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Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

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Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Analog Audio Output
  • Supports USB Audio
  • Sync & Charge

You Pay: $25.88

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Use the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter to connect devices with a Lightning connector to compatible 30-pin accessories. The adapter supports analog audio output, USB audio, and allows you to sync and charge your device.

Please note! Some 30-pin accessories are not supported. Video output is not supported.

Compatibility iPhone 5
iPod touch 5th generation
iPod nano 7th generation

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AppleLightning to 30-pin Adapter
 
4.3

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (24)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Durable (16)
  • Excellent interface (10)
  • Improves functionality (10)

Cons

  • Lacks functionality (4)
  • Poor interface (3)

Best Uses

  • Home use (16)
  • Travel (15)
  • Daily usage (14)
  • Daily use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (11), Audiophile (10), Gear head (6), Practical (5), Tech savvy (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The good and the bad

The adapter is great, does all that it is supposed to do. Way overpriced, but that's Apple for ya! Do be cautious, I have a 'Commuter' style Otterbox on my iPhone...Read complete review

The adapter is great, does all that it is supposed to do. Way overpriced, but that's Apple for ya! Do be cautious, I have a 'Commuter' style Otterbox on my iPhone 5 and because of this I cannot use the adapter at all without removing the phone entirely from its case, real bummer!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Took it back...

I purchased one of these from Apple, hence the early review. Electrically, it is great. The sound quality from a high end audio system was first class. Unfortunately, the mechanical design is...Read complete review

I purchased one of these from Apple, hence the early review. Electrically, it is great. The sound quality from a high end audio system was first class. Unfortunately, the mechanical design is poor and you can't use it if your iPhone 5 is wearing a case.

Secondly, balancing an iPhone at the the lightning connector appears far less robust than the 30-pin devices did.

My rating is 5 for electrical performance but a dismal FAIL for mechanics.

Reviewed by 54 customers

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5.0

Works as advertised

By Bill

from Central Michigan

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Configure
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

      Quite simply allows the use of older 30 pin accessories with lightning connector devices.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      30-pin Adapter

      By Chris

      from Orlando, Florida

      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

      Works as advertised. Didn't fit with my Iphones case on but i did a little remodeling on my case via a soldering Iron and it fits fine now.

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      4.0

      necessary to use new iPod on old dock

      By Juan DeShawn

      from SeaTac, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

        if you want to use iPod touch 5 or later on an old docking device you will need to buy this. works great for listening to music HOWEVER i discovered one of my two docking stations will not charge new iPod with adapter but i can play music with it. so be warned you may not have full functionality on older docking/charging stations.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        MUCH NEEDED

        By MUSIC BUFF

        from PORT TOWNSEND, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement
          • Travel

          Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

          yOU NEED THIS IF YOU ARE IN TRANSITION OF NEW iPOD PRODUCTS

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Just as advertised

          By tom

          from Virginia

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                Works great. No problems.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                3.0

                Thought it didn't work

                By Gymrat

                from OH

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                • Not Convenient

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                Apple the company that always thinks ahead of everyone else didn't on this one. This would have gotten a five. I shouldn't give it a three. I bought this for convenience. My Ipod need a charge when I received it. I plugged it in and went to bed. I awoke at 4:30 to hit the gym with my charged Ipod. It was dead! It made a connection when I hooked it up. Plugged the USB wire that came with it and went to the gym. Ipod was charged and working fine when I got home. Long story short is I put a case on all devices like 90% of the people. The lighting end of the adapter is about 1/16" to short to fulling engage the connections into the socket when a case is on the device. I would have bought an extra standard charger wire if I knew I would have to strip the case just to charge the Ipod.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                As advertised

                By wcc

                from Connecticut

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                      Not much to say, works as it is designed. iPod stays firmly attached and the sound through it and through my stereo is what I expected. No problems.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      2.0

                      Poor design

                      By Cooter

                      from the Deep South

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                            The lightening end of the adapter isn't long enough to use with a protective case on the iPod. I used a moto tools and ground off a 1/32" on the shoulders of the adapter so the adapter would go far enough into the iPod to connect.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            It works!

                            By Hiren

                            from Voorhees, NJ

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                I use it to listen music in my car and it works fine for the purpose. The reason for four stars is the adapter does not connect to the phone when any kind of case is on the phone,so I have to take the case of the phone every time I have to listen to the music! can be frustrating.. Quality is great otherwise....

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Needful dongle

                                By Ed

                                from New York City

                                Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                Apple decided to switch out the connector, probably to sell these things. Got one for my car. Works as advertised.

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                                5.0

                                Great item

                                By Army Mom

                                from Massachusetts

                                Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                So simple to use. Can put adapter on my phone charging cable then i can charge my ipad mini...item is really small so i keep it in the same place when not using it so it doeant get lost. Love this! Also B+H had the best price around. Receive in the mail the next day!

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Exactly what you need/get

                                By SAM IPhone guy

                                from CT

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Interface
                                • Improves Functionality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Usage
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                  I had purchased a connector just like this one and my phone rejected it. This connector worked just as I wanted it to. Plug it into my old iPhone 4 wire and viola, worked like a charm. I use it in my car to charge my phone and in my home as well.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  works fine

                                  By Pitonel

                                  from Romania

                                  About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Technical Person

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Interface
                                  • Improves Functionality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Usage
                                    • Home Use
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                    I have some music devices for Ipod/Iphone with 30 pin. In order to use them I needed this adapter.
                                    It works fine - charge and can listen to the music.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    New school fix to old school toy

                                    By Share the radio

                                    from Kusel, Germany

                                    About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Interface
                                    • Improves Functionality
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Car

                                      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                      The rest of my family have the newer iPods with the lightning connection, but my car has a 30 pin connection for docking/connecting iPods to my radio. Because I was the only one with an older iPod everyone was stuck listening to my music. This adapter was a quick low cost fix to being able to connect new iPods to my car.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent product!

                                      By Mike45

                                      from Manhattan , New York

                                      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                      Bought 2 of these. N they worked perfectly! Will go back to buy at least 2 more.

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                                      4.0

                                      Lightning to 30-pin Adapter by Apple

                                      By STV

                                      from Belgium

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                      Good product, but doesn't fit with some protective ipod covers. And on my dock, because of the hight difference, it now blocks the remote IR. Maybay should have bought the extension cord.
                                      So beware.

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                                      5.0

                                      It does what it's supposed to do.

                                      By chris x

                                      from LA, CA

                                      About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Great Interface
                                      • Improves Functionality
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Usage

                                        Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                        It works with an iPhone 5s with no problem.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Works as it should.

                                        By AV Joe

                                        from Denver, CO

                                        About Me Audiophile, Av Integrator, Frequent Traveler

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Functionality
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Small

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor Interface

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Car Audio
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                        Purchased this so I can have one cable hooked up to my phone to charge and play aux audio in my car.
                                        Also, to avoid using the volume adjustments going the 3.5mm headphone jack for audio out.

                                        The only issue, it will not work with a phone case. You must take off a case for this to fully insert.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        It's the genuine article

                                        By Sa123

                                        from California

                                        Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                        After hearing lots of issues with cheap imitators, decided to get the apple device, as it is fully functional. Despite it's higher cost than cheap imitations, it's worth it, plain and simple.

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                                        5.0

                                        Apple

                                        By Obi

                                        from Buenos Aires

                                        Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                                        Simply the best

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