• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but needs improvement

    • Written by from guadalajara

    It does a great job by reproducing movies and presentations, but it does not mirrors the display, it would be great if Apple in the next software could add that feature.
    (written while iOS 4.0)
    I sharply recommend it for everyone who uses keynote, it's great for that and watching movies on HD.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Displays slideshow for Keynotes for iPad

    • Written by from New York

    I was interested primarily in using the iPad for displaying slideshows using Keynote. Keynote is of course the Apple iWorks presentation program that has been revamped to work on the iPad ($10). Keynote presentations display through the VGA connector to a projector only when you press the "play" button of Keynotes. When you do, the VGA connector will deliver the slide images to the projector while the iPad display changes to show a small control panel that allows you to advance or reverse the slides. If you press outside of the control box, it returns the iPad display to normal and you lose the VGA display.

    The iPad has certain limitations. When the VGA adapter is plugged into the iPad, there is no way to charge the iPad. However, given long battery life of the iPad, it should work for 10-11 hours from a fully charged iPad, longer that the longest conceivable lecture. The images were full resolution (1024x768) and may present problems with older projectors. The images displayed transitions, videos, jpeg images, omnigraffle images, a variety of fonts, etc. You cannot change the VGA resolution from the iPad. But, these were not serious limitations and I am planning to give most of my lectures using the iPad.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works so far!

    • Written by from Lehigh Acres

    We picked this up today and so far I have enjoyed several Netflix movies. Happy so far

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well.

    • Written by from Taylors

    I have no idea what all of these reviews are talking about. I have used this adapter for training and presentation for a long time with great success. Everything I do mirrors perfectly onto my monitor/projector immediately, and my iPad is not jailbroken. Only a few apps don't mirror, but that's typically because those apps have their own built in restrictions (NFL Mobile, Xfinity, etc.).

    I have an iPad3 with a 30pin connector. My only reason for not rating it five stars is that I would like to be able to charge at the same time as I'm projecting.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works with flexplayer on iphone 4s

    • Written by from kelowna

    I load and watch movies on my phone using flex player, This cable allows me to output video to any screen with a vga input. Works perfectly! The only complaint I have is why this cable would not support charging as well.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but has some flaws

    • Written by from BECHTELSVILLE

    I enjoy this to watch youtube videos on my flatscreen and play games on a larger screen. The sad thing is that the cable barely stays in the port and it falls out farely easy, making it difficult to concentrate on the game because of worry the cable will fall out, another problem I had was that they dont describe what cable you need for an extension. I bought a male to female cable but after trying to connect it I realised I needed a male to male cable to hook it up to my TV. So its a good product it just has some cosmetic flaws.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Karachi

    I bought this adaptor for my iPad 2 and it works great I can now showoff my iPad in meetings and use it as a light but powerful business device

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Product!

    • Written by from Ottawa

    This product is awesome! I use it at school a lot of times for my presentations and it does exactly what it is suppose to do... work! If you are thinking about buying this product, keep in mind that it is design to work with old monitors, projectors, televisions... and it may not work if you try to play an iTunes movie because they need an HDCP connection. To view any movie (SD or HD) on the big screen, buy an Apple composite AV cable to play your content on an HD or Analog television at a 480p resolution and for the true HD experience, buy the Apple component AV cable to play your content on an HDTV at 720p.

    (P.S. So far you are not able to view what you are seeing on your iPad on the big screen. Lets just hope Apple will modify the iOS software to support this feature.)

    25 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad VGA Adapter - Safari output to VGA

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    I've had my iPad for about a week. It's an amazing device, but for business and presentation purposes, limited by its inability to VGA project Safari browsing screens. Apple, if you want people to use iPad for business, this is a rush priority. Enable VGA projection of Safari output A.S.A.P.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does The Job :)

    • Written by from Monarch Beach

    I Cant afford a Apple TV for wireless mirroring. But this does the job. It works but i think it is a little overpriced for just a little adapter, if it included the VGA cable it is a MUST Buy. But it is the only one on the market so it works,

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    With iPad2 is very good

    • Written by from Markham

    Before I made my decision, I read so many comments, and looks like it working fine with iPad2. So I want to try it out, very happy, it's working in good condition in most of my app. I give it 4 stars because I didn't try out all of them last night. Anyway, I match my expectation.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Read the fine print!

