• 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

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Lincoln University

    Works perfectly! I can show Keynote presentations and files via GoodReader on the projector at work, and with the iPad 2 it'll mirror nearly any app as well. The original iPad doesn't have mirror capability but certain apps do support the secondary display (Keynote, GoodReader, Atomic Borwser, YouTube to name a few).
    Doesnt seem to use much, if any any, additional battery to drive the secondary display, either.
    I'm very pleased. 5 stars.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter, must for all ipad/ipods/iphones

    • Written by from Burlingame

    I got this adapter to do a presentation in language arts at my school, and it works great. It even adjusted the resolution to fit that of the projector. It is definetly a must for someone who does presentations from an ipad or iphone or ipod. There are no flaws, except that a port for charging would be nice, but otherwise its perfect.

    16 of 23 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


    • Written by from Somerville

    awesome for netflix

    15 of 26 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

    iOS 4.3 & iPad 2

    • Written by from Seattle

    The Apple VGA Adapter works seamlessly with my iPad 2. All the previous reviews no longer apply. I have my iPad 2 mirroring any and all applications using this VGA adapter. Of course, the only limitations (since it's a VGA output only) is no audio and depending on the screen, you'll get "black bars" on the left/right of image because the widescreen limitation can process correctly on most TVs or Projectors, but these are minimal. What you see on your iPad is what you see on the screen AND THAT's ALL WHAT I ORIGINALLY WANTED from this product.

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with a few apps

    • Written by from Bonny Doon

    On the minus side, the cable is of apparent limited use. The vast majority of apps do not have support for the Apple VGA Adapter.

    On the plus side, if all you need is the combo Apple VGA Adapter + a web presentation tool + an iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation, then there are apps for that. Search the App Store for web presentation.

    Conclusion: If you need the VGA Adapter to browse the web or play videos, you are in luck ; if you need the VGA Adapter to project your favorite app, make sure that app explicitly supports external screens.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read before you buy it

    • Written by from Pembroke Pines

    It's a great product that does exactly what the description says. Read before you buy.

    20 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Long Beach

    This is a great product. I watch movies on my iPad on a big screen. I can use my slingbox off my iPad and put it on a big screen. Love it!!!

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a very specific product, know what you're buying

    • Written by from San Diego

    This product is only useful if you are using it for its intended purpose: to allow apps that are written to create output on the external display to do so. I wouldn't buy this unless I had a specific app that I wanted to use with the external display and that app specifically said that it can provide that functionality if you buy this cable. That's it. It's not good for anything else. You wouldn't buy a microwave oven assuming it can deep fry and make toast. I know Apple makes us feel cozy with technology, but with tech gadgets you really have to do your research before buying.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with the right Apps!

    • Written by from Gahanna

    If you have the right expectations, this thing works great on the newest iPhone and iPad. You just have to have Apps that are designed and ready to be projected, and every App is not designed that way at the moment. Don't blame the hardware when it doesn't work - blame the Apps.

    25 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, but know its design limitations

    • Written by from Provo

    Despite many reviews, this is a good product & does it's job well. The issue is lack of information, which Apple needs to correct. VGA out is NOT global. It will not simply output a mirror of what happens on the screen; this isn't what it was designed to do.
    It is up to each app to either use the VGA out or not, and how it is used. Presentation style apps won't show things like the keyboard, etc via the VGA out connector, as a business presentation has no use for that.
    As long as you note that the output is on a "per app" basis, this is a good product.

    57 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    read discription before purchase

    • Written by from Holland

    ok so people complain that it doesnt mirror the screen on your idevice to your tv like they want it to when its CLEARLY stated in the discription that its for slideshows and videos so people just need to stop being stupid and complaining about their own stupidity. if your looking to watch movies on the big screen or slideshows then this is for you, if not dont bother.

    14 of 23 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

    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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sheesh guys. It's not apple's fault.

    • Written by from CHURCH HILL

    The reason this doesn't work with very many apps is because the developers haven't built it into their software. It has nothing to do with this hardware. It's the software that doesn't support it. Who knows? Maybe all apps on ios 5 will work with this vga out. Anyway, stop yelling at apple. It's the developer's fault. It works exactly as promised, hence the rating.

    51 of 138 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter does exactly what it says it does...

    • Written by from Austin

    Nowhere in the product description does it say this adapter supports mirroring the display on your iPhone 4/iPod Touch 4G/iPad. I bought the adapter for what it mentions in the description, videos and pictures. It works great with Netflix.

    You do have compile in extra code if you want to give demos of applications mirroring the screen, but this is something that only matters to iOS developers. The important thing is that it can work, and takes about 5 minutes of searching the internet to figure out how.

    This adapter does what it says it does... nothing more.

    46 of 87 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad VGA adapter

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I was ready to write a bad review because I could not get the VGA adapter to work with my LCD projector. After doing some trouble shooting I replaced the VGA cable that came with the projector with one I got with my flat screen LCD monitor with my pc and now it works. I can display presentations and videos.

    42 of 60 people found this useful