• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good adaptor - too bad the pin is short

    • Written by from Nyborg

    I have a Philips night lamp whit the old 30 pin connector, so I got the adaptor for lightning, but when I place my iPhone 5s on the connector, it's to short due to my original leather case from Apple! So I have to take it off all the time not very cleaver made.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't last

    • Written by from Mt. Lake

    I got one right when I got my phone and at first it worked great for my old ihome but after a year and a half it has slowly stopped working so now I have to tilt it in ridiculous poisons just to charged my phone and hope I don't bump it or get a text or it will move then I have to start all over. Then I can't just buy any case because I don't want to take it off every night there was not very much consideration on cases. So in other words just buy new ihomes.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It work but very unreliable, bulky, buggy, and odd the thoughtless design!

    • Written by from Bethlehem

    I bought this since I first force to use it to connect to my Audi. I have to either slip out the phone case or completely take it out in order to plug this stupid design adapter in. At the time, I didn't see another overpriced adapter that apple made. It works, however, deserve 2 stars and my >20 years Apple fan is more and more impatient and ready to not be a fan if another stupid move the company make again. Sigh...

    Don't buy this if you put the phone in your case, or if your intend use on the move, it not worth the trouble, spent 10 more bucks get another one!.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connector still too short to work even w/ a slim case, June 2014

    • Written by from Greenwood Village

    Needed so that iPod Touch 5th generation (lightning connector) will dock with a CD/alarm/radio (30-pin).

    With a super-super-slim case on the iTouch, the iTouch appears to attach, but the lightning connector does not actually go in all the way, so its presence will not register at all, even to charge. But without a case the iTouch connected, synced and transferred the correct time to the clock, at first attempt and subsequently works well - it both charges and also plays through the clock's speakers.

    My concern is that since the jerry-rigged contraption now pokes up almost 8 inches vertically out of the dock, the lightning connector protrusion in the adapter is going to bend itself out of commission before too long due to the weight of the iTouch and the inevitable wear and tear of removing and replacing it.

    But we have shopped for three months locally, online and even on tv and could not find a CD/alarm/radio/iPlayer with a lightning connector in the dock or that came with a built-in adapter. And as my daughter has a ton of CDs and we don't want to spend hours putting them onto her iTouch, this is the best answer. The one we got came from HSN, btw, in case anyone else is looking for something similar.

    I am rather shocked that it's been years now that reviews have been posted here saying that the lightning connector is too short to work when an iProduct has a cover, and yet Apple still hasn't apparently lengthened it. It probably needs about 2-3mm to make it work. Don't they read? Don't they care? Shame on you, Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30pin adapter

    • Written by from Spring

    I brought to use with my Bose player, since it was recommended to me and I was told it would work with my iPhone 5. No such luck. Plays the music,but not very loud and does not charge the phone. Unfortunately I had already thrown the receipt away.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional charge adaptor, no audio for docks

    • Written by from London

    I have a couple of docks (both Sony) based on the 30 pin design, and I sure thought carefully beforehand. After all, Apple were promising this was not just 100% compatible but also fully digital.

    Fact is, NEITHER of my Sony docks accept audio OR controls from these adaptors.

    I don't mind changing minor tech for necessary upgrades, but at £30 this is a terrible adaptor. You're better off chancing one of the 3rd party options to at least get sound.

    However now I have to find tasty new docks!

    Conclusion: don't buy unless desperate.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with 5s case nor with 30-pin to HDMI adapter

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought the Lightning to 30-pin adapter to use my Iphone 5s in my car but I have to take off the case every time I want to connect it, the metal contact of the adapter is too short to fit with the case on. Additionally if you want to use it with the 30-pin to HDMI adapter you get a message that "this accessory is not supported by this iphone".