    • Written by from Concord

    It does what it says it does on the box...good for Keynote
    If you want to project movies, etc - get the A/V cable that goes for $49

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Effective

    • Written by from Homestead

    A great way to get your iPad content up where it can be seen. Attach to a VGA cable and display and you are ready to go. Great for making presentations where you have a display but don't want to be bothered with a projector. I've used mine on TV's, displays, and projectors and never had a problem.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very good!

    • Written by from SAINT PAUL

    I am a professor who is interested on taking the ipad to lectures and presentations. This little connector is very useful. The laser feature built in Keynote is fantastic. It does what I need, get the ipad connected to a projector to show my slides without the weight of my bulky laptop. Perfect for my needs!

    37 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good enough

    • Written by from Mckinney

    This is good for displaying photos and videos on your IPod or IPhone 4's with a VGA compatible TV or projector but on the IPod and IPhone,you can only display photos and videos. On the IPad you can display practicly anything!! If you were going to get this item I'd recommend the composite adapter or the digital AV adapter W/ HDMI. also the plug sometimes disconnects on the slightest move for me.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter!

    • Written by from Thornton

    I am in a sales position where presentations are a critical part of my job. Not only does it work great but it has allowed me to bring many values of keynote into the mix for my boring PowerPoint presos. It is very nice being able to jump on an airplane without lugging my laptop when all i need is a simple preso. Additionally I have fond minimal issues moving a presentation from PowerPoint to Keynote. Small changes that do occur are easy to overcome with a few minutes of slight edits. TIP: try to make most edits prior to moving it to your iPad as it is a bit clunky for major edits on an IPAD.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    And yet, mine worked perfectly

    • Written by from PITTSFORD

    This might have something to do with the fact that I actually read the documentation for the apps I wanted to use with this to see if they are supported. I use this for business projection, with Keynote and with Goodreader (to display PDF's). The documentation for both apps said that projection was supported and shazam! They both worked as advertised!

    At the end of the day, it's your money and your responsibility to research what you're buying. I guess you could believe some kid in the Apple Store, but just because they call them "Geniuses" does not mean that they are (although I'm sure they are very smart).

    Bottom line, it's only thirty bucks and it works just fine. Do your homework first, buy it if it fits your needs and then you won't need to slam the product with a one star review that it doesn't deserve.

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as stated by Apple

    • Written by from Frankfort

    This adapter allows you to connect your iPad to a VGA monitor so that, as Apple PLAINLY says, you can view presentations and videos. It works (presently) only with Keynote, YouTube, and videos. It sends your presentation / video to the monitor and uses your iPad as a control device.

    This is great for Keynote -- I've used it this way and the image on the VGA monitor (in my case, a 52" HDTV) was superb. The controller that is presented on the iPad during the presentation is very simple which is fine for me.

    The adapter does NOT project the iPad desktop to the VGA monitor, and Apple implies (doesn't say it clearly enough but implies) that. That's a limitation in the iPad OS that might / might not be changed in the future.

    If you want to do Keynote from your iPad, this is just what you need. I like it and I use it, and I'm in the process of moving all my Keynote presentations from my MacBook to the iPad.

    23 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    reviewers, learn to read an ad

    • Written by from Berkeley

    perhaps Apple updated the info for this item, but it is plain at this point- This Item only works for certain functions on most devices. On most devices, it only plays video or photos. It does what it does, not what you wish it would do.

    15 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from HARLEYSVILLE

    I use this to project my iPad2 onto a screen in my classroom. Works fine for me. I just wish the cable was longer. Have to be careful orienting the iPad or the connection comes loose. Takes a few seconds for it to register once it is reconnected.

    11 of 15 people found this useful