• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I bought this for my wife so that she could use the camera adapter kit from her iPad 2 with her new iPad air. It works. The problem is that it will not connect to the iPad while the iPad is in its smart case! What a fiddle having to prise it out every time. Easier to buy a new adapter kit.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like it should

    • Written by from SKELMERSDALE

    Wasnt sure if this would work on my sons Pure dock, but as expected works a treat. A little over priced, would like to buy some more but sharing at the moment on our other docks.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    • Written by from Belfast

    I bought the camera and HDMI adapters just before Apple announced they were changing the charging ports. I have only just changed my devices from 30pin to lighting because I had these and a radio that again was bought three months before the change was announced so held onto the 30pin devices as long as possible before they (inevitably) failed and were changed.

    The generic adapter doesn't work with either of these two 30pin adapters with my iPhone 5s or my iPad mini (where applicable). The whole point of this is that you shouldn't find yourself with items that are now useless, but I guess Apple aren't concerned with making products that actually do what they say they will.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPhone 5s to Arcam rCube, rWand and VW Media-in connection

    • Written by from Burton-on-Trent

    Just upgraded iPhone from 4s to 5s as don't like size/weight of 6. Hope I don't regret that too soon! Anyway this connector works fine with direct connection to the (now deleted) Arcam rCube and the phone is supported well enough unless you are going to throw your shoes at it! I can confirm it also works using the Arcam rWand over it's Klear streamed connection. I have just tried it with the 30-pin VW media-in cable in my 2011 VW Golf Estate and it works as well as the original connection ever did ( ie not perfectly but well enough). So I hope this helps all you rCube lovers as I could find nothing on this before now and I know this contradicts other reports about the VW Media-in connection. The Lightning plug is reversible in use, but remember the 30 pin end is not!
    Loss of one star as the price could have been sold at a loss by Apple even though I think it contains a DAC - for goodwill reasons; and I wonder if they considered a more stubby, strong adapter without a DAC but including a jack connection to the jack socket triggered to produce a line out analog signal through a 30 pin socket.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design ... but

    • Written by from Sheffield

    As usual, a very soldly-engineered product from Apple.

    Does exactly what it says on the tin - but ...

    1) VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE for what it is. £10.00 would be reasonable but £25?!?

    2) As others have mentioned, the adapter takes NO account that you may have a protective case on your iPhone/iPad. When trying to charge my new iPhone on my 30-pin Pure Clock Radio, the adapter fitted fine, and so did the iPhone on the adapter but the fact that I had a protective case on the iPhone meant that the connections on the adapter didn't make contact with the contacts in the phone. I had to take the phone out of the case in order to use the adapter to charge the phone.

    So, lose 2 stars for horrendous expense and a further star for the lack of thought regarding the use of the adapter with an iPhone/iPad which has a case fitted. result - 2 stars.

    SHAME APPLE!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well mine doesn't work!

    • Written by from wetherby

    Sister bought one from a UK Apple Store an sent it to as a birthday pressie. Opened the pack, attached adapter, attached iPod, nothing. No sound and the iPod isn't even being recognised. Took it back tho the store and they wouldn't refund or exchange the item.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great!

    • Written by from Gravesend

    i was worried this will not work with my new docking station reading all the bad reviews... don't be fooled! the cheap version from ebay will not work but this one works perfect!
    still bit expensive for what it is tho...

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small but mighty !

    • Written by from Sheffield

    I purchased this fine adaptor,earlier today,there are many,reviews,of this item,some favourable and some not,all I can do is give my honest review.
    Many complain about the price,however few people realise just what this adaptor,is or does ! For a start,this is a DAC,and IMHO for the money an amazing product,the old 30'pin connector was analogue,the new lightning connector is digital,therefore,the signal must be converted from digital to analogue,most people won't hear,nor will ever hear just how good this tiny connector is,in my system,adapting an Arcsm r- Dock to use with my I pad mini the sound is sublime,it is boosted further by being connected to a Beresford Bushmaster Dac,itself powered by a very large expensive power supply,
    The combined results are amazing,via Spotify Premium,I could be fooled into thinking that I sm listening to my very expensive valve powered CD player,such is the performance.
    A stunning product,which when used correctly is state of the art !
    Highly recommended ! Steve.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works !!!

