• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work great

    • Written by from Honesdale

    It can't be any easier than this. If your having a problem read instructions! Insert SD card first than connect to iPad.....it works! I took pictures during the day and at night downloaded to iPad.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for me with SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro

    • Written by from Ostrander

    Have thought about buying this reader for some time but finally broke down and got it to take on a trip where I may have to unload images in the field. I have high speed 64 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro cards (SDxc). The unit took a while to load the images in memory for preview but it worked like a charm. Just what I needed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Beautifully for Me!

    • Written by from Middle Village

    Game Plan: before I purchase any device, I do my due diligence. I checked here for compatibility, thoughtfully read the reviews, & asked more questions at the Apple Store. Armed with my iPad Air and a 64G SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card from my Sony DSC-HX400V "bridge" camera, I bravely took the following steps:
    1. Made certain that card was not locked
    2. Inserted card into card reader
    3. Opened Photos App
    4. Inserted card reader into the Lightening Port
    5. Selected import
    6. Chose the images, not deleting from card
    7. Removed card reader from port & replaced card into camera
    8. Went on with my life, bombarding friends & family w/my beautiful photos on my beautiful iPad Air
    While I agree that "iPad Lightening to Card Reader" would be more helpful on the packaging--especially if you're making your purchase at Big Box stores where they will sell their Grandmothers for commission--I can honestly say that this reader does the job it is meant to do, & quite well.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Despite bad reviews, this product works perfectly.

    • Written by from Niverville

    Ordered from Apple.ca on a tuesday, and arrived at my front door the same Friday! I was super pleased with FedEx shipping in Canada. Now for the adapter itself, I was a bit skeptical because of all the reviews saying it doesn't work. I'll tell you right now, it works exactly as advertised. I use a 32GB SD card from my Canon ELPH 340, and I slide in the sd card, plug in the adapter, and the photos app launches on my iPad mini, prompting me to import the pictures. I believe the adapter supports only JPEG and .MOV files, but I haven't tested any other files out yet. One last thing I'd like to point out; if you're trying to load up the SD card with movies to watch on your iPad, make sure you place ALL picture/video files in a folder named "dcim" on the SD card, or the iPad may not recognize it. Overall, I'd say even for it's near 50$ price after canadian shipping + taxes, it's still worth it in my book. And if it ever quits working for some reason, there's a 1 year warranty, or I'll bring it into the Apple store in my city.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from ScHENECTADY

    I was amazed by the negative reviews that I had read regarding this accessory, I was having second thoughts before buying it. Finally I made up my mind and decided to try it in the store before purchasing.

    I have an iPad air and I use a canon 60D and I only shoot in RAW. It is super simple, super fast, even when dealing with RAW images. The iPad was able to identify all of the pictures (even all the videos in my case although the store said It won't be able to deal with videos, but lucky me right? =D). The import process was easy and fast considering the size of RAW images. I was able to deal with the RAW images in all of the supported applications with no issue at all. The only annoying thing that I had found (which is only a preference related issue) is that the iPad after importing the pictures ask whether you want to delete the imported pictures where in the first couple of times I deleted the pictures by mistake from my SD Card (I would prefer if apple added an option where people can choose to not get this question).

    I don't understand the issue with all of the other reviewers and if some of them are just dissing this accessory so consumers can focus on other 3rd party accessories.

    This is a must buy for all photographers like me who were sick of being forced to include a laptop in the process of editing and posting pictures.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    • Written by from gilbert

    Took less than 5 minutes to test. Used an iPad Air, RAW files from 5diii (regular JPEG would work too), and a San Disk extreme 16g card. Able to transfer raw files just fine. Some of my iPad editing apps would not open file. Used SnapSeed app 1st then save image to camera roll. From camera roll you can edit using any app because I believe Snapseed saves as JPEG. File resolution is adequate for the iPads retina screen. I'm only using this for social media. I've read the files are trimmed.

    I only use 16g cards to reduce the chance to loose data.

    Be aware if you have a 64g card this reader will not work.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Kissimmee

    Bought this for a vacation I'm going on since I'm not planning to take my MacBook Pro on the road. I can now take pictures freely with my DSLR and transfer them to my iPad in a matter of 1 minute! Simple and easy to work with. I recommend it to everyone!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Lindsay

    I use a Sandisk Extreme Plus 64 GB in my GoPro and it reads it fine. This is a very handy addition to my IPad mini.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Toronto

    Works like a charm!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I have used this multiple times and have had no issue whatsoever with my iPad Air. Plug it in, go to "photos", and click "import" below. I can pull 1080p60 (yes, 60 fps) video or 720p120 from my GoPro Hero 3 and from my Canon SX700. It is excellent because I can then open up those videos in iMovie and make smooth slow-motion videos. I use SanDisk Ultra HD cards. I have yