• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lets me control my iphone through my car electronics

    • Written by from Fremont

    I bought this to connect my 5 to my car (Benz) electronics so I could control my phone with the car's joystick. Plugged it in and it worked perfectly (to my surprise). My car has a 30 pin cable out and this 30 pin to Lightning fit perfectly and is long enough to the two cables together can connect to the phone while in the cup holder.

    My only complaint is the price (thus the 4 star rating). Apple should include one of these with every device as we've all made investments in 30 pin cables over the past 7 years. Starting to lose my patience with Apple over this one.

    1787 of 1986 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works!

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    If you're like me you have at least 4 30 pin white cables; one at the office, one in each car and at least one at home. You buy this adapter because it works with your phone case Andy you carry it with you. White lightning connector cables are $19 and you can get white 30 pin cables for just a few bucks. You use this connector to use the 30 pin cables you have now. If you have to buy 4 lightning cables that's $80 and you still can't use the 30 pin docks without the adapter. This adapter while over priced at $39.99 it is still less than buying all new sync cables. This is a 5 star product but I only gave it 4 stars because of the price and Apple finding another way to make my wallet a little lighter. Apple you should have included one with the device, most of us would have bought at least one more.

    1592 of 1741 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, Way over priced

    • Written by from Kennesaw

    I choose this because the 29$ option without a cord I knew would be incompatible with cases and the like so I paid $10 more to get something that would actually work. Considering that they are changing this I would have thought they'd include one with the phone.

    Enough griping, this cable works great and has even made it easier for me to talk on the phone while it is plugged into my car. The cable I had was a little too short to not have a constant tugging from the coiled cord. Now with the extra 20cm I can talk comfortably.

    1609 of 1779 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!

    • Written by from Irvine

    Works as expected but WAY over priced.

    159 of 173 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If price is of no object then this is the cable for you.

    • Written by from Vero Beach

    If your iPhone 5 needs a 30-pin connector adapter to connect to your old accessories, then this is the adapter for you. The other adapter that did not have the cable will not fit most of the iPhone 5 cases out there. This adapter is quite pricey but sure does the job of charging, syncing and playing music on you BOSE sound dock speaker system. However, it will not work with you old camera connection kit or 30-pin to AV cable either.

    137 of 145 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but expensive

    • Written by from Saint-Laurent

    I used to connect my iPhone 4s to my car stereo system using 30-pin to RCA cable. But since the iPhone 5 has a new connector I had to buy an adapter. I chose this one because you can actually use it with a case and the connector is still thin not like other adapter which cover the whole bottom of the phone.
    I just wish the phone came with these adapters since we did not choose to have this connector changed and yet we have to pay the price.

    118 of 126 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good adapter

    • Written by from Hanmer

    a bit pricey, but work well with all my home and car accessories. It also enables me to hook it up to my iPhone 5 without modding my case. (like the other adapter requires depending on the case you purchased)

    95 of 105 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Toronto

    works as expected... the only thing I don't like is how the cable is thicker than the regular USB Lightning cable... and doesn't bend as well.

    72 of 75 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful for iPhone 5 Accessories

    • Written by from Nyack

    The extension adapters most useful attribute is to allow usage with most any iPhone 5 case and my main reason for its purchase. All my accessories have recognized my iPhone 5 for use as well as charge it while docked. The lightning adapter end and cabling are manufactured thick and strong to withstand repeated use. The 30 pin side is not overly thick to allow easy fit and connection with multiple accessories. Works great with my alarm clock!!!

    The cable itself is fairly stiff and not very flexible so it won't physically support your iPhone 5 as to allow it to standup by itself without assistance. It's made just as long as most of all the other Apple (0.2m) adapters so not too excessive or bulky. While use with my car adapter has been achievable it seems to have created audio issues while transitioning from a call back to playing music. A quirk I am still looking into.

    Apple has created another award winning and selling accessory for its new lightning adapter.

    70 of 74 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from CAMDEN PLACE

    If you're buying or have any of the BOSE SOUNDOCKS..get this! It works very well! Howeevr, much to expensive and still annoyed iPhone 5 needs new cords/pins. Gee thanks Apple.

    71 of 82 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced but necessary.

