• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Business Travel

    • Written by from Lake Ridge

    I bought this so i did not have to lug around my work Dell PC. Now I just travel with my Airbook and tunnel back to the Dell or transfer my files or presentations I need onto my Airbook. I had a presentation to give at a corporate retreat, i knew they would have VGA projectors. So I purchased this and it worked like a charm. HINT: Once you have it plugged in connected to the projector you will need to go to display and refresh, this might mean even unplugging the adapter and inserting it again. Other then that worked with no problem.

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but w/o charging opportunity

    • Written by from Bad Dürrheim

    The adapter works fine - I've used it quite often for presentations instead of carying around my Notebook. (five stars for this)

    The huge disadvantge of the adapter is, that it does not allow charging of the iPAD while using the VGA adaptor. That means prior to using the iPAD for a presentation you have to ensure that it is fully loaded. (zero stars for this)

    I don't understand why Apple has not build in a small USB port or a Dock connector to allow charging like they have done it with the HDMI Adapter....

    52 of 60 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    only for youtube video

    • Written by from san francisco

    i purchase one, use on my iphone 4, except youtube, other apps are not working, no signal to display.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Cable

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Very limited to the point where it is useless. I hope iOS4 will make it more useful.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Port Saint Lucie

    Can't believe I wasted money on this. Hooked it up to my TV's VGA input and tried playing several rented and purchased movies I just downloaded from iTunes and it won't allow me to play any of them! "Not authorized" to play movies I just bought? Ridiculous

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Misrepresentation by Omission

    • Written by from Malvern

    I'm very disappointed in the Adapter I just spent $29 on. I don't expect vendors to un-sell their products, but *landscape use only is the only 'FYI' Apple offers. For someone that's supposed to have a non-MSFT relationship with its partners and customers, I would expect them to be clear that mirroring is not supported. I wonder how much revenue Apple is creating through VGA Adapter sales that is 'shelfware' i.e. bought but not used.

    49 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only because zero stars wasn't an option

    • Written by from Birmingham

    What a truly useless product. Your money would be better spent on a pet rock. If the iPad is so magical then why limit the functionality in such an outrageously stupid way?

    53 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Spartanburg

    Only works with a very limited list of apps, making it almost useless!
    Apple should open up software so we can have the same functionality Jobs did in his demo keynote of the iPad!

    54 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money. Don't be fooled.

    • Written by from Gassville

    As an educator, I was extremely disappointed with this connector. I already purchased several apps to project on my board to find out thats not the way this works. this is very aggravating since apple failed to be clear about the limitations, but that seems to be apple's cup of tea. unfortunately apple seems to be relying on their name to sell stuff now instead of producing quality products and being honest about what they are really used for.

    48 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I asked at the Store...

    • Written by from Toronto

    I was not sure about the usability, so I asked three associates at an Apple Store if this adapter would display everything I see on the display when connected. They all told me it would, so I bought it, only to find out it does in fact, have limitations.

    Works sort of okay with the apps it's designed for, but since I was hoping to do more, I'm a little disappointed.

    As far as it goes, there's a delay between pressing the "slideshow" button in Photos and when the LCD projector actually detects the iPad, so you miss the first slide in the album.

    I can only hope there's a software upgrade in the future that can improve this adapter's functionality somewhat

    50 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with keynote presentations only

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Would've been nice to know. Failed me on movie night. Apparently, I'm not authorized to project onto my wall a movie that I just bought on iTunes on my newly purchase iPad. I guess I'll use it in the office when I'm giving presentations that don't require me to move between keynote and other applications.

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT recommended

    • Written by from Tampa

    Photo slideshow output only - no itune movies, only Keynote output and Youtube - this is a useless adapter. Unless mirroring is added - save your money.

    48 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Waste Your Time or Money

    • Written by from Norcross

    This is one of the most worthless things I've ever purchased. The main reason I got this was to output Keynote presentations. Guess what? Not supported. DRM'd movies? Not supported. iPad display mirroring? Not supported. 99% of the reason you'd actually want this adapter? Not supported.

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was fooled

    • Written by from Carpentersville

    I purchased the VGA connector at the time I purchased my iPad because the Apple store salesman said it worked just like connecting your laptop. I feel they sales staff should be clear on the very limited functionality of this product.

    47 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I had hoped

    • Written by from Brielle

    I went out a bought this cable as well as downloading a movie from iTunes for the purpose of a presentation in a graduate class. When I gotto class I got it all hooked up, but cannot play the movie due to copyrighting? Youtube is missing the scenes I need, but it does work to play through theh VGA (I guess no copyright problem there) so I wasted 30 bucks on the connector then another 10 on the movie, and I am stuck just using the DVD for the movie clips. I was told it works through AV, but I don't have that option with our classroom technology. This is an issue that needs to be fixed or at least pointed out on the packaging of the connector, or in the information somewhere. It ran netflix through, but not amazon. I am sure having the connector will come in handy at some point, but I would have liked to know it wouldn't work for the purpose I purchased for

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad dock connector to VGA Adapter

    • Written by from Arlington

    What a sorry, useless, limited, crippled, boondoggle. I waited weeks for this adaptor to arrive because I live overseas and had it forwarded. I hoped to use it in a school computer class to demonstrate the ipad capabilities to students.

    It won't even show the desktop or any apps!! Only videos and slideshows? Aw come on! Who wants that? Ripoff!! Come on apple. Write your product info more clearly and list the crippling limitations you built in!

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15 days to return...

    • Written by from San Diego

    That was the last thing the sales person told me after I purchased this over priced, over promised piece of junk. Why didn't the sales person just tell me not to purchase it because it doesn't work?

    Waste of time, waste of gas, waste of money. I expect more from Apple,

    51 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most USELESS product

    • Written by from Kingston Upon Thames

    So...the description of this product on the apple website says:

    "Use the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter to connect an iPad to your television, projector, or VGA display. Then see your videos and slideshows on the big screen."

    Great I think, I can watch my Itunes purchased video's on my monitor...perfect..except no, I get the error 'This device is not authorized to play this content'. So what is the point? Apple, please change the description of this product as it is VERY misleading.

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fort Wayne

    This works perfectly!
    To Those of you who have had troubles...
    It clearly states video mirroring is ONLY SUPPORTED WITH IPHONE 4s AND IPAD 2 AND LATER!!! IPHONE 4 and iPad 1 only support VIDEO OUT( slide shows pictures videos, etc)
    You can (and my teachers at school do!) use it to showcase apps and everything your device is showing. It simply has to be on an iphone4s or an iPad 2 or later. TRY READING DESCRIPTIONS BEFORE BAGGING ON A PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE, HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT. THANK YOU!!

    63 of 86 people found this useful