• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for advertised use

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    This adapter works perfectly to display Keynote presentations and output from video-enabled apps, as advertised. I don't understand why so many people expected mirroring -- the dock connector has never been capable of mirroring (in fact, Apple has to specially modify the devices used in their presentations with a hardware hack in order to wire the full video out to a projector; those are not off the shelf iPhones and iPads). Please educate yourself before buying a product, and don't slam it for something it never promised to do (and something that's not even physically possible without hardware hacking).

    41 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for me!

    • Written by from FRANKLIN

    I used this at a smart desk console at the Univ. where i work and it worked just fine. I was able to view my powerpoint presentation on the big screen using the Keynote app. It worked like a charm, and I am very pleased with it.

    It seems all of the 1 star ratings are from those who want it to do more than it is currently capable of doing.

    The fact that I can take my iPad to class, and use it to project ppt presentations is a plus for me.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but needs the right apps

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    You just need to get the apps: "keynote", "netflix" and "projector!". With those apps and the iPod app you can project virtually anything,

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does everything I need it to.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I was skeptic after the poor reviews. I got it and plugged it in and wasn't sure how to get my projector to read it, but then once an app was open it worked seamlessly . It worked on everything I needed it to. This is a media reader and if I need more then I will use my laptop. I streamed a movie from Netflix for my class, used youtube, tried out Pages, and played one of my own movies. The only app that I didn't get to work that I would of loved to of had was ABC.
    Sure I would love to be able to show all my apps, etc. but I am happy with my purchase. If you need it for any of the apps i mentioned it works well.
    Am happy I got it!

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns iPad into the Ultimate Demo Machine

    • Written by from East Setauket

    True, this does not mirror the entire iPad screen to an external display. Still, I have the iDemoWeb app on my iPad to mirror web pages and web apps to a projector. I can project PowerPoints using MightyMeeting for iPad. With the right kind of apps this is a great accessory.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LIKE IT!!!

    • Written by from McKeesport

    I don't understand the negative reviews on this product. It does everything advertised, which is to connect to external displays. It functions in a simple, yet intelligent way because unlike (say) a PC laptop you don't need to configure the device/application each time you want to connect to an external display - the iPad and apps seem to know automatically if it's present or not and execute accordingly. The device works extremely well and without errors. It appears to me that the negative reviews should really be directing their exceptions to the way in which individual apps use an external screen or how DRM media can be restricted to devices. Was I disappointed when I couldn't run a rented iTunes movie to my TV the first time I tried? Yes, but I do understand why DRM media doesn't allow that. (simple file replication anyone?) With the connector you can drive Keynote presentations for your meeting, project photo slideshows for friends and relatives, and stream unmanaged (non-DRM) media to your TV and media center. However, if you are expecting to use it to convert the iPad into a mobile movie projector (a DRM violation) or as a method to simply replicate your iPad display onto a 'dummy' screen or projector, then you might want to consider this purchase more carefully. Bottom line: I use it for both business and personal use (presentations, photos, unmanaged media). I like how simple it is to use (plug it in and go). It works flawlessly each time (never fails).

    54 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    RTFM

    • Written by from Juana Diaz

    This devices does exactly it is described as features and use. Perfect match! Just read specs and use before making a review.

    J.

    13 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works now!!!!!

    • Written by from Bergenfield

    In many of the previous reviews people were calling this accessory a waste of money. Many of the issues that people mention are no longer true. As of yesterday I updated my apps in which the VGA Adapter to the iPad now supports netflix, keynote, and even my remote desktop app Jump desktop. If you have a need for veiwing your iPad (APPS) on a screen go get your self the adapter and then have the app developers make their aplications support video out. ENJOY!!!

    55 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very excellent resolution

    • Written by from BEREA

    I have a Canon PowerLite S5 projector which works terrifically with the iPad. Very sharp images. Haven't those who gave a bad rating every heard of the phrase "do your homework". I asked the question the day I purchased my iPad, and yes was disappointed, but not surprised that the iPad was unable to to mirror. This adapter is of great value for the task for which it was designed.

