• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    The material just before the pin is so wide that it won't make the connection with the hard shell case I have for my iPhone. I would have to remove/replace the case every time -- what a pain.

    They should have made the Pin longer so if your phone is in a case, it still can make the connection.

    I have no problem with the one that came with the i5 but now I have to carry that one everywhere to get a charge. I wanted to use the adapter on my iMac connection as an alternate.

    Save your $$ and just use the one that came with the original packaging.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I have had this product for 3 months now and I love it. I didn't have to buy a new docking station for my iPod ^_^ saved me some money buying this instead. plus when i want to get a new charger i don't have to pick and choose, I can get the one I like. It works just like it should. My charger works better with the adaptor than it did with out it. And it not fitting with a case that is normal with any charger or adaptor.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions very well

    Works very well. Not inconvenient at all.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of "truth in advertising" case

    Because I cannot submit this review with no star, so I have to give it 1 star. This adapter is totally useless. In the Apple Store ad it says " intelligent and ultracompact adapter to connect your 30-pin accessories to devices featuring the Lightning connector", but it does not say it does not work with any video accessories. Is this what Apple means by "intelligent"? I just wasted $29 for this useless adapter because I can only it for charging with an old 30-pin charger cable. What a joke! I love Apple products in general, but this one I should call it a shame!

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice adapter, but poor decision in the first place.

    I dislike apple's switch, primarily because of the purely digital signal coming from their new connector. I really wish they just would have stuck with the 30 pin, although significantly larger.

    But, the adapter. It is sturdy however not too visually appealing. On the device it looks like a growth. However it works and is much needed. As for the expense, considering it sports a Wolfson DAC and solid Apple branded construction, it is not as overpriced as many people claim it is.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin lightning adaptor

    I purchased 3 of these for vehicles and home,
    Won't charge IPhone 5 when placed in car cradle, or same thing in docking station, and when plugged into iPhone 4 cable in vehicle or on computer with iPad mini.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought this adaptor expecting to be able to use my VGA connector to give an important presentation, only to find it wasn't compatible. This was not stated anywhere on the box! (Or what it is compatible with for that matter). I therefore assumed it would work. A complete waste of money for me.

    31 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work for video

    I have a 30 pin to RCA A/V cable to can hook up the iPad/iPhone to the video system in our car and on older TV's. This cable worked great with our older iPad and iPhone that used the 30 pin connector. Now that we have upgraded to new devices, this lightning to 30 pin adaptor will not work for video. All we get is audio and no picture.

    45 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useable, but irritating

    It works perfectly well, but doesn't fit with a number of cases. Many iPhone 5 cases have pieces across the bottom so the wide adapter doesn't fit. I only have it in my car so its bearable, I just have to remove my case while I use it. Had I known beforehand I would have gotten the cord adapter. I recommend getting it instead if you plan on using it very often. Its $10 more, but I think worth not having to deal with your case every time you plug it in.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    It does the job of converting well. It's disappointing that it cannot be used with even the most slim of cases on the iPhone 5 so you must remove your case to charge, which is cumbersome. It's particularly disappointing considering the standard charger that comes with the iPhone 5 is able to connect with a case still on the phone so they just didn't follow through when they designed this adapter.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feel ripped off

    I feel ripped by buying this but I needed it. Very useful product but expensive

    57 of 64 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works just fine

    this adapter plays the music from my iPhone 5 on my JBL sound dock. It looks funny, and as the ad says, its analog audio, but it works just fine.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Great product! Allowed me to use my old docking station with my iPod 5. No problem whatsoever!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    I'm using this to connect an iPod Touch to two different iHome clock-radios, a wall charger, and a portable power pack. It works just fine with all of them. On both clock raids, the iPod both plays and charges. It is a little clunky having that extra connector, but I knew that going in.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I need

    Like many folk I wasn't particularly happy when I realised I wouldn't be able to use my phone on any of the 5 appliances I have. Initially I tried one of the "official" products off of a certain internet auction site and just got really frustrated when the only thing it did was sync and charged my phone.

    Thought I'd hold out a bit to see if apple dropped the price on this item but decided to bite the bullet and popped into the local apple shop and picked one of these up today (was re-assured by the lad in the shop who said they'd happily take it back if it didn't work), what can I say, should never have tried the alternative from the auction site, works in the car and all of the docks I have at home, really chuffed.

    I've only knocked it down a star due to the cost but hey-ho that's the world we live in today.

    It does exactly what I need it to do, great product.

    59 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what I need it too

    I lost the cable that came with my iPod Touch 5th gen so I got this adapter. I have like 10 30pin cables so the adapter is super helpful. A lot of people complained about it having issues with cases. That only applies if you have one that covers the bottom of the device. Overall it works great.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect to match with old 30pin docking systems

    Allows my iPhone 5 to work with my Logitech MM50 speakers and also - most importantly my Dension ICE Lite kit in my car.

    Sound transfers via the lightning connector and seems very good quality. I have tried cheaper alternatives from Ebay, but none seem to allow the sound out via the connector (they charge and no sound) so Apple Lightning to 30 pin is the only way.

    I think they should have included at least one with the iPhone to help existing (LOYAL) users!! However, Apple are Apple and realise we will buy the stuff anyway I guess.

    32 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but maybe not.

    Its really does what its meant to do well.

    With my lightning-built device plugged into this converter and then into my dock stereo, it plays out in a quality which i can't complain about.

    The only problem is, as you can imagine, with the length of the converter plus the increased length of the new device, a weight on the tilt is put on the stereo dock's head and the device.

    I ended up putting balled up pieces of tissue between the back of the device and the grove of the dock to have lighter slant lest damage is done with prolonged duration of stress damages either systems.

    And btw, i am referring to my latest gen iPod, which is real light. I cant imagine feeling alright with an iPhone 5 being stress out like this.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    charge and play music@ the same time

    So i have an Ihome and i recently got the iphone5. what is the used of having the iphone 5 if i have the 30 pins. so i got the the lighting adapterfor it and after reviewing what people wrote saying that it didnt work i was disappointed but still got it anyways and take the chance.. if anything it can be my charger.. but it charge and play music at the same time. so i am very happy and just go for it.

    36 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    glad it works!

    Having read a number of reviews on this item I was anxious as to whether it would work with my docking station. I did speak to someone at Apple and they said that the adapter doesn't work with all manufacturers but that they couldn't tell me which ones! Thankfully it does work on my Red DAB radio!

    I do have to agree with other reviewers that it only being available in white is a bit rubbish! Most docking stations are black/chrome and as such when I bought my new ipod, I chose slate so that it would go with my existing docking station, but as Apple had changed the connector I needed an adapter. With the adapter fitted, the docking station and ipod combo looks a bit stupid - as though there is a bit of lego connecting them!! But at least it plays!

    And, as othe reviewers have said the £25 plus £4 postage I think is pretty steep for this tiny little thing! It feels a bit of rip off really - it should come as part of the package when you buy a new ipod.

    42 of 44 people found this useful