• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really does just work

    • Written by from Boston

    I bought this for work to demo iPad 2 accessibilty of some in-house software over Citrix, and it worked like a champ. It mirrors the output from the iPad 2 exactly, and the output looked great on a projector.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good!

    • Written by from Morristown

    This is very useful to have around since you can display movies, slideshows, photos, etc. with it. It should mirror the iPad display for the thirty dollars that you're paying Apple though. In the end, if Apple releases a software update for this, EVERYONE will be satisfied!

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just added Netflix

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    Hey guys,

    Netflix just did an update to support VGA. This makes this product that much better. Just give it some time and all of the apps will support this product.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad: A Mobile Presentation Warrior

    • Written by from WAKEFIELD

    Turn your iPad into a mobile presentation platform with the new Apple VGA adapter. The adapter connects the iPad to TV’s, monitors, or projectors in a snap. With a 1024 pixel output, the iPad has plenty of punch for most conference room projectors.

    Not all apps are enabled, but most of the programs used for presentation purposes work fine. iWork’s Keynotes works like a champ as you would expect. Omnigraffle works great for impromptu flowcharting or mind mapping. Watch slideshows created in the iPad Photo gallery app. Youtube videos from the native app or through Safari play flawlessly.

    There are a few nice features when using Keynotes. The iPad becomes a remote control for the presentation. The presenter can see which slides have been completed and which slides are coming up. Slides can be switched by tapping the slide icon or by tapping on the forward and backward arrows. Touching and holding produces a laser pointer seen on the audience’s screen.

    The small size and connectivity through Wi-Fi and 3G make the iPad an ideal solution for out-of-office presentations. Why haul around a full-size laptop when everything you need can be loaded on your iPad?

    20 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work but...

    • Written by from Cheyenne

    Many people have complained that they can't get it to show up on a projector. The problem is that the only thing that appears IS the video. If you are looking for an active display or the home screen it will not show up. If you go straight to the particular video you want to view it will display it and play it with no issues. I too am an educator and simply tied it into our "doc cam" input using the iPad Dock Connector and it worked fine. It took some time to realize that no other screens will be displayed but the video worked fine.

    23 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the tin

    • Written by from Camberley

    So what does it do? You can play slide shows quite happily on your TV/monitor. You can play any movies you like unless they are copyright protected. You can play TV like BBC iPlayer ... I use a belkin bluetooth audio receiver to play the sound through my hifi whilst watching iPlayer on my big screen TV .. great! For the money it does what it says on the tin ... I'd love an HDMI out version, but we'll just have to wait to see if Apple comes up with that

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it says in the User Guide

    • Written by from Guardamar del Segura

    Lots of people are complaining because they don't see everything that is displayed on their iPad/iPhone on the television. Of course you don't! This is clearly explained in the iPad User Guide (and, I'm sure, in the iPhone User Guide) on page 131/

    "When the cable is connected to a TV or projector, an application that supports playing
    video to an external display will automatically use it when playing video. Of the built-
    in applications, Videos, Photos, and YouTube support external video display."

    So, only apps that support playing video to an external display will make use of the cable connection.

    9 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from delran

    I Love being able to watch movies and others on this. You can even show slide shows from it. Although, it only takes up about 80% of your tv screen horizontilly.

    11 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on guys, learn to read

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    Apple.com CLEARLY states "Watch slideshows and movies on the big screen by connecting your iPad to a TV, monitor, projector, or LCD display that uses a VGA connector."

    SLIDESHOWS AND MOVIES. It never states anything about mirroring the ipads screen. sure, it'll be very cool if it did, but the product never advertised the feature. Please people, this is a great product, don't ruin the reputation by ranking it down because it didn't do a task not advertised at all.

    19 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Salisbury

    I was very impressed with the quality of picture the iPad produces when projected. Certainly there are some limitations, but it works great and produces a high quality image.

    6 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    Come on people, don't blame a connector for a limitation of the iPad hardware/OS! My only complaint about this connector is that you can't charge the iPad while using it. Failure to mirror the iPad 'desktop' has nothing to do with the connector and everything to do with 'higher level' limitations. I would give 5 stars if I could charge my iPad at the same time.

    13 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't help it if people don't ask before they buy

    • Written by from Durham

    I use it to bring presentations to meeting, and to play videos on my in car video system for my kids. On the latter it is a world better than lugging the family library of dvd's on a road trip. I have 40 gig of movies loaded, and it works just fine.

    For Presentations it works great. No boot up time. No power cables to laptop. Device sits on table where I can easily see it, and image projects just fine. For the things it is designed for, it works great.

    And I am sure seeing how the iPad isn't even a month old, plenty of developers will figure out new ways to take advantage of it.

    Should have only been $19.99 though. Hence not 5 stars.

    9 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Simpsonville

    Reading these reviews was a crack-up. Never in any of Apple's descriptions of how the iPad works with this product would one get the idea it can be used with virtually any app or function of the iPad. People get upset because it doesn't do what they THOUGHT it would do, based on their dreamy imaginations of a magical, Utopian product. Then when it doesn't live up to these dreams, they trash Apple like they've done something wrong. I give it 4 starts because I think it's overpriced (as are all of Apple's accessories), but it works exactly as advertised. And since I knew what it was for before I bought it, I am happy with it. It will do exactly what I need it to do.

    17 of 47 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    • Written by from Ingleside

    I'm happy with what this does for me, mainly because it does what the ad says it does. I can't understand people who aren't happy because the adaptor doesn't do what they had assumed, hoped, or wished it might or could do. It does what it says it does, end of story.

    9 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works great!

    • Written by from Mattoon

    Works as "advertised"! Plain and simple. It doesn't say slideshows and movies and "more" so I'm uncertain as to why everyone else seems to think they were led to believe it would "do more" than advertised. :P Works great with Keynote presentations, non-DRM videos/movies, and photo slideshows. Precisely what Apple claimed it would do. Others apparently saw something that was never there and are now complaining about it and giving FALSE reviews!

    10 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't make the coffee either

    • Written by from Bedford

    I can't believe the number of people giving this a bad review because it doesn't do what they 'assume' it would do. Assume nothing - read the description! Why would you assume it will mirror the entire iPad UI? Do you want to plug it into your iPhone or iPod and expect it to mirror them too?
    It exists to be able to send Keynote presentations to a projector. It does that perfectly well. Other apps will no doubt come along that use it too, but it was never intended to make your iPad into an HTPC. Get an AppleTV or Mac Mini if you want to watch iTunes content on your TV.

    9 of 67 people found this useful