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works amazingly

    • Written by from Chattanooga

    I'm sorry to all the people who cannot read, but this device does EXACTLY what apple says it does, and even some other stuff. It doesn't mirror your screen, but it does useful stuff. Making a presentation through keynote during English was great.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says.

    • Written by from Boise

    This does exactly what it claims to. Anybody who writes bad reviews about it didn't realize that it only does movies/slideshows/presentations etc. This is their own fault for not doing any product research and just assuming it does everything they want so therefore they take it out on Apple because people don't have any sense of responsibility anymore. FYI it even works with MLB 2010 app so I can watch live baseball. The limitations are set by the developer, not Apple. Do your research people.

    13 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Keynote

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    Works great with Keynote and non-DRM video view. Hopefully the next version of the os (4.0) will allow for direct mirror of the screen...

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Think We All Want It to Do More

    • Written by from Glenview

    This connector does exactly what it is advertised to do in the description, but that's all. It does not mirror the iPad screen and that's really what I want it to do. When plugged in to the projectors I used, the "looking for source" screen is displayed during the times when the iPad is not playing a video or Keynote presentations. Therefore, I now plan presentations during which I do need to switch among multiple Keynote files or movies. (I don't like the audience to see the projector default screen multiple times throughout a presentation.)

    11 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for lightweight, portable business presentations

    • Written by from FRANKLIN

    This product lets me travel lighter to make a business presentation. Using Keynote on the iPad, I was able to import a PowerPoint presentation and use it with very few tweaks. The iPad is a great tool for one-to-one presentations. This product extends it to groups using a standard projector.

    If you're looking for it to project everything you see on the iPad screen–it doesn't. If you're looking to use this as a business tool for making presentations, it's great.

    47 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As Expected

    • Written by from Bryan

    The iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter works exactly as it is stated on the Apple Store web site. It connected flawlessly to both our video projector and television. I can use my iPad to project my presentations (from several different presentation packages) to students, which was the primary purpose for the purchase. Likewise, it's been a nice bonus to be able to project my digital movies and slideshows.

    It appears that a number of reviewers are upset, but this is clearly because they cannot read a product description. Great product Apple!

    6 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution to watch video on TV

    • Written by from sherman oaks

    I got the iPad dock and connect it through RCA video cable.
    connect it directly to my HDTV RCA.
    Its working just fine , but i am not sure it will transfer 1080p resolution

    9 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says!

    • Written by from DEERFIELD BEACH

    Not sure why so many people are giving this product negative reviews. The description clearly states that it is for showing movies and slideshows. If you want to show videos or slideshows from your ipad, this is the product for you.

    8 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice feature

    • Written by from Beaverton

    I just finished preparing an iPad presentation using Keynote for the first time. It was actually a lot of fun to work with, and came with a nice reward of being able to perform the demonstration from my iPad. It would be great to be able to see the slides from my iPad while presenting, so only four stars.

    39 of 118 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's designed to do, now, APP DEVELOPERS, it's your turn!

    • Written by from Binghamton

    You all have to remember that many apps are 3rd party and this is new! Be patient and I bet many of the apps will become compatible with this cable. If enough people want it to work, then the demand will entice developers to add the compatibility in. The iPad JUST came out... remember all the complaints with the initial iPhone? Things got added and fixed. This has been out less than a month. Patience, grasshoppers! :-)

    20 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    IT WORKS AND WORKS FINE!!!!

    • Written by from Cuyahoga Falls

    the adapter does what its supposed to...it projects video and thus gets a full 5 star rating in my book. Cant blame it for software deficiencies that the iPad itself has or shortfalls in application programming. Not the adapters fault the iPad comes up short. So i give it 5 stars...it does what it is designed to do...Apple and developers, update your stuff!!

    15 of 86 people found this useful