• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save yourself some cash and wait.

    • Written by from Watertown

    This adaptor is pretty much useless. It is extremely limited in what your can use it for. I feel like I was just ripped off. Come on Apple don't treat us like idiots!

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ONLY Slideshows and Movies

    • Written by from Armadale

    I purchased this so my iPad could replace my notebook and be used for presentations. i.e. plug into a project.

    Nope, this expected functionality is not provided. They should be more explicit to point out that slideshows and movies are the ONLY things this will do.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work as advertised.

    • Written by from Austin

    You can not connect your iPad to your television to watch movies purchased at the iTunes store - despite the misleading Apple claim "Use the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter to connect an iPad to your television, projector, or VGA display. Then see your videos and slideshows on the big screen."

    The screen pops up with something like "the connected device (my flat-screen TV) is not authorized to play protected content (that I just bought on iTunes)." Then why does the sales page tell me I can?

    I'm returning it to the Apple store today.

    94 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a waste of money

    • Written by from epsom

    I was definatley suckered in by this one, was hoping that it would mirror my iPad desktop... but the the limitations are too extreme, woudl have been a valuable tool, not so, come on apple produce one that is fully functional, this will be returned on my next visit to the Apple store

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Port Orchard

    It only seems to work with video apps. I wanted to see a Safari page on a bigger monitor. No support for sound which requires a separate adapter plugged into the headphone port. And, no support for having the iPad plugged in to power while playing video making it impossible to use for a long period of time. Overall, of very limited use.

    The component cable adapter is a much better deal.

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Louisville

    I'm a apple fan and have recently got this accesory, but I'm really upset. It cannot mirror your iPad screen into TV, projector, etc... even using some apps for that purpose!!!. Is there an update in the next firmware update to fix this?

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter

    • Written by from Grand Island

    Bought this at the recommendation of the folks at the Apple store so I could "hook up to my office monitor". Wrong. Only works keynote and some movies. Would have been cool to connect my Bluetooth keyboard and do the mail on the big screen.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with keynote presentations only

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Would've been nice to know. Failed me on movie night. Apparently, I'm not authorized to project onto my wall a movie that I just bought on iTunes on my newly purchase iPad. I guess I'll use it in the office when I'm giving presentations that don't require me to move between keynote and other applications.

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless to the business person

    • Written by from CROSSROADS

    This is useless if you want to show business documents or presentations in powerpoint. Huge dissapointment.

    65 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay away

    • Written by from LARCHMONT

    I too bought this with the expectations that it would display the ipad screen on a projector or lcd. The limitations should really be a part of the product description.

    36 of 39 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


    • Written by from Costa Mesa

    The only reason I even gave it one star was because it works for some apps, but not all. It can't show real time what you have on your iPad screen, and you can't play movies that you bought from iTunes on it. Pictures can only be shown in slideshow format, and it can't have any fancy transitions. Doesn't work the way it's described. Not a lot of apps that work well with it, and as a salesperson that does a lot of presentations via powerpoint, I have yet to find an app that does a better job at projecting a powerpoint presentation than my laptop. The iPad apps don't display the ppt files correctly and converting it to pdf as suggested in some websites doesn't make it look any better or work better at all. A big disappointment. Just make it so that it show everything I see on my iPad screen and it would be great. Limited use with limited apps... RIP OFF. DO NOT BUY.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have read the reviews first.

    • Written by from YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

    I like most purchased this before reading the reviews and doing my homework. I wouldn't think after launching such an awesome product in the iPad that they would allow such useless peripheral to be sold. As with most users, I intended to use this for presentations only to find out you can't. I haven't returned yet in the hopes the people at Apple actually read these reviews and do the right thing and make immediate improvements for all us that dropped the $$

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by

    As many others have noted, the VGA adapter only works to send photos from slide shows and movies to the external monitor. Too bad I didn't read those reviews before I bought one. Fortunately, I was able to return it the next day as son as I found out what little it can do. Maybe I'll buy it again if enough apps provide external monitor support. Seems like the iPad OS ought to provide mirroring right out of the box and leave fancy external-monitor set-ups to the app developers who want different things on external monitors.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from North Providence

    i wish i read reviews before i purchased this item. like everybody said - doesn't mirror what you have on your iPad and doesn't play rented/purchased movies from ITunes. so what is the point of this item then? NOTHING

    43 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad VGA connector worst Apple product I've ever purchased

    • Written by from Hamden

    As a loyal and extremely satisfied Apple customer since my first Mac SE/30, this is by far the worst Apple product I've purchased. The description is dreadfully incomplete and the functionality is minimal (and pricey). Simply put, by design, it seldom works. It does not mirror the screen, as one would expect, and it doesn't work with most applications, even many made by Apple (ie., Pages and Safari). Don't waste your time or money. I've already initiated a return. What really bugs me is the deception by omission of its limitations in the product description. Whoever designed and deployed this must have worked for Microsoft. It's that bad.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dallas

    Did not display iPad on monitor. Very limiting, would not buy another Ipad accessory without checking reviews. Wasted 30 dollars on it!!!!!!

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock Connector to VGA Adapter doesn't live up!

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Clearly, a more descriptive overview pointing out the limitations of this accessory is warranted. Planned outdoor movie night resulting in running out to purchase the movie on Blu-Ray. Would have applied the funds I spent to purchase the next level up accessory. Almost useless!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Honolulu

    I was very disappointed with the limitations of this connector. It does not play movies, powerpoint presentations, email, web pages, and e-reader apps. I was going to use the iPad this semester to lecture graduate students on educational technology but now, I think i'll switch it up and call it, the limitations of technology in education.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adapter Disappointment

    • Written by from SANTA ANA

    I should have read the reviews but when I think about it, why is it our job to write accurate product capability in the reviews? The product works intermittently with the dock and not at all without the dock. Why is the dock necessary? I get messages intermittently stating the adapter in not compatible with my iPad. If I unplug from the iPad and reinsert the plug, video out to the VGA device again works but then is interrupted again with the not compatible message. And like others have stated, the VGA capability is tied to the application and is not a selectable option to control as you would a notebook PC. A real disappointment.

    41 of 42 people found this useful