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Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter (MC552ZM/A)

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  • Connects iPad to your television, projector, or VGA display to see your videos and slideshows on the big-screen
  • Connects to your iPad or iPad Dock via the dock connector, and to your projector or display using the VGA adapter
  • The iPad Dock Connector to VGA adapter also works with iPhone 4 and the iPad touch 4th generation

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B003CGOTJW
  • Item model number: MC552ZM/A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 15, 2010

Product Description

Use the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter to connect an iPad to your television, projector, or VGA display. Then see your videos and slideshows on the big screen.

The iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter connects to your iPad or iPad Dock via the dock connector and to your projector or display using the VGA adapter.


Customer Reviews

This accessory is a total rip off.
Jose Elias
Netflix app now supports the VGA adapter so you can watch netflix movies through your ipad/iphone to your TV.
J.
Company communication was poor as well.
Dale J. Adamson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

104 of 107 people found the following review helpful By D. Bowman on May 16, 2010
Length: 0:58 Mins
I included a quick video sample I did for a longer 3G iPad review.

Sorry the video is choppy, but I thought it would help having a visual.

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If you know how limited this item's capabilities are prior to buying it,
you should be OK.

You can play movie YouTube, movie you bought from iTunes and project type via certain apps.
Sadly, NetFlix did not work.

If you were hoping you could see all things iPad on a computer monitor or TV, you will be bummed.
I was sadly disappointed. I will still be doing presentations on my MacBook I guess :-)

The output looks nice, but it is not as nice as the visuals actually look on the iPad itself.

I hope the video helps.
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74 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Nightingales on August 5, 2011
Most of the negative reviews here are focused on the fact that this adapter does not do what the buyer hoped it would do: (Simply) mirror everything that's on your device screen onto a larger screen. Here's what Apple's description says:

"Watch slideshows and video on the big screen in up to 720p by connecting your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) to a television, projector, or other VGA-compatible display.
The Apple VGA Adapter connects to your iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad Dock or Universal Dock via the dock connector and to your projector or display using the VGA adapter.
Mirroring supported only by iPad 2.
Video out supports up to 1080p for iPad 2 and up to 720p for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation). Movies play at up to 720p."

That should be LARGE PRINT, not fine print. If you want the mirror function you need an iPad2 and it will work great. If you are OK with only certain apps working, you can also use it for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch. That sucks, but hopefully with this review people are warned and can decide if it is worth the money.
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By javigliano on October 15, 2010
If you do a search for videos of the ipad to vga out and cydia's free app called TvOutTuner, you will see that if you jailbreak your iphone or ipad, you will get access to put anything and everything onto the screen. This adapter works flawlessly if you have a jailbroken ipad or iphone and have that app installed.
Try it out if you're tired of Apple's control over the product that you purchased.
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107 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Jose Elias on April 30, 2010
This accessory is a total rip off.

One would think that you should be able to mirror what you see on the iPad on a TV or monitor, but it does not work like that...

Instead, it is up to the application developer to output video on this thing. What does this mean? that almost none of the apps in the App Store use this cable, and there is no way to force the iPad to mirror those application displays on your TV or monitor.

To add insult to injury, Apple's own Keynote App, which I was thinking of using for presentations, does not work with this thing. Oh the irony...

I think Apple should provide an option in Settings where we, users, decide if we wish to replicate the iPads's video on an external device (and by default the option should be set to YES, otherwise, why would you buy this connector and plug it into the iPad?).

And do not get me wrong, I love Apple products (I own an iPhone, an iPad, and a MacBook Pro), but this is simply ridiculous...
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Lee Schoenwetter on May 10, 2010
I can only imagine that Apple will be releasing some future update that will allow this connector to "mirror" the primary display. Having spent some time developing in HTML5, I bought the connector so that we can do presentations of what I've accomplished. Apparently, this isn't do-able, and I consider it a strong miss on Apple's part. I will not return the connector, in hopes that Apple will fix this in some future release, but it is a disappointment.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By B. I. Sevilla on July 26, 2010
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I am an academic who is interested on taking the ipad to lectures and presentations. This little connector is very useful. The laser feature built in Keynote is fantastic. It does what I need, get the ipad connected to a projector to show my slides without the weight of my bulky laptop. It also shows movies and youtube videos. Perfect for my needs!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Bojan Tunguz HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on January 1, 2011
I bought this adapter fully aware of all the limitations that the iPad-to-VGA entails. However, my primary need of this cable was for the purpose of running presentations from my iPad using Apple's Keynote app, and in that regard it performs as well as one could imagine. Keynote is a very convenient and accessible way of creating presentations, especially if they don't require some more sophisticated effects. In the past I've presented PowerPoint presentation from every computer imaginable (laptop, desktop, PC, tablet PC, MacBook, etc.) and almost always I had to deal with some glitches and unforeseen setbacks. Running your presentation from an iPad makes the whole process as smooth, convenient and straightforward as any other function that you can use iPad for, not to mention the portability that you gain.

Aside from Keynote, I've tried using this adapter cable with a few other apps with mixed results. YouTube videos ran smoothly for the most part. I was able to use it with Netflix, and it ran pretty smoothly. I was able to watch most of the videos, but some of the movies that I purchased through iTunes had the video-out functionality disabled. (This is yet another annoying feature of copyright over-protectiveness.) At first I thought that you were also not able to view the photos on an external monitor or projector, but it turns out that you need to play them as a slideshow before they can be viewed (another annoying restriction). Overall, I found that the number of applications that you could use external monitor with is rather limited, and even within those applications there are various restrictions.

One big pleasant surprise about this cable was that it can be used with iPhone 4 pretty much the same way as with the iPad.
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