• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Swing and a miss

    • Written by from Lompoc

    Lack of mirroring what's on iPad screen completely cripples this device. Hoping it improves with the OS update. Good for keynote but sad that as a teacher I can't switch from keynote to a webpage to show my students. Totally crippled when compared to a net book that can easily do this. Please update Steve jobs!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't buy except for personal projects

    • Written by from Nevada City

    surprise! this adapter was made to prevent you from watching movies rented through iTunes, or netflix, on any other screen than the iPad screen. Apple will not allow the iPad you paid $700 for to be used with a stand-alone monitor.

    This adapter usually works fine with your own home movies or Keynote, assuming you create all the content. If you include professionally created digital images you may get the *Unauthorized* message. You may occasionally get that message with keynote presentations you created entirely yourself-- I did.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Presentations. I should not need a PC for "that."

    • Written by from ASHBURN

    I should be able to use this VGA Adapter with my old 20" LCD monitor or any device that will connect to the VGA Adapter, but it does not work. Based on the comments I have "now" read, many people in addition to me would like to have VGA mirroring for training, demonstrations, or whatever. VGA is a still a standard after all.

    This lack of functionality may force some iPad users to have to consider carrying another device for presentations or web based demos. One should not have to carry a net book, aka as a PC, to do web based presentations or demonstrations when the iPad is just sitting on the conference table doing nothing. C level execs and others are quick on the uptake. If they see you presenting off a net book, but scheduling off the iPad, it just doesn't look like you have your act together carrying a bunch of equipment when you should only have to carry one device.

    Please activate full capabilities for presentations via web or any other software! I should not need a PC for "that."

    Normally Apple stuff just works. Please let us know when this will be fixed.


    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can not use with iOS 6.1.1

    • Written by from Tijuana

    Used to work fine, but with iOS 6.1.1 I can not use.
    Was a useless purchase?

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very sad

    • Written by from Collierville

    I'm one of those diehard Apple fans; however, Apple needs to explain why there are so many limitations with this configuration. Great expectations quickly turned into total disappointment. Every attempt for every app failed. I do not use keynote and our school system blocks utube. If I did use keynote, I would use a computer and vga connector and not the iPad. The apps were the reason I bought this connector. Come on Apple, where are the answers?

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have read the reviews first.

    • Written by from YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

    I like most purchased this before reading the reviews and doing my homework. I wouldn't think after launching such an awesome product in the iPad that they would allow such useless peripheral to be sold. As with most users, I intended to use this for presentations only to find out you can't. I haven't returned yet in the hopes the people at Apple actually read these reviews and do the right thing and make immediate improvements for all us that dropped the $$

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed...

    • Written by from Creston

    The main reason I bought the iPad was because of the possibility of projecting it with a VGA Adapter. I'm a middle school teacher, and I was so excited about how the iPad could be used in the classroom. Well...so far I've only found 2 programs that this works with...photos in slideshow format and Keynote in presentation format. Even the Safari browser does not project. I almost took the iPad back. I would have except that I had bought so many accessories, I wasn't sure I would be allowed to return it, and my kiddos at home have been playing with it non-stop. I certainly wouldn't have bought the most expensive one. I'm just not getting the anticipated use out of it I thought I was...mainly because of the darn VGA adapter being worthless! I really think that Apple was deceptive with this accessory.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious and fundamental presentation flaws

    • Written by from Hyrum

    I purchased the iPad for educational use in my classroom. I wanted to utilize several of the great education Apps for my students. When Jobs unveiled the iPad by showing the world all it can do, I assumed I could use the same mirroring capabilities to do the same for my class. I wouldn't have minded as much if the vga adapter had mentioned its inability to mirror out, but it didn't.

    Please fix this.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kearney

    As an Apple fan I have always respected and loved apple products but this product was very disappointing. This VGA adapter only works with certain applications it will not mirror you iPad. I used it with youtube on a WIFI + 3G iPad and the video quality on 3G signal was horrible. The iPad also doesn't prompt you when the device has been plugged in to the iPad or the monitor or if its even putting out a signal. I would say only get this if you are planning to show off PICTURES to a large group from you iPad.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - don't buy. Videos, slideshows only supported.

    • Written by from Sofia

    I wanted to buy a cable that projects the iPad screen on a VGA monitor. Yet this "connector to VGA" turned to be severely limited. It projects the screen ONLY when a video if played, or when photo slideshow is watched. All other apps and iPad states are not projected.

    These severe limitations have not been explained to me in the Apple store. Also the label of the product does not suggest or inform of such limitations. I was clearly misled by the product name because any VGA connector for any device projects the device screen at all times.

    Apple does it again :(
    Don't spend $30 for this accessory.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Sunbury

    Heavily limited and under featured is what made this a bad purchase, the title of the product suggests it works with more than one application and even what it does support is done bad

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Schiesse

    • Written by from APO

    I love Apple. I own stock in Apple. I own lots of its products and don't care how pricey they are because I've received quality commensurate with or greater than the money spent. But this cable is utter garbage. At least they could have told me up front I couldn't show movies I downloaded from iTunes. I really felt let down. I may not abandon Apple products if this happens again, but I'll sure dump the stock.

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pops out too easily, needs "teeth" and release buttons

    • Written by from Dorval

    The adapter can easily get disconneted from ipad, it has actually popped out during every conference I have ever used it for (now I don't anymore)

    If you want to be able to rely on it and have confidence that it won't pop out at the worst possible moment, the design would need to be changed to make the connection to the device more solid (like my car charger, which has "teeth" that lock the iphone into place, and two buttons to release it).

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor documentation and poor salesperson education

    • Written by from FORT COLLINS

    I purchased this accessory at the same time I purchased my iPad thinking all the same things every other one star rater has pointed out.

    The packaging has no indication this is a limited capability piece and neither did the sales person. I will be returning this just as soon as the store opens tomorrow.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A joke for education

    • Written by from BRIDGEVILLE

    As an educator, I feel foolish for purchasing an Ipad and this 'projection' cable. It is severely limited as it only projects certain apps. You can't use to to give a tutorial on the ipad itself. Nor can you project web sites with Safari. I should have got a netbook.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Purchased and returned within an hour

    • Written by from Sharpsburg

    I thought it was just me. Tried with 2 different monitors and a tv. Tried two different VGA cables also. Never could get it to display a thing except the occasional message on ipad that it was not made to be used with an iPad??

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy

    • Written by from Miami

    Apple knows or at least should know better. By saying: " see your videos and slideshows on the big screen", people dont expect that that is the only thing this product does. One expect to mirror the screen in the projector. I was extremely disappointed when I found out before my colleagues at the firm such lack of efficiency.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Also Disappointing

    • Written by from Anaheim

    I didn't know that this only works with limited number of apple-built apps.
    Who'd think that a vga connector sends out seleected contents only?
    Why doesn't it just output whatever is on the screen?
    It's a nonsense!!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 3G support not consistent

    • Written by from Corning

    When plugging in to the iPad 3g, error says "this accessory not supported". Cable does NOT work with Keynote, YouTube or Videos as advertised. ONLY works with Photos despite the "Not supported" message.

    Thirty bucks to project photos? I think not.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    • Written by from Austin

    I tried this adaptor for cable and the projector that I usually use with my MacBook. I got no signal to the projector. It ought to work!

    23 of 25 people found this useful