• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    I have recently got this as I wanted to use my Macbook Pro for work. I have tried it on two different light projectors with no issues. I decided to do some experimenting with cables after reading a lot of negative feedback just to see what might be happening.

    It turns out that four of the five cables i used with the two projectors worked fine but one was giving me a Dual Screen effect without the benefits.

    My thoughts would be that it's a cable issue rather than the Adapter.


    I have also run with a Samsung monitor in dual screen, again no issues.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Back to PowerPoint

    Switched to Imac last year & have been really impressed by Apple software. So much so, that I decided I'd like to be able to use Keynote instead of PowerPoint on my clunky old Dell laptop. My shiny new Macbook looked the part....until I tried to connect it to a projector using the VGA adaptor lead. It was immediately obvious that the fit & connection was poor & I was unable to get any signal whatsoever - unsurprising since it kept falling out. After reading the similar experiences of others on here, I have reluctantly decided to return my Macbook & am resigned to using my old Dell Latitude - clunky, slow but at least it's reliable, and above all else that's what I need when giving presentations. Truly amazed that Apple cannot get a grip on this.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased.

    I had an Apple Expert help me with finding the correct adaptor for my computer, all I had to do was hit the little "Chat Now" icon on the top-left of the page. Expert was quick and friendly and helped me find exactly what I needed. I bought the adaptor and used the the next day, and it worked to perfection. No complaints here.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and fully functional

    It is a major flaw in the screen industry that they never replaced VGA by mini-VGA as did Apple, but apparently they were looking out for another technology, like, e.g., HDMI. So Apple's frequent role as a game changer as we've seen in with the touch-screen technology for mobile phones, the mouse for personal computers, the wireless tablet to read newspapers (iPad), the easy-to-access store to buy legal software (AppStore), was not actualised here. As a consequence, we Mac users are all forced to use adapters to hook up to existing technology like the case of VGA screens. It's a pity, because mini-VGA was a good idea; easy, feasible, cheap.

    I've tried out Apple's Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter for two months now, and it works flawlessly. The cable connecting the two ends — VGA and mini-VGA — makes the whole issue of combining the connections easier, because the VGA cable in the other end that ports the image data to the television or external computer screen is cumbersome to deal with. Usually, VGA cables are big, clumsy and hard to twist.

    I used the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect both to a cheap 19'' computer screen and to my television set. The images turning up on my Sony Bravia 32'' flatscreen are excellent; I've never seen my television set present the world in such a beautiful way. The images are knife sharp as on a computer screen, but with a much more vivid colour depth. Whenever you have the chance, use your TV flatscreen to display your computer activities. And use the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to connect your Mac to the television set's VGA port.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!!

    I work with the media department of our church. We have bought several of these adapter and none of them have ever failed.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed...

    Cannot understand why Apple would not go ahead and include this adapter with the Mac Mini instead of the DVI !! Absurd! Have spent a significant amount of money with Apple recently to add some nice items to my classroom. Come on, Apple! Help us out here! Have LG flat screens waiting to be connected, and a useless adapter.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but...

    The metal female threads are set too deep within the plastic piece to receive the male bolt of most VGA connectors. It's frustrating because, without being threaded together, the adapter often falls off the connector in mid-presentation. I think Apple put aesthetics over function on this one. LIke all Apple products, it looks great, but making the female receiver flush and uniform with a thick, white plastic facing renders it useless when it comes to threading. Apple is sometimes guilty of design arrogance and I think this is one example of their purist design philosophy negatively effecting usability.
    End of rant.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    Works well with my CRT monitor and my projector.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for the Acer Projector

    Acer® P5271 and others of the same model doesn't work at all with this adapter.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent-adapter delivers what it promises

    Everything Apple touches is magic, even non-apple products like my sony 17" LCD screen that adapts to my new macbook to mirror the image. Achieving adequate clarity on the larger screen requires patience and you have to accept that, not being apple, it will never be as bright and perfect as on the apple laptop. If you are looking for perfection, forget about adapters. But if you want a piece that connects (in my view) older technology with the newer and better macs, then this is for you.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless

    I wanted to used it with my new Macbook, but it doesn't see the monitor (new HP 2309v).
    I've tried it with my Mac Mini and it doesn't work either. Only the mini-DVI/VGA adapter works with my Mac Mini.
    Mini Display/DVI can't be used with DVI/VGA, because the combination doesn't carry the analog signal...
    As both Macbook and Macbook Pro don't have the mini-DVI port, this adapter will give many people a headache and will force them to buy much more expensive Apple monitors.

    It's useless. My brand new 23" monitor will have to go to the skip, because of that.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS JUST GREAT!!!

    I Have recently bought a macbook pro, and got this adapter to hook it up with a VGA projector and works just perfect!!!

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But,

    Very good and does what it is supposed to. The only thing bad about it is that the screws from my VGA cable won't go in to it. It might only be my cable, but it might also be the adapter. Over all good picture and a decent value.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well With My Mac Mini (Late 2009)

    The only problem I've had with the product is when using with older VGA connection cables, where the side-screws aren't long enough to reach the hole, but the VGA signal still goes through with no problems.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    Ok, it didn't connect automatically like i was hoping, but after going into displays and clicking detect displays, it found the projector within 5 seconds. Now i can give high quality presentations direct from my mac without needing to export to a Microsoft Powerpoint. Cheers.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does EXACTLY What it is supposed to do

    Using iMac 21" and this had no issue extending the display or mirroring to my 60" pioneer plasma.

    This cable only carries video. Not much can go wrong with it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    The Adapter works great. Next month I have to do a keynote presentation my very first. I tried it out on the projector and it works great. No problems.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worried about nothing

    I needed this cable for my Macbook Pro in a hurry to do a slide show. I read the reviews and with the three and a half star average I became a bit worried about whether or not it would work for me. In the end I decided that I had little choice and went to the Apple store in Regents Street, taking a VGA cable with me. After purchasing it I made sure both ends fitted by using my cable and one of the display laptops. The next day I did my slide show. I really can't see what I was worried about. In the end it was just a cable that did its job. Yes it was a bit expensive, but it did the job and now its there anytime I need it.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    The price seems rather steep, unfortunately there is no other cheaper alternative.
    Works effortlessly and there have not been any problems so far at all!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like an apple product should.

    Plug into the display port , attach to VGA (and realise how archaic this is after the ease of display port) and the new display works !
    Used with an LCD projector and a VGA to TV adapter with no problems whatsoever.

    4 of 6 people found this useful