• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't give bad review because no audio. VGA has never supported audio.

    • Written by from Lynchburg

    While Kenneth G. is right, he's mistaken in giving it only 3 stars. VGA does not and has never supported audio. It is your fault if you buy this thinking it has the same functionality as HDMI. It does exactly what it's supposed to, display high definition video. That is all. It's like buying a 60hz television and giving it a low rating because it isn't 3D. 5 stars.

    1031 of 1145 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Beatifully

    • Written by from Henderson

    I purchased the VGA adapter to determine whether it would be useful for classroom instructors. It works seamlessly, allowing viewers to see everything on the ipad: apps, safari, camera, everything. I appreciate that the projector recognizes it with no fuss whatsoever. It's an exciting tool and well worth the purchase!

    711 of 764 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't not work with protected movies

    • Written by from Blaine

    I bought this so that I could watch purchased TV shows with my iPad 4 connected to my NEC Multimedia projector. It's an older projector that does not support HDMI. However, despite the description for the VGA adapter that says you can watch movies and shows on TVs and projectors, it does NOT work. When I play the show I purchased from iTunes, I am given a message that says "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES." I get the same error message when I connect my computer monitor to the adapter.

    Perhaps the description of this product should be changed to say that you can watch movies and shows on TVs and Projectors--EXCEPT the ones you buy from iTunes? I feel that Apple is sending me the message that I should get my content from torrents rather than buying it from iTunes. Are there Apple-branded projectors or monitors that will support this adapter? What's the point of having a VGA adapter for your device if you cannot watch iTunes content that you purchased?!

    903 of 1221 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    In the college classes that I teach, I use this VGA adapter to connect my iPad mini to a data projector for displaying Keynote presentations. It has worked flawlessly thus far. The adapter mates firmly with both my iPad mini and the VGA cable. When connected, the projector recognizes my iPad almost immediately and mirrors the image on the iPad screen. As with all VGA cables, this adapter carries a video signal only. But it's easy to export the audio signal from the iPad's headphone jack to external speakers using an inexpensive standard 3.5 mm stereo audio cable. The only negative about this VGA adapter is its fairly high price. But it has worked so well in my lectures over the past month that the cost was well worth it for me.

    138 of 151 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Chatham

    I bought this cable so I could play my iTunes purchased films on my VGA projector. But when you try to play a film downloaded from iTunes you get a message "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES."

    As this is the only reason for buying and using this cable this is a MASSIVE FAIL. What is the reason for this???????????? This cable is not fit for purpose - WHY is this not detailed in the sales description as it is probably the sole reason people would buy this cable - I feel cheated out of my money and very disillusioned with the whole iTunes experience now - beware do NOT but this faulty product if you want to view your legally purchased iTunes Library on a VGA display/projector.

    225 of 330 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This connector does not work with all VGA projectors. I was able to get the iPad to show up on a computer monitor, but when plugged in to the projector it would not display anything. I am a school teacher, so I also tried the classroom next door with the same results. The computer specialist at my school also tried to get it to work, and again the same result. Just be prepared that if you purchase this connector, it may not work with your projector.

    130 of 148 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    re VGA shut-off

    • Written by from Hope

    I read an earlier review stating that during a presentation using the VGA adapter with his new iPad, the device would shut down after five minutes of inactivity. The user said only unplugging the connector and reconnecting it would "wake up" the connection. I asked Apple about this, and the shut-down has to do with one's Settings. On the iPad, re-set the shut-down for inactivity to a longer time period (say ten or fifteen minutes) and that should solve the problem.

    117 of 125 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep in mind

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    The other lightning plug is only power not for a computer or anything else and VGA is video only no audio

