• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job...but

    • Written by from Benicia

    Great idea from Apple, but it does not seem like much thought was put into it's development. The problem is that .2 meters (7.87 inches) is just not long enough. My iPod is connected via this adapter to a male 30 pin that stands maybe 3 inches tall. Picture this, the cord goes straight up and loops back down (due to how short it is). Because of this, the iPod will not even lay flat on my desk. When I attempt to lay it flat, the 30 pin tends to lift up, breaking the connection. I feel sorry for the people needing to plug their iPod into something taller. Make the cables at least 1' or 2' as these lengths are much easier to work with.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not allow charging of iPad Mini via Klipsch

    • Written by from Plano

    Purpose was to connect iPad mini to Klipsch speakers used with older version iPod mini.

    Sound came through but the iPad Mini would not charge.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge iPad from IM600 Speakers

    • Written by from Blaine

    I have an Altec Lansing InMotion IM600 rechargeable speaker system that works perfectly with my iPod. It has a 30-pin connector dock. It does three things:

    1 - Plays music from the iPod through excellent-sounding speakers.

    2 - Has a remote control that controls the iPod through the IM600 (Play, Pause, Skip ahead, Skip back).

    3 - Charges the iPod if the IM600 is plugged in.

    I bought this cable today so I could use my IM600 speakers with my new iPad. It works great except that it does not charge the iPad. This is not a surprise but the specs don't mention it. That would have been a five-star feature. I note that some other reviewers mention it not charging an iPhone either, possibly depending on the accessory used.

    Another thing to note: this cable (as described) is only 8" long. That severely limits how you can position your devices.
    Overall, once you get your devices positioned so that they are not tugging on the cable, it seems to work great.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WAYTOO SHORT OF A CORD

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    This OVERPRICED piece of equipment is too short, will come out of the socket when moved a LITTLE bit.. (very upsetting when your DRIVING) who thought that 7.26 INCHES was a great length?? The socket to connect this is in my CENTER CONSOLE.. I can barely move this thing without it coming unplugged.TERRIBLE

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISAPPOINTED!!!

    • Written by from CHATSWORTH

    I bought this so I could play music in my car using my iPhone 5 BUT it ONLY works for the sound. It DOESN'T show the music info or allow me to change the song like my iPhone 4s. Now I have to look at my phone to change the song instead of my stereo and last time I checked it's a hefty fine to get a ticket for being on your phone.

    The REAL reason I am giving it 1 star is because after a 3 months it already disconnects and connects simply by touching the chord. I keep it in my car for the most part so it's not like I'm carry it around where it could be damaged. I would expect it to at least last as long as some of my iPhone chargers I have had for YEARS!

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge iPhone 5 when used with some accessories.

    • Written by from Oak Park

    When used with some 30 PIN docking stations, it does charge the iPhone 5. When used with other 30 PIN accessories that consistently charge 30 PIN iPods, this cable does NOT charge the iPhone 5. Charging does not work when used with an P.I.E. FRDW/PC-POD2 (replaces the 6 CD changer in Ford vehicles with a 30 PIN iPod interface).

    Very disappointing. How hard is it to charge an iPhone 5?

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but is way overpriced

    • Written by from Kew Gardens

    I bought this to connect my iPhone 5 to my two audio docks in the house. Unlike the $29 adapter, which is also overpriced, I don't have a problem connecting to my iPhone in it's case. Still, it's not the most elegant design for an adapter, and I have to set the phone on top of the table or counter my audio dock device is on and I have to twist the phone in an odd way to navigate through my music selections. But the sound is fine, no issues at all on that front. But $39? For a bit of plastic and metal? It's ridiculously over-priced, but you absolutely have to have one or more if you have audio equipment bought during the 30-pin connector era. I feel a bit like I've been mugged for this.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    30pin Camera Kit to Desktop USB Keyboard to iPad Mini

    • Written by from BOWIE

    I had some concerns, after reading other people's reviews, whether this adapter would work to allow me to connect a usb keyboard for writing and email. There are times when my bluetooth keyboard runs low on power and I had been able to connect my a desktop wired USB keyboard to myiPad 3, the question was whether it would work on the iPad Mini via this adapter. The answer is YES!!

