• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well.

    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.

    39 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    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.

    85 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Teacher's Best Friend!

    I got mine from the iStore and I'm so happy with the product!

    Instead of carrying a laptop during sessions (classes are in the 5th floor!), I purchased an iPad mini plus this useful gadget. It is a GREAT help for me since I can just easily plug in the VGA Adapter and it works well in all educational apps installed in my iPad - even videos/movies!

    Thanks for creating this teacher-friendly product :)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Product Ever

    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.

    182 of 311 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    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.

    228 of 335 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep in mind

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

    100 of 116 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    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 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    pass through only for power

    I bought this adapter so I could use it while developing an app that needed separate video output. It seemed perfect because it has the VGA output as well as a passthrough lightning plug so you can keep it attached to your computer for development/debugging as well.

    Unfortunately, it only passes through power, and does not show up as the original device you plugged in, so its useless to me.

    49 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't not work with protected movies

    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?!

    962 of 1315 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

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

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses signal after 5 minutes

    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 118 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Beatifully

    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!

    792 of 849 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    1183 of 1308 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't output audio

    This product mirrors anything on your retina displayed ipod/ipad device; however, it does not output audio. You'll have to use the headphone jack to export the audio to an external speaker system. The Lightening AV Adapter mirrors video and audio from your retina display ipod/ipad device via HDMI cable. If your television or projector has HDMI, get the AV Adapter instead.

    102 of 384 people found this useful