• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not support video

    • Written by from Oxford

    I bought it to connect to a 30 pin to a VGA and I tried it on the iPad and the iPhone 5s and in both I got no image and the message "this accessory is not compatible with the iPad".

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit iPad Air own brand case

    • Written by from Mold

    I have a new iPad Air, and the official leather smart case. This adapter does not fit.
    The lightening plug plastic is a little wide to go in the gap left by the case, and the case is too stiff to flex out of the way.
    I can't vouch for it working or not.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just perfect with differen docking stations

    • Written by from Pooler

    Bought yesterday at the Apple store and tried already with my Sony Speakers Dock RDP-M5ip, Philips Clock Radio AJ3270D/17 and Sony Bluray Player BDV-N790W with Ipod reader, and everything work just fine! I have the new Iphone 5 64Gb and these are just the few adapaters I have. I will still have to try my Onkyo A/V receiver TX-NR5007 ipod adapter UP-A1 adapter, iHome Alarm Ip23 clok. The cable could be a litle bit longer and the price could be lower!!! Thanks! I am not disappointed like what happen to some users!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible, "upgrade" 8 pin rip off

    • Written by from Citrus Heights

    The 8 pin conversion was and IS the worst thing Apple could have done to their iPhone. The little NIB comes loose (even on these $39 TOO EXPENSIVE ones) and have to be replaced. (Keep on buying another one). I'm sick and tired of paying for over priced pieces of doo doo. Do us a favor Apple, come up with something else or go back to the 30 pin. at least those cords work!!!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time and unacceptable

    • Written by from Burlington

    Spent 40 minutes in the Apple store today battling the crowds to get service on what adapter to buy. Ended up with this product and now on my way to return it. I wish I would have read these comments before going as it doesn't work for all the same reasons as stated by the many comments below, won't fit with a case, isn't compatible with BOSE sound dock etc etc. For such a "World Class" organization, I can't believe Apple is still selling this product.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For those who purchased Otter Box Defender Cases

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    I ordered two adapters. The type of case I'm using prevents the adapter from fitting into the phone. The only way to use this adapter is to remove the phone from the case. I returned these to Apple. Perhaps these would work with a different case such as Speck. The odd thing is the charger that comes with the iPhone 5 works perfectly so why don't these?

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not work on my VW 2011 Touran GT

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    It can charge but no audio playback at all.

    I will exchange this one for the cord-less version which proven works on my car audio system.
    Although the cord-less Adapter's lightning plug is too large for my iPhone 5 case.

    I have to remove the case before use...

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The absolute WORST charger ever

    • Written by from Snellville

    This is the worst charger I have EVER experienced. It seems as if it were designed to break just so I have to buy a new one every two months. The price to replace a simple charger is beyond ridiculous. Honestly, I don't have the money to keep replacing my charger over and over again. With the old charger, I never experienced so many problems, it is just with this one that I am. I am extremely disappointed in this product. Right now as I write this, my phone is completely dead because in the middle of the night my charger quit working completely, so now I have to take time out of my day to track down a way-too-expensive charger and buy yet another one.

    29 of 46 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    close but no cigar

    • Written by from League City

    fits well, charges the phone however, unable to stream Pandora (the reason i bought it). i have a 2011 C63 Benz. deal is the 4S works perfectly with the provided 30pin cable. here is a twist. if i connect the 4S to the factory cable and play pandora and then with the adapter cable connected to the i5 unplug the 4S and hurry and plug the 5 with the adapter cable it plays. doesn't show what is playing but works. can't figure out if the phone needs and update or the car. or maybe the cable has a glitch. i don't know but was a 40 dollar chance and it bit me. any help would be appreciated.

    18 of 24 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great with a 2009 Dodge Journey factory Ipod connection

    • Written by from Tacoma

    Had doubts if my Dodge factory radio unit would connect audio from it's 30 pin iPod connector to my iPad mini. This lighting adapter in addition with a Scosche passport charging adaptor is compatable with the factory radio unit controls. The iPad battery gets charged along with great sounding audio! Couldn't be happier! Hope this review helps Dodge/Chrysler owners out there.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Toronto

    Was a reliable product and worked as advertised with all of my 30 pin connectors. Since installing IOS 7, the adapter will only work for audio, and not charging. Regardless of its performance, I feel ripped off paying $50 for an adapter.

    10 of 10 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

    Worthless

    • Written by from Conroe

    The length of this adapter cable makes it completely worthless. I cannot imagine an application where this length of cable would help anyone. Couple that with the fact that no one appears to make a lightning extension cable and I have NO solution to connect my new phone to my old docking stations.
    Apple - Seriously, think about this for a minute and fix it. I need a 3 foot (1 m) cable. for the price you're charging for this cable, an extra 2.4 feet of cable isn't going to make any real difference in base cost and you might actually sell some of them.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with accessories that require the lightning form factor

    • Written by from Winnetka

    For some reason, the lightning end of the adapter is substantially larger than the same end on the USB to lightning cable, so this will not work with anything the depends on that specific form factor. For example, I have a car mount that the cable is supposed to snap into, but it is made for the USB to lightning cable and this one doesn't fit in the mount.

    It seems to work ok otherwise, but it is definitely too expensive.

    11 of 12 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with 30 pin IBM video out

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    For me, this was a mistaken purchase for my iPad Air. Apple does say that this 30 pin output cable does not work with "some 30 pin devices". They neglected to say that it does not work with their own Apple brand 30 pin to IBM video dongles. Maybe other dongles as well. Watch out.

    11 of 13 people found this useful