• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    why doesn't my music play?

    • Written by from Groveland

    i have the sony doc where i used to charge my iphone 4 and play music from it. now, i have the iphone 5 and the lighting adapter. when i put my iphone 5 on the adapter, which is on my sony doc, it charges but my music does not play from the doc. my mom also has a bose doc and the iphone 5. her music does not play through the adapter on the bose either. does anyone have any advice so that the music from my iphone 5 can play through the adapter and to my doc systems?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work The Way Your Sales Team Said It Would

    • Written by from FRANKLIN

    My original ipod went kaput. We struggled to come up with money to buy a new one and weren't sure we were going to since the new nano has the lightening pin. We feared having to buy all new accessories since my old ipod was set up with a dock at our Mac, another doc at our stereo which also had an aux cable hooked into our stereo and our tv and I had an fm transmitter/charger that allowed me to listen on the car stereo as well. Your sales team assured us that the 30 pin adapter would work with everything so we would not have to spend more than the $30 for the adapter. Guess what? IT DOESN'T WORK WITH ANYTHING. I can no longer listen to my ipod in the car. I can no longer listen to it on the stereo. I can no longer watch tv shows with it on my tv. All it will allow me to do is charge the ipod in the old dock. This was a total waste of money and time. And it just makes me miss my old ipod since this one is only good for listening with earphones. Big whoop.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit with case

    • Written by from Ashland

    I tried this with both a iPod 5th generation and my iPhone 5. The iPhone has a proper case, adn the iPod has a thin plastic case. In both cases, the converter was useless. I bought it to try and allow my daugther to use here iHome clock with her iPod 5th gen. Didn't work. This was a waste of $30.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly in 2010 WV Sportwagen...

    • Written by from RESTON

    Just upgraded to an iPhone 5 and added this adapter to the phone end of my Cable Jive MDI extension (30 pin) in the car and it works perfectly. All interface options work perfectly, steering wheel and radio buttons work great. The only draw back is that I need to remove my case to allow the Lightning plug to plug in to the iPhone 5 hence the 4 stars and not 5.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay Product

    • Written by from St. Albert

    This product is great is you have the older steroe or dock with the 30-pin connector however if you want to get this to charge your iphone or ipod it charges very slow and i would not recomend it!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunate design

    • Written by from MERIDA

    Sadly this adapter was not develop with the common friendly standards from Apple.
    Why?, it's easy, the adapter cannot be used if you have a case mounted on your iPhone!
    So now on, the adapter box most have this advice: "Do not buy this adapter if you are willing to use a case".

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with anything!

    • Written by from Bozman

    I have yet to be able to get my adapter to work with ANYTHING! First, I have to remove my case every time I try to use the adapter. Once I do that and try, nothing is compatible. I've tried my handheld project (spent ALOT on that for business presentations; HDMI converter to play movies, etc. on my TV (worked with the iPad 2 just fine); SD card adapter; and chargers. Nothing works. I get nothing or I get a message saying not compatible.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Olathe

    I don't know if this particular charger works. I've went personally to the apple store. I'm on my third Charger! No one breaks them! they just...stop charging my Ipod. So i personally think this would be better. and you can plug it into docks, yay :P

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edmonton

    Works great with all my old 30-pin accessories!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Jose

    Though this adapter works fine with 30-pin cords and docks, it doesn't work with most iPhone 5 cases. Because of its terrible design, it doesn't reach far enough to connect to an iPhone 5 wearing a full body case. I'm astonished that apple can make such thin and revolutionary phones, but can't make an adapter that doesn't require you to take your case off every time you use it. How about make it in the shape of a triangle???

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You have to be kidding..really

    • Written by from Clermont

    This is my 3rd IPhone, and have always be pleased with the phone as well as accessories. No more, Went to my local AT&T store to upgrade to the I5. I also purchased a new SPECK cover that is designed for the I5. My husband inquired about an adapter to put into my other car charger that went with my 4S. Was told no problem so I purchased the adapter for $29.. The only problem is it will not hook up to my phone because it does NOT extend far enough to go into the plug opening. I am returning it to my dealer.....So it's not compatible..really

    24 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works even better

    • Written by from Kearny

    than the cord that came with my iPhone, which sadly only works in certain positions. I've had my adapter for a few months now and it works really well to charge/sync my phone. It also connects to my Bose SoundDock with no issues.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great product by apple

    • Written by from stratford

    Great product small little expensive but it's washing machine safe 8) oops

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced w/limited compatibility

    • Written by from Rochester

    Have major investment in Bose Soundock & Pioneer Car stereo w/30 pin iPod/iPhone connections, sound & controls work fine but they do not charge my iPod. For the jerk calling us morons, not everyone goes out & replace everything to match some new technology, & there is very little directly supporting Lightning right now. Not charging my iPod is a BIG thing to me, especially after spending $29 for a small but wide chunk of plastic that I had to carve part of my 1st case to be able to use it.

    67 of 76 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Holbrook

    Everyone who keeps reviewing this bad saying they bought it to use with an iHome or something similar and complaining it didn't work is a moron. If you couldn't tell that this little adapter wasn't going to support the weight of your phone, or iPad then you deserve to have spent 30~45 dollar for nothing. Especially with the fact that the Lightning Connector is tiny as heck. This worked fine for me for converting all of my cable based accessories. Other than that, stop being cheap and pick up a new dock. You spend all this money on a new device and then you're mad when your old devices accessories don't work with it? Grow up. This is how it's always been. Welcome to real life.

    51 of 264 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Kind of a problem...

    • Written by from Utica

    We bought this when we got the new ipod nano for my sister. We thought it would work for this one charger she has (its like a round ball and the charger part is the width of the ipod touch) and we thought we could use it for her new ipod but since the charger is off center on the ipod nano when we plug this into her radio...well we cant, Its to wide since its off center. So now we cant use it. I thought I could also use it for my ipad mini with our ihome for the ipad but when I put it on there my ipad would lean back really far and It worries me. It looks like it could break off. So it basically serves no use in our house now.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by from Eliot

    I use this with my new iPod in my very old Bose docking system. Works perfect, though looks a bit odd.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from montreal

    Fits perfectly on my iHome and on the wire!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    to large to work for me

    • Written by from Reynoldsburg

    My problem with the adapter is it is to large. I purchased so I could charge my ipad on my ihome radios and charger but the adapter is so large it raises the height of the ipad when placed on the charger. The ipad is raised so much it is above the back support and simply falls backward. Bascially for me it is unusable. I don't worry to much about it though because I sure within a year or two Apple will make a change forcing us to buy another different adapter.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Power Charging

    • Written by from Plano

    Connected iPad mini to Klipsh speakers used with older version IPod touch.

    Sound came through but the device would not charge.

    Work on the connector for a while but could not get it to charge.

    15 of 19 people found this useful