• 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.

    189 of 209 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

    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

    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

    Plus:
    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.

    Minus:
    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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useable, but irritating

    • Written by from Mentor

    It works perfectly well, but doesn't fit with a number of cases. Many iPhone 5 cases have pieces across the bottom so the wide adapter doesn't fit. I only have it in my car so its bearable, I just have to remove my case while I use it. Had I known beforehand I would have gotten the cord adapter. I recommend getting it instead if you plan on using it very often. Its $10 more, but I think worth not having to deal with your case every time you plug it in.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but overpriced!

    • Written by from Nyack

    This adapter should've came with the iphone 5. It worked well with my USA SPEC PA15-ACUxl ipod integration kit for my Acura TL

    3 stars for costing $30!

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    have to remove plastic seat to get audio connection

    • Written by from Quispamsis

    Bought a Lightning connector for 7th gen IPod but I had to take off the plastic seat from my Sony Dream Machine radio and Altec Lansing mini-system to get a proper connection for audio. The IPod is now perched precariously on the pin connector but at least it works. My 3rd gen IPod did not have the same issue.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter needs case modified to use effectively

    • Written by from Cameron Park

    I bought an iphone 5 yesterday..I love it..however the Lightning to 30 pin Adapter was useless until I took a pair of kitchen shears and
    enlarged the bottom port holes on my flexible, poly case to fit the adapter. Now it fits perfectly and my iphone 5 is nested happily in it's radio/clock dock!
    AND my beautiful new phone is safe!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay... it does the job but...

    • Written by from Cortland

    Yes this adapter works for the gen 7 Nano, but the lighting adapter is offset on the Nano and plug is centered on the 30 pin part. So if you are using this to enable the use of your gen 7 on an accessory that's gen 6 or lower it will rather annoying. It will sit crooked on your accessory.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not GREAT

    • Written by from Parker

    First off, it does its job perfectly, the 30 pin cords connect flush with the body of the adapter and it allows you to charge, sync, and play music/video. The only thing I didn't like about it is that if you use this with a doc your device will lean back and it seems to bend the charing pins in your device. Other than that its a great product (except for the $30 price tag!)

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but only if you don't have a case

    • Written by from Forsyth

    worked on my phone great but when i put my case on it, no go. Get the cord instead.

    16 of 24 people found this useful