Looking for a long 30 pin to lightning adapter

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by zhenya, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. zhenya macrumors 603

    zhenya

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    Need one of these longer than the standard Apple length. Surprisingly it looks like most of what's available on Ebay and Amazon is also short.

    Anyone?
     
  2. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    In the meantime, why not just get an extension cable?
     
  3. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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    What sort of extension cable do you mean?

    I have a 30 pin extension cable that this is hooked to, but it means that I have two bulky 30 pin connectors in the middle of the cable, rather than having that part tucked out of the way.
     
  4. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't exist, just get a lightning extension cable when they start making them. Also don't buy the eBay lightning to 30 pin adapters or any non-apple ones. The lightning to 30 pin adapter is a very complex piece of technology that essentially acts as a secondary logic board for the phone. All that the eBay lightning to 30 pin adapters will do is charge your phone.
     
  5. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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    Ok, good to know. I do have the official Apple one, but like I say, I'd like to do away with the bulk.
     
  6. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    It does exist, I have one; a cable with a 30 pin male on one end and female on the other.

    However I realise that's not what the OP wants, hence "in the meantime" but it's a work around for now. He really wants a lightning extension, and so do I (preferably black). That does not not seem exist and it's very annoying, I would really like to tuck the clunky adaptor out of the way too.
     
  7. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's what I have at the moment, but yes, it is bulky.

    This is what I'm trying to slim down:
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    That's a 30 pin car connection to firewire to usb converter, to 30 pin extension cable, to lightning adapter cable. With a longer lightning adapter I could get rid of that 30 pin extension and not have the two 30 pin connectors hanging right below the phone.

    Open to other ideas as well.
     
  8. shleif macrumors newbie

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    Or just get a USB extension cable. They are cheap and I have seen them as long as 25'.
    Here is a 6' one for reference.
    http://www.amazon.com/Extension-Cab...354878970&sr=1-2&keywords=usb+extension+cable
     
  9. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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  10. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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    Update.

    Found a couple of good options from Cablejive. http://www.cablejive.com/

    Ordered one of both to try -

    Dockboss+ for iPhone 5 -

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    which might allow me to plug in a regular Apple lightning cable (not keeping it if I have to use the headphone jack).

    and also a Dockboss Air

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    Which would allow wireless audio connection and just use a regular charger as necessary.

    I'll update when I get them.
     
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  12. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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    Again, this doesn't help, because when you have a 30-pin dock connector integrated into your car, there is no female USB port to connect to.
     
  13. grafftillidie macrumors newbie

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    If the bulkiness of the 30 pin connector is bothering you, have you considered a usb-micro usb cable with the micro usb-lightning adapter? I have a kindle charging cord and use the micro to lightning adapter on that. The kindle cord is around 4.5-5' long.
     
  14. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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    It's not the 30pin connector alone, it's that in the current setup, I have the equivalent of two 30pin connectors hanging just 6 inches below the phone.

    Again, the USB lighting adapter doesn't help because I have nothing to plug it in to on the other end.
     
  15. gomakyle7 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to bump..

    But I was wondering if there was ever a solution? Looking to extend my iPod adapter that I have my lightning to 30-pin connector to as of right now and its too short. Saw this on Google and was wondering if you guys had any ideas?

    Even if, I do not mind bulky at this point.

    Thanks.
     
  16. zhenya thread starter macrumors 603

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    I stopped looking and just used the setup I have posted above which uses the regular Apple adapter and a Cablejive 30-pin extension. It looks like they now make a Lightning version, but ymmv with what functions work. http://www.cablejive.com/products/dockXtender.html
     
  17. gomakyle7 macrumors newbie

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    How exactly do you have it? And is this for Audio?
     
  18. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    Apple really put the screws to a lot of people when they switched to the lightning connector. No real reason for it either. Pisses me off.
     
  19. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    I have have used apple products with the old 30pin connector since the first iPod. The lightning connector was like a breath of fresh air, I'm so glad they changed it. I had to buy an adaptor and new car dock, but it was well worth it. Hated the 30pin, would have preferred mini USB, but the lightning is better than both.
     

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