• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Educational Tool?

    • Written by from Ogden

    I pre ordered the ipad the day it was available. I bought it because I thought that I could use this VGA adapter to show my students some of the amazing science apps offered. However, the day my ipad came me and 30 students had to huddle around a paper sized device because the VGA connector would not work. Not really useful in a real classroom unless your school has funding to buy each student an ipad and all the apps. I am hopeful that the new OS4 will fix this.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely of any use

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    It does not mirror the iPad screen. Only a couple applications are allowed to use it and even then with limitations. Why o why Apple when you usually make such great products are you putting this barely functional one on the market with your name on it? PLEASE make it mirror the iPad display in a software or firmware update to the iPad - you'll sell a ton and make a bunch more happy customers instead of disappointed ones like me.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from LaPlata

    I have downloaded pages of apps and none of them will project! I suggest saving your money and using a document camera to share your iPad on a large screen.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sooo limited

    • Written by from Ithaca

    Only a few apps send output to an external display. (e.g. Keynote, but not Pages; not even Netflicks.) You will not see your iPod screen on the monitor. The connector does what it's intended to do, its the iPad that limited.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Use

    • Written by from East Hartford

    If you are looking at using the cable to connect your iPad to a monitor for display content on the iPad, you will be disappointed. The Dock Connector to VGA Adapter only works with Keynote, Photos and Movies. It does not work with third party apps unless the developer utilize video out. So basically you spent $30 on a cable that could only do 3 things. I was looking at using it for displaying the iPad screen and do presentations at work. This is a limited functionality accessory and very pricey.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No mirror screen

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Wasn't Steve Jobs using a mirror screen in his iPad presentation? Sure, great that I can use this for Keynote and videos. But just mirror the screen. Apple fans deserve better.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing I ever purchased

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I purchased this adapter thinking it will mirror the ipad and was very wrong. I ended up purchasing keynote just so I can show my presentation in class. This wire is garbage, don't waste your time. Glad I used my reward points on this.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    literally the worst product i've ever purchased

    • Written by from Portland

    me: so, can i stream netflix movies to my iPad and have them display on my monitor?
    apple genius #1: yep
    me: how about safari?
    apple genius #1: yep, it just mirrors your iPad on the screen
    me: cool, here is my credit card

    an hour later

    me: huh? this thing doesn't do anything of the sort.

    another hour later

    me: this thing is terrible, i need to return it
    apple genius #2: yeah, pretty lame huh?

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rediculous, Pointless

    • Written by from Manchester

    Completely ridiculous that I have to pay 29 dollars for this and output is restricted to a second display depending on the whim of the app or license, whats the point, where else in my life would plugging a second display in not work depending on the app? why would you stop people watching the content on a second display?

    Plug it in, image appears, thats as complex as it needs to be if you want people to use this function and feel happy with their purchase. This is a level of DRM and complexity that doesn't need to exist.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Midwest City

    Pretty disappointed that I can't watch streaming video content from my Netflix and ABC apps...probably should have read the reviews instead of assuming this hardware would "just work" (in the Apple fashion to which we've all become accustomed) "like you'd expect it."

    It's a good thing Apple has an accommodating return policy.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Miami

    I really thought I could replace my net book for my business presentation, but its not going to work for me. I have no need or excuse for this nice toy if i wont be able to use it in the real world, what a bummer I was really exited about getting the Ipad but this little detail really makes the difference with me. Sorry apple great product but limited to my needs.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works for my iPad 3

    • Written by from Newbury Park

    After reading all the negative reviews, I thought it might not do what I needed it to do. But, then I realized that the negative reviews were mostly about older iPads. The product description says that the adapter will allow mirroring of the iPad with the VGA projector. And it does. I will admit that some apps are not quite sure what to do with the mirroring. One pinball game only shows up on the projector and not on the iPad itself. However, most everything I wanted to demonstrate played on the projector and iPad 3 at the same time. So, I believe the mirroring does work.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't play movies downloaded from iTunes

    • Written by from Porto Alegre

    The only purpose I bought the cable was to watch movies on my TV. My surprise, however, is that we can't play "protected movies" on the TV with this cable.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    I'm using this with an iPad 2, fully updated to iOS 5.1.1 and ALL apps (including DirecTV, videos purchased on iTunes, YouTube, Safari, Angry Birds, etc...) work just fine when connected to a monitor, widescreen TV, or projector. Keep in mind that it may not adjust the resolution to fit the TV so you might have black bars on the sides and such. DirecTV and videos seem capable of scaling to 16:9 aspect ratio of the TV.

    The plug does come out pretty easily so it's best if you can just leave the iPad sitting flat on a stationary surface. VGA does not transmit sound so if you want to watch videos, you'll have to plan ahead or listen through the iPad.

    I've also used this with an iPod Touch 4th Gen and the results are the same as with the iPad2.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but...

    • Written by from Exeter

    Works perfectly with my iPad 2, does not work with iPad 1- RTFM, people! Agree with other posters, the iPad connector often "slips" out while presenting. Why can't I connect to power AND VGA like the HDMI connector? Item needs to be redesigned.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    On iPad 2 it worked like charm

    • Written by from Bellaire

    I'm guessing the problems highlighted by other reviewers are for the original iPad. On my iPad 2, this product worked perfectly.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4S or an iPad 2 will Mirror all apps

    • Written by from Dittmer

    This VGA connector mirrors everything when it is connected to a iPhone 4S or an iPad 2 running iOS 5. I knocked a star off becouse it does not charge while you are using it like the HDMI adapter does. I hope Apple will redesign this down the road

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA connector

    • Written by from Schwenksville

    I had just recently bought this device. I have an iPod touch 4th gen and an iPad 2. The via adapter automatically adjusts the video to the best quality the tv or projector can handle. The quality the adapter puts out is stunning for VGA. The iPad mirrors almost everything you can see. The iPod only puts out the video from YouTube and your iPods library. The iPod supported 720p at it's maximum. The iPad can support up to 1080p maximum. I also bought a 60 inch led tv, and the quality from the iPad looked great. Love this product. One thing apple could improve on in the next line up could be a VGA adapter with a digital audio output.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dude! How do you charge your iPad when you're using this connector?

    • Written by from Goleta

    I guess you don't.

    About the limited use of the iPad for output to an LCD projector. The connector does what it's supposed to do, it's the lack of software the makes for sparse usage of this product, right? It works well with vodcasts and keynote (only when you are actually playing the slideshow). Just as an aside, it is a bummer that I can play my licensed digital copy of "WALL-E" on my iPod Touch but not my iPad.

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond limited

    • Written by from LOUISVILLE

    These adapters only work with "certain" applications. Forget using the built in Apps such as Safari, etc. Not worth the money.

    30 of 33 people found this useful