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Display media from your Apple device on an HDTV or other HDMI-compatible screen using this Apple® MD826ZM/A Lightning digital A/V adapter, which features video mirroring capability for enjoying content in up to 1080p resolution.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Apple® Lightning Digital A/V Adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8891 out of 9184)

Features


Compatible with select Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® models

Including iPad (4th Generation), iPad mini, iPhone 5, 5s, 6s and 6s Plus and 5th-generation iPod touch.

Lightning connector

Provides a simple connection.

Video-out support up to 1080p

Allows you to enjoy crisp, high-definition video on an HDTV, video projection screen or other HDMI-compatible display.

Video mirroring

Makes it easy to view apps, presentations, Web sites and more in up to 720p high-definition resolution.

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Overall customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Costs more for a good reason

    Posted
    joer293
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Apple HDMI adapter costs more for a couple reasons. I'm glad I spent the money. 1. Supports iTunes and copyrighted video! (other adapters usually are not mFI certified. If the description has you accept a compatibility warning, it's not Apple certified. they do not pay royalties, which means they won't support copyrighted or DRM movies such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon video, HBO, etc. ) 2. it powers itself off the iPhone or iPad. Very power efficient too. (other adapters require a USB power adapter and they run hot) 3. This adapter is really an external video card. It has a GPU and 2gb ram ( the specs are better than others. This means when working correctly the phone should not slow down, freeze or lag anywhere near as much as other adapters cause) 4. The adapter automatically receives software updates from the phone/iPad without you having to do anything. 5. iOS allows separate audio output, so the video can go down HDMI, Audio can be HDMI, bluetooth or Airplay speakers. 6. all TV resolution format config is automatically the best available. 7. apps that support external monitors run simultaneously with the phone and full screen on the TV. (Presentations and games aren't simply screen mirrored and cropped with the black bars like some adapters ) Obviously Apple apps work great, but YMMV on whatever 3rd party apps you use. I'm very happy with the Apple adapter, but deduct 1 star for the following reasons. 1. Zero included instructions. There is a very specific connecting order one must do for it to work. First set the TV to HDMI input, then cable the HDMI to the adapter, then cable the adapter to the phone. anything else, blank screen. 2. The software update is so hidden that you have to look in settings -> General -> about this phone -> scroll all the way to the bottom to see the adapter menu and open it. Also this software update could take a minute or so the first time you plug it in. and you'll have to disconnect and reconnect a couple times for the newer software to take effect. 3. The HDMI resolution is unavailable to the user. If the TV does not properly tell the HDMI adapter what resolution or formats it can handle, then the apple adapter defaults to the lowest quality possible. This is common when plugging into a home theater setup and not the TV directly. If your resolution or quality is poor, unplug start over plugging directly to the TV to the adapter, then to the phone. 4. Apple does not include a couple feet of HDMI cable built in, like the old analog iPod AV adapter did

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Suspicions of planned obsolescence...

    Posted
    MairzanneDoseyDotes

    I purchased this adapter primarily to stream Netflix/HBOgo to my older tv. It worked as expected, and I was pleased. However, a week or so later it began having trouble connecting and I discovered the wire below the lightning connector had begun to twist and bunch inside it’s casing. (The connection would return if I held the wire the right way). I exchanged it for a new one and thought it was a lemon. With my new adapter I was very careful not to tug, twist, or otherwise stress the wires/joints. I always layed my phone and the device flat and straight while in use. Three weeks of gentle, careful use and I was having the same problem. I exchanged the product a second time and just now (2 weeks later) I am having the same issue for the 3rd time. I know I should have purchased the insurance that was offered, but frankly, even if I had, having to call it in every 3 weeks seems excessive. I would give this product 5 stars if it didn’t break down so readily. I’m generally brand-loyal to Apple but lately they’ve been letting me down in the durability department. I will be looking for a similar product by a different manufacturer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for presentations

    Posted
    DoctorRx2010
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I prefer to use "Keynote" on my iPad instead of Microsoft's Powerpoint when putting together presentations and lectures. This little gem has made it so much easier to set up my lectures in classrooms and board rooms that have large TVs instead drop down projector screens. I simply plug the lightening port into the iPad, the HDMI cable into the TV, and the display pops up within seconds (make sure you've tuned the TV to display the proper HDMI port). Then it's as simple as bluetoothing my iPhone to the iPad and using it as the remote for the presentation. There's even a second female lightening pot next to the HDMI port on the adapter so you can plug in a lightening cable connected to a wall charge to ensure your device doesn't power down due to low battery if giving an extended lecture. Well worth the money I spent. It's also worth noting that this can be connected to a digital projector with an HDMI input and projected onto a wall. You're not limited to just TV's. You can connect the apple device to any display with an HDMI input. I've used this not just for lectures, but also for showing slideshows of family vacations and mission trips to friends and extended family so everyone can gather around at once and I don't have to post everything to social media for them to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, no problems, no issues.

