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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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30-pin male to lightning female adapter?

Just a curious thought, I wonder if a 30-pin male to lightning female adapter will come out. Pre-ordered an iPhone 5 last night with an extra lightning USB cable but i have an ipod nano too that stays in my car and i'd much rather use lightning cable with this type of adapter on that so if i need to plug my phone in I don't need a second cable or a lightning to 30-pin adapter laying around. (would leave the 30Male to L-Female attached to the nano when not hooked up). Also because of the size it would seem like there wouldn't be much added stress either since you are going from big to small not small to big. Would basically just make the nano longer since it's about the width of the 30-pin connector anyway. Thoughts?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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I agree a 30 pin male to female Lightening adaptor makes sense

I saw the adaptor you are describing when I did a recent Google search. Now, I can't find it. I asked an Apple Store employee, he sheepishly said that he was getting requests for this type of connector, but that Apple decided something different. I hope to find the 30 pin male to Lightening female adaptor soon. I'll just leave it in my iPad2. The new Lightening adaptor rocks!
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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I would love to find this adapter. I have an iPad 3 and an iPhone 5. I would love to just carry lightning cables and an adapter for when i charge the ipad. I found what i want here but i cant find anyone that sells it.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:14 AM   #4
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I guess there isnt a big market for this type of adapter....
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Here's one, but can't find a North American source

Here is a link for the connector.

http://www.sandberg.it/product/Adapt...to-Lightning-F

There is no source in North America that I could find.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Here is a link for the connector.

http://www.sandberg.it/product/Adapt...to-Lightning-F

There is no source in North America that I could find.
Thanks Craigriver! I did come across that one as well. I really am not fond of how big it is, and I dont like that plug cover attached to the side. I really wish i could find the one shown here......

http://ddl.en.alibaba.com/product/69...DL_O_007_.html
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:27 PM   #7
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Amazon UK has the white ones - I've seen them

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Thanks Craigriver! I did come across that one as well. I really am not fond of how big it is, and I dont like that plug cover attached to the side. I really wish i could find the one shown here......

http://ddl.en.alibaba.com/product/69...DL_O_007_.html
Amazon UK has(d) them, however, the sellers I tried don't appear to have a means to ship them to the US. I tried to order one, but wasn't successful due to my address. That being said I've read of folks purchasing other items successfully through Amazon UK.

I've suggested to a retailer to acquire this item, we'll see if it happens. Good luck!

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Sorry to report, Amazon UK no longer lists this item. I think that it is a highly practical connector for those of us migrating to lightning connections. It is the best possible connecter bar none!

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Old Jan 6, 2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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Amazon UK has(d) them, however, the sellers I tried don't appear to have a means to ship them to the US. I tried to order one, but wasn't successful due to my address. That being said I've read of folks purchasing other items successfully through Amazon UK.

I've suggested to a retailer to acquire this item, we'll see if it happens. Good luck!

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Sorry to report, Amazon UK no longer lists this item. I think that it is a highly practical connector for those of us migrating to lightning connections. It is the best possible connecter bar none!
I hope the seller comes through. I really would like to order one of these.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 09:04 AM   #9
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Hows about this one then?

Shipment times to the US are stated.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 01:40 PM   #10
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That's not what they are looking for. They want a female 8 pin to male 30 pin adapter.

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But I'm still confused why anyone would need one....
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 05:22 PM   #11
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 12:33 AM   #12
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Why a male 30pin to female Lightning connecter?

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That's not what they are looking for. They want a female 8 pin to male 30 pin adapter.

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But I'm still confused why anyone would need one....

First, the new connecter rocks compared to the old style. It plugs in on either side of the pins. The old 30 pin was one way and much more difficult to insert with ease.

I have an iPad 2, which has the old 30 pin connector and a new iPhone 5 which has the new connecter. I want the adaptor to place it in the iPad 2 and leave it there. I may possibly superglue it in place. Or, perhaps use some silicone which is easier to remove. I can plug the Lightning connecter into it and I only need carry one kind of charging cord.

All my old 30 pin to usb connectors are shot and I hate using them. So, why not go with the new item, which is oh so much easier to use? I can stick with one connector and don't need to fuss with the old clunky one.

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Hows about this one then?

Shipment times to the US are stated.
It was very thoughtful of you to mention this. Thanks so much for your consideration.

