• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorta works

    • Written by from Richfield

    I bought this to use with 30 pin cables I already have to connect a iPad mini. I have the Apple iPad mini Smart Case and I have to remove the iPad mini from the case in order to use this adapter The plug casing is too large to go into the case. Other cables I have are fine, the USB to Lightning cable that came with the iPad mini and the SD card reader with lightning, both work with the case. The cable needs to be re-designed with a smaller lighting connector and Apple needs to make it right with those that wish to exchange for the correct cable. Apple stuff should be compatible with other Apple stuff.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was a lil worried after the reviews, but it works fine for me me...

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    Primary reason I bought this was to see if the iPad camera connection kit I just picked up last fall for my iPad 3 would work on my iPad mini w/retina I just bought---any other uses were just icing on the cake. I have a Nikon D5200 and both adapters in the kit (the SD card reader and USB adapter) work just fine---USB connection has issues if the battery on the camera itself is running low but otherwise works great.

    Next, got down to trying it on everything else in the house…late model Samsung home theater receiver w/iPod dock (bought it waaay back when the iPod w/video first came out), and my Sony Dream Machine clock radio w/docking station I bought 3-4 yrs ago. Both the iPad mini AND my iPhone 5s work great on these "senior" devices. Aaaaaalmost bought the version of this adapter that's just the connector without the cable extension---glad I didn't so I could ensure everything had room to plug in and seat correctly. Not as slick-looking, but in this case I preferred function & versatility over form.

    My car has Bluetooth and USB interfaces to connect music devices rather than an iPod-specific connection, so had no chance to try this cable there. Guess I can try it with rental cars when I travel but with all the alternate ways you can connect iPods/Phones to car stereos, this wasn't a big personal concern of mine.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VW iPod convertor

    • Written by from Wolverhampton

    This works in my 07 VW golf to convert my iPod connector in my arm rest to play music via my radio. I have an iPod gen 5. Is expensive but it is just the right size for my car.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible !

    • Written by

    Ive gone threw atleast 5 chargers in my house and so has my mom . All of the expensive chargers stoped working . The only one that works is a cheap one i bought for 5$ . The cubes also are bad working. Apple needs to fix this. Or i wont buy anymore apple products

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What are you doing Apple?

    • Written by from Tucson

    I have one of these and the longer extension as well, also my oem cable that came with my phone. Since the last update none of them work in my cars, pc's, or docks. I can only charge my iphone 5s now with it plugged into the wall. Was this done just to prevent the use of aftermarket cables? And now we all suffer even if we paid high retail cost for nothing! My entire family has iphones and so do all of my employees and everyone is having the same issue. My upgrades are here and the iPhone was on the list and has been for many years. We will now be looking at other devices, tired of the games.I searched and found that this is a epidemic.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly in my Audi Q5 with MMI.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Wanted the cable to interface with my audio system in my 2012 Audi Q5, and this cable does the job.

    I'm going to take it with me when I'm traveling (frequently) as pretty much every hotel alarm clock has the 30 pin plug.

    Just deducting a star for the extortionate price. For what this is it really should be $19 maximum. It's a shame how horribly we're gouged as Apple consumers.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Well it connects sort of

    • Written by from Bubwith

    I have a Roland keyboard and I want to use it to input to Garage Band, not realising it has a USB midi port I used the 5 pin ones with an adapter to get to a 30pin and then via the apple 30pin to lightning. Well guess what -it worked, but only with IRig's app not GB. Apple have suggested trying the camera adapter, but reading here it doesn't look too promising. I think I'll contact Roland, May have a better chance of success?

