• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iTunes VGA output on the MacBook works - so what's the point? AppleTV is!

    • Written by from Solingen

    Ok, I'm also disappointed as mostly everyone is, but I don't understand why it doesn't work on the iPad. The MacBook/Pro does forward the screen signal thru a display adapter - yes, also all iTunes DRM protected movies. So what's the point of not doing this with the iPad? Also it's VGA, an analog video signal. While the MacBook/Pro does give out an analog and digital signal. I tell you what the point is - AppleTV. Why bother with buying an AppleTV if I can do the same with the iPad? For the bigger hard drive? Maybe - but maybe not. Get this fixed Apple it's just upsetting your customer! You know the one's that already payed money and spend more in your iTunes store. Don't do the same SONY does all the time and had most of their customer turning away by ridiculous DRM statements and products that just triad the real customer as they are the bad pirates. The only people you upset are your customers.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    • Written by from Waseca

    Well this thing is pretty much pointless and was a waste of money, I bought it to watch movies on my tv and anytime I try it restarts my iPad? And than the movie won't even play, it says some bs about a movie being protected.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable Limitations...

    • Written by from Lancaster

    We need to be able output the iPad display entirely to the VGA adapter. I paid $29 for this piece of junk. Do not buy this until they fix this.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading at best...

    • Written by from Creston

    I expect everyone that saw Steve do his iPad presentation on the big screen probably thought he was using this very VGA Adapter many of us purchased. We also immediately thought of the many ways we could use this in education or other areas via projection... Safari, books, on-and-on. Well, like you, I am disappointed. I won't send it back although I'm tempted, however I hope Apple or somebody gets a FIX fairly soon.
    ...

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Whats the point?

    • Written by from Fruitvale

    Don't buy this if you want to watch anything from iTunes. Not supported, was told at the Apple store I could! Looks like they need to do more employee training.

    36 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you Kidding me??!!??

    • Written by from Edina

    This adapter only works with the slide show? It was never advertised as such and I specifically bought the adapter with the intent on using this in my business. I am trying so hard to get the iPad accepted as a legitimate computing platform in my company and I feel I am now at a dead end. Was planning to outfit entire sales force with these instead of a PC. Better cancel that order for 200 iPads.

    Please fix this. And please give us the ability to rate a negative number.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Violation of common sense

    • Written by from Tuen Mun, N.T.

    Common sense tells me that
    1. Most, if no all, computers can connect to a project for presentation.
    2. Apple has to demonstrate how good the iPad is through projector.
    3. Presentation is one of the most essential features in computing.
    4. Connection to a projector is technically possible and easy.

    However, the iPad I bought is not able to connect to a projector for presentation.
    How disappointing?

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tell me Why?

    • Written by from Meggen

    I can't understand why the vga adapter doesn't show the home screen. It' s like having only the possibility to look at a nice car but Not to enjoy driving it. For presentations it is essential. The workflow is very bad now.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless product

    • Written by from mumbai

    the cord is very shot in tv vga slot is at hieght if we connect cord the ipad hang in air .how it is possible to attach ipad with such a small cord.

    46 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited

    • Written by from staten Island

    Works only for keynote and 'some' video. This will not allow you to see your iPad screen on the big screen. It works only with programs that are designed for it.
    The description on the apple store is very limited and simplistic. This fact should be emphasized to reduce frustrations.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment in action

    • Written by from Tampa

    I bought this adapter in order to project .ppt presentations in a business situation from my iPad. The projector is not recognized by the iPad and can get no image to project. After reading the other reviews it seems to be a very common objection. I would not have bought if I was aware of its limitations.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Educational Tool?

    • Written by from Ogden

    I pre ordered the ipad the day it was available. I bought it because I thought that I could use this VGA adapter to show my students some of the amazing science apps offered. However, the day my ipad came me and 30 students had to huddle around a paper sized device because the VGA connector would not work. Not really useful in a real classroom unless your school has funding to buy each student an ipad and all the apps. I am hopeful that the new OS4 will fix this.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely of any use

    • Written by from AUSTIN

    It does not mirror the iPad screen. Only a couple applications are allowed to use it and even then with limitations. Why o why Apple when you usually make such great products are you putting this barely functional one on the market with your name on it? PLEASE make it mirror the iPad display in a software or firmware update to the iPad - you'll sell a ton and make a bunch more happy customers instead of disappointed ones like me.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapointment

    • Written by from LaPlata

    I have downloaded pages of apps and none of them will project! I suggest saving your money and using a document camera to share your iPad on a large screen.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sooo limited

    • Written by from Ithaca

    Only a few apps send output to an external display. (e.g. Keynote, but not Pages; not even Netflicks.) You will not see your iPod screen on the monitor. The connector does what it's intended to do, its the iPad that limited.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Use

    • Written by from East Hartford

    If you are looking at using the cable to connect your iPad to a monitor for display content on the iPad, you will be disappointed. The Dock Connector to VGA Adapter only works with Keynote, Photos and Movies. It does not work with third party apps unless the developer utilize video out. So basically you spent $30 on a cable that could only do 3 things. I was looking at using it for displaying the iPad screen and do presentations at work. This is a limited functionality accessory and very pricey.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing I ever purchased

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I purchased this adapter thinking it will mirror the ipad and was very wrong. I ended up purchasing keynote just so I can show my presentation in class. This wire is garbage, don't waste your time. Glad I used my reward points on this.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    literally the worst product i've ever purchased

    • Written by from Portland

    me: so, can i stream netflix movies to my iPad and have them display on my monitor?
    apple genius #1: yep
    me: how about safari?
    apple genius #1: yep, it just mirrors your iPad on the screen
    me: cool, here is my credit card

    an hour later

    me: huh? this thing doesn't do anything of the sort.

    another hour later

    me: this thing is terrible, i need to return it
    apple genius #2: yeah, pretty lame huh?

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rediculous, Pointless

    • Written by from Manchester

    Completely ridiculous that I have to pay 29 dollars for this and output is restricted to a second display depending on the whim of the app or license, whats the point, where else in my life would plugging a second display in not work depending on the app? why would you stop people watching the content on a second display?

    Plug it in, image appears, thats as complex as it needs to be if you want people to use this function and feel happy with their purchase. This is a level of DRM and complexity that doesn't need to exist.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lame

    • Written by from Midwest City

    Pretty disappointed that I can't watch streaming video content from my Netflix and ABC apps...probably should have read the reviews instead of assuming this hardware would "just work" (in the Apple fashion to which we've all become accustomed) "like you'd expect it."

    It's a good thing Apple has an accommodating return policy.

    30 of 32 people found this useful