• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with slim covers.

    Contrary to the reviews I've seen, I have had no problem using this while having a cover on my iPhone 5. I use this adapter specifically so I may keep using my car XM Skydock (love it) with my iPhone 5 that I alternately use both an Elago Slim-Fit Case and Incase Span Case on. I have no problem whatsoever with the adapter fitting snugly.

    My only criticism is that I wish the adapter was a bit shorter.

    1650 of 2072 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    expensive for what you get

    Works fine with my Bose sound dock, but I cannot believe this piece of plastic and glue cost me $35. Wait for alternatives if you can.

    204 of 224 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Purchased (3) of these so I could continue to use my existing car charger, 30 pin connectors/chargers in the house because my family has multiple iPads and whoever designed this did not take into consideration any type of case, be it for the iPhone or the iPad.
    I'm usually very impressed with the thought put into anything that Apple designs but they sure missed the boat on this one.

    201 of 240 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    missed the boat

    as others have written about; this adapter fails to be compatible with most iphone 5 cases manufactured by well respecters companies. I had bought two of these adapters and had to return them as I didn't feel like cutting the opening of my case (iSKin in my case). They should have made the lighting tip longer to compensate for case thickness.
    Do yourself a favor and get the adapter with the cord. It actually looks less bulky and no case modifications needed.
    Lowering the price of these adapters wouldn't hurt either!

    187 of 217 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this adapter -- buy the one with the cord instead

    I have a speck case and the only way I could get this adapter to work was by removing it from my phone. Buy the adapter with the cord instead -- it works perfectly.

    178 of 196 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapters work fine for us

    We bought 6 of these...they work fine for us and we have the Ringke slim cases. If your case covers part of the speaker or headphone connector it may not work. I wish they came in black and white.

    77 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised for the most part.

    I have used this adapter with numerous chargers and docks. It works with all the chargers (car, wall, as well as external battery booster from Griffin) One of my older clock radios by iHome would not work properly - it would charge but the controls on the radio would not control the music functions on the phone. The adapter makes the phone much taller so some of the docks may not support it well. In some cases it looks like it will tip over any second. (That has not happened yet.) It works well with my case since my case has a large opening on the bottom. As with all models before 5, there are plenty of cases out there that will not work well with many docks or connectors. If the foot print of the adaptor were any smaller it would not work with any of the docks out there and I believe that is what Apple intended it for.

    69 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with my iPhone 5 and OtterBox case!

    I now can use my iPhone 5 with my various iHome devices. All my 30-pin cables for my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPods, iPads, and iPhone 3GS can be used with my iPhone 5 using this adapter.

    98 of 109 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy Happy Happy!!!

    When I received the IPHONE 5 I didn't realize that it would need a dock adapter...I first ordered thru Amazon (as they were cheaper) but a week later they refunded my money due to inability to "complete my order" - in other words, they didn't have the product! Fortunately I work down the street from an Apple store and when I called, they had the dock adapters...my concern was that would it hold secure - yes it does...other concern...my phone cover - I purchase covers where it does not block the connections to the adapter or headphones...I am a happy customer...

    75 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop complaining

    For those who are having a fit about the connector not working with a case, how do you expect them to make something that will work with every single case out there? They are all different! Stop being lazy and take the case off or buy more 8 pin connectors and come into this decade of apple products with the rest of the world!

    60 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what its does

    and thats what matters

    55 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really practical

    The only problem is the price, a little bit too high...but definitely super practical .

    66 of 75 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but ....

    As a converter to change an original Apple 30-pin charge/sync cable to Lightning it works well. At least until until you try to connect it to an iP5 in a case, then not so much.

    As a converter for dock-type 30-pin connectors it is sketchy. The plastic that surrounds the 30-pin connector to form the "socket" is thin-walled and flexible. Not very robust. For dock accessories without a rear support your iOS device wobbles precariously in space. The lightning connector has very little surface area to support and lock in. Under the weight of an iPad ... doubtful. Next gen docks (if any are released) will need to be substantially redesigned to properly support iOS products with Lightning connectors.

    What makes iPhones and iPads useable given that they don't have replaceable batteries is access to lots of charging options. You know if you use your iOS device heavily that recharge power is not optional. Access to 30-pin power was becoming almost ubiquitous. Now have to carry an adapter or length of cable around at all times, at least for the foreseeable future.

    My suggestion is to go with the 0.2m adapter because it will work with cases and won't stress your older docks or the Lightning connector on your new iOS device. The 0.2m cable isn't "Apple sleek" but it works.

    65 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't pass audio to my Sync in 2011 ford flex

    I bought one because I have a 5 and my wife has a 4s. That way if we wanted to listen to music on my phone I could just plug that in and use the same cable. It recognizes, charges, and lets me control it but no sound at all. It's not the phone if I put the regular cable in it works fine, but this adapter means no sound which makes it useless

    Also, it's really tiny. I think the picture is bigger on my iPad screen than it is.

    127 of 135 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's fine

    I use this with my SONY charger stand/alarm clock base (made for the iPhone 4/4s and iPod). I never have to take my case off--and it's a thick leather case. I'm not sure what kind of cases the users who reviewed this before me are using. To me, it sounds like they just needed to complain about something.

    62 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a quality solution- poor sound quality

    If you have a car and or sound accessory that used the 30 pin connection get ready for a reduced sound quality experience. From Apple I expected more and frankly for $30 it should work perfectly. Wasn't the idea to move to a better/ digital experience with thunderbolt connection? Also, my home JBL iphone accessory has a slight buzzing sound during playback.

    82 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for me

    I have the bumper case and the adapter works perfectly. A good buy.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    design not thought about

    Unusual for Apple the design of the adapter has not taken into account that most people put a protection case around there iPhone.All it needed was a step on the iPhone end to allow for the outer case thickness. To use the adapter the outer case has to be removed which is not only inconvenient but defeats the point of an outer case .

    1142 of 1335 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works

    I am puzzled by the reviews that state that the adapter doesn't work with iPhone 5 cases. I have an Otterbox Defender and there is no bigger heavier case out there and the adapter fits fine. Obviously, there must be some cases with this problem. If you like Speck cases and are having a problem, get the Speck Flip. This adapter does what it's supposed to do but it's radically overpriced. I recommend getting only the minimal number you need as eventually there should be cheaper alternatives made by other manufacturers.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good if you have an iPhone case on

    The adapter is small and nice, but the lightning end will not plug into the phone if you use any kind of iPhone case.

    35 of 40 people found this useful