• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ligntening to 30 pin adaptor

    • Written by from Colville

    Bought three of these ... they DO NOT WORK when connecting to the iPad Air. Total waste of money.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Christchurch

    Works perfect. In fact works with my slim cover. Great product and recommended

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    • Written by from Fairway

    This adapter does exactly what the description says it will do. My car is wired for the old 30 pin iPhone and iPod. When I got the iPhone 5 this small adapter perfectly converted my 30 pin so I can now play music through my iPhone 5 in my car.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed my lightning port

    • Written by from New York

    While this worked with my bose soundock, it eventually wore down the iphone lightning port since the weight of the phone standing up put continuous stress on the port pins. Over only 1-2 months, it started to wear down the port so that now it is very loose when connecting to any USB cable for charging, syncing, etc. Basically in less 2 months of use it has rendered my iphone5 almost incapable of being charged or synced. Even wireless chargers with the charging case will not work because the port will not connect 85% of the time with the standard cable. And I assure you this was not due to significant stress other than just placing in the bose soundock for music.

    If you are getting the new apple products with the new ports, I now know you must get docking systems, speakers, etc. that are upgraded as well. The adaptor clearly was not tested correctly and has a significant design flaw. Or this was all orchestrated so that you would be forced to buy a new phone before you are eligible for a contract upgrade. I have never written an online review for anything ever before, so clearly I feel very strongly about this. Do not use this adaptor unless you want to buy a new phone or repair your present one.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    • Written by from Clarks Summit

    Same complaint. This does not work with several cases my wife and daughters have. Waste of money.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    • Written by from Griffin

    I must say that I got this device to use it in the way it was meant to be used: charging, syncing, and playing audio. I have mine for some while now (since I purchased my iPad air the day it came out) and i like it. It works and does what the DESCRIPTION says it will do well for me. I knew I would not be able to use a case with this adapter which was find with me because I was mainly using it with my docking station at night. I mean you're connecting a 30 pin to 8 pin, there's a big difference in size. Which I understand this may be a deal breaker for some, just not for me in my case.It's not like I use an Otterbox with my iPad and it's going to take me several minutes to get it on and off. I use a smart cover with a clear back case.

    I've seen a lot of people complaining because they can't play video with this device that clearly states in the description that it doesn't support video output. Um I don't know what to say about that. I do see a adapter that can be used for that in the Apple Store. So I can't speak on that other than the fact it states that it will not support VIDEO OUTPUT.

    So basically if you are looking for an adapter to connect to old accessories from previous apple products to: listen to music, charge, or sync than this is the product for you. Otherwise you may want to do a little research and be sure to read before purchasing. Also it states that it may not work properly with all accessories...

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time

    • Written by from SCRANTON

    Not only is it expensive and overpriced, it does not work with audio or video and won't work with most cases. Then after only a few weeks it died and won't even charge. Totally useless waste.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not waster $30 on this...

    • Written by from Weston

    Sound quality is lost when it does work...

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from College Station

    Does NOT fit into my new iPad Air when I using my iPad smart case. Apple apparently can't even design and engineer even simple products anymore, e.g. see all the complaints about breaking (mine included! for the lightening to USB cable used for charging.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted my money

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I had an original iPad and my wife still has an iPad 2. We have lots of old 30-pin connectors so I thought this would allow me to still use all that and not have to buy a slew of new cables, especially inside they raised the price on the new "lightening" cables. It doesn't work with my camera adapter and I found out (at a presentation) that it doesn't work with the 30-pin VGA adapter either. I don't know what it does work with but I've pretty much assumed it must just be old chargers. And it is too big (at the base) to plug in with my iPad in the case. :(

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this!

    • Written by from houston

    It doesn't fit anything with a case on it. The pin is too short to reach. I wish I could return it, but I've already thrown away the packaging and receipt.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it doesn't play sound!

    • Written by from fayetteville

    I bought this adapter so i could play music to my docking station. So I buy it and it connects well with my iPad mini and docking station but NO MUSIC COMES OUT!!!!!! it charges but thats not why i bought it. And i spent $40 for the extended one. way to expensive and very iffy

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with ios7

    • Written by from Obetz

    I bought this in 2012 I didn't have any issues until I updated to the new ios7. Since then, I keep getting an error that my adpater is not a licensed device with apple, EVEN though i bought it from the apple store. It doesn't even work with old apple power cords. A complete waste of $30 dollars.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple adapter not compatible with Apple cases!

    • Written by from Oviedo

    Recently bought Apple leather cases for my iPhone 5 and new iPad air. The Apple 30 pin adapter (to connect previously purchased accessories such as the camera kit) DOES NOT WORK with the Apple cases, because the opening in the cases are not large enough to accomodate the base of the connector, and the connector itself is not long enough to connect when the base of the connector is offset by the width of the case.

    Apple is supposed to provide an ecosystem where everything "just works", but they are getting more and more like Microsoft.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not play music thru old home

    • Written by from cuyahoga falls

    how useless, if your buying this so you dont have to buy a new i home....forget it!!! it won't work!! ours charges on the old i home but will only allow us to play music thru the phone. shoulda just invested in a new i home instead. it also doesnt fit in the phone with most cases, just the silicone ones we purchased at toys r us. what a waste on the lifeproof case! gotta keep taking it off to use adapter which is eventually going to ruin the seal on the life proof. not happy

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Let's make this easy...

    • Written by from Saluda

    Won't work with 95% of cases.
    Too expensive.
    Easy to lose, for the price.
    Apple could have done a little better.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should've read this...no video support

    • Written by from Shalimar

    Does not work for connecting Projector with 30 pin connection, nor for using SD card connector from camera.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost useless

    • Written by from Macae

    It doesn't work with any cases including apple iPhone 5s leather case.
    Simply it is a wrong design which could be simply fixed but doesn't seem that apple is willing to do it.
    A simple warning note on the store would have helped not wasting my money on this.
    lesson learned: read product reviews before buying.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two thumbs WAY DOWN on the stupid lightning connector

    • Written by from Syracuse

    ALL of my apple compatible docking stations and sound systems use the 30 pin connector. I asked for a new iPod for Christmas not knowing that it came with the STUPID lightning connector. I HATE THIS THING on my iPad. My iPod will be getting returned and unless Apple gets their act together I'm DONE with them FOR GOOD. By the way, I would give this connector ZERO stars if the review site would let me.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed

    • Written by from ARLINGTON

    I wish to begin by saying that up until now, all of the Apple products that I have used have been designed beautifully--they look great and they work even better than they look. So, I believe this adapter is an anomaly, but one that needs to be fixed. The adapter works fine from a purely technical perspective. However, it is poorly designed in that you cannot use it with an iPad Air that has an Apple iPad Air Case on it. You have to remove the case or it will not connect properly. I do not expect Apple to design its products to be compatible with 3rd party cases, but I do expect them to design a product that works well with its own cases. They knew enough to make the USB to Lightning cord connecter that comes with the iPad Air to work with the case. You shouldn't have to take the case off to use the adapter.

    10 of 10 people found this useful