• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connector still too short to work even w/ a slim case, June 2014

    • Written by from Greenwood Village

    Needed so that iPod Touch 5th generation (lightning connector) will dock with a CD/alarm/radio (30-pin).

    With a super-super-slim case on the iTouch, the iTouch appears to attach, but the lightning connector does not actually go in all the way, so its presence will not register at all, even to charge. But without a case the iTouch connected, synced and transferred the correct time to the clock, at first attempt and subsequently works well - it both charges and also plays through the clock's speakers.

    My concern is that since the jerry-rigged contraption now pokes up almost 8 inches vertically out of the dock, the lightning connector protrusion in the adapter is going to bend itself out of commission before too long due to the weight of the iTouch and the inevitable wear and tear of removing and replacing it.

    But we have shopped for three months locally, online and even on tv and could not find a CD/alarm/radio/iPlayer with a lightning connector in the dock or that came with a built-in adapter. And as my daughter has a ton of CDs and we don't want to spend hours putting them onto her iTouch, this is the best answer. The one we got came from HSN, btw, in case anyone else is looking for something similar.

    I am rather shocked that it's been years now that reviews have been posted here saying that the lightning connector is too short to work when an iProduct has a cover, and yet Apple still hasn't apparently lengthened it. It probably needs about 2-3mm to make it work. Don't they read? Don't they care? Shame on you, Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30pin adapter

    • Written by from Spring

    I brought to use with my Bose player, since it was recommended to me and I was told it would work with my iPhone 5. No such luck. Plays the music,but not very loud and does not charge the phone. Unfortunately I had already thrown the receipt away.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with 5s case nor with 30-pin to HDMI adapter

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought the Lightning to 30-pin adapter to use my Iphone 5s in my car but I have to take off the case every time I want to connect it, the metal contact of the adapter is too short to fit with the case on. Additionally if you want to use it with the 30-pin to HDMI adapter you get a message that "this accessory is not supported by this iphone".

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from AMERICAN CANYON

    Bought this to work with IPOD Touch 5th generation and my BOSE sound system. It will only produce the sound from the IPOD speaker not the sound system speakers . If you have the BOSE sound system with a DOC with the model number YDS-12 by Yamaha, this won't work. However, did try the APPLE 8 pin -30 pin Lightning adapter with the "CORD", this WORKS.

    6 of 6 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work with smart case for iPad Mini

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    The case is too thick at the connector - it would not click in. Had to cut the case down - basically cut away the whole bottom from the speaker holes in.
    Otherwise it's a nice case. It would have worked with the smart cover that didn't cover the back.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the Cable!

    • Written by from LONDON

    I have just bought an iPad Air along with a Apple Smart Case. Since I have several Apple accessory devices I bought 2 30 pin adapters. The slot for the connecting cable is not large enough to allow the 30 pin connector to seat. I'm rather disappointed that Apple engineers made an error such as this. Now I will have to go out and spend another $60.00 or so for the short cable adaptors.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter collides with Apple's own iPhone 5c case

    • Written by from Arvada

    I bought this part to adapt my Nissan's 30 pin iPod audio system cable, which Nissan hasn't updated for Lightning. Works fine without the case, but Apple's own 5c case prevents the Lightning connection from snapping into place. My understanding is that non-Apple Lightning to 30 pin adapters do not pass audio, so it's very irritating to be having this issue with apparently no recourse. An inch of cable between the two connections would solve the problem! An unfortunate design oversight.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work With Any iPhone Case

    • Written by from Oak Park

    This adaptor needs to fit flush against the bottom of the phone, which means if you have a case, you need to remove it, and that can be difficult (especially with Apple's own leather iPhone 5s cases). Get a cord adaptor instead. You need a thin plug if you have a case. Otherwise, I am sure these work just fine.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT FIT WITH CASE

    • Written by from Saint Peters

    APPLE 30 pin adapter, DOES NOT FIT with the case on, the adapter’s lighting end does not reach the connection on the phone. Forcing me to replace all my 30-pin cables. Have a few.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with a case

    • Written by from Marina Del Rey

    What a terrible adaptor. It is too wide to plug in with almost any type of case. WHY? The lightning adaptor itself that comes on the charging cable is small and fits fine, why can't this? Really makes this thing too much hassle to be worth it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible with OEM Apple iPhone 5S Dock

    • Written by from Portland

    I love Apple products, I own tons of them; their accessories, not so much. This is a prime example of an overpriced, less than capable accessory with flaws. First off, as many reviews have said, it is not compatible with nearly any case; certainly none of the cases I have. The thing that really sealed the 2-star review from me though is the fact that it does not work with the official OEM Apple iPhone 5S dock. I bought the dock for use in my bedroom but of course it doesn't come with a cable. No problem I thought, I'll just buy the lightning adaptor and use my old 30-pin iPhone cable. Nope. When I use this setup I get a "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone." message. Umm, every component I'm using is certified and manufactured by Apple, how could it not work?

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with case!

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    While the adaptor itself works fine, it does not fit with most cases because the lightning connection comes directly out of the plastic as opposed to coming from a cable (most case opening do not accommodate this). Apple should really specify that it does not work with most cases, or fix it so that it will. Sadly, returning this for the one with the cable; I had been looking forward to how compact it would be. Oh well.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Knees help with making it work

    • Written by from Warren

    A couple of weeks ago, this adapter stopped playing music on my I home. When I twist it, it works but when I let go it doesn't. Need help. If Apple hears this, I would like to have a free replacement.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with 5S case

    • Written by from Calgary

    Unfortunately, this won't work if you have any kind of case on your phone, *including those made by Apple*. Get the 2m Lightning-USB cable instead.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with the new Apple 5 and 5s Covers

    • Written by from Reston

    If you want to this adapter with the new Apple designed cases the case must be removed to have a charging and syncing connection.

    If you need a 30-pin to lightning adapter and don't want to remove your case the "Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m)" will work, and does not require case removal.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit with some cases

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Doesn't fit when using the iSkin solo case.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but $$$

    • Written by from Toronto

    Yeah, it does its job. But at this price you should have three of them doing these jobs. For a dongle that's supposed to ease your transition to a new connector, Apple sure is having a fun time vacuuming your wallet in the process. Also, forget about it working with any kind of case.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    music play not compatible with HD radios

    • Written by from Mongomery

    took me a while to figure out why i couldnt get my music to play.. other stores sites didnt specify analog only but it does here.. but i didnt check here before the purchase

    most would assume if it says it allows music it would be universal but it is not..

    hope this saves someone the time and money i wasted

    2 of 2 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.