• 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter only for personal photo's or video's not commerical

    • Written by from Aloha

    So I bought this thinking I could rent movies on my ipad, plug the connector in to my tv and watch the rented movie on the tv. Well, it didn't work that way because I didn't have the legal authority to watch the movie on the tv via the ipad. I was disappointed to say the least. If you want to show family photos or something...it should work fine, commerical endeavors however...not so much.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit Disappointed

    • Written by from Lincoln

    I own both iPad2 and iPhone4s and thought this adapter is going to be very convenience for me. But it made me ran like crazy when it doesn't support on the Panasonic Projector on my presentation day. There were "blinks" (a lot of them, in fact) when I connected via this adapter. However, two stars I gave is for working on the Mitsubishi projector on the other rooms, two stars is about right for this reason.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from san jose

    Buy this adapter and you can project 5% of your work on the iPad. As a teacher with ipads in the classroom, I find this very limited. I am hoping Apple will correct this.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from erlanger

    Competition is comming soon... The fact I need to search out apps to take care of this issue is crazy. All the comments about the vga doing what it states does not speak to the fact it should not be restricted. My company is currently deciding to wait or pull the trigger on rolling this out to our sales force for presentation needs... my reco is going to be very grey. There are so many reasons to mirror the display. One might be the lost revenue from businesses like mine.

    Is this a toy or a tool?

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No mirror screen

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Wasn't Steve Jobs using a mirror screen in his iPad presentation? Sure, great that I can use this for Keynote and videos. But just mirror the screen. Apple fans deserve better.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dude! How do you charge your iPad when you're using this connector?

    • Written by from Goleta

    I guess you don't.

    About the limited use of the iPad for output to an LCD projector. The connector does what it's supposed to do, it's the lack of software the makes for sparse usage of this product, right? It works well with vodcasts and keynote (only when you are actually playing the slideshow). Just as an aside, it is a bummer that I can play my licensed digital copy of "WALL-E" on my iPod Touch but not my iPad.

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lockport

    It would be nice to display everyting out so a classroom can follow along on their ipads. Everything should mirror to LCD

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    very limited

    • Written by from Seattle

    The VGA adapter doesn't display the iPad screen, it only displays specific apps, which are very limited in number.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lausanne

    Apple should WRITE on the box what the VGA-adapter CANNOT do, that is:

    it cannot MIRROR the ipad's display (I suppose...easy to do for the worst engineers in the world) which is the main interest in a such adapter.

    And I cannot understand the reason of this kind of limitation! PLEASE, EXPLAIN US THIS! and PLEASE, GIVE US THIS OPTION!!!


    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    this is much better than component cable

    • Written by from fairbanks

    I bought component cable first, and I tried but i was so disappointed with the quality of the video and pictures and keynote slide show, so i refunded it and i bought this VGA cable first, and tested it and now i really satisfy with the video quality output in HD samsung LCD tv.

    it is way crisper than component cable, so keep this in mind who is interested at this item.

    but as you know, this doesn't show the mirror mode like steve job showed in his presentation.

    when are you apple guys gonna sell the cable that he used? (it was grey cable when i saw in youtube)

    this cable shows exactly same as the component cable does(but the component cable outputs the sounds! that's only the benefit of that item),

    1. it shows only the movie when it's only played. then the ipad screen stops and the movie plays in the TV. at the setting you can turn on/off the widescreen mode for the ratio.

    2. it only shows the pictures when it's on slideshow mode.
    remember, it doesn't show that nice pinch & zoom interface on your ipad to TV. very disappointing. hope apple update this.
    you can't play with orgami mode nor other animation except the dissolve mode.it only has dissolve mode only on iPad to choose. very disspointing again.
    and the most dissapointing thing is that, it doesn't have turn on/off widescreen mode like the video so the ratio of the pictures gonna be always strecthed, and it really looks weird and ugly for portrait pics.