    Posted
    Shamboozle

    Works great to connect my iPad Mini 4 to the TV, using an HDMI cable, as well as connecting my iPad to a computer monitor-- and for that connection I use an HDMI to DVI cable. In both situations the adapter works great - no problems. Already have tried out watching a couple movies and videos on both the monitor as well as TV, and it works flawlessly. I did read some of the negative reviews, but decided I was going to buy & try it, and return it if there were any hiccups-- not sure why people have issues with this adapter. I did update my iPad mini 4 to IOS 11 a few months ago, so doing that update had not caused any issues like a few people had mentioned. The reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because: √ - It's expensive, even for the sale price of $40. BUT that sure beats the regular price of $55 for this adapter - REALLY? $55? √ - I had to buy a completely new adapter for this new iPad, versus the previous iPad 3 I used to own - that old adapter is now useless. Yeah, I know that plugs / adapters change with time, but while I like Apple because they are so reliable and their customer service is top notch, the cost to buy their adapters & equipment can be freaking insane sometimes. Now what to do with all those adapters that I still have for the iPad 3? Getting back to this Adapter --->If you're going to buy it, catch it when it's on sale for $40 or less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Severely overpriced, but it works

    Posted
    Tlingit
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    At the time I bought this, I also bought a 3rd party adapter on Amazon that was less than half the price of the Apple Lightning to HDMI adapter so I could compare them. The first thing we noticed is that the 3rd party adapter had a substantially poorer picture quality on a 4K TV. Next, I tried both adapters running Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Prime TV, and the Xfinity TV app on my iPad Pro, and running them to a 4K TV. All of these streaming video apps worked with the Apple adapter except for the Xfinity app. None of them worked with the 3rd party adapter, it only worked with showing the iOS home screen, regular apps that don't stream video like Keynote and PowerPoint, and with iOS Safari. I think it is a shameless rip off that Apple even requires this adapter and won't put sensible ports on their iOS devices. And I think Apple severely overcharges for the adapter. But it does work, and works with everything I tried except for Xfinity TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but works

    Posted
    teaman99
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    The price point is a killer for what you get. But it does seem to work. I bought it to connect my iPhone/ipad to an HDMI cord to plug into a projection screen. I can't really speak to any issues of picture degradation (because the picture quality is a function of the projection more than anything, I think), but, having said that, it looks good to me. The only tiny issue is that my directv app does not work in conjunction with this. When I read up on the issue, I think that may be an issue with Directv intentionally NOT making it compatible to thwart piracy or something. And it DID work with the old DirecTV app before I had to update the app, so probably some truth to that. Haven't figured out a workaround yet. But Netflix and Youtube work with it. Don't have Hulu, so haven't tried that. (beware if you try buying a cheaper knockoff of this, because the knockoffs sometimes don't work with the streamers).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent presentation device, charges too!

    Posted
    msawyer91
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Have you ever been in a position of wanting to give a presentation with your iPad, but weren't really sure how to make it work? Then this Apple Lightning Digital A/V adapter is your answer. Just plug it in to your iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch), connect to an HDMI monitor or TV and you'e instantly got output to that device. I use both Keynote and PowerPoint, and this adapter makes it easy to deliver a presentation. It's much more convenient to deliver the presentation from my iPad, rather than carrying around a laptop. I just tuck the adapter in my pocket, and when I'm ready to present, just plug it in. No waiting for a laptop to boot up. Plug it in, and instant presentation. I've found the adapter also transmits sound, so you can watch movies from your iPad on a TV--very handy for traveling! I also bought the VGA version of this same cable, since some conference rooms I go to don't have HDMI hookups. This one doesn't transfer sound, as VGA isn't sound capable, but handy nonetheless for presentations. The last thing I like is that the adapter includes a Lightning adapter next to the HDMI port, which can be used to charge the iPad while presenting. This is very handy for long presentations and movies, or just in case you forgot to charge and the battery was low.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ipad On TV Great

    Posted
    CoffeeAddict
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    Another awesome practical easy setup Apple Accessory. Now I can have full function to see whatever is on my iPad and iPod . That means pictures, Emails, and all App functions . For example I have a security video monitor app. Now I can see all eight of my Live feed cameras simultaneously on my 82 inch Samsung TV; without having eye strain. This product will also work with most of the Apple iPhone series that are Lightning Cable compatible. It is recommended that you use an Apple AC adapter to Lightning cable power source rather than getting the power from the USB ports on the back of TV. Some TV models the USB power does not have adequate amperage output. The volts will all be the same. You can try taking the power from the USB port from TV and if you don't have any problems then don't worry about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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