    • Written by from Richmond

    In a desperate moment where I couldn't find my charger and was at 10% battery I drove to the apple store and bought this. Just to confirm this adapter DOES work with my 2012 Nissan Versa iPod integration perfectly (steering wheel controls, in dash display, etc). It's good quality but $40 is awfully steep for something you're basically forced to purchase because you supported the company by buying their latest device, but what can you do?

    62 of 68 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Although overpriced, it works in my car

    • Written by from Boring

    I bought this product so I can use it in my car. I have a Kensington 2 in 1 AUX cable with the 30 pin connector for the older generation iphones/ipods. Thankfully, this adapter worked with my current setup. Also I have a Belkin sheer iphone 5 case and the slot was just big enough for the lightning port to enter, so whew...

    58 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning adaptor for iPhone 5

    • Written by from Dalton

    It works for all my needs. It will Charge and play music on both my boom boxes. It is thicker than the original 30 pin plug but fortunately my cases and other devices will Accommodate the size. It is way overpriced therefore I only gave it a four star

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my needs

    • Written by from Tujunga

    As a music producer, I needed this to work with my audio & MIDI devices made with the 30 pin connectors. These include a Tascam stereo microphone and a Yamaha MIDI interface, both of which work just fine on my iPad 4 with this adaptor, as they did on my iPad 2 without it. Of course the price is outrageous, so this better turn out to be bullet proof, at least until it becomes obsolete, which is probably going to be way too soon! Also, why are all Apple cables and adapters always white? I would prefer the much less obtrusive color of black.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little pricey but works well

    • Written by from Camden

    I have a Bose series 2 sound dock with the 30 pin connector. I have the newest generation iPad (4th) with Siri. These new ones have lightning connector. I bought the adapter and connected to my iPad to the Bose. The music played and charged well. Be careful what brand of sound docks purchased. Some may not support charging the battery like my In Motion sound dock.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great in my car! (VW Jetta)

    • Written by from Kaufman

    My iPhone 5 came in today and I used this adapter to connect to the existing 30 pin connector that came in my 2010 VW Jetta TDI. At first it didn't work because the new phone didn't have any songs on it. Once I downloaded a song or two I retried the cable and it worked. Full skip, pause, play and playlist selection just like I had on the old 4S. I then noticed there was some crackling in the audio, I quickly resolved this by changing the AUX input on my car radio from the High setting back to Medium. Now it is perfect and I love it.
    I chose this adapter over the one without the length of cable because the factory 30 pin wire that came with the car is too short and now with this adapter connected the phone can lie flat on the passenger seat! Very happy!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Suits my purpose but it's pricey

    • Written by from Mine Hill

    Pros: It works perfectly and does exactly what I want it to. Yay!
    Cons: I had to pay so much & the fact that I even needed it in the first place. Boo!

    My sole purpose in purchasing was to allow me to connect my iPhone 5 to the USB port in my 2010 Honda CRV. I needed an adapter for my existing extra long 30-pin USB cable (no extra long Lightning to USB cables yet) The short cord doesn't bother me, and it connects to the lightning port without having to fiddle with my OtterBox case. If the cord were any shorter or not there, I think making connections would actually be a PITA.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my vehicles

    • Written by from Robbinsville

    While I am not happy about the price of this cable (it is way too expensive), I am happy to report that it works to both charge the phone and to stream music, with complete control through the car stereo, when used on both my 2012 Hyundai Elantra and my 2014 Kia Sorento. I looked through a ton of these reviews without seeing either of these vehicles listed, so I was concerned about it. After arriving I am happy to report that it does work, so if you have one of these vehicles and need this cable it should be a good fit for you.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice addition

    • Written by from Orlando

    I have more 30 pin cables than lightning cables and it is nice to make a 30 pin cable a dedicated 2nd lighting cable and take it on the go as I'm one the only ones that keep up with the latest technology in my family. And like many other have said I got this one to avoid the cable fitting with a case issue

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Will fit with Otterbox Defender and works with my systems

    • Written by from Woodinville

    I was reluctant to buy this based on the other reviews of spotty compatibility and case to plug fit issues. I am relieved that it works and does what I got it for. The length was to be expected, as it is in the specs. The most annoying thing is that I would need to buy an adapter in the first place, if you know what I mean.

    13 of 16 people found this useful