• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge the iPod in a Scion XB

    • Written by from Overland Park

    I got this so I could play music from my iPhone in my Scion, as well as charge the iphone while on the road.

    This adapter plays the music OK, but doesn't charge the phone. Returning and will just buy a normal lightning car charger.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IPHONE 5 LIGHTNIN TO 30 PIN ADAPTER

    • Written by from DUNCRAIG

    I bought a cheap lightning to 30 pin adapter on Ebay and it plays music just great docks on my clock radio and plugs into a stereo with a 30 pin connection - LOOK FOR A CONVERTER WITH THE LIGHTING AND AUDIO PIN - my adapter doesn't allow my iphone to charge but it plays music just fine - don't even need to take off my case - ALL FOR $10!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just music no video

    • Written by from Tampa

    defeats its whole multi purpose

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More Information would be helpful

    • Written by from Bourbonnais

    I just got a new iPad. I already owned several 30 pin adaptors from my previous iPad. I thought that purchasing a Lightning to 30 pin adaptor would allow me to use the two video cables that I already owned. However, the adaptor does not support video! It would have been nice if Apple had put that information on the box. So much of what Apple does is great and I love Apple products. I just wish that they would find a way to help us avoid buying new accessories every time we upgrade!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    The only reason I bot this was to play music on 30 pin speakers. It's only charging. Why not just by a lightning bolt charger. It's just playing stupid.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge

    • Written by from Madrid

    It does synchronize information with the computer, but does not charge: through a computer the "not charging" message appears right away, while through a plug it does start charging, but after a couple of minutes the charger overheats and the "not charging" message is shown on screen (luckily it did not start a fire, since the charger did get incredibly hot)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bad enough I can't use any of my stereo or other systems but this simply does not work! I feel my IPhone 5 is a major step backward. I say this as a previous diehard Apple fan. Please find a solution that allows me to connect to my personal stereo system as well as Docks in hotels.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    el crapola

    • Written by from Calabasas

    when i use my ipod nano in my car, it plays but doesn't charge. I think this should have been half the cost -- since it only gives me half the functionality!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a con ! and really poor design

    • Written by from LONDON

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Horsham

    This only charges my iphone 5 on the docking station. It does not play audio. Now what do I do - buy the new Bose for iPhone? I don't think so!! Waste if money and waste of time. You advertise that it will do the job - yet it does no such thing!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless!

    • Written by from Herne Bay

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter that does not Adapt

    • Written by from Arlington

    I purchased the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter because my iPad Mini is the first product that I have owned with a Lightning connector. None of my Apple accessories and adapters that I use with my iPad (3rd Generation) will work with my iPad Mini, using the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. I prefer to connect my devices together with a hardwire connection, particularly HD video, rather than streaming. As a result, I find myself going back to my iPad (3rd Generation) because my iPad Mini is so limited due to the response it provides to everything I plug into it, using the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, "This iPad does not support this device." I should indicate that it will charge using the Adapter, but it will not sync.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont understand

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I don't understand why ppl can use this adaptor to charge BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T!! I took it back to apple store and they can't make it to charge my iphone 5 either. They ask me to buy the cable. If i could put 0 start i will, Thanks!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont charge when connected to cable, wont sync to dock

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    This seems pretty useless. It won't charge the phone when used with a 30 pin cable, but it will charge and not sync to an iPod dock. Feels very flimsy as well, which is surprising for a genuine Apple product.

    waste of money.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PURE GARBAGE!

    • Written by from Rimini

    I got an IPAD-mini and I use it for music purpose. It works with JUST a couple of devices. It costs really too much for a piece of plastic that is COMPLETELY USELESS!!!! This lightning connector is a HUGE pain in the a..

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked - for a short time

    • Written by from Hershey

    I bought this and it worked only for about 5 months. Then it stopped playing audio. Now it just charges only

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless...

    • Written by from Troy

    Doesn't support video, main reason why I bought it so we could watch movies from my iPad on our tv. We already have a iPad to hdmi adaptor, but this will not work with it!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Fallbrook

    I just got the iPhone 5 and I have a 30 pin cable in my bimmer. Thing cost me 150$ to install with the original sound system, so I came to the decision of just buying the adapter and using my phone to play music and hand down my iPod but to my surprise the adapter does NOT even play the audio. Charges my phone but doesn't play anything the only reason I bought this was for music from my phone. I was basically ripped off to charge my phone in the car when i could use the wall outlet charger almost anywhere! very disappointed apple very disappointed!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Fit

    • Written by from Novi

    This adapter will not work if you have any case where the lightning section is smaller than the 30 pin adapter length, if the bottom of your case is open you'll be ok but it's rare to have that in any case. The pin section won't fit up against your phone and therefore won't work. You're stuck with using the cable, taking your phone in/out of the case or not using your old 30 pin accessories anymore. Bad design!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE - Does NOT work on my IHome Radio/Clock + Case issues

    • Written by from Sterling Heights

    I purchased this to dock my iphone5 to my Ihome Radio/Clock (Model #iH5B) while at work. Does NOT CHARGE or PLAY MUSIC through my radio / clock. Waste of money. Also, I have an Otterbox communter and this DOES NOT FIT the case. I had to take a dremmel and shave some of the hard plastic off the case it order for it to fit... Now I have a "Modified" case where the dust cover wont close, and a useless adapter. Definitley returning this

    4 of 4 people found this useful