• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost useless

    • Written by from Cedar Hill

    What the specs do not tell you is that a application has to be written specifically to use the DVI/VGA connector or it will not work. The ipad itself will not output to the connector , nor will safari, making it difficult to demo apps. I am back to carrying my 5 pound PC notebook

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Worthless, Expensive Piece of Equipment

    • Written by from Parlin

    DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!!!! I urge all teachers and presenters to SKIP the purchase of this item. It is useless except for slideshows from keynote itself. Otherwise, it is a waste. Can't even use it for the Elements App for my students. This is very shoddy and poor of Apple to offer.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no itunes video

    • Written by from leonardo

    downloaded Avatar for kids birthday party to my ipad and went to project it on the backyard screen............guess what apple said no you can not do that, gave me an unauthorized use error. So i had to buy the darn movie on DVD, hook up the house dvd player etc. netflix worked fine, so did everything else, but not itunes. What the F---. I am so disappointed. I bought the darn movie from apple along with this product and I can not project movies that i paid for. That makes no sense at all. Apple, we love your products in this house but do i still have to stock a windows machine?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for teachers!

    • Written by from Botwood

    Like the other educators who expressed disappointment with the product, I too failed to read the fine print and discovered the serious limitations of the adapter. To the reviewer who posted previous to this one, I thought Safari was a native Apple application!

    107 of 118 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Trent

    "Ladies, ladies, ladies, please. Apple is not so draconian that they could or would stop the flow of photons from your ipad to the projector/monitor. The only reason (some) of Apple's native products work as they should (allow for video out) is because they have built their apps with the understanding that users might want to display the content of their ipads on a larger screen. The problem with this adapter is not that it doesn't work on all ipad apps (which is true), the problem is that not all app developers have enabled video out correctly in their ipad apps. "

    Every time I get to thinking I might have found a useful purpose for IPad I buy something like this that is so limited. Then read something from some apple elitist like above. It's not Apples fault. Bought mine from think geek and they were less clear about it. Funny my windows, windows mobile, and android devices don't have to have the developer "enable" video out to see my desktop or home screen.

    62 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tell me Why?

    • Written by from Meggen

    I can't understand why the vga adapter doesn't show the home screen. It' s like having only the possibility to look at a nice car but Not to enjoy driving it. For presentations it is essential. The workflow is very bad now.

    33 of 38 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 APO

    Wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this useless cable. The product description says you will be able to watch movies and slideshows. But it does not say that you will not be able to watch your purchased itunes movies. If you are looking to watch your purchased movies from itunes DO NOT BUY THIS CABLE. Complete BS!! I wish I could give it no stars.

    52 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    READ this BEFORE You BUY!

    • Written by from Lockbourne

    This product totally disappoints because it is very limited in USE.
    Only can play very , very selected movies.... I have not been able to find a movie it can play incidentally!
    Those you purchase from iTUNE does NOT get projected ! You get a message telling you it is not authorized to project the movie!!!
    If you want to play TV shows from iTune, seemed to work. Not sure what the logic is allowing TV shows but NOT movies you purchased legally?
    Also, if you had purchased your own DVD movie and ported to iTune library, guess what it does NOT play as well! Only good for Slide shows and CANNOT project any APPS whatsoever!
    Like all those who has left review, I am feeling utterly CONNED!

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless product

    • Written by from mumbai

    the cord is very shot in tv vga slot is at hieght if we connect cord the ipad hang in air .how it is possible to attach ipad with such a small cord.

    46 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad use for a classroom

    • Written by from Corona

    I dont care to use this as a movie player to my students, and powerpoints only go so far. I want more math applications to use or the ability to show what I am doing on the apps that do show what i want. For crying out loud, I cant even use the scientific calculator on it. Why would apple not allow direct mirroring? Maybe I should of bought a laptop...

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just plain wrong

    • Written by from Yonkers

    Wow it is very rare that apple gets a product wrong. But when they do they go full bore with it. This product is designed to only allow specific apps to be displayed not just a copy of your screen.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit disappointed

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I got a grant to buy iPad and the connector. When I hooked it up to the VGA projector and just cannot let it projected and worked. After I reviewed the comments here, I got it (only for playing some movies). and it costs 30 bucks. :-(

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money!

    • Written by from Kentwood

    When I first purchased this product it worked fine for playing movies and viewing picture on my LED flat panel television. The first time I updated the software on my iPad after buying the new t.v. it quit working. I receive a message on my t.v. that states, "this device (my t.v.) does not have permission to view files from this device (my iPad)". My assumption is that Apple is preventing the use of some of these newer televisions because that are coming out that have internet capabilities and provide their users with their own applications.

    Bottom Line, save a few dollars for the next Apple product that comes out that we all can't seem to live without. lol

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I should have read the fine print

    • Written by from Peterborough

    Add me to the list of displeased customers who wanted a device that would connect the iPad to a monitor or projector and allow you to watch rented movies on a larger screen. With the device attached, you get a message that says "attached monitor not authorized". Yeah, it's probably there somewhere in the fine print, but come on. Caveat emptor--even with Apple.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally unexpected....

    • Written by from St. John's

    ...how useless this device is. The quality of video is not even close to war shows on the iPad. Also doesn't output anything other than video. I already have a digital movie output device. I would've liked this to be able to do more than output a video. 100% disappointment!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate to say anything bad about Apple... But

    • Written by from Chelyan

    I was not aware this would only work with video... I thought it would mirror the screen and it's not the case. I hope the next software udate fixes this feature.

    63 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reviews that say "READ" are naive!

    • Written by from Hornby

    Yes all it says is movies and slideshows, but it doesn't say ONLY moves and slide shows.

    If they released a product that mirrored everything on the iPad and iPhone screen, it would still only say something like "view movies and slideshows (maybe pictures to) on your larger screen".

    It's unfortunate that people need to find out the wrong way about products that should do more.

    Apple releases far too many products that are limited...I wanted a cinema display until I found out it to is limited...for shame Apple...for shame.

    58 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple are you going to improve it?

    • Written by from Pompano

    I am surpriced, that apple has this acccessory for such a great device ( IPad). It is very limited ,
    I am a teacher and I want to share many great applications with my students and I am frustrated because I can not project what I want to show them. If they can not see it projected on our classrroom board the I pad become useless in my classroom. Apple please improve it so I can project whatever I am doing with my I pad.

    96 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited use - not worth the investment

    • Written by from Terrace Park

    Do not buy this cord. It will only work with a few apps - the iPad, unfortunately, is almost useless for presentations, etc.

    Hopefully Apple will correct this mistake.

    13 of 15 people found this useful