Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter Review

iPad VGA adapter

This is what it looks like hooked to your iPad

Having moved recently into my new place, a decision was made not to get cable TV. I’d hardly watched any programs anymore, and most of the shows that I do watch is available to me online the next day.

One thing I didn’t get rid of is the internet. In this case,  I own an iPad and I like using it alot and in many ways it has replaced my laptop when it comes to quick browsing. When I need more heavy lifting, like Photoshop, application development, or whatever, I stick with my trusty laptop, but when I’m on the couch laying lazily, the iPad is perfect.

I watch videos on it all the time, particularly Youtube, Netflix, and ABC’s application with their shows in it. Since I have no cable anymore I thought it’d be a great idea to buy the Apple iPad Dock connector to VGA adapter, which I can use to hook the iPad into my 47inch Vizio TV. I used to do this with my laptop and loved it, so why not use the iPad? It’s easier to use, cooler on my coffee table, and it’s not as clunky and clumsy as my laptop when I haul it around.

I was so excited buying the connector for $29. An amazing price for something that I can do so much with. But I was so disappointed when I got home. Here are the reasons why:

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The iPad Will Support Flash (one day)

Apple Vs FlashUsers that own the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad know the limitations as well as the endless application of their gadgets. I’m not going to write about that (there’s enough about that on the internet). I’m here to offer an opinion on an issue that’s been coming up every now and then. The issue is that Safari on the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad does not support the Flash player.

The internet is full of flash based websites. Games, animations, applications, and interactive sites are created in a rich media that is visually stunning with endless possibilities for designers. Flash is rising in popularity and continues to grow now that it’s under Adobe.

Apple is clamping down on their support for Flash. The claim it’s due to security reasons that Adobe has to fix in their Flash product.

I think that’s bullshit. and here’s why Read more of this post

iPhones and Hot Dogs


Another opportunity for Apple to make a gazillion-billion dollars.

I was reading about how South Koreans figured out that a type of sausage can be used as a stylus for their iPhones. (South Korean iPhone users turn to Sausages as cold weather ‘meat stylus’)

How that came about, I don’t know, but it’s like slapping a hot dog on your phone and using it as a stylus. Now there’s a bunch of South Korean iPhone owners who smell like sausages after using this stylus on their phone then chatting away with their friends. Read more of this post

Why would you want an iPad?

This is an iPad. In case you were hiding in a cave the past month.

You wouldn’t!!!

So Steve Jobs impresses us every now and then with something super awesome. That’s great. The iPod and the 1000 versions that came out that’s smaller and slicker with their cool iPod commercials. The iPhone… Holy crap! Touch screen and a phone? Does all these like crazy things that we never got to do before. I fell for that and bought… wait for it… not 1… not 2… but 3!!!

And finally, the iPad. What the fuck was he thinking. Was there some crazy board room session where the guys at Apple sat down and brainstormed this ridiculous idea?

It looks cool. Probably feels cool, but what am I gonna do with a 9.5 inch touch screen that acts exactly like my iTouch? Absolutely nothing!!! Oh wait… you can read a book on it! Freaking brilliant! That’s just fantastic. Let me stand up on my chair and clap and give Steve a thumbs up for giving us something that’s absolutely freaking USELESS!!! Read more of this post