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Old Jan 7, 2013, 05:00 AM   #13
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Who knows how good it will be. Overall, Apple’s Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter and Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter (0.2 m) are good rather than great accessories, dragged down by a combination of high prices, mixed electronic compatibility, and physically imperfect designs.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 02:03 PM   #14
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But I'm still confused why anyone would need one....
Did you read the OP?

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Overall, Apple’s Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter and Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter (0.2 m) are good rather than great accessories, dragged down by a combination of high prices, mixed electronic compatibility, and physically imperfect designs.
My adapters work fine. Not sure what you mean by the latter two. What specific problems are you having and how would you improve it?
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:21 PM   #15
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Still have been unable to find a seller of these.....I will keep looking.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 11:10 PM   #16
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Still have been unable to find a seller of these.....I will keep looking.
I talked to these folks. http://www.fasttech.com/

I think they will be getting it soon! At least that is what they said when I sent them the page with the particular one you had suggested.

You might send them the link also, because they had been looking for the thicker one - I agree the smaller one look better.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 12:19 AM   #17
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I just ordered several lightning cables from fast tech. I'll post a review of them all when I get them.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:34 PM   #18
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Anything new from FastTech?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:47 AM   #19
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Nothing new insofar as the connecter

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Anything new from FastTech?
Only, that it is soon to be listed. Not holding my breath for anytime soon.

I think I've learned why many folks desire the female 30 pin to maie lightening connecter. It is all the accessories are built upon the 30 pin model.

It looks like the manufacturers of accessories, such as bluetooth add-ons (rendered obsolete with Bluetooth 4.0?) and TV remote control transmitters all will need that kind of adaptor, as will the speaker/radio/alarm units all built upon the 30 pin paradigm. In fact some probably may never switch to lightening due to incompatibilities with lightning.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 12:14 PM   #20
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Fast tech cable review.....#1 cabled adapter....fits fine, charges but does not do audio. Bummer cause I got it to use with my FM transmitter. #2 standard charge cable, fits and works like OEM, haven't tried a sync yet. #3 200 cm cable. Fit REALLY tightly and when I tried to unplug it, the hard plastic sheath slid right off, seemed to have no adhesive. #4 9cm cable, again fit too tightly and the plastic sheath on BOTH ends slid down, lightning and USB. To the companies credit, as soon as they get delivery confirmation, they send an email with links to report any problems, submit reviews etc. I liked that. Shipping took less than 10 days from China to Hawaii for free, with step by step tracking. I will try and get the two problem cables replaced.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 01:47 PM   #21
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Still have been unable to find a seller of these.....I will keep looking.

There appears to be a company called "The Tech Lodge" in UK that sells the Sandberg 440-45 adapter and will ship to USA. You can order through Amazon.uk (at least two sellers appear to ship internationally), but I found that ordering direct from The Tech Lodge's website was cheaper.

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http://www.thetechlodge.co.uk/Sandbe.../dp/B009KZZ3LC

Adapter is £13.60. Shipping to US is quoted as £13 for one adapter and £20 for two. One adapter plus shipping would be £26.60, or about $42 dollars with current exchange rates.

I placed an order for one and will see if it actually is shipped by them to the USA.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:03 AM   #22
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An interesting story about Apple's moves on the adapter front

http://www.pocketables.com/2012/12/a...comment-124391

I think some may enjoy the above linked story on Apple's seemingly poor creations to smooth the connecter transition. Still no 8 pin female lightning to 30 pin male adapter of consequence in sight.

Although apparently Apple Europe sells as micro-sim to 30 pin male connecter. I may purchase one, I can at least have a better connecter than my iPad's 30 pin connecter.
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Old May 22, 2013, 02:42 PM   #23
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I found this one, 8 pin female to 30 pin male adapter from google
http://www.guuds.com/product/iP5-902...d-Touch-4.html
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Old Jun 14, 2013, 12:26 PM   #24
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I found this one, 8 pin female to 30 pin male adapter from google
http://www.guuds.com/product/iP5-902...d-Touch-4.html
I bought one and received today, it work well for my 4S
Charging and Sync ok
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Old Jun 25, 2013, 06:19 PM   #25
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Does anyone know of a lightning female to 30 pin male adapter other than the Sandberg version referred to above?

I have a Bose SoundDock III, with a lightning connector. The reviews on Amazon indicate that the Sandberg adapter does not work on that device.
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