all, they are about control.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apps which support the VGA Adapter

    • Written by from München

    Important: this adapter DOES NOT display all iPad content and mirror the screen as one would expect. Unfortunately, Apple does not clearly advertise that the support for this piece of hardware banks on software implementations of the apps used. Furthermore, apple has only very limited support for its own apps that ship with the iPad.
    So, here are the apps that support the adapter:
    - Apple Video App
    - Apple Photo App (only in presentation mode)
    - Goodreader: sports a toggle icon for VGA output, display of files (PDF, JPG, GIF, DOC, XLS..) AND: surfing the web (within Goodreader) - the best implementation for VGA-out I've seen so far
    - iDesk Pro (advertised in iDesk Lite - not tested)
    - iThoughts HD (mindmaps with 3 different resolutions, zoom support)
    Hopefully, Apple will reconsider its strategy for hardware add-ons in the future!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Even Deserve 1 Star

    • Written by from Sanford

    Put simply, the product does not work. It is very, very limited. There was no explanation on the packaging and when you look online, it doesn't explain anything. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
    I want my money back.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They got me too...

    • Written by from Mascouche

    Can't believe it's not working like everyone would expect, i.e. as a second display where you could mirror the iPad screen :( What a shame!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by from San Leandro

    Doesn't seem to work as we imagined it...when we asked if we could use it to connect it to a pc monitor or HD tv the apple sales persons did not mention the limitations...makes me fell pretty ripped off.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars I would.

    • Written by from FPO

    I normally love Mac products but this one is the lowest of the low. Packaging doesn't contain any explanation so one would expect the same thing you would expect out of the VGA outlet on your laptop. NOPE. You can't see anything but movies, and it seems that I can't even play the movies because a VGA connector is DRM compliant anymore.....

    Shame on you Apple. Are you taking notes from Microsoft? Actually you are one-upping them. This is BS.

    227 of 245 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from long island city

    This device is useless. I bought it so I can use it with Keynote for my school presentations and it doesn't do anything. I tried using it with my tv and same result. The only thing I can see with this device is my photos. Apple is limiting the use of a device that I paid money for, I believe that is against the law and they should stop making useless devices.

    245 of 256 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless

    • Written by from New York

    I am like the rest of users here. I thought if I get this VGA cable I can have my entire iPad showing on the external scree. But NO NO NO

    only some videos.
    APPLE should be ashame of themeslves... I paid like $1000 between all extra adds to ipad and
    then I figure it's worthless.

    230 of 247 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    i know one

    • Written by from Stora Höga

    As told before; apps works with it as long as the apps are supported. I saw in the latest update for "Rage HD" that they've started supporting it

    12 of 17 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