• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Bose SoundDock.

    I would remove a star for price, because this little gadget is totally overpriced but it works. Saved me from having to buy a new SoundDock (I have the old Series II). I tried buying a knockoff and should have saved my 15 bucks because that POS did not transfer audio. I don't really understand why the ratings are so low on this thing. I can see how it would not be super sturdy, but I got a stabilizing piece (called the Lightning Adapter Support from Ruark - works perfectly!) and they work in conjunction. Now I don't have to spend a bunch of money for a new sound dock! :)

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    I needed an adaptor for my radio and I was very sceptical about this product because of all the bad reviews, but my iphone doesn't have a hard case, so there was no problem making it work as promises. So, the product works fine.

    But I find the price too high for what it is. Should be a $15 gadget...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Great

    I purchased one of these adaptors some time again to suit my alarm/clock radio so that I can wake to my music. I have found that it does an excellent job with no faults at all. I strongly recommend this for anyone that that require a different type of adaptor for the older ipods.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work if your iPhone 5 has a cover!!!

    The length of the lightning adapter is too short if you have a cover with your iPhone.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you have an AUDI Music Interface this one works

    I lot of people moan about the cost of these.

    I have found the cheap Ebay fake ones only last a couple of months before failing. This one is in my car and has still not failed after 2 years of use.

    The reason it is expensive is because there in some A to D circuitry inside. I have an AUDI with the old style iPhone type lead attached to the stereo. This is the only adapt that will work with the stereo. All the fake ones do nothing. I don't know what other cars are like, but I was more than happy with the price when I found out it could be used in my car.

    The fake ones are OK for charging and using in USB stereo inputs.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A good choice for me

    Worked with my Bose sound dock using new iPod nano and iPhone 6. Very happy with purchase and the fact that I can still use accessories that I bought before the lightning upgrade.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with any case

    As many have already said, it is POORLY designed as it doesn't work with any case anyone buys to protect their $800 phone. If only Apple knew a thing about design...

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars not an option: 30 pin to Lightning

    I bought the small corded 30-pin to lightning as I noticed that the port plug on my Lifeproof case was pretty slim. The standard charging lightning plug works fine, so I figured this old/new adaptor would do the trick for my car and motorcycle systems. Mistake!!! The fitment is fine while using the case so that is not the issue. They will both allow charging of the phone, and you can "hear" that it is connecting through the speakers, but there is no audio support.

    Apple has gone down the road of too many changes, while not maintaining the level of product quality.

    SO I am left with two choices: Return the iPhone 6 and keep my perfectly functional 4S, or carry around a phone that works, and the iPhone4 for just audio purposes. Neither sounds like a particularly great plan to me.

    I have been a avid Apple user - Mac, iPods, Nanos, iPhone4, 5, 5s 6 and now I am wondering if the lack of direction and "holding users hostage to their whimsical changes is really worth the troubles.

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I think this a nice adapter

    Many people are saying this does not work if you have case on your phone and giving it a bad review but they should look at the pictures.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flaky and No Other Choices Out There

    I recently upgraded to an iPhone6 so I had to use one of these adapters to continue using my phone, maps and music in the car with a Kensington 2 in 1 charger/aux cable (which is a great product by the way). The adapter worked great for two weeks then one day just suddenly wouldn't pass an audio signal. It still charged the phone but when connected, audio would only come out of the iPhone's speaker. I tried the adapter on an older Bose speaker dock and the same thing happened there, so I know it has nothing to do with the car's aux interface or the Kensington cable.

    I bought another adapter and it works fine in both, the car and the Bose dock just like the first one did... but I am on pins and needles wondering how long this one will last because the first one just stopped working without any prior sign of malfunction or abuse, and evidently Apple doesn't support using other 3rd party cables as solutions. And in reading other reviews, it seems others have similar experiences without any alternatives either.

    Really wish Apple would at least offer free, no questions asked exchanges on proven bad adapters since they changed the 30 pin interface at everyone's expense in the first place and don't support using 3rd party cables. In contrast, the Kensington product is fantastic. Had it for years and it worked with all of my iPhones without a hitch - up until now, where I'm forced to put an adapter in the signal chain. Making quality cables and adapters can be done. And at $30, more than twice the price of what a 3rd party would sell their own for, shouldn't we at least expect a better quality product??

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A terrible product.

    I bought this about a year ago for my new ipod so I could listen to music through my alarm clock/jack. The adaptor stopped working completely three months after I bought it. It did start to work again, but now it works only intermittently, sometimes not even responding. I have to take the ipod on and off to make it work. The employee said it would work well. This product is not worth $30.

    Additionally, my ipod does not sit centered on the adaptor, it is only halfway on, due to the location of the adaptor plug.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought this adapter to connect my new iPhone 6 to my Bluetooth cables in my car. I have found that the connection is extremely bad as it is constantly coming out causing the phone to disconnect and interrupting music, recharging, etc. There is definitely a design fault here. I went into an Apple store on Friday to exchange the device and checked the new one which was exactly the same. The connection is not tight enough.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit

    If you have any type of mobile cover. you won't be able to plug it in.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile, mine broke... twice!

    I've had 2 of these now and the same thing has happened... after 1-2 months use the lightening plug part pulled out of the adapter.
    First time I thought it was me handling it too roughly so took more care with the 2nd... When it went, I suspect there's a design fault.
    Shame really as it should have been a good solution for those who have a mix of old & new devices and various chargers/docks strewn around their house/work/car!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It really does work!

    I think a lot of these reviews must be old. It clearly states on the box and in all Apple's descriptions, that this adapter does not work with video. The adapter is also very thin so works well with the Ted Baker case I have on my iPhone 5. And finally, after trying a cheap imitation that only provided power, this works brilliantly with my Logitech docking station and now I have really good sound back again.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    same issue

    Needed this adapter to stream music in my 2014 BMW. Streaming worked great without my iPhone 5 life-case!!!

    Really???????? I just bought something that makes me have to remove my case to listen to my music?????

    Send me an extension please!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hey inventors!!

    iPhone 6 Plus, slim case. The plastic adapter is too wide to allow for a snug fit to the phone with the case on. The pin shaft is too short. An easy fix if someone were inclined to go on Shark Tank. LOL! I'll be waiting..

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Capabilities. Not Worth the Money!

    I purchased the adapter to work with the Apple Camera Connecter kit. The connector kit provides a USB plug and a SD card plug. It works great for transferring photos from the SD card plug, but the adapter does not support the USB plug. Therefore if your camera uses a card size other than a SD, this adapter will not work. I am returning the adapter and looking for another option...if one exists...to temporarily store photos on my iPad Air when I travel.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Designed

    Very poorly designed! It will not work if you have your iPad in a case. The 8 pin connector is not long enough to make contact with the electrodes in the iPad because of the extra thickness of the case.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, fragile, no other choice

    The adapter is bulky and hangs off the edge of the iPad Air in a fragile manner. I'm afraid I'm going to damage my iPad. It doesn't work when a case is one the iPad, and I'm afraid I'm going to damage my iPad without a case on it. Unfortunately, have no other choice cause Traktor DJ with a Z1 controller requires the 30pin to Lightning adapter.

    Poor design.

    15 of 16 people found this useful