• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from Hatboro

    This adapter works GREAT for me!

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brought to use with the new Ipad and Ion piano apprentice.

    • Written by from Epsom

    I brought myself a new ipad and wanted to use it with the Ion Piano Apprentice. The new Ipad has a lightning connection and the Ion Apprentice has the old 30 pin connection. I asked apple online and they suggested this product, I wasn't sure at first if this would work as the piano lights up to the tutorial on the ipad. So I thought I would save a few quid and buy a cheap one online. But I found after testing it, it didn't work, at all. So I decided to just spend more and buy the apple £25 adapter.
    I was really happy that the Ion Piano Apprentice did work with the New Ipad with retina Display.
    Great product, I just think its very expensive for what it is.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from KOROPI

    I have an iPhone 4 and now an iPad mini, bought this to connect the mini to the Apple Composite Cable that is connected to my home stereo. Disappointed to find out that this connector does not have Video capability meaning I now cannot watch content on my iPad mini to my stereo or TV.

    Come on Apple, it should "just work". I would like to hear the reasoning behind leaving video out from its features...

    Apart from this, all other functions work fine

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only good for my car

    • Written by from oceanside

    I don't have a case or anything for my ipod nano so the charger fit fine. The adapter hooks up to my car perfectly and syncs and everything. The audio is great. The only thing it didn't work with is my iHome from like 4 years ago. I don't know why it doesn't work but I'm kind of disappointed that it doesn't play music from my iHome alarm clock.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from Essex

    Very good adapter but very expensive at a cost of £25.00.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For all the Case Complainers

    • Written by from Kelowna

    The 30 pin to lightening adaptor did not fit with my case either. So what did I do? I whittled my case with a jackknife and made it fit. It doesn't look the greatest, but its the bottom of the case so who ever sees that anyway? And if you want it to look perfect then go buy a new case that has more space on the bottom.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it's supposed to do.

    • Written by from Salinas

    What can I say? It's an adapter. It does not fit threw the case of my iPad mini. I'll have to either remove the case or try to modify it to accommodate the adapter. Other than that, the adapter works fine.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good.

    • Written by from Lewis Center

    It works very well. The only downside is the $30 cost. Other than that it works just fine!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Roslyn

    I bought this adaptor because I had 4, 30-pin cables already when I got my iPhone 5. This adaptor works exactly as needed. Allows me to sync to my desktop, charge with the wall outlet and control the iPhone via my car steering wheel controls through the USB port. I also have a Griffin black snap case on my phone and it does not block the adaptor. Saved me the trouble of wasting the old wires. Only problem is the price tag, it's about as big as a quarter and cost about $35 after taxes. Other than that it works perfectly.

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected!

    • Written by from Miami

    Pros: Charges very quickly. I like that the plug is smaller. I always felt the other one was too big even from the first time I purchased an iphone in 2009.

    Cons: Length of cable. I always thought they were too short anyway. Price: It's an apple product... they're overpriced in EVERYTHING.

    Comment: To those who blame the cable for not fitting with a phone-case.. How about blaming the case instead? The adapter is about as thin as it needs to be. It's the case-manufacturer who needs to work around the cable, not the other way around.

    34 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but it works!

    • Written by from Shelby Township

    Previously attempted to purchase an aftermarket substitute for the lightning adapter for the 30-pin plug for my trucks radio. Those products weren't recognized by the radio or my iPhone 5, but did provide charging and data transfer into a computer.

    After being unsuccessful with the cheaper option I decided to try the Apple branded lightning to 30-pin adapter. Without much expectation, it worked well beyond my expectation! The radio and iPhone instantly recognized the device providing a charge to my iPhone. An audio signal was provided from my iPhone to the radio and the radio controls worked for pausing songs, changing tracks, as well as rewinding and fast-forwarding (just like before the adapter using my previous iPhone 3G and 4.

    The adapter itself seems expensive, but it WORKS! I do not rest my iPhone right side up resting on the adapter for fear of the adapter breaking in the lightning port.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product!

    • Written by from Chula Vista

    I purchased this to mainly intergrate with my car stereo. It does what it's supposed to, and stays firmly in place. Its a high quality product. I have an Otter Box case, and like many the adapter did not fit correctly. It wasn't really a big deal. I used my Dremel and enlarged the opening just a bit. Now the adapter fits perfectly. I would have given it five stars, but I think it's a bit over priced.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hollywood

    I just upgraded from an iPhone 4 to a 5.
    I own a Bose Sounddock (from 7 years ago)- adapter works on it and can use my 5 to play music on it now.
    I own an Apple iPhone 4 dock- adapter works on it and I can still use it to charge my iPhone 5.
    My case is a SKECH and I do have to remove the bottom part but that is why SKECH cases rock because there is a bottom part to remove easily.
    Adapter work, works just fine, good buy for these type of items.
    But should be 19.99 at most.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Stated

    • Written by from East Grand Forks

    Overpriced gadget adapter! This adapter works as stated. I wanted it so I could continue to use my iHome Alarm Clock/Radio (love to wake up to a streaming radio station). It works with the audio, charging, and all other commands. It's built really well, just severely over priced. If half the price I would give it 5 stars and buy more!

    45 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as simple as people seem to think

    • Written by from Calne

    Considering how small this item is, it's quite a clever bit of kit. To convert a digital signal from Lightning into an analogue output like you find in the 30 pin connector means this has a DAC (Digital Audio Converter) inside it, and it sounds quite good as well. I've not found a DAC this cheap, let alone this small. Only trouble is it looks a little tacky. More colour options would be nice.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Wyoming

    Works great with the accessories I have (car dock, zeppelin air). Those that are complaining that it doesn't work with a case, of course it won't work with a case. Just look at the design. Apple never said it would work with cases so why do you expect it will is beyond me.

    18 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Serves a purpose, but costly

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    Bought this adapter to connect my iPhone 5 in the car. This adapter retains functionalities of the old while providing a new interface to connect to the iPhone 5. Despite early skeptics, I'm happy to report that it works with BMW's iDrive system. Steering wheel control works, and song information and playlists are still routed to the iDrive system just like it did previously. I feel like the adapter should've been sold at a much cheaper price point. $35 is asking a little much even for an adapter that works flawlessly.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, but works just fine

    • Written by from Briarcliff Manor

    Excellent fit, easy to use, small, light weight. A bit expensive, but, that is apple.

    50 of 67 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great dock convertor

    • Written by from Nottingham

    I used this to convert my JBL on stage iphone dock from 30 pin to lightning for my iphone5. The dock works exactly as it did before and the attachment to the phone is so firm I dont need to worry about the phone balancing.

    Works a treat

    Pity its not a little shorter

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Small and compact enough to stick in your wallet. The width of your 30-pin to USB cable. Easy to lose. Over-priced. Necessary if you have the iPhone 5 and need to connect to devices like docks and such. Did I mention over-priced?

    16 of 18 people found this useful