• 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with BMW

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    I have a 2007 BMW with the iPhone Y-cable that has a 30-pin connector. With this car option and using the BMW Y-cable, I am able to fully access the music on my iPhone and use the iDrive controller and screen and steering wheel buttons. I just upgraded my iPhone from 4S to the 5S so needed a 30-pin to lighting connector that will still work with my current car's electronics. This cable worked flawlessly and I maintained all functionality.

    Of course in newer BMW's the point would be moot, as you can control the music on the iPhone though the car's electronics using Bluetooth. But I am not ready to get trade in my car.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed with adapter solutions...

    • Written by from Montreal

    The new lightning connector would be great if Apple actually created some useful adapters and cabling. I need to adapt an iPhone 5 and iPod (5th Generation) for a speaker dock less than a year old...what a nightmare. The 30-pin adapter extends my iPhone and iPod so high that they are very unstable. The 30-pin 0.2m cable is so rigid and short that the iPhone and iPad will not lie flat. For god sakes, give us a cable longer than 8 inches. I'm really disappointed that I'm having to search out scarce and less than elegant 3rd party solutions. This is just like the new Thunderbolt connector on my new iMac...all hype, few products supporting it, and of course way overpriced.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Clayton

    The charger came with my iPod touch 5 that I bought 3 months ago and worked pretty well up until last week when I noticed there was a tear in it at the top of the cable. It worked for a couple more days before it just gave up. It really needs to be improved so the cable doesn't tear like that. All the other cables I've had for my apple products have worked well so I don't understand why this one gave up.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally, someting that works!

    • Written by from Adrian

    I got my 5s a week ago. I have had terrible difficulty with NOEM (non-original equipment manufacturer), both cords (i.e., USB to lightning) and adapters (i.e., 30 pin to lightning). If you plan to use 5s with stereo's (e.g., Bose, iHome, etc.) this adapter works great! Apple products, as always, are overpriced but so far it's been worth it. Everything will work properly. I am giving it 5 stars based on its functionality, not Apple's suggested retail price.

    9 of 10 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??? :(

    38 of 68 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Many of these are defective! Return your bad one and get one that works!

    • Written by from HOLMDEL

    I purchased this adapter with an iPad Mini Retina. I got the "This accessory is not supported by this device." error message. I made a Genius Bar appointment, demonstrated the problem, and they replaced the adapter with one that works. The new one works perfectly with my Bose Sound Dock, camera & SD readers for older iPad, and other older 30-pin devices. Judging by the reviews, there are an awful lot of defective instances of this adapter! (If the first one had worked, it would have five stars.)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Richmond

    I'm glad that I did not read all the reviews before buying this adapter. If I would have listen to the reviews I would never brought this adapter. The adapter works great with my iPhone 5. It work great with my beatbox by dre, my car, and other 30 pin docks.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working for no reason

    • Written by from Exton

    I have this adapter and the smaller l(square with no cord) adapters. The adapter with the cord suddenly died and no longer charges the phone. Its kept in a drawer and I only use when needed' so there should be no reason why it stopped working. I have tried it with many different cables all with same result.

    The other (no cord) adapters still work even though I bought them at the same time. So I guess I'll stick with them. But I liked the corded one because it was less likely to get lost.

    7 of 7 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPad Air Smart Case

    • Written by from Irvine

    I purchased this 30-pin adapter as I have a few after market products which still use the 30pin connector. The smaller 30-pin adapter does not work with cases, so I thought this one would work. I purchased the Apple product thinking it would work with Apple Smart Cases, but it does NOT. Thankfully I can still use this with my iPhone 5s, but to use it with my iPad Air in a Smart Case I have to remove the iPad from the case as the lightning connector shell is too big. For as much as you pay for this adapter you'd think they'd let you know it doesn't work with their own products.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too large

    • Written by from Sydenham

    The lightning end plastic part is significantly larger than the same end on the lightning sync cable. For me this is a problem because the case i use for the new ipad air has a much smaller opening for the cable than did my iphone 5 case. The charge sync cable fits fine because the plastic part is about half the size but the adapter can not fit through the opening in my case. I'm using the new zagg folio keys case which has an opening of 1 cm by -.5 cm.

    6 of 6 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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really awesome product for the Bose Sounddock II

    • Written by from voorhees

    I recently bought this product for my iPhone 5s because I have a Bose souddock II product made for the 4S, when I found out that the iPhone 5, 5S, & 5C upgraded to the lighting port, I decided to get this "Lighting to 30-pin adapter"... if you have a speaker product that doesn't match the 5S product, then this "lighting to 30-pin adapter is for YOU!

    5 of 5 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin to lightning adapter does not carry power to device

    • Written by from San Jose

    I have an a system for connecting radio to ipod via 30 pin connector.This works great with my ipod. Both power and audio are transmitted through the connector. When I use a lightning to 30 pin adapter it and connect it to my iphone 5 it transmits only the audio and not the power. It is also too think to use easily with my otter case.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too big, Too $$

    • Written by from Humble

    The lightning end is too big to work with any case. It is larger then the Apple lightning to USB cable (why on earth would it not be the same size). It is clear that this was not tested with cases. It is also seems expensive for what it is.

    Once my case was off my iphone 5s, it did work.

    4 of 4 people found this useful