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on August 22, 2012
The 3M VC05W VGA cable is (so far) the only cable that I have found that will connect audio and VGA video output form a computer to my 3M MP225 pico-projector. You plug the jack into the computer's audio output. You plug the VGA connector into the VGA connector on your computer. The small flat connector plugs into the projector. (The projector's display is exactly what would be shown on a monitor connected to the VGA output except its resolution will be limited by the resolution of the projector.)
This cable transmits the signals perfectly. However, it is too short for my purposes. I want to use it with a desktop computer. The distance between the moulded plugs of the VGA connector and the connector to the projector is about 35 7/8 inches. By the time you connect to the VGA output on the back of a tower case, you don't enough slack left to place the projector as freely as you can place a typical computer monitor.
The product description states that the length of the cable is 39.8 inches and if there were longer cables available then I'd have to rate this product as 4 or 5 stars since it meets all its promises. However, I haven't found any longer cable for sale by 3M. The product information offers no standard name for the connector that goes to the projector. (It won't fit any other electronic device I have, including digital cameras, cell phone and computers. I think it may be a proprietary type.) Since this is the only cable available, I rate this product as 3 stars because its too short for some purposes. ( If you use a laptop and plan to set the projector close by, it will be satisfactory for you.)
( I think I can solve my own problem with this cable by adding a VGA to VGA extension cable. I wasn't using the audio output anyway.)