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Tipp City

    Had the charger for barely a month and it quit working. so frustrating to spend so much money only for it to quit working so soon. I feel like $40 for a replacement is absolutely ridiculous but since the 5th generation is different than all of our other itouches, i'm forced to buy a new one :(

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my needs

    • Written by from Maynard

    I bought this at the Apple Store the other day. I've had my iPhone 5 for about a month, and during this time I could not listen to music on my iHome. It drove me crazy, so I bought this cable, even though it is 40 dollars. It works for me, it charges my phone and lets me listen to music, so it does everything I need.

    21 of 30 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.

    26 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to USB cable is JUST PLAIN HORRIBlE !!!!!!

    • Written by from Jersey city

    I TRAVEL ALOT AND HAVE TO PACK MY CORD ALOT AND THIS CABLE COULD NOT STAND UP TO IT AT ALL Vs THE OLD STYLE CABLE WITH PRIOR IPHONES ETC 4S,4,3.THE LIGHTNING CABLE NEAR THE LIGHTNING END IS ALL SCRUNCHED UP AND NOW IT WILL NOT CHARGE THE PHONE UNLESS I MOVE THE PHONE IN A SPECIFIC POSITION SO THAT IT WILL CHARGE AND THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE FROM SUCH A QUALITY COMPANY AS APPLE TO PUT OUT SUCH A HORRIBlE CABLE AND ESPECIALLY WHEN WE CAN PURCHASE THE SAME TYPE OF CABLE FROM A THIRD PARTY MANUFACTURER AT BETTER QUALITY THAN THE
    OEM = ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER!!!!!!!

    41 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T CARE FOR IT AND DON'T UNDERSTAND

    • Written by from Jeffersonville

    Either make a lightning cord that has a s-video and audio cords or make an adapter that supports the one we've already paid $50 for to be so smart you all make some real ignorant moves... You change the connection but then don't give us an alternative for the cable that we have already purchased this is just STUPID!!!!!! I have to put 1 star but really zero stars for this adapter for it is a useless piece of equipment if this wasn't a review I'd be using a few other choice words.... I have a Macbook Pro, iPad mini, and an iPhone 5 I have an older tv hanging in my kitchen that I used to hook my iPhone 4s up to I shouldn't have to buy another tv because you brainiacs didn't make a compatible adapter.

    150 of 187 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money. Overpriced yet underdelivers.

    • Written by from Walden

    This device is GREAT if you don't mind paying $40 for something that allows your device to function with limitations. No video support. Audio support is limited depending on the accessory you're using it with. But its GREAT for syncing and charging. That said, so was the lightning cable that came with the phone. This is a $40 waste of money and poor decision on Apple's part to switch from 30 pin to lightning.

    83 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple disappoints (again)

    • Written by from PALMER

    I would like to video out using my older AV composite cable (not cheap). This stupid adapter will not work for video out. So after upgrading to an iPhone 5 I am worse off than the 4s. JUNK JUNK JUNK. Don't expect video out with your old hardware accessories. Instead of just a phone upgrade plan on upgrading everything.

    72 of 97 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no use unless for charging!

    • Written by from Jakarta Utara

    Prior i bought this, i thought it will be applicable for my previous VGA Adapter for my Ipad2.
    unfortunately, the seller at Paragon SG did not explain that for VGA adapter only can be applicable with new VGA Cable!!!!!
    now, i only can use this to charge using my previous charger??? :(

    37 of 67 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little adapter

    • Written by from SCHERTZ

    Works great. Even with the iPhone / iPad cases on. Works great in the car too.
    Expensive, but good.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meets My Needs

    • Written by from Martinez

    Works great for my needs. In my car I'm able to change songs on my iphone through the steering wheel & it charges as well. On my Bose sound dock I'm able to change songs with the remote. Only downside is the price & I'm thinking I need another one to keep in my car.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless except for charging

    • Written by from Boucherville

    It bought this for my iPad mini but returned it because it does NOT work with the following adapters:
    - 30pins to camera SD card adapter
    - 30pins to VGA adapter
    - 30pins to composite video and RCA audio adapter
    The only thing that worked for me is charging.
    They should at least say which of Apple adapters ARE supported on their website!

    47 of 63 people found this useful