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hit and Miss

    • Written by from Weston-Super-Mare

    This adapter is definitely too expensive, it's fine for charging your phone but can be hit and miss if you want to play music. I found it won't play music on my Klipsch docking station but it does through the belkin in my car.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from AMERICAN CANYON

    Bought this to work with IPOD Touch 5th generation and my BOSE sound system. It will only produce the sound from the IPOD speaker not the sound system speakers . If you have the BOSE sound system with a DOC with the model number YDS-12 by Yamaha, this won't work. However, did try the APPLE 8 pin -30 pin Lightning adapter with the "CORD", this WORKS.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cant be used with a case

    • Written by from manchester

    Its works, but only if you take your 5s out of its case. I've even got an apple case but the connector is too short and doesn't take into account the extra 1mm width of the case.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening adapter

    • Written by from North Thoresby

    Bought this - expensive and only needed as Apple have change the phone again. I had a enhanced GPS Tom Tom car kit - due to the depth of this adapter this is now £100+ of obsolete equipment and have had to buy a screen mount to continue to use the Tom Tom app. Also as per other reviews you have to take the case off to use this which defeats the point of a case most of the time. Why oh Why cannot all mobile phones have a universal charging / docking socket - this is what all paying customers really want I believe.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why apple why!

    • Written by from st davids

    So this adapter does the job it specifies - however it is ridiculously short thus is you have a protection case around your phone you will have to remove this case to use the adapter. The perplexing issue I have is that you have managed to design the charger so it is compatible with casing, however on this item this has been disregarded. For £25 I would have expected an item that was more fit for purpose.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's make this easy...

    • Written by from Saluda

    Won't work with 95% of cases.
    Too expensive.
    Easy to lose, for the price.
    Apple could have done a little better.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money and far too expensive

    • Written by from Gillingham

    I bought this as I have just upgraded to an iPhone 5s from a 4s. The plan was to use this on my expensive Bose SoundDock Portable, but it's useless. You connect it and it shows that it is charging etc, but you check back 2 mins later and it's no longer connected. I have tried a friends Lightning adapter and have had the same results... I have also tried my adaptor on my brothers Bose equipment and the same disappointing results.
    The only thing I have found this works on is the car charger.
    Thanks Apple, I have now got to sell my SoundDock Portable and pay out for another expensive replacement.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5 adapter

    • Written by from Camberly

    My star rating is based on the price as I think that this product is much to expensive for what it is. Although it lets you use all of the old IPhone 4 chargers, it is the price that lets it down!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too expensive!!

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    it does what its meant to do but doesn't fit with a case on and is far too expensive

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work with smart case for iPad Mini

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    The case is too thick at the connector - it would not click in. Had to cut the case down - basically cut away the whole bottom from the speaker holes in.
    Otherwise it's a nice case. It would have worked with the smart cover that didn't cover the back.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the Cable!

    • Written by from LONDON

    I have just bought an iPad Air along with a Apple Smart Case. Since I have several Apple accessory devices I bought 2 30 pin adapters. The slot for the connecting cable is not large enough to allow the 30 pin connector to seat. I'm rather disappointed that Apple engineers made an error such as this. Now I will have to go out and spend another $60.00 or so for the short cable adaptors.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter collides with Apple's own iPhone 5c case

    • Written by from Arvada

    I bought this part to adapt my Nissan's 30 pin iPod audio system cable, which Nissan hasn't updated for Lightning. Works fine without the case, but Apple's own 5c case prevents the Lightning connection from snapping into place. My understanding is that non-Apple Lightning to 30 pin adapters do not pass audio, so it's very irritating to be having this issue with apparently no recourse. An inch of cable between the two connections would solve the problem! An unfortunate design oversight.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work With Any iPhone Case

    • Written by from Oak Park

    This adaptor needs to fit flush against the bottom of the phone, which means if you have a case, you need to remove it, and that can be difficult (especially with Apple's own leather iPhone 5s cases). Get a cord adaptor instead. You need a thin plug if you have a case. Otherwise, I am sure these work just fine.

    4 of 4 people found this useful