    3. it only shows keynote when it's only in play mode. it doesn't show anything on the tv until you press the play button.
    you can see the laser pointer when you press with your finger for seconds, and this might be useful in presentation.
    when you press the play mode, the screen on your ipad turn black and you see only page numbers and arrows for turning next page.
    and also it doesn't have turn on/off widescreen mode like the video so the ratio of the keynote gonna be always strecthed, and the presentation willl look weird and ugly.

    4. you can't play the videos in AirVideo apps, so you cant see the movie thats on your computer.

    5. you can't play any other apps with this cable.

    6. you can't output any other screens you have that shows in your screen.

    so apple plz solve these problems in next upate of firmware, would you?

    and plz sell that cable that steve jobs used in his presentation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do what it says on the label!

    • Written by from Bolton

    This lead will only work with videos and photos from your device to the TV does not replicate any of my apps to the screen. Bought it because I got a number generator app which I wanted to show on a large screen but just shows a blank screen so now it's back to the drawing board till someone can come up with a way to do what I see as a pretty simple task. There MUST me some way!! Come on you apple techs!!! ;)

    34 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad mirror request

    • Written by from Kuala Lumpur

    So many iPad users (not iPad 2) have requested for mirroring and complained after purchasing the adaptor, including me. I wish Apple understand iPad users' experience during presentation.

    34 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor image quality

    • Written by from SECUNDERABAD

    I found that There is a striking amount of image quality loss when my iPad is connected to both LED/LCD projectors. This is really disappointing as the image seen on the big screen is dull and without life when compared to the iPad screen image. This is not so with the pc connected to LCD/LED projectors. Apple must do something about this for the sake of its users.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, limited functionality

    • Written by from Dover-foxcroft

    After reading that my iPad 2 would support video mirroring, I bought this to use in conjunction with my computer monitor, before using it for a college presentation. As I found out right away, the 30 pin connector at one end of the dongle actually has a looser connection thn the charging cable. so, with the slightest tug, it shifts, nd the image on the screenis lost. You have to keep youre device on a flat, static surface to use without issue. A problem that could have been fixed with a little more labwork Apple.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short cord

    • Written by from Quezon City

    The cord is too short. If ur TV is high on the wall u need a separate stand for ur iPad right next to it! Is there any way apple can extend the cord?

    29 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could Be Better

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    it works great for what it is. it would be considerably better if you could mirror your screen and not be limited to the few apps that use it. Not very happy... :(

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all VGA cables can connect to this

    • Written by from Newton

    I was aware of any software limitations, but decided to buy to use at least for KeyNotes.
    When I get to my office and tried to connect standard VGA cable from our projector to this adapter, there were no signal went to the projector.
    It did work at home with my monitor, but I cannot use it if it may not work somewhere out of the office, where I have no control over available equipment.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter marginally useful

    • Written by from Lake Linden

    The iPad is my first Apple product...and will likely be my last, too. I like it and use it a lot but it has too many foolish limitations. And the deceptively marketed VGA adapter is a case in point. It works with only a few apps and, even then, not very well. I was particularly appalled at the idiotic way you have to use it with Apple's own Keynote presentation software -- it does not mirror the iPad's display to the other screen/projector. It puts the presentation up on the screen but all you can see on the iPad itself is some tiny thumbnails allegedly for navigational purposes. This means you have to look back over your should all the time while doing a presentation.

    Couple this with Apple's refusal to support Flash in any way, and I just don't understand why Apple has such an avid following.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Breaks

    • Written by from Leland

    I am in a school here, where we use these in the classroom to project. Unfortunately, teachers keep wondering why they can't get theirs to work. Well, the cables look perfect, but something inside them gets loose or jarred, and the connection between the iPad and the VGA breaks.

    If this products gets a decent amount of use, it appears to break. For a $30 product, I would hope for a better lifetime on these. May as well be a $10 knockoff if I should expect to replace them quickly.

    24 of 30 people found this useful