• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for iPad 2

    • Written by from Greenwich

    I purchased this to use my iPad 2 with my projector for a training class I am planning. I tested it and it works perfectly for what I need. It mirrors exactly what's on the iPad screen. I didn't have any problems with any of my apps including Safari, photos, email, iBooks, Quickoffice, Amplitube, Star Walk, and videos without DRM.

    This highlights one exception that may be a deal breaker for some. It absolutely will not project any videos with DRM. I purchased one movie via iTunes just for the fun of it. That movie will not play on my projector using this adapter. However, any videos I ripped from DVDs to m4v project absolutely fine.

    On the Apple site is does say, "Mirroring supported only by iPad 2." However, the text is gray on white instead of black on white making it hard to notice. I'm surprised Apple would allow this as unsuspecting iPad 1 users become upset customers realizing they can't do mirroring.

    69 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Skillman

    I recently got this for my ipad 2 and I love it. It gives me all the features I need.


    *Mirroring only on iPad 2 nothing else.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this Adapter!

    • Written by from Bowler

    I just bought an iPad 2 along with this adapter. It is wonderful. At our school we have been showing our students how to use a certain app or how to navigate the device by placing the (iPad/iPod) on top of an Elmo projector. It certainly has been difficult lugging everything around and setting it all up just to demo. With this little device I hooked one end to the projector cable and the other end to the iPad and it just works!!!! All the apps display beautifully on our Smartboards! Though it doesn't connect with the touch portion on the SmartBoard, the kids can always come up to the device and touch and make their selections. I am also currently working on connecting some sound cables to both. I am HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY! Thank you Apple for listening to your customers! :-)

    41 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great For What It's Meant To Do!

    • Written by from RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

    I'm a teacher and needed something that would project my Keynote's on my iPad 1, that's all. It not only works great with my iPad but also with my iPod Touch!

    I can see the day when I won't have to carry around my 15 inch MacBook Pro just my iPod Touch!

    I don't need to project anything else but my Keynote's. Works perfectly!

    To those that give it sub-par reviews because it doesn't mirror their iPad 1----read the fine print, it's not made to.

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY for the iPad 1

    • Written by from Southampton

    Doesn't work for HBO GO or anything but YouTube - I was able to see pictures from my iPhone, but not the iPad - it was $60 including the HDMI cable. I hate being so disappointed in a brand that I love so much. I hope they work this out. I really hope I can get my $ back.

    29 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, limited functionality

    • Written by from Dover-foxcroft

    After reading that my iPad 2 would support video mirroring, I bought this to use in conjunction with my computer monitor, before using it for a college presentation. As I found out right away, the 30 pin connector at one end of the dongle actually has a looser connection thn the charging cable. so, with the slightest tug, it shifts, nd the image on the screenis lost. You have to keep youre device on a flat, static surface to use without issue. A problem that could have been fixed with a little more labwork Apple.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes the iPad great for presentations

    • Written by from San Mateo

    In spite of the availability of the new HGMI AV adaptor for the iPad2, this one is what is needed for those presentations with a regular computer projector using VGA input. This is an essential accessory for business, and now also works great on the iPAD2 for mirroring.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Stuff

    • Written by from Hemet

    Does exactly what it says it does. The video mirroring was one of the main reasons that I chose the iPad over various other tablets. This cable works great and allows the tablet to connect to a projector (my usage) or any other device with a VGA port. A+!!!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from London

    Bought this for my iPad and now use it on my iPad2. This works perfectly. Presenting from my iPad has become more reliable than any laptop I have ever used. Never fails. Those giving poor ratings here are not rating the product but are unhappy with iPad. A little research before buying and they would have known they cannot do full screen mirroring on the iPad. With iPad2 this has changed.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like charm!

    • Written by from Houston

    I used it for several presentations. So easy to setup with the iPad2, my 7 year old daughter used for a class presentation. Being a Windows guy, writing this kills me.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no power, waste of time

    • Written by from Raleigh

    If you need power while projecting to VGA, forget it. This device is terrible. If there was a way to give it 0 stars, I would give it -1000 stars. How did Apple's designers go wrong with this one? The composite (yellow video) and HDMI both have a built in way to keep the iPhone/iPad powered, but no, not the VGA one.

    18 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Toronto

    With iPad2, and keynote, this product works really well.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as planned

    • Written by from Newark

    Works exactly as I expected. Won't do sound, but perfectly mirrors my iPad 2 through the projector at my office. Keynote works great especially when using Keynote Remote on my iPhone 4 to control. No more tied to the table.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joke connector

    • Written by from Mansfield Woodhouse

    I suppose I should have read the reviews first, so it's my own fault.
    I am very, very close to replacing my laptop in external business meetings with the iPad. The final piece of the puzzle would be to view documents, presentations etc on a projector or TV output.
    I then find to my annoyance that it only works with a very, very few apps. One of which I need, which is Keynote.
    Then I find it doesn't even work with Pages - what a joke!
    And how difficult would it be to send the whole desktop to an external source? I quote Apples own website for this item "Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more" Misleading at best.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Its great when its not killing my battery

    • Written by from oakwood village

    I have a 4th gen iPod Touch and this adapter is a BATTERY KILLER. My iPod will be 100% battery with a Bluetooth keyboard and my battery will last just as long as if Bluetooth was off, but once I plug in the VGA adapter my battery drops from 100 - 70 to 30 and then dead in matter of 5 to 10 mins. I tried this without the keyboard and it did the similar process. My opinion is if you only have VGA port and dont feel like spending more money then get this but just little bit more you could get the Component adapter (less quality but cheaper) or HDMI adapter (Best quality but more expensive) and just buy a VGA converter for those ports because those two adapter can charge while you use them.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad 1

    • Written by from Augusta

    Apple needs to clearly define what this adapter can and can't do. I purchased one and nothing happened when I plugged it into my iPad (1) and LCD projector. The projector showed no source found. Geniuses at Apple Store could tell me nothing other than they would refund my money.

    39 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Pulpit Ministry!

    • Written by from Wheelersburg

    As a pastor, I am more than pleased with the ease of connectivity to an LCD projector for pulpit ministry. This adapter makes it easy to just plug my iPad in and have immediate connectivity for Keynote presentations. Much easier (and more functional than) the previous mode of presentation (PC netbook).

    36 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Newport Beach

    Plugged it in to my iPad2, connected in the VGA cable the adapter, and immediately displayed my iPad2 screen through the projector. Could not have been simpler. Classic Apple simplicity.

    55 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Caveat Emptor

    • Written by from Huntsville

    Read all the fine print before you purchase. It is great at what it does. Many reviewers expected more than what it is designed to do.

    It is only listed as compatible with iPad, iPad 2, and iPhone 4. Mirroring is only supported by iPad 2. VGA is video only, so have a 3.5mm plug or external speakers handy for audio. Protected content, like a movie purchased from the iTunes Store, is not supported because DRM cannot be maintained on the other side of the VGA signal.

    I've had situations where the video signal blinks when a video gets started. Pause the playback and allow the VGA display to synchronize with the iPhone. Then resume the playback. I keep it in my laptop bag as a backup for conference rooms with a VGA connection to the projector intended for laptops. Many KVM cables used in conference rooms include 3.5mm plugs for audio. Keep an Apple AV Composite cable handy as well. The two together provide a pretty universal capability for projecting or displaying video content from the iPod App.

    92 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With an iPad 2, video mirroring is great

    • Written by from College Station

    When you plug this into an iPad 2, everything you see on your iPad you see on the screen. Great for videos, NetFlix, Keynote, and others.

    46 of 55 people found this useful