• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another example of Apple's paternalistic behavior

    • Written by from Chicago

    Keynote works awesome with this product.

    However, if you want to show pictures, it only works in slideshow mode which means you can't advance images at your own pace or pick out individual pics to show. Stu. Pid.

    Only a few of my movies will show. The other won't play because apparently my projector isn't an authorized device...even though they're movies I got from iTunes. DRM issues apparently. Which means basically the only one I can watch are ones I rip myself...probably not the intended result of this limitation.

    Just terrible product decision yet again by Mr. Mock T.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had checked here before buying this.

    • Written by from Covington

    I am very disappointed with this product. For the life of me, I can't figure out why Apple feels they need to control what I can and cannot project from my IPad. I bought this to be able to connect my IPad to my LCD projector for presentations, and videos. It will allow me to use Keynote, but wont allow me to watch the digital copies of my movies I have uploaded to my device.

    I have always owned PCs and the IPad was my first foray into the world of Apple. Apple port ays itself as being about ease of use and freedom, but they are not about freedom at all, they are about control.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apps which support the VGA Adapter

    • Written by from München

    Important: this adapter DOES NOT display all iPad content and mirror the screen as one would expect. Unfortunately, Apple does not clearly advertise that the support for this piece of hardware banks on software implementations of the apps used. Furthermore, apple has only very limited support for its own apps that ship with the iPad.
    So, here are the apps that support the adapter:
    - Apple Video App
    - Apple Photo App (only in presentation mode)
    - Goodreader: sports a toggle icon for VGA output, display of files (PDF, JPG, GIF, DOC, XLS..) AND: surfing the web (within Goodreader) - the best implementation for VGA-out I've seen so far
    - iDesk Pro (advertised in iDesk Lite - not tested)
    - iThoughts HD (mindmaps with 3 different resolutions, zoom support)
    Hopefully, Apple will reconsider its strategy for hardware add-ons in the future!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Even Deserve 1 Star

    • Written by from Sanford

    Put simply, the product does not work. It is very, very limited. There was no explanation on the packaging and when you look online, it doesn't explain anything. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.
    I want my money back.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They got me too...

    • Written by from Mascouche

    Can't believe it's not working like everyone would expect, i.e. as a second display where you could mirror the iPad screen :( What a shame!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    • Written by from San Leandro

    Doesn't seem to work as we imagined it...when we asked if we could use it to connect it to a pc monitor or HD tv the apple sales persons did not mention the limitations...makes me fell pretty ripped off.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it zero stars I would.

    • Written by from FPO

    I normally love Mac products but this one is the lowest of the low. Packaging doesn't contain any explanation so one would expect the same thing you would expect out of the VGA outlet on your laptop. NOPE. You can't see anything but movies, and it seems that I can't even play the movies because a VGA connector is DRM compliant anymore.....

    Shame on you Apple. Are you taking notes from Microsoft? Actually you are one-upping them. This is BS.

    228 of 246 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by from long island city

    This device is useless. I bought it so I can use it with Keynote for my school presentations and it doesn't do anything. I tried using it with my tv and same result. The only thing I can see with this device is my photos. Apple is limiting the use of a device that I paid money for, I believe that is against the law and they should stop making useless devices.

    246 of 257 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless

    • Written by from New York

    I am like the rest of users here. I thought if I get this VGA cable I can have my entire iPad showing on the external scree. But NO NO NO

    only some videos.
    APPLE should be ashame of themeslves... I paid like $1000 between all extra adds to ipad and
    then I figure it's worthless.

    231 of 248 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    • Written by from Sassenheim

    This is a don't buyer.
    The possibilities are too limited.
    No sound,
    Only video,
    Only slideshows, not even loose pictures,
    No possibilities to show iPad content on screen.

    Mistake that I bought it.

    88 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost useless

    • Written by from salvador

    I purchased a few hours ago and feel stupid for it
    You can't even see on the iPad what is on display on projection, because it doesn't mirror the slides. You have to guess the location of buttons on your black screen iPad to interact with anything.

    I feel fooled and want to warn you: I can't think for a single reason why anyone could possibly want the product.
    For me it is useless. And worse, in Brazil it costs 70 dollars and there is no return garanteed.

    I will have to beg, cry, blackmail, whatever... In order to get rid of it

    André Holanda

    54 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Genius, But Instead....

    • Written by from Las Cruces

    OK, first problem.... How do you power you ipad when it is plugged into this device, So your watching a movie, or giving a presentation when all the sudden, Boom! Your Ipad is out of battery...

    Problem Two... This attachment doesn't work with really any application, it doesn't mirror your screen or do anything that it could. Maybe after everyone buys this devise APPLE will come out with version TWO that supports will support a little more... story of apples life.

    APPLE you can't make up reviews or delete them quick enough to make this product seem like a must have, another week and this product will have 1 star. My rating is 0 stars, not given that option of course.

    57 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another lockdown on apple product

    • Written by from Anza

    How unfortunate that Apple produces these wonderful products but so severely limits their implementation by locking out features. $400 for an ipod touch 4g and I don't have the freedom to use it as a presentation device beyond showing Netflix and a couple of other apps. Let's try the Zune.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adaptor,Bad News

    • Written by from Calgary

    Very limited use, a waste of money. I just wanted to view various files on an LCD projector during meetings, it could not do that.

    74 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is not what I was expecting

    • Written by from castelnuovo rangone

    I purchased the adpater to use LCD projector for my presentation running under quickoffice, instaviz, fileapp pro etceteras and in reality runs only movie or notes.
    The explanations for the product are limited and unclear. This is not a fair commercial approach.

    64 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly limited usefulness

    • Written by from Berne

    One would expect a VGA adaptor to faithfully mirror a screen on a projector, as it does for a laptop. No, only restricted apps can be displayed on a screen with the VGA adaptor. Most useful apps cannot be displayed (apparently unless you jailbreak the iPad). This is a bug, not a feature. I find this a shockingly arrogant example of Apple locking down useful features for highly questionable business reasons. Do *not* buy this product unless you are prepared to live with its limited application.

    317 of 346 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

    Total dissapointment

    • Written by from Westbury

    You can't use it for business purposes (presentations and stuff like that), but also it is limited to "some" videos on the entertainment arena. I wasn't able to project my PURCHASED movies in my home projector!!!!. So I had to carry my Windows PC to do it the old fashion. Useless!

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited to the point of Useless

    • Written by from Redmond

    Rated 1 because 0 was not an option...

    Well, I guess I could be faulted for not reading these reviews before going to the store...but alas, I was at the store not sitting in front of my computer and asked one of the geniuses there if I could use this to display from Docs2Go or Quickoffice...there answer yes, absolutely. My answer (as well as those here on the board is NO it doesn't. Given that4.2 should be out in a few days, I think I will hold it for another week or so to see if it changes under the new OS but unless it does, back to the store it goes.

    47 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    • Written by from Moscow

    It's waste of money.
    Only what you can do is show your photos on tv screen, nothing more!

    74 of 86 people found this useful