• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    What will the VGA Connector do?

    • Written by from Augusta

    The VGA connector will display the following: 1) Your Youtube videos. If you are using the ipad dock then the speaker output on the ipad dock will not supply sound. You will have to use the audio output on the ipad itself. Hopefully, Apple will allow the use of the dock to have sound output while using the VGA connector. Even though the connection to have a sound output is on the back of the dock, you cannot use the VGA connector and speaker output on the dock at the same time. 2) The VGA connector will also display Keynote for your presentations. 3) The VGA connector will allow you to display your podcasts and videos. However, it will not allow you to display your purchased movies from itunes. I have been able to see about 5 minutes of my movies before the restriction is activated. However, this does demonstrate that the VGA connector is capable of displaying our movies if Apple will permit it to do so in the next version or software update. I have the 64GB 3G and I have spent the last few days playing with the VGA connector. Also, with the Youtube videos, it will not show until you actually activate a video in Youtube. Once the clip start showing it will transition through the VGA connector. It does what it is suppose to do but it can do a lot more and I am expecting Apple to make some upgrades to this adaptor and the ipad dock in the very near future.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt Work After Upgrade

    • Written by from Nice

    I loved my little VGA connector as I teach and use my Ipad for all my classes. Since the upgrade to the iOS6 it hasnt worked. I've tried using my students' iPads as well and since they have all upgraded to iOS6, it doesn't work on theirs either! I wish I could go back!

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't play DRM-protected movies

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    Wasted 40 minutes going to the Apple store in person to buy this product, because I wanted to watch on a big screen a movie I had rented on the iPad. Discovered only after I got home that the iPad won't play DRM-protected videos through the VGA adapter. It'd be nice if they documented it in the product description, which I _did_ take the time to read carefully before going to the store to buy it!

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Exactly Love

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    I used the VGA adapter into my LCD with my iPad 1. Video games worked, photos worked, YouTube, videos all worked. However, I was not able to view a powerpoint presentation, spreadsheet or Word doc, through DocsToGo or Dropbox, which is why I wanted it. I dream of presenting to a client off my iPad rather than laptop, but it remains to be seen, no pun intended. So buyer beware depending on what you want to use it for.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With an iPad 2, video mirroring is great

    • Written by from College Station

    When you plug this into an iPad 2, everything you see on your iPad you see on the screen. Great for videos, NetFlix, Keynote, and others.

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete trash, doesn't work except YouTube videos

    • Written by from Olmsted Falls

    Wow what a disappointment. I was considering recommending iPads to our sales people, but since you can't show web applications, spreadsheets, or even slideshows (OK maybe slideshows if you go buy a specific application) this really makes the iPad useless for a field sales person. I thought testing the VGA output was going to be just a formality everything else was going well. Even more disappointing is the clearly misleading information, or lack of information, on the packaging and online description from Apple. I rarely return things, but this is definitely going back. 0 stars is the real rating but the site makes me give it 1 star.

    44 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY

    • Written by from West orange

    Ok I have the IPAD comercials say we can do these things. I get the tools and BLANK can't do it. Hea Apple you are aware there other things in the world other than slides right am I wronge?

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage

    • Written by from North Providence

    i wish i read reviews before i purchased this item. like everybody said - doesn't mirror what you have on your iPad and doesn't play rented/purchased movies from ITunes. so what is the point of this item then? NOTHING

    43 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - almost no apps support it.

    • Written by from Chicago

    The VGA adapter will display nothing unless an app specifically supports displaying something. Apple's own apps generally do not show anything (except that you can watch youtube videos on the projector). You can't show the web browser, or your email, or your pdf files.

    This is the biggest ripoff product in Apple's recent history. The value of this adapter is below zero.

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is useless without iTunes Movies

    • Written by from Saddle River

    When you try to play a movie that you buy or rent on itunes it says the display is not authorized to play protected content. I looked it up on Google and everyone is having the same issue. They should really let you know that before buying.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad for Presentations - Not this way!

