• 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 of 2 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.

    5 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.

    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.

    19 of 19 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.

    9 of 9 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.

    8 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.

    4 of 4 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!

    7 of 7 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

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    If only they'd thought about cases

    • Written by from Swindon

    Does what it says on the tin; yes it's expensive but it feels well made. Unfortunately what should be a good bit of kit is completely ruined by the design not allowing any room for a case - will be returning mine and looking for a better thought out 3rd party version.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use with my iphone case.

    • Written by from Eastbourne

    Just got this for use with my B&W Zeppelin Air and it works but i have to remove my case from the phone otherwise it will not fit. £25 is a bit too much considering the poor design as most people i think have cases.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it should but let down by poor design

    • Written by from Bridgwater

    Works fine with my sony docks and the Y cable in the car for data and charging.

    Would love to be able to give 5 stars.

    It's a shame that this has not been designed to work with the official Apple 5s case, I have a few docks in my house and a Y cable in each car it gets tedious having to remove the case each time I wish to attach to my phone. I have seen 3rd party adapters that look like they have thought about this, but unfortunetly not MFi certified.

    For
    It works

    Against
    Price
    Design - have to remove even the official apple case to use.

    Would give 2 more stars if it would fit without removing the case, and another star if it was more reasonably priced, so there is potential for 5 stars.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightnig won't work on my dock

    • Written by from Westhoughton

    I have bought two different lightning adapters for my iPod 5th gen, but they don't play music they only charge! It's a complete waste of money as I just want my music to play

    140 of 147 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    Shame really but the adapter doesn't allow the HDMI adapter for the old Ipad connector to function, which means that you have to purchase the HDMI adapter seperately, running in at £40 is not a purchase to be taken lightly, especially if you only recently bought the non lightening version.

    I hear to many stories like this one, in which the adapter doesn't really work with oher kit (including Apple's own adapters), all it seems to confortably work with is the charger but the old skool chargers. So if you need it for anything else, probably best to steer clear.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need alternative shape - design fault new nano

    • Written by from Luton

    I bought this for my new 7th gen Nano as it's the only way to get it to work with my old docking stations etc, but as the port on the Nano is positioned to the side not in the centre at the bottom it look rediculous....We all love apple for their clever design so that fact they didn't put the port in the centre surprised me ..... PLEASE PLEASE make an adapter which allows my nano to sit centrally on all my existing gadgets!

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adaptor broke within 1 month

    • Written by from Margate

    I purchased the adaptor as I own a Bose docking station for playing music from my iPhone 5. The adaptor was working fine to begin with, but now the lightening connection only works one way around, meaning the screen on my iPhone now has to face the speakers!! It has not lasted long at all, as there is not support for the weight of the phone on such a small connector. Apple should look into this as the whole point of the lightening connection is so it can be plug in either way when using other products. I will be taking it back and change it for the 0.2m cable version so my phone is next to the docking station as i can see this issue repeating.

    86 of 87 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple staff need to learn their products

    • Written by from milton keynes

    I bought this device to hook up my iPad mini to my AV composite cables. I asked instore whether this device would support video And was told categorically that it would, even though on the box it says no video supported. I got it home, plugged in, and what do you know - It doesn't work! Don't get me wrong, this is still a good device to have because it means I can use the other charging cables I have lying around the house, but the Apple staff instore really should know more about what they're selling and at £25 this should be able to connect to my existing AV cables.

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works fine - but overpriced and uncoordinated

    • Written by from Fareham

    The adapter works just fine with my speakers/clock radio. However I am very unimpressed with this product in general as it looks awful plugged into my speakers/dock being white when my phone is black and my speakers are black.
    I also think it is ridiculously expensive(£25) for what you get, it must cost very little to produce this item. For that price I would atleast like a choice of colours so that it matched my phone/speakers.
    But functionally, I have no problems at all, it charges the phone and plays music perfectly through the speakers.

    153 of 163 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    should be free

    • Written by from STANFORD-LE-HOPE

    As title says we all have existing docks/chargers etc and a lot of cars have older 30 pin connections so if they change the design we should at least get this adaptor for free we pay a lot of money for apple products I cant see how on earth this is worth £25 come on apple sort it out

    160 of 166 people found this useful