    • Written by from Liskeard

    Reluctantly bought this after reading reviews, unsure it would work with my philips ds9/10 speaker dock but it works perfectly fine, I don't have to take my phone out of its case and it fits the right way around and charges and sound comes out of speaker and not phone. Bit pricey but cheaper than a new speaker.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only white - not for video...and not for every iphone 5 to 6 with a case on

    • Written by from london

    so i didn't see this coming either...£25 wasted

    i have a Roth valve amplifier with a built in 30 pin ...and i use a female 30 pin extension cable to keep the phone away from the unit ...'was' much easier to use...i have the iphone 6 in a case of course ...who doesn't ....must be spiderman's family...

    doesn't fit!!!....but the cheap black charging only extenders 30 pin to lightening [apple 8] which are much shorter.... and you'll notice the clever little extra shoulder design that extends the connection a few millimeters and ...dofit a phone with a case!! ....wow

    not rocket science...was it political to make it all but useless or just head in the sand couldn't care less? ...would the designer please stand up

    oh yes now i have the hindsight knowledge... i notice a cable [white only of course] for £35 !....that extends 30 pin female to lightening...thank you so much

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Exmouth

    This would be much better if it was usable-I bought a protective case and adaptor at the same time from my local apple store, but you can't use the adaptor if the case is on the phone. Disappointing.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5s power adaptor

    • Written by from WINDSOR

    Does not fit an iPhone 5s with a cover on - very poor design, expected better from Apple - especially given the ridiculous price, pathetic really - going the way of microsoft

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish - It will only charge not sync!!!!

    • Written by from Shoreham by Sea

    Since the last update this will not work to sync a iPad or iPhone. I just bought one and all it does is honk at you when you try and use it to sync an iPad or iPhone with your Mac!! The internet is full of reports about this and returned products. A total waste of money.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - unless you use your phone without a case

    • Written by from Carlisle

    This will only fit an iPhone that is not in a case, so is pretty much useless unless. They ought to redesign it so that it can be at least used with the official apple case.

    Also, I would like a black one to use in my car - white looks really unsightly in my car interior.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish, expensive piece of plastic

    • Written by from Bristol

    Just does not work with any of my 3 devices. My radio alarm, speaker dock and car all do not play music through it. The clock radio will charge the phone but the other two won`t.

    Come on its an apple product. It should work out of the box.

    Shameful, price and a shameful product, its this sort of things that give apple and its customers a bad name.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple's own case

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Which is pretty lame.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and doesn't connect when iphone case on

    • Written by from Chorley

    Bought this to use to connect iphone 5c to my cable in my car so music could be played. The lightning part wouldn't connect to my phone until I'd removed the case. This is ridiculous given my case is designed to fit closely to my phone to protect it and it is a faff to keep removing it and putting it back on. Not only is this an inconvenience, but the device is very flimsy and I am concerned it could break easily. I think apple needs a rethink on this product - £25 for this is ridiculous!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Dublin

    First off, this adapter didn't work with our Bose docking station. Neither did a separate adapter we bought which also had a connection to the mini jack on the iphone. However, it charged my phone which I was happy enough with as I was able to keep an iphone 4 charger with this adapter in work, and the lightning cable at home (because God knows you won't get more than a half day of battery life out of the iphone 5). However, after about a month the charging function of the adapter stopped working as well. Absolutely disappointed and very unhappy with this product. It's not worth buying it.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple standard

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    Why oh why was this not designed to work with the Apple protection case? £25 to break my nails removing the case to use the adapter, this is not good enough Apple. If you start to slip on design why should we stay with you and your products?

    9 of 13 people found this useful