• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Works Fine with iPad 2 and up

    • Written by from Leesburg

    We use a number of VGA adapters on our iPads at an elementary school. We occasionally secure them to the iPad with some duct tape, but otherwise everything works fine with our Promethean Boards.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Boucherville

    If you can't read, don't complain. It clearly says that mirroring only works on the iPad 2 and up. I have the third generation, and it works perfectly.

    68 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for all TVs

    • Written by from Woodbury

    I have 2 types of TVs at home, a flat screen and a traditional one. The adaptor didn't work on either one. I am returning it.

    13 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

    • Written by from Cosmopolis

    I have noticed that many people assume that this will mirror on the iPad. This is true...but only for 2nd and 3rd generation iPads. I repeat: THE FIRST GENERATION IPAD IS NOT CAPABLE OF MIRRORING. Only buy this cord for mirroring purposes if you own a 2nd or 3rd generation iPad.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    • Written by from Edgewater

    Just got it home, expecting only to see my Numbers slide shows, some videos, and perhaps photos on my computer monitor. Wow! Everything is mirrored to the monitor. All apps. Everything. Moved it to a "computer" vga input on a TV with the same results. iPad 2, IOS 5.1. One caution: unlike the Composite AV Cable, this adapter does not charge your iPad. Not likely to be much of an issue, but if you need to make sure the battery doesn't die, use the Composite AV Cable. It sends the audio out, too.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me

    • Written by from Charlottetown

    I use it to give presentations from my iPad. I've simply connected it to the VGA cable on new and old digital projectors and turned on the iPad. Mirrors my iPad 2 just fine. That was the last thing I needed the iPad to do so I could stop packing my laptop around.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    • Written by from New York

    This product worked perfectly for me. I read a lot of bad reviews from people but they are totally unwaranted. The product description clearly says that mirroring only works on the iPad 2 so I think all the people complaining have first generatioin iPads. I just plugged it in and it worked perfectly for me, didn't have to do anything. I would recommend it to anyone that has an iPad 2 or New iPad and needs to show content on a VGA projector, VGA monitor or TV with VGA input.

    23 of 24 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Only get if you have a 4S or iPad2

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    I had one of these before that when hooked up to my iPad1 was disappointingly limited. It worked with only a handful of apps and did not mirror the way I was expecting.

    So reading the statement that it supports full mirroring on 4S phone and iPad2, I was skeptical.

    But in fact it did work as advertised with both these devices, doing full mirroring of the screen, including PIN entry and desktop as well as every app I tried.

    I'm giving 3 stars because it really should have worked this way in the first place and also because there are no controls or real feedback for this VGA connection in the settings menu.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    • Written by from Paris

    it is working perfectly with ipad2 and iphone 4S
    Apps videos photos, everything

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

    • Written by from Bishop

    I bought this adapter to view pictures with a projector from my I-pad2. I don't know what people are complaining about since I just plugged it in and it works perfectly. I'm 100% satisfied!

    24 of 34 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Like A Charm

    • Written by from Paradise

    I have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4S.

    It should first be noted that only the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 will display "live mirroring" of the display.

    Secondly, the iPhone 4, iPad 1, and iPhone 3GS; it will only display video from certain apps such as: YouTube, Photos (slideshow feature only), Videos, Netflix, and any other third party app that has added video out support (there's not very many out there).

    For the iPhone 3G, I receive an "Accessory not supported feature" and was not able to get any video to output.

    In regards to the iPhone 4S performance, it's crisp and sharp on any monitor I've hooked it up to. One downside that I've found is when I hook it up to my "vertical orientation" monitor. There are not any kind of settings on the iPhone to force a 90, 180, -90, -180 degree rotation. Newer monitors might have manual rotation in the settings; unfortunately, my Samsung 23" SyncMaster (from 2008) does not.

    Alternatives for non iPhone 4S and iPad 2 would be the "Component AV" cable that essentially allows you to connect to any TV that accepts video (yellow) and audio (red or white or both) which obviously covers most televisions over the last 15 years. I have personal experience with the iPad 1 using the component cable and it works great for playing YouTube videos (such as Sesame Street for my daughter) or photo slideshows (showcasing my photography).

    Overall it's a solid cable. I usually buy knock off eBay cables; but after my last experience buying the junky knock off component cable that was half the price of the Apple cable; I have regretted it (primarily due to the fact that it gets stuck in my iDevices and makes me feel like I have to rip it out dangerously to get it out).

    101 of 106 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    utility to ghost fingertips when screen is touched

    • Written by from Courtenay

    I teach the iPad to classs of seniors, and I must say the VGA display adapter works very well for me. I particularly appreciate its ability to rotate the VGA image In step with the orientation of the iPad.

    However, there's another feature I would like to see. At present, the students can only see where my fingers are if I am typing on the screen keyboard. They cannot see what I am doing if I drag, swipe, pinch, spread, or twist an object on the screen.

    Ideally, I would like a utility that positions and moves ghosted finger marks whenever I touch the screen in any way.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but...

    • Written by from Exeter

    Works perfectly with my iPad 2, does not work with iPad 1- RTFM, people! Agree with other posters, the iPad connector often "slips" out while presenting. Why can't I connect to power AND VGA like the HDMI connector? Item needs to be redesigned.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I am not sure if others are not using this product correctly but in my opinion it is perfect!

    I teach and I use it to project my slides and videos to my students during lectures

    Great!

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but a Couple of Issues

    • Written by from Stewiacke

    I got an iPad 2 for Christmas and hoped to use it for presentations at work. I just got the VGA adapter and I have two concerns.

    First, the plastic on the 30 pin "plug" is flat (squared off), where the female receptacle on the iPad is tapered, following the shape of the iPad's body. As a result, the plug doesn't click into the port solidly, any movement of the iPad breaks the connection with the projector. I may have to file the plastic down so it mates with the iPad better, but I think I'll call Apple, first.

    My second concern is that either the iPad itself or the adapter do not seem to be supported by all projectors. I tried it on an Eiki and it didn't recognize anything being plugged in.

    I gave it 3 stars because when it works, it works as advertised.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT! iPad 2 = 100% Mirroring.

    • Written by from Surrey

    I was not sure about this after reading a few reviews that were casting a shadow on it, but I had a meeting and needed to show a KEYNOTE on the big screen from my iPad2.

    Instant Set Up: Plugged the VGA Adapter into the iPad2 then the projector and it immediately worked.

    100% Mirroring: KEYNOTE came off perfect and after the meeting I played with every other app I have...Games, YouTube, Video, E-Mail... you name it, it was on the big screen!!

    Works like a charm!! My biggest issue is that everyone in the office keeps wanting to borrow it and "forgetting" to bring it back! If you need to project, buy it, it will do exactly what you want it to.

    Cheers!

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me!

    • Written by from McMinnville

    It's a good thing that I make a dry run before a presentation. I hooked up the conference room equipment to my iPad to show a bit of a Penn & Teller episode that I had BOUGHT, and to my delight I received an error message on the iPad that the adapter did not work with "protected movies". All I got on the big screen was a still image of the first frame. Another random TV show I tried worked as it should. So what bloody good is it anyway if the iPad is crippled like that? I can't count on using it in my presentations.

    33 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Loves the iPad2 But ...

    • Written by from KIHEI

    I tried with all three devices - iPad2, iPhone4S, and iPod Touch - on the same projector and would only project from iPad2, which is awesome, but we have a lot more iPod touches on campus so I was hoping it could work on those, too. So that's why the rating of 3.

    30 of 40 people found this useful