How many of these add-ons do you have for Apple's tablet, and what does that say about you?
Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter and Apple Component AV Cable
It doesn't sound crazy to want to display video or presentations -- or simply the screen so that you can use a wireless keyboard and a monitor with your iPad as you would with a laptop. What's crazy is that Apple has blocked most apps from sending out video. It makes sense for some content, given that Steve Jobs is also the largest shareholder of Disney stock: The iPad won't play movies and TV shows downloaded from iTunes because it's licensed only for device-screen display. But the fact that Apple's Keynote can show slideshows but competing apps like Quickoffice and Documents to Go can't -- that's crazy control freakishness. Until any app except those showing rights-managed content are allowed to output their screens via these two video connectors ($29 and $49, respectively), save your money.
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