• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive, but well worth the money!

    Purchased this adapter to connect my new iPhone 5 to my car radio system. Works perfectly, and the sound appears better now than it did from my old iPhone.
    Take it from me, don't bother with those cheap 'copy' items sold elsewhere, if you want to connect your iPhone 5 to any audio device which only has the 30-pin plug, then this is the adapter to buy!

    PS. Remember that if your iPhone 5 is in a case, you will either need to modify it, or replace it with one that has a larger slot to accept the width of this adapter.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a con ! and really poor design

    I bought into Apple because it was functionally great and very cool. The new port connection destroys this ! Why change a winning format ?

    I recently invested in all the docking stations around the house including Crestron docks..............and now in order to upgrade my Apple kit I have to buy this ???? !
    And let's not forget the need for different charging connections for the iPad mini, iPhone 4 & 5 and iPad1 & 2. I can't just connect to recharge around the house like I used to.

    And don't get me started on the bespoke connection in my car that does not allow space for the adaptor.

    As for the new connection, who thought this was a smart idea to have something so flimsy ? It clearly won't sustainably support the phone !

    And should I in future invest in new systems with docking formats if I can't trust Apple not to change it in future? Seems like the sales of sound docks are also going to get hit. Instead, why not just buy a double jack cable and connect by Aux.

    Terrible idea and frankly I'm cynical that it is just a money spinner for Apple. My trust in the firm is destroyed and my appreciation of Apple design badly dented.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    FRUSTRATING!!!!!

    I purchased this to play my new iPod Nano in my car after my Ipod Classic died on me. Fiddly to fit on 30 pin connector in car but couldn't attach my Nano to it due to position and space in glove box. Not happy but using in the home with my JBL speakers which works fine for audio but does not charge! FRUSTRATING. May return as expensive for not doing the job I wanted it to and only half the job when I'm using it at home.
    It's cheaper to purchase a new iPod with 30 pin connector from EBay!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless!

    I had this adapter for a week. It broke within the week, did not charge my phone, did not play music through my iPhone 4 cable nor did it connect my phone to my laptop.

    My advice is to buy a iPhone 5 USB cable, cheaper and more reliable!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I want to

    After having read negative reviews, regarding this product, I was a bit dubious about getting one, but the guy in the shop convinced me it would work as I wanted it to.

    I plugged it into the 30pin lead on my car stereo & lo & behold my sound system plays the music from my iPhone 5 & charges it, just like it did with my iPhone 4. Happy days

    As per the fitting while the phone is in a case, fortunately my phone cover is open at the bottom so the jack plug, charging port & speaker holes are exposed. This in turn means this adaptor fits snugly even while the phone is in the protective cover. I can understand that this product wouldn't fit if the protective cover was an all over one.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Help !

    After reading some of the reviews, about this product. I bought two, (very cheaply from ebay!) however when I plugged in iphone 5 nothing happened, ebay sent another, incase it was faulty, but it still didn't work. So I have just purchased a new speaker docking station which is for ipads, iphones and ipods, but still no music comes from the docking station ? (trying all 3 adapters) I'm wondering why it works for some and not others ? Have resorted to the standard 3.5mm jack cable, but would be nice to use the docking station as is intended. Pls Help !!

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    Mainly needed this for audio in the car and docking station, does the job for both so I'm very pleased with my purchase....I imagine some of the negative reviews stem fro, people buying cheaper versions on other sites, which only support charging NOT audio!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need this for playing Nano in Mercedes

    This works perfectly if you want to play a Nano through the Mercedes media system. All the CD cover pictures, track info etc is as wanted, much better than using the USB cable and port.

    The price of the unit is truly ridiculous and adding P&P charges is an insult.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    Works fine on my ipad mini and ipad 4 both have protective covers on them I use mine to play music in the car.

    It does come up with a warning on the screen saying not charging but if you look at the battery icon it shows that it is charging.

    Yes it's expensive but their are other company's on the market selling them for less than five pounds.
    The question you have to ask yourself is do you want to risk damaging your expensive Apple Product using them?.

    I know I don't.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning adapter (the apple rip off scheme)

    Like so many other people's reviews i have recently read I too bought the iPhone 5 adapter as assumed i could use my docking station on my very expensive Hi-Fi system only to find out (no surprise) apple have ripped everyone off again. I have to give this product at least 1 star but in my opinion i wouldn't even give it that!!!

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but expensive

    The thing it's self if good and reliable but is expensive for how tiny it really is

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother!

    Whether it's the official one or a cheap one they do not work!!! Annoyed with Apple that they expect us to fork out for a new generation ipod to find that the adapters don't work on most docking stations. I have resorted to using Auxiliary on all three of my ipod docking speakers it's the only way around it unless you have the money to fork out for a new ones.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!!

    I had previously bought a Bose sound dock when I originally owed an Apple iPhone 4, but when upgrading to an i5 I could no longer dock my phone. I had read previous reviews and was very skeptical about purchasing this product. After a long period of missing my listening to my music I decided to bite the bullet as it were and was over the moon.
    All the features of my dock work perfectly including the remote and I was very pleased. I highly recommend this adapter.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    cant even play music through the dock with this adapter only charges my iphone a ipad so rubbish now i have to buy a new dock.

    71 of 77 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but a rip off.

    Great, product and works 100% with my Parrot MKi9200 hands free kit so I can play, charge, select music, browse contacts etc just as I did with previous generations of the iPhone. However, it makes the connection flimsy and I am a little worried it may break at some point.

    Massively over priced, i think an RRP of £14.99 would still be steep but I would be much more likely to buy another if they were that sort of money.

    Overall I am happy with the purchase but do think it is too much money.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didnt do what I was told it would - useless

    I bought one of these very expensive adapters for my Ipad as I already had a 30pin VGA adapter. I specifically asked the guy that sold me it if it would work for video and he told me it would - well guess what - it does not.
    Unfortunately I bought it at Barcelona Airport on my way home so no chance to return it. No use to me at all!

    48 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPod

    I got one of these they ain't very good put it on my dock & it's not playing music from the dock only from the iPod 5th not happy

    52 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy!

    I bought this because i wanted to listen to my music on my docking station, as the connection holes are different i needed to buy this, so i did and although it charges my ipod it doesn't play music through the speakers. I am disgusted especially because of the price of it!

    361 of 371 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    This is a big waste of money. Would not work on my car stereo. When put into a docking station it will play music through but will not charge. So its cheaper to buy a 3.5mm cable to play your music

    49 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio but doesn't charge

    Bought the new Nano with this adapter for my daughter. The Nano ran out of battery as the adapter only allows audio and no charging on her Logic 3 I-station. What a waste of money, Products should be fully compatible, especially a straight forward adapter at hefty cost of £25. It feels like fraud.

    It does work with my Denon Ipod dock so I know the adapter is working and the fault is in the design.

    49 of 56 people found this useful