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works nicely

    • Written by from Leesburg

    After reading some of the reviews, I was more than a little wary. I presumed that Apple would take it back, if it didn't connect my iPhone 5S to the old 4S connector on the top of my iHome radio. That radio has nice sound playing my own iPhone music or playing my Classical SiriusXM channels "Pop" or "Symphony" music.
    It works well.
    I would like to have had another 18-20 inches for the price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Toronto

    Was a reliable product and worked as advertised with all of my 30 pin connectors. Since installing IOS 7, the adapter will only work for audio, and not charging. Regardless of its performance, I feel ripped off paying $50 for an adapter.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really awesome product for the Bose Sounddock II

    • Written by from voorhees

    I recently bought this product for my iPhone 5s because I have a Bose souddock II product made for the 4S, when I found out that the iPhone 5, 5S, & 5C upgraded to the lighting port, I decided to get this "Lighting to 30-pin adapter"... if you have a speaker product that doesn't match the 5S product, then this "lighting to 30-pin adapter is for YOU!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgraceful quality!

    • Written by from Bircham

    so i got my iPad mini at christmas and since then i have been through 10 lighting chargers! so thats around 2 chargers a month! if they were cheaper i wouldn't care as much as this but they are way too over priced and the thing is that once the chargers break i have to keep boost charging my iPad which is ruining the battery so i will now have to pay for a new battery and a new charger! where as the iPhone 4s charger i have had for around 4 years and haven't had a problem yet so well done apple you've really let me down!!!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Poole

    Does not work with any of my music devices that are 30 pin such as Bose or ruark

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 5

    • Written by from Manly

    Bought the adapter from the Apple Store in Hamburg but my iPhone 5 complains "This accessory is not supported by this device."
    Following the other reviews here, I will take it back to the store and ask for a replacement or return it, if no replacement works, which is really annoying.
    I have a lot of Apple products, and this adapter is the most disappointing one I ever had.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Alesis IO Dock

    • Written by from South Ockendon

    I bought this to connect my Alesis IO dock to the ipad Air, enabling charging and music pass-through (including midi).

    The cable seems to work fine but 20cm is too short to be practical in many instances. The price is frankly, outrageous.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, be aware of the fake ones!!!!

    • Written by from London

    Bought the same product from another online famous retailer and tried it on, was suspicious about the packaging to start off, there was no leaflet with instructions (in many other languages) and most importantly the 1 (one) year Limited Warranty for Accessory wasn't included (as it does with the original Apple product). Well I returned the fake one and bought the original from an Apple store, the VIDEO is not supported and it was clarified with a Apple personnel but AUDIO is definitely supported as I have tried and tested it on my car stereo and many other home appliances!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product that should be recalled

    • Written by from Chevy Chase

    I regret to report, but I must concur with negative ratings for this product. I have iPhone 5s, and got the message that this cable is not a recognized product.

    After reading all the negative reviews, I am surprised that this product is still available for sale and not recalled. Apple Geniuses were baffled at both stores I went to, and were unable to provide any explanation or fix for this problem. I have several older devices that I would like to use the adapter for, but at this time I guess it's not very likely.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed work with iPhone 5S 64GB from iPhone 4(s) adapter of car stereo

    • Written by from Rosmalen

    My autumn/fall 2013 new car came with a iPhone 4(s) adapter so I bought this item so I would not have to take the iPhone case of to connect (instead of using the other lightning to 30 pin adapter). It does not seem to work... :-( (even though it should be compatible with the iPhone 5S, according to Apple website).

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kia Soul ipod cable...it works with iphone 5s in Lifeproof case!!!

    • Written by from panama city

    2013 Kia Soul and iphone 5s, this works perfect with the factory cable that came with the car! All music is controllable through the steering wheel controls. This cable also fits perfect with the Lifeproof case on!

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 5s

    • Written by from Portland

    Tried multiple 30-pin cables and the adapter would always bring up the "cable not supported message" - this it totally bogus. Apple should not list the iPhone 5s as compatible with this adapter.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Half works on 2007 Audi with RNS-E iPod connection

    • Written by from London

    Was hoping this would work where all other converters have failed.
    Joy! - it did connect and I can play music through the Audi stereo, but unfortunately it won't charge.