    • Written by from San Luis Obispo

    One of the justifications to get an iPad for me was to use it for lectures. I knew that hauling around the iPad leashed to a projector wouldn't be ideal, but it certainly sounded like a possible alternative to a laptop. The limitations of this connector, combined with the "Keynote Extra-Light" for the iPad, render it practically useless for this purpose.
    I used a tablet PC with a wireless connection to a projector a few years ago, but unfortunately it was rather flakey, and too heavy to hold for longer than ten minutes. Technology-wise it should be feasible to do something like this with an iPad, but what we have here is a step back, not one forward. At the very least, I'd expect the ability to mirror the iPad screen on an external display.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!!

    • Written by from Winona

    I'm not having a problem with it working on my iPad 2 with iOS 6. It didn't initially work because I plugged in the 30-pin connector BEFORE plugging in the VGA cable from my 32" monitor. However, disconnecting and reconnecting it to my iPad while the cable was still plugged in got me the result I expected - full mirroring and even plays movies from apps outside of the iOS Videos app such as Vudu, Netflix, etc! I'm quite pleased!

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    utility to ghost fingertips when screen is touched

    • Written by from Courtenay

    I teach the iPad to classs of seniors, and I must say the VGA display adapter works very well for me. I particularly appreciate its ability to rotate the VGA image In step with the orientation of the iPad.

    However, there's another feature I would like to see. At present, the students can only see where my fingers are if I am typing on the screen keyboard. They cannot see what I am doing if I drag, swipe, pinch, spread, or twist an object on the screen.

    Ideally, I would like a utility that positions and moves ghosted finger marks whenever I touch the screen in any way.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what it seems

    • Written by from Spring Valley

    I purchased this to use in my classroom, but it only works for video and moving pictures.

    47 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Redlands

    Thanks to the overly paranoid DRM, it's impossible to pay movies bought via iTunes on your monitor or TV. Maybe you should point that out before you charge my credit card

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with movies from itunes

    • Written by from OSWEGO

    Bought with the idea of being able to view my movies from itunes store on a monitor but can't. Greatly disappointed! This should be well explained in the info about the product, so people realize this before buying and waste their money. On the other side of the coin, this is the first time apple missed the mark in my humble opinion.

    44 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO LIMITED

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I was very disappointed with the limitations of this connector. It does not play movies, powerpoint presentations, email, web pages, and e-reader apps. I was going to use the iPad this semester to lecture graduate students on educational technology but now, I think i'll switch it up and call it, the limitations of technology in education.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't say enough about how horrible this adapter is

    • Written by from Denver

    This product does not output Netflix or even Apple's own Keynote for iPad very well. This is the worst money I have ever spent. PLEASE CHANGE THIS APPLE!!!

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed, shame on Apple!

    • Written by from Beaumont

    Apple needs to have a big red sicker on this product warning how totally useless it is. We bought it and are retuning it ASAP. Why you might ask? Because you can do almost nothing with it other then look at your a slide show of your photos and watch a non DRM encoded movies (good luck finding one of those). So planing on using your iPad as a business tool with Keynote, Pages, Numbers and Safari, sorry your out of luck! Apple has crippled this connector so that it's useless so unless you just want to look at your photos on a TV or projector don't waste your money on this VGA adapter.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, compact, and just perfect!

    • Written by from trout creek

    This 30 pin adapter works flawlessly with my ipad and projector, the video mirroring is exactly what i thought it would be. Well worth the $35.00. I use it for keynote presentations at school and works just as it should. The piece is not complicated at all, plug it in and within seconds you are connected. Regarding some other reviews stating the devise is not video mirroring, perhaps you are not aware that video mirroring is only available with ipad 2 + and iPhone 4S+. Thanks again apple for making a super simple, easy to use accesories for my ipad!

    38 of 41 people found this useful