    99 of 115 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from IRVINE

    I bought this adapter to use it with (a) my new iPad and (b) iPhone 5, both of which have a lightning connection. The primary purpose was to be able to display a Keynote Presentation from these devices on a large screen. However, in the process I tested other applications also. They included (1) YouTube, (2) Safari, (3) Videos and Photos. They all worked Well. You see them on the screen as it looks on the device. However, as soon you put the application in the full screen mode or landscape orientation, you get a high resolution picture that covers the entire screen. However, there is a difference between the iPad and iPhone projected displays here. The picture from iPhone fits the entire HD screen (16:9 aspect ratio), whereas the one from iPad fits more like a 4:3 aspect ratio picture on a HD screen, presumably driven by the native resolution on their respective screens. Though both the devices have a retina display, the picture from iPhone is crisper and better looking. I am not sure why. Maybe, because iPhone is newer. I do not know how the projected display from iPad mini will look like.
    I am writing this review by connecting my iPhone to a 22 inch monitor with this adapter and using a Apple wireless bluetooth keyboard to type. It is hard to tell that I am working from a iPhone. Though I was going to use my iPad for my presentations, I will now use the iPhone becuase it displays better (not to mention looking cool).
    The design of this connector is carefully thought through. The short (~3 inch) cord from the phone to the VGA connector is long enough to do things on the phone while holding it in the palm, without having to lift the entire wiring. The lightining connection in the adaptor helps power the phone when presentation is made. I plan to make presentations with my iPhone-5 and iPad using this adaptor, and do not forsee any problem doing it. I would have preferred the lightning to HDMI adaptor, but my video projector does not support HDMI. Overall, an excellent product.

    81 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for me

    • Written by from Palm Bay

    I have been using a 30 pin ipad without a problem in my classes. The new lightining connector does not display on any of our projectors here. It displays on my external screen but not the projectors. And unfortunately the iPad does not have a way for us to control resolution, etc.

    72 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product Ever

    • Written by from Naches

    I bought this to play TV shows I purchased from iTunes on our family TV and every time it says "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES." This adapter is a total piece of junk, your paying a dollar for adapter and forty eight dollars for a half eaten rotten apple.

    177 of 305 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but could you make it any shorter?

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    This adapter works exactly as advertised for me, but is really short. The 30 pin is much much longer and still seemed short during use.

    70 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with older projectors

    • Written by from Peoria

    I bought this to use at work. It did not work on our older projectors that we use with windows laptops. This was a disappointment.

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well.

    • Written by from Salem

    Bought to connect Power Point projector with iPad. Works slick - actually set-up smoother than with connecting a laptop to the projector. Able to screen YouTube downloads and other materials for a class setting.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses signal after 5 minutes

    • Written by from Kennedale

    I dropped 50 dollars to replace my 30pin VGA adapter after I upgraded my iPad 2 to a new iPad with retina (4th gen) and needed the lightning VGA adapter. I bought it a few hours before I was supposed to give a presentation from my iPad. Big mistake for waiting until the last minute. The adapter, when plugged in, stops sending a signal after five minutes and my projector screen said there was no input signal. The only way it would work again was if i unplugged it and plugged it back in again, but, five minutes later, it did it again. I swapped out the VGA cable and it still happened. Then I tried it on a TV...same thing. If Apple weren't already closed I would take it back right now. Awful. Just awful.

    77 of 117 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Saint Helena Island

    Worked flawlessly for me. Using it with my iPad Mini and the a/v gear at the school where I work.

    39 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New Westminster

    I recently purchased this adapter because I have been doing a lot of presentations. I've used this adapter with a VGA-DVI adapter as well with no problems. The passthrough is for power only which is great for long presentations. The price is a bit steep but works as advertised.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from Richmond

    Tried with multiple monitors, projectors, and iPads. Not one displayed the video externally. Further iOS has zero troubleshooting controls.

    Don't buy it!

    43 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Godmanchester

    I have just purchased this adapter from the apple store, i have to say that i am really dissapointed with it, i was assured both online by an "expert" and in the store that it would play movies for the iTunes Store, but it doesn't. please do bear this in mind if you are looking for one to connect to a home cinema projector!

    in conclusion not very good and apple should think about this, if i could, no stars would suffice.

    36 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad mini and pico pix 1430 projector

    • Written by from Chester

    if you download the free app 'image out' by apparent etch, then connect your projector to your mini via a lightning vga adapter- turn on the projector when the app is open and you will be prompted to choose a pixel setting. Choose the one in the middle and exit the app. Screen sharing should now be in full screen mode rather than a green margin down one side

    I use my mini with a pico pix 1430 and the phillips dual vga cable although i don't plug in the audio lead as speakers work better connected to the mini then this cable connects to the adapter and then to the mini and voila after the app steps above. The cables cost a bunch but the adapter was the cheapest at tescos especially if you have coupons!

    26 of 29 people found this useful