connecting iPad to a projector

jojoba

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I'm buying the connection lead I need next week. My question is, is this as straight forward as connecting a laptop? The reason why I ask is that I'm wondering if it's "safe" to go to conferences and do presentations just bringing my iPad. I know I can do any last minute edits on it, but of course I can't plug in a memory stick to transfer my power point to the conference room laptop, which is what I'd normally do. I guess I can go online and send the presentation to myself and open it on the conference laptop - I have 3G but sometimes wireless availability is a bit random where I go so I'm not sure I feel comfortable relying on that.

If you were me, would you go with just an iPad? Or is it safer to bring along my MBA, just in case?
 

Morrius

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Just use the adaptor, hook it up, and go. I've given multiple talks using just my iPad, including my doctoral candidacy exam. Keynote works just fine with projectors. Couldn't be easier.
 

jojoba

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Just use the adaptor, hook it up, and go. I've given multiple talks using just my iPad, including my doctoral candidacy exam. Keynote works just fine with projectors. Couldn't be easier.
That's definitely convincing. Thanks :)
 

St.kenshin

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“ hook it up, and go”.. yes it's easy.
When I got the VGA adapter for ipad I tested it on several projectors in our office. 1 worked well, 1 worked...half and 1 worked not..
I tried showing both Keynote and movies.
no need to mention the one working well.
the other one worked well with keynote, but for movie, it shows only 3/4 size of the screen on the wall.
I talked with a friend in IT, he said the one not work might because the projector was of very low resolution and the ipad out put was not supported.

So I guess maybe basically we need to confirm the resolution of both ipad and the projector MATCH and then things go smoothly ahead..?

I will not say it will work 100%. It looks cool and professional present with ipad, I think. Since you also mentioned there's a conference room laptop, for me I will also keep a backup in removal disk just in case.
 

jojoba

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“ hook it up, and go”.. yes it's easy.
When I got the VGA adapter for ipad I tested it on several projectors in our office. 1 worked well, 1 worked...half and 1 worked not..
I tried showing both Keynote and movies.
no need to mention the one working well.
the other one worked well with keynote, but for movie, it shows only 3/4 size of the screen on the wall.
I talked with a friend in IT, he said the one not work might because the projector was of very low resolution and the ipad out put was not supported.

So I guess maybe basically we need to confirm the resolution of both ipad and the projector MATCH and then things go smoothly ahead..?

I will not say it will work 100%. It looks cool and professional present with ipad, I think. Since you also mentioned there's a conference room laptop, for me I will also keep a backup in removal disk just in case.
Yes, that's kind of what I've been afraid of. The thing is that I usually make last minute edits to my presentations (especially if I'm co-presenting), so then transferring the latest version to e.g. a memory stick would still be an issue if I only brought my iPad.

Maybe I'll bring my MBA along at least for the first few times as a back up. It's not an issue when I'm home, but while travelling I guess I shouldn't go iPad only yet.