• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does't mirroriPad2 desktop ( NOT App Dependent)

    The packages says it allows mirroring of an iPad2. It doesn't, not even the basic iOS desktop without any apps running. The iPad was connected to an LCD projector we've used for several years with a variety of laptops running Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, The projector could not detect ANY incoming video signal from the iPad.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    It worked well with my Ipad 2 until I updated it into iOS 9.3.1 ... Then it stopped working and gave me an error message saying "This accessory is not supported by this Ipad"
    I'm very disappointed of you guys... 7 years of using Apple products and now you give me this... Please fix this bug ASAP because my family wants to watch movies

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great For What It's Meant To Do!

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as planned

    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

    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.

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad 1

    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!

    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!

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    With an iPad 2, video mirroring is great

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Great on IOS 4.3.2

    Originally only worked on Keypoint with previous IOS, but now it mirrors my iPad2 to TV with VGA input. I prefer the HDMI as the picture is crisper and it includes sound.

    23 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Purchasing if you like showing your presentations using iPad2

    Just to give you all a heads up. This device works perfectly. If you have an iPad first generation or an iPhone 4, all it will do is show your Keynote Presentations. Those devices do NOT support Desktop Mirroring and will not be able to display any other types of apps, except those that are made to work with your standard video out port. But with the iPad2, this works flawlessly. I use this in class and it will display any app I use: Keynote, Safari, Books, etc... even games! However, there is a program that will not run with this VGA cable. What kind of hack program does not display in VGA? I'll give you a hint... nah I will just spill the beans. It's ITUNES!!! Yes, that's right, ITUNES will not support Desktop Mirroring on iPad2 nor will it support Video Out with iPhone4 or iPad first generation. You will have to buy the HDMI adapter for that. :)

    111 of 117 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!!!

    I was impressed with the quality of this product. I needed the cable to hook my iPad 2 up the smart board in my classroom. I tested it on an old monitor from 1995 and it mirrored the iPads screen exactly. The reason some people gave it bad reviews was because they used it on an iPhone ,iPod touch, or iPad 1. It only plays videos and slideshows with those. The iPad 2 has full mirroring and it plays part of a pod sat that I wanted to show. Works great with keynote( love the laser pointer by the way)and all of the other apps. Very satisfied, I give it 5 stars.

    127 of 146 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Accessory Works

    I just purchased this accessory tonight and it works great with my iPad 2. I agree JV from Portland in not listening and not agreeing with those having problems and leaving a 2-star rating. Those who have problems should READ BEFORE THEY PURCHASE or ask a salesperson for assistance that is what they are there for.

    41 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Not sure what everyone is complaining about but this product works great! I haven't found an app yet that doesn't work. The only thing so far is the IPad won't output a protected movie through the iPad port.

    28 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for ipad2

    Product works perfectly for iPad2. All screens are displayed and all apps can be projected. Those that are having problems are using the original iPad. If you are thinking of buying this and have a ipad2 do not let the 2 star rating fool you. It works perfectly!

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited capabilities

    I bought this for use with my iPad 1 and I was disappointed by the limitations. Netflix app works great but I can't play movies I've purchased on iTunes? I don't understand the reasoning behind this especially since it seems iPad 2 can do mirroring. If anyone at apple reads these please fix this problem, why can't iPad 1 support mirroring as well?

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    Works perfectly! I can show Keynote presentations and files via GoodReader on the projector at work, and with the iPad 2 it'll mirror nearly any app as well. The original iPad doesn't have mirror capability but certain apps do support the secondary display (Keynote, GoodReader, Atomic Borwser, YouTube to name a few).
    Doesnt seem to use much, if any any, additional battery to drive the secondary display, either.
    I'm very pleased. 5 stars.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter, must for all ipad/ipods/iphones

    I got this adapter to do a presentation in language arts at my school, and it works great. It even adjusted the resolution to fit that of the projector. It is definetly a must for someone who does presentations from an ipad or iphone or ipod. There are no flaws, except that a port for charging would be nice, but otherwise its perfect.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iphone 4 and ios 4.3

    I am well aware of the limits of this adaptor and have used it successfully with my iphone 4 and ios 4.2.1 (with 2 VGA monitors). After upgrading to ios 4.3, it stopped working. I did the usual things (rebooted the iphone, etc.) to no avail. I brought it to an Apple store and the "genius" got it to work briefly after a lot of fiddling. He recommended that I reboot the iphone before use with the connector disconnected. I did this and tried every permutation of rebooting with and without the connector attached and had no luck. Hardly the "plug and play" behavior we expect from an Apple product. I await the next ios version (but it might never be fixed, in view of the small number of these items being sold).

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad 2 - vga works like a charm

    NOTE: These comments apply to the iPad 2 only.

    I am very pleased to say that screen mirroring on the iPad 2 works beautifully. Everything you see on the iPad 2 screen is projected through the vga connector. As you rotate the iPad 2, the projected image mirrors it exactly.

    Keep in mind that the vga connector is video only. To amplify the sound simply use an audio cable and connect through the external audio out.

    The only drawback with this connector is that there is no ability to simultaneously to simultaneously charge the iPad batteries while mirroring through the vga adapter. Because the iPad 2 has a long battery life, this should not generally be an issue if your batteries are fully charged. If you are concerned about the battery life, you can do a couple of things to lower the energy consumption on the iPad 2:

    * You can lower the iPad's screen brightness (found in the iPad's settings).

    * If you do not need to be using the Internet while projecting through the vga adapter, you could try setting your iPade to "Airplane Mode" (also found in the iPad's settings). Apparently there is a certain amount of energy consumed searching for WiFi and 3G signals. So disabling this search (by turning on the Airplane Mode) should lower energy consumption and thereby extend the battery life.

    My guess is that lowering screen brightness would really help to extend the amount of time you can view without recharging.

    68 of 75 people found this useful