• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just music no video

    • Written by from Tampa

    defeats its whole multi purpose

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More Information would be helpful

    • Written by from Bourbonnais

    I just got a new iPad. I already owned several 30 pin adaptors from my previous iPad. I thought that purchasing a Lightning to 30 pin adaptor would allow me to use the two video cables that I already owned. However, the adaptor does not support video! It would have been nice if Apple had put that information on the box. So much of what Apple does is great and I love Apple products. I just wish that they would find a way to help us avoid buying new accessories every time we upgrade!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done, but beware...

    • Written by from Chicago

    ...It's not well built. I use this every day with the iWavit which is a small IR/RF transmitter that attaches to a dock connector. I do not think they have plans to make a lightning connector version, because it works just fine with this adapter. However, I wish they would because I'm currently on my 3rd adapter and I just ordered 2 more. This way at least I save on shipping and have backups ready for when this one inevitably breaks. After daily use for several months the lightning connecter protrusion begins to feel slightly loose, which is when you know it's almost dead. Sometimes fiddling with it a little can fix it temporarily, but eventually the thing will become completely useless. I haven't tested my broken ones for charging (no need since I have the included USB to lightning cable to charge my iPhone 5 with) but in terms of data transmission to my accessory it does not last long.

  • 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...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    The only reason I bot this was to play music on 30 pin speakers. It's only charging. Why not just by a lightning bolt charger. It's just playing stupid.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Haacht

    This adapter does exactly what it's supposed to do... I've used it with old dock cables, but it really came in handy with my Logitech PureFi alarm clock, and now with my iHome iA100 system. All features work on my iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Even enhanced features like updating the iA100's firmware.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge

    • Written by from Madrid

    It does synchronize information with the computer, but does not charge: through a computer the "not charging" message appears right away, while through a plug it does start charging, but after a couple of minutes the charger overheats and the "not charging" message is shown on screen (luckily it did not start a fire, since the charger did get incredibly hot)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Toronto

    Bad enough I can't use any of my stereo or other systems but this simply does not work! I feel my IPhone 5 is a major step backward. I say this as a previous diehard Apple fan. Please find a solution that allows me to connect to my personal stereo system as well as Docks in hotels.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    el crapola

    • Written by from Calabasas

    when i use my ipod nano in my car, it plays but doesn't charge. I think this should have been half the cost -- since it only gives me half the functionality!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Horsham

    This only charges my iphone 5 on the docking station. It does not play audio. Now what do I do - buy the new Bose for iPhone? I don't think so!! Waste if money and waste of time. You advertise that it will do the job - yet it does no such thing!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    • Written by from COCKEYSVILLE

    Ok let me start off by saying this... You must be a few fries short of a happy meal if you think this adapter is going to work with all cases. This adapter is OBVIOUSLY not going to work with all cases just because of its size. I could tell it wasn't going to fit my LifeProof case so I had two choice. Return the adapter or the case. I returned the case and went carbon fiber skins to protect the phone since I don't drop my phone, leave it on the hood of my car and drive off and I don't go swimming with it. If your cellphone is your main source of communication then you will cherish it with or without a case. Apple designs the iPhone to stand out from the crowd. Someone a few hundred feet away can tell you're using an iPhone unlike others. This adapter works perfectly as it is designed and use in the proper way. Don't give it a negative review because you can't simple look at the adapter and see if it'll work with your shield, bumper, or heavy duty case. Normally speaking this adapter is slightly cheaper than the charger itself. ESP the car charger. So you have to think will you need to use the 30 pin adapter again like if you have an iPod classic, Nano's or iPhone 4 or 4s's or an older version of the iPad 2. If you said he's to any of those then you need to purchase the adapter and that's your best solution. If you say no then it's up to you depending on the case you're using. I can tell you right off the bat it won't work with LifeProof cases, otterboxes's or any other case that sticks out a few millimeters. If you're using an extremely thin case or as case that doesn't cover up the bottom of the phone then this is your best option so you won't have to carry multiple cords on you. Would you rather carry a cord or a small adapter? I would rather carry the adapter. It work well for me and I have the iPhone 5 and iPad MINI. Think logically before our basing or leaving a negative one sides review. This is meant to help people and not be a public complaint center. If you're here to complain then you're in the wrong place as it says "reviews" not opinions/complaints.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, BUT ....

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I purchased my Lightning to 30 pin adapter direct from the Apple Store and it worked perfectly with my new iPod Touch and all the devices I plug it into: Bose SoundDock Portable, iHome clock radio, various car and home stereo adapters, etc.

    I would give it 5 stars except for the high cost and the loose-ability factor.

    The one and only problem is that this thing is SO TINY !!! Lost mine last night somewhere, and at 35 bucks they ain't cheap to replace ! These need to have some sort of lanyard or something attached to lessen the chance of loss. Going to buy a new one this morning, will try and figure out someway of harnessing the little gizmo.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter that does not Adapt

    • Written by from Arlington

    I purchased the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter because my iPad Mini is the first product that I have owned with a Lightning connector. None of my Apple accessories and adapters that I use with my iPad (3rd Generation) will work with my iPad Mini, using the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter. I prefer to connect my devices together with a hardwire connection, particularly HD video, rather than streaming. As a result, I find myself going back to my iPad (3rd Generation) because my iPad Mini is so limited due to the response it provides to everything I plug into it, using the Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, "This iPad does not support this device." I should indicate that it will charge using the Adapter, but it will not sync.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont understand

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I don't understand why ppl can use this adaptor to charge BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T!! I took it back to apple store and they can't make it to charge my iphone 5 either. They ask me to buy the cable. If i could put 0 start i will, Thanks!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont charge when connected to cable, wont sync to dock

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    This seems pretty useless. It won't charge the phone when used with a 30 pin cable, but it will charge and not sync to an iPod dock. Feels very flimsy as well, which is surprising for a genuine Apple product.

    waste of money.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PURE GARBAGE!

    • Written by from Rimini

    I got an IPAD-mini and I use it for music purpose. It works with JUST a couple of devices. It costs really too much for a piece of plastic that is COMPLETELY USELESS!!!! This lightning connector is a HUGE pain in the a..

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked - for a short time

    • Written by from Hershey

    I bought this and it worked only for about 5 months. Then it stopped playing audio. Now it just charges only

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless...

    • Written by from Troy

    Doesn't support video, main reason why I bought it so we could watch movies from my iPad on our tv. We already have a iPad to hdmi adaptor, but this will not work with it!!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works well with my AT&T car charger

    • Written by from Covington

    This adapter work very well with my AT&T car charger that I bought with my first iPhone 3G. The Charger has an area for the UBS port but that took forever to charge, like snail-mail. So I bought the adapter an the re-charging is lightning fast. I haven't used it with my Scull Candy speakers. I also have a case on my iPhone5 and found no difficulties. You just need to make sure the area where the adapter inserts is clear to accept the device completely.