• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Helpful but doesn't work with a case

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    it is helpful for the plug, but i can't use it when my iPod has a case on it, which is a disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3.5 stars

    • Written by from chula vista

    Bought this so I could play my new gen iPod in my car. I have the 2008 scion tx and it ce with an iPod port with a cable, but ever since apple changed from the 30pin, to the lightning connector, I was not able to play my iPod in my car anymore. (Thanks a lot apple for taking more money out my pocket). Anyways, I bought this and now I can play my iPod in my car..but the sucky part is, this connector doesn't charge my iPod. I thought it would since my 30pin that I connect this adapter to, used to/is able to charge my old iphone(4) and my old gen iPod (the ones before the stupid lightning plug). C'mon apple we pay good, hard earned money for your stuff, at least stop holding out on us. Geez. Anyways, 3.5 stars for this since I can now listen to my iPod in the car.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with ipad and ipod but .......

    • Written by from Adelaide

    I have a Philips Fidelio docking speaker. This adapter does what it is designed to do. I agree with others who commented that It is not a very stable connection especially with an ipad but it has saved me from having to buy another docking station.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but....

    • Written by from Goudhurst

    I bought this because I like to listen to the radio when I am running. Sadly Apple do not provide a radio which can be used when on the move so I have had to buy an accessory made by Roberts which is just the job. Sadly again these are no longer made and the fitting on my iPhone 5 is different from the iPhone 4. I bought this to convert the fitting but, like everyone else found that the case got in the way. I have therefore bought he wire which does the job and put this one on my dock. I am now running with , what feels like, metres of wire which is really really annoying.
    Why can't the radio be integrated like it is on my daughter's Samsung, it has cost nigh on £100 to add a decent radio

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nicely portable but doesn't fit with certain phone cases

    • Written by from Jamison

    This is great if you have no case on your phone, or if you have one that has a wide opening at the bottom to accommodate the width of the adapter. Otherwise, this particular adapter will not connect. This is also the case if your phone case is of the thicker more protective variety. There may be a chance it fits with very very thin cases, but I wouldn't risk it. Would probably be better off getting the adapter that has the long cord.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but at this price, should be perfect

    • Written by from Bury St Edmunds

    OK, first off, it does work! I have a 2011 Mk6 Golf and this connects to the 30 pin MDI cable and gives me the same 'full' media functionality I had with my 4S (note product says no video!).
    I have cut 2 stars, not because of the outrage of paying £30 for something that should be free or £10 at most, but because it still doesn't allow for the fact that most phones have a case on and you have to remove it for this adaptor to plug in. Oh, and it only comes in white. £30 and no colour choice, that is poor.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs refinement

    • Written by from Little Ferry

    This adapter works great, but Apple blew the physical design. As others have stated, it doesn't work with the vast majority of cases. All they had to do was to chamfer/bevel the lightning end of it so that the plug emulated the lightning cable's male end. If they had, this adapter would work with most cases. As it is, the long flat surface offers very little real support anyway - it only limits side-to-side movement and not front-to-back.

    The cable type adapter is a much smarter buy. Apple should make the price for that adapter the same as for this item and they would suffer much less criticism. Lord knows, it can't be more than a dollar difference to make it and I'm sure that the profit for both is quite high.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with case

    • Written by from Howell

    Just like everyone else has said, it doesn't work with a case. I even have the Apple case and it doesn't work.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Fit with iPhone Leather Case

    • Written by from Clackamas

    If you have a one of the new leather cases for the iPhone 5s, the case blocks the adapter from going in deep enough to connect to the phone. Annoying.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with most cases

    • Written by from North Bethesda

    While the adapter works, the only caveat is that if you would like to use a case, you will have to pick a case that DOES NOT cover the bottom of the phone. The adapter is a tad too short to fit and work with cases that have the bottom portion of the phone covered.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't seem to work in my car

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    Just purchased 2 of these since upgrading to the 5S so I could still utilize the multiple "old" 30 pin chargers that I have. I immediately set it up in my car, connecting it to the stock Audi iPod connector in my center console. It charges my 5S but does not seem to connect to the car stereo interface. I will mess around with it some more today, but so far I'm definitely not pleased. Seems pointless if I can't play music through my car system.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple's iPhone 5s leather cover

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    I bought this for my iPad Mini. I tried using it with my new iPhone 5s (with the Apple leather case.) But it does not fit. :( Disappointed that I have to buy a extra cable now.

    The leather case takes some time to remove. And I wonder if removing it often will loosen it's tight fit. So I am weary to remove the case every time I need to charge.

    I do like the leather case, however.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but poorly designed

    • Written by from Gillingham

    Does what it says on the tin, but I can't believe you have to remove the case to use it. Really needs a redesign with a narrower top end. Might get the dremel out and have a go!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Using with phone case

    • Written by from MILFORD

    For those having problems using this item with a phone case, i had the same problem. However, by filing the plastic on each side of the lightning connector, I am now able to use it while my phone is in it's case. I hope this information helps.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost returned as defective

    • Written by from el Centro

    I read the reviews. Some said it would not fit the phone if a cover on it. I tried with a thin bottom of the line Belkin. The adapter would not lock in. Removed the cover and it worked.i will just need to remove when using it. Only using it for car charger at this time.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Take off case

    • Written by from Mooresville

    Didn't charge for me on my old iHome until I took off the case, now it works like a charm. Wish it would work with the case on...

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fleet

    I purchased this to play my new iPod Nano in my car after my Ipod Classic died on me. Fiddly to fit on 30 pin connector in car but couldn't attach my Nano to it due to position and space in glove box. Not happy but using in the home with my JBL speakers which works fine for audio but does not charge! FRUSTRATING. May return as expensive for not doing the job I wanted it to and only half the job when I'm using it at home.
    It's cheaper to purchase a new iPod with 30 pin connector from EBay!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Resented buying but it works

    • Written by from Timaru

    Bought new Gen 7 Ipod Nano but salesperson never pointed out the plug was different and that I would need an adapter to use it on my existing dock. Then I read reviews that some people could only charge their Ipod with the adapter and couldn't play music from their Ipod. I'm pleased to say it works on my Ipod dock which is several years old - certainly not the latest in technology. Also when I discussed the issue of playback with two retailers I went to they both insisted I bring the adapter back if it didn't work. I still resent paying an extra $49.00 and don't think it's fair of Apple, but I'm happy with my new Ipod.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Incomplete Application

    • Written by from Edmond

    This adapter does not support video output from the iPhone 5! We enjoy buying movies and other videos from iTunes. They download onto the iPhone. I have the adaptor to let me play these videos directly from the iPhone to my large screen TV. Of course the adaptor is older and made for the 30 pin adaptor. So I got one of these lightning to 30 pin adaptors, thinking I'd watch a movie I'd downloaded to the iPhone 5. NOPE! I got the movie sound, but no video! This adaptor does not support video! Now I am angry! I'd like to know why it doesn't support video? Does the lightning connection on the iPhone 5 not support video, or is the adaptor missing a connection that should have been there? This is one big time fail in functionality!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works but expensive

    • Written by from melbourne

    I have the 5th gen ipod touch, and I bought one of these so I could connect it to my existing ipod dock. I had to make a few modifications to the ipod dock, but it works. I do have to take the cover off to use it, but I am pretty satisfied.
    However, this product is ridiculously expensive. I want a few more, but at $35 each I can't afford them. Apple needs to stop being greedy and charging us crazy amounts just because they're the only ones who can sell them.

    Happy with the product, upset at the price