• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    expensive for what you get

    • Written by from Toronto

    Works fine with my Bose sound dock, but I cannot believe this piece of plastic and glue cost me $35. Wait for alternatives if you can.

    195 of 215 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but....

    • Written by from Ely

    Although pricey it does work, but with a Bose Soundock II it only works if the iPod is mounted back to front with the display hidden. The adapter can only go on the 30 pin connector on the docking station one way. As far as I know the lightning connector can be plugged in either way round, but with the iPod mounted on the adapter with the display facing forward it will not work, no sound, no track change, nothing. Flip the iPod round so the display faces the docking station and it works fine if impractical. Others have reported the same thing.

    109 of 111 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ..... but ....

    • Written by from Appin

    Come on Apple, a bit more thought on this one please. Ipod Nano 7G has the Lightning port right over on the right hand side. when you plug in the adapter to use in a dock it just looks .... rubbish. Ipod hangs off the side of the adapter. If you are going to force buyers to use an adapter that you sell for £25 at least make it a dedicated fit. it's probably fine for the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5 but it doesnt work aesthetically for the the Nano 7G. Sloppy

    104 of 108 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from middlesbrough

    Decent accessory for what it is just very expensive.

    81 of 95 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but ....

    • Written by from Wrentham

    As a converter to change an original Apple 30-pin charge/sync cable to Lightning it works well. At least until until you try to connect it to an iP5 in a case, then not so much.

    As a converter for dock-type 30-pin connectors it is sketchy. The plastic that surrounds the 30-pin connector to form the "socket" is thin-walled and flexible. Not very robust. For dock accessories without a rear support your iOS device wobbles precariously in space. The lightning connector has very little surface area to support and lock in. Under the weight of an iPad ... doubtful. Next gen docks (if any are released) will need to be substantially redesigned to properly support iOS products with Lightning connectors.

    What makes iPhones and iPads useable given that they don't have replaceable batteries is access to lots of charging options. You know if you use your iOS device heavily that recharge power is not optional. Access to 30-pin power was becoming almost ubiquitous. Now have to carry an adapter or length of cable around at all times, at least for the foreseeable future.

    My suggestion is to go with the 0.2m adapter because it will work with cases and won't stress your older docks or the Lightning connector on your new iOS device. The 0.2m cable isn't "Apple sleek" but it works.

    65 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feel ripped off

    • Written by from Leicestershire

    I feel ripped by buying this but I needed it. Very useful product but expensive

    56 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but...

    • Written by from Baltimore

    My 7th generation iPod Nano has the lightning connector on the bottom right, so if you use this adapter, it's not centered beneath the Nano, making it impossible to use in my existing dock.

    58 of 67 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine - if you don't use a case

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    The adaptor does exactly what it is designed to do and works just fine. Unfortunately most case manufacturers are designing the cases for the width of the thin lightening plug and not the width of this adaptor. Buy a second lightening cord - it is cheaper anyway!

    61 of 77 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.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works

    • Written by from Calabasas

    I am puzzled by the reviews that state that the adapter doesn't work with iPhone 5 cases. I have an Otterbox Defender and there is no bigger heavier case out there and the adapter fits fine. Obviously, there must be some cases with this problem. If you like Speck cases and are having a problem, get the Speck Flip. This adapter does what it's supposed to do but it's radically overpriced. I recommend getting only the minimal number you need as eventually there should be cheaper alternatives made by other manufacturers.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It supposed a good product, but...........

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought one yesterday and was so excited to connected it to my vehicle's media system, so that I could listen the songs from my iPhone while driving. It could not connect because of using a phone case, so now I have to take off the case everytime when connecting the phone to the media system.
    Apple should not be this dumb, not consider the iPhone customers using the phone without a case.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock me in your pocket

    • Written by from Nyack

    Solid design which will physically support your iPhone 5 in any open dock. Works seamlessly with all my accessories allowing for charging and audio transmission.

    Very small and easy to loose and will not work with any iPhone case. Video out didn't work with my Apple HDMI 30-pin AV adapter must buy a lightning to digital AV adapter.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awkward but works

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    Obviously as stated with certain cases it is not going to work. Having an Otter box Defender case I thought the same thing. It actually fits in the Defender. It works well with the stand up style ipod docks.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but a rip off.

    • Written by from Worcester

    Great, product and works 100% with my Parrot MKi9200 hands free kit so I can play, charge, select music, browse contacts etc just as I did with previous generations of the iPhone. However, it makes the connection flimsy and I am a little worried it may break at some point.

    Massively over priced, i think an RRP of £14.99 would still be steep but I would be much more likely to buy another if they were that sort of money.

    Overall I am happy with the purchase but do think it is too much money.

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but why....

    • Written by from Harrogate

    make the body so high? When using to adapt on items like my alarm clock, it feels risky to have it resting just on the little pin. If the body of the adapter was shorter there would be less pressure on it...

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Product doesn't mate well with protective cases

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    The little plug isn't long enough to go into the phone if your protective case is on your iPhone. Good thing I have surgical scalpels and dental drills to do surgery on my phone case to open up a place for the adaptor to fit into my iPhone 5 while the case is still on. How hard would that be to design into the case in the first place? Or to make a longer adaptor? The adapter has wasted space where the iPhone 4 side of the adaptor connects making the iPhone 5 sit to high on my alarm clock. Geniuses?

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pin to short

    • Written by from Perry

    This will play alarms and charge my iPhone 5 with my speaker set (which is Sony and I love love love it) the audio works no problems but it won't fit into my phone with the case on. :( really apple, there has to be something you can do for us. My case doesn't need to be on when its on the dock but I put it on EVERY NIGHT! I don't want my case to get stretched out and useless because I have to take it off every night... I'm going to take a Dremel to it and see if I can make it fit on my own. This is a great adapter you guys... I was hesitant to try it because of all of the negative reviews but I tried it with great hope it would work and it did. Good luck in all your endeavors...

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy, but also annoying.

    • Written by from Courtice

    I purchased this to use with my old iPhone 4S cords. I thought that it was a great idea until I realized what an annoyance the shape was. Because it is so wide and the lightning plug so small, I can't use the cord with my phone when I have my phone case on it! the extra width doesn't fit into the spot at the bottom of the case that is provided to let the cord in. Wish Apple had of thought of this when they manufactured it. Would have been easy enough to taper the end.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Making it work with a Bumper

    • Written by from London

    I love the new lightning connector - much easier to use. This adaptor however has its problems. First the price seems quite outrageous. Second the design isn't that flexible. It seems designed primarily to SUPPORT the iPhone in 30 pin docks. The down side of this is that (1) it covers the speakers quite a bit (2) it will not work with a bumper. Many bumpers for the iPhone 5 are difficult to remove as they have backs - needed because of the many cutouts on the bottom of the phone. I got the adaptor to work with my bumper by trimming the white plastic back about 2 mm to the metal casing using a Swiss Army penknife (wood saw & metal file).

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Option

    • Written by from New York

    I like that I have the option of the adapter, the down side is that it doesn't fit through my case like the cable does. Had I realized this prior to purchase I would have bought another cable instead of 2 adapters. It would be nice if the adapter was modified to be able to fit through a case.

    24 of 28 people found this useful