• 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.

    73 of 98 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.

    28 of 35 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Silver Spring

    The price - like most things in life - is what it is. If you're an Apple regular, you should be used to that by now.

    However, it isn't fully functional. It works to transfer pics from my DSLR camera to the iPad (retina) - but it does not allow me to play video on my ancient TV using a 30 pin component cable (the yellow, red, white input job). I get audio through it. But no video. Not even the NTSC/Pal option in the video setting on the iPad is showing up.


    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Save $20

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Some of you are complaining about the price of this adapter. The solution is simple
    just purchase the Lightining to USB cable for $19 and plug it into your existing charger. VOILA! You Save $20

    39 of 146 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from CRAB ORCHARD

    Works great... -2 stars for price!!

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, But way to much $$$$$$

    • Written by from South hadley

    I upgraded phones and was very unsure if it would work with my isimple car adapter but it does work, Charges and plays music. Like i said Before its way to much money, just another way apple makes you pay.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin to lightening adapter- Short, stiff cord with bulky lightening end

    • Written by from Sudbury

    Good -it charges and plays back itunes with my ihome.

    BAD - it has a too short, very stiff cord. Cord actually can stand up straight on it's own unlike the flexible charger that comes with the phone.

    BAD - the lightening end too thick so and I have to take off the case, unlike the 29.00 adapter which fits without taking off the case.

    BAD - Expensive. This Was a gift otherwise I suggest taking a chance on the knockoffs first.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Adapter! Ridiculously Priced!!!

    • Written by from Grande Cache

    I bought the cable from Apple after trying a cheaper Chinese cable. The Chinese cable only charged my phone. I could not get it to play music through the cable. I use a JBL ON STAGE 400P. The Apple cable worked great. I cannot believe how Apple gouges customers for simple cables that are needed when THEY switched to the lightning plug. We as customers are held basically without any choice and Apple should reconsider the outrageous price that they ask for the necessary adapters that all consumers need. Hey! We already sink enough money into your many devices, so why not treat us fairly!?!?

    The adapter cable from Apple works great!

    60 of 69 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock and Car Connection

    • Written by from Khabisi

    is this connector will work with bmw ipod connection i just purchased an adaptor but it didnt worked for my Harman Kardon Go+Play 2 Dock and also my car 2010 bmw 3 series sedan. it's only charging which has no use. All are working with iphone 4, 4s.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly happy with it

    • Written by from Fredericton

    I bought this at an Apple store, and was shocked at the high price ($45). However, I had got a really cool new dock for Christmas that I really wanted to use that only had a 30-pin connector, so I got it.

    I'm very happy with it, and glad I bought it! It syncs with my dock perfectly AND supports charging. However, the cord is very short, and it's hard to rest it on the stand with out the tension in the cord wanting to flip it off. Once I found a good position though, it was fine. I'm looking forward to using it in my car!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple FAIL

    • Written by from Chantilly

    I bought this because I got the ipod 5th gen for christmas but I have an expensive and high quality clock radio that I love and still want to use from LAST christmas.

    This cord works for charging when plugged into the old 30pin-to-USB cord and to my computer.

    This cord DOES NOT work for much else, especially not my clock radio. It doesn't even acknowledge that it's plugged in!!

    I wish I could take the whole ipod back I am so angry. I will at least take the cord to the store and DEMAND my $40 back. NO WAY, Apple. Absolutely no way.

    You morons changed the plug so you morons need to create an adapter that works.

    I like apple products but this is an insult.

    293 of 326 people found this useful