• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio but doesn't charge

    • Written by from Leigh on Sea

    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.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works with device facing backwards. Doesn't allow charging.

    • Written by from Happy Camp

    My stepmother and I both have the same problem with this. She has an iPhone 4s and I have a 7th-generation iPod nano. With two different adapters and two different Bose docking systems, we each can only reliably get this to work with our devices facing backwards! Occasionally, if we're lucky, it will work for a while with the device facing forward. It's weird, because I thought the great thing about the lightning adapter was that it was symmetrical. For the price, I'd hoped this would work right.

    Further, the Bose docking station will not charge our devices using this adapter. Geez, Apple! Whatever happened to "it just works"?

    50 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way to make something that is pretty much useless with a case

    • Written by from Ladera Ranch

    Since everyone uses a case, I'm a bit baffled why this adapter was built the way it was. The pin connector inst long enough to fit into the phone with a case on. Complete lack of forethought by whomever built this and approved it for the product.

    Bottom line, don't waste your money. On a side note, the 30 PIN connector to Lightning cable isn't much better. Still thicker than the USB one and wont fit most cases. Departments over there should communicate better and make things standard sizes.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with cases

    • Written by from Boston

    I literally have to remove the iPhone from its case every time I want to charge or sync it using this adapter. Huge design flaw.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    glad it works!

    • Written by from Northallerton

    Having read a number of reviews on this item I was anxious as to whether it would work with my docking station. I did speak to someone at Apple and they said that the adapter doesn't work with all manufacturers but that they couldn't tell me which ones! Thankfully it does work on my Red DAB radio!

    I do have to agree with other reviewers that it only being available in white is a bit rubbish! Most docking stations are black/chrome and as such when I bought my new ipod, I chose slate so that it would go with my existing docking station, but as Apple had changed the connector I needed an adapter. With the adapter fitted, the docking station and ipod combo looks a bit stupid - as though there is a bit of lego connecting them!! But at least it plays!

    And, as othe reviewers have said the £25 plus £4 postage I think is pretty steep for this tiny little thing! It feels a bit of rip off really - it should come as part of the package when you buy a new ipod.

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Miss on Video

    • Written by from Horsham

    No Video Out is a huge miss. New technology should NOT go backward. Unforunately with no solution to connect to 100% of car stereo installations that have a video presence is a BACKWARDS movement. A huge miss, I'm afraid.

    46 of 55 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit new cases for iphone

    • Written by from Hattiesburg

    The adapter works, but only if you don't have a case on. The lightning adapter part is too short to fit into most cases on iPhone, therefore making it useless unless you want to remove your case each time you want to charge/sync. Poorly designed, which is unusual for Apple.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin Adaptor

    • Written by from Houston

    Don't get it. I bought an iPad mini for my videos and got the adaptor to view my videos. Got it at an Apple store where they told me it would work with my videos. Big disappointment!!! Will be visiting Apple.

    44 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short...

    • Written by from Hickory

    It was money blown away and it was not cheap! It will not reach if your iPhone5 has a case!

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a rip off!

    • Written by from Surbiton

    Poor show, Apple - after 20 years loyalty to your products, I was very disappointed when you decided to change the connection with the advent of iPhone 5, making it incompatible with my expensive Bose sound dock. Then you offer your customers this extremely poorly designed adaptor at a ridiculously high price. Stop taking us for granted.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with B&W Zeppelin mini

    • Written by from Frederiksberg

    I bought this, so I could continue using my Zeppelin mini iPhone dock. It does not however work like it says. It charges the iPhone, but the audio doesn't go through the adaptor. It just plays through the iPhone speakers. Really a shame, since my pretty expensive dock is under 1 year old.

    46 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and doesn't function using iPhone 4 accessories & connections

    • Written by from Aurora

    Suggest you make sure this works for your connection needs before you drop $30 on it.
    OK - first, the design is terrible; I bought a very small protective case (the Speck CandyShell Grip - a great case BTW) for the IPhone 5; it has a large opening for the connector but the lightning pin isn't long enough to fit all the way into the phone. Just a bad design from Apple.
    But more troubling is that cords / connections / accessories that work with our other ipods and iphones (v4) don't all work the same with this connector attached to an iPhone 5. Chargers don't charge the iphone 5...connectivity to my car's iPhone connector (Nissan Maxima) doesn't work the same as the iPhone 4 and iPods (now it won't charge the iPhone 5, music controls don't work properly, etc.). Using this connector for the iPhone 5 connecting to a Bose Soundstation results in a very wobbly connection - it lost connection to the Bose frequently, sound cut out, and the left speaker never worked (this Bose still works great with all other ipods, ipod touches and iphone 4's (and they are also running ios 6). I tested this connected to my Pioneer Receiver (which has an iPod connection builtin) - this seemed to work perfect. Still have to test the car connection for our Honda Pilot and Honda Fit.

    Overall - Caveat Emptor!!!!!!

    56 of 77 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didnt do what I was told it would - useless

    • Written by from goring

    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!

    43 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Kew Gardens

    I bought one of these to enable me to connect my new iPhone 5 to the 30-pin connector on my Sony clock radio dock. I have a very ordinary snap on case to protect my iPhone. Whoever designed this adapter forgot that most people protect their phones with cases. The lightening pin is much too short to accommodate the case, so it's a $29 piece of useless plastic for me. The cord version works fine, but is a less than elegant solution as I now have to find a way to rest my iPhone on the nightstand instead of it being properly propped up on the dock itself. Very poor design, Apple!

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not charging

    • Written by from Blaine

    I bought this so I can use my Belkin car player with my new Nano. It plays fine but does not charge. The Player worked just fine with my previous generation of Nano. But when I use the lightning to 30 pin adapter the nano does not charge and really loses charge very fast. In a trip of less than one hour the Nano says it is less than 50% battery life!

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work for video

    • Written by from Mahomet

    I have a 30 pin to RCA A/V cable to can hook up the iPad/iPhone to the video system in our car and on older TV's. This cable worked great with our older iPad and iPhone that used the 30 pin connector. Now that we have upgraded to new devices, this lightning to 30 pin adaptor will not work for video. All we get is audio and no picture.

    45 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Must remove case to use

    • Written by from Mount Vernon

    you have to remove the iPhone from the case to use this adapter. very inconvenient. and in my opinion, the adapter is too costly.

    36 of 39 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from el paso

    I also have a case and it didnt connect with the adapter. When I removed the case and plugged it into my clock radio port, it was flimsy and moved easily. I suspect it would break the radio or adapter in time.

    38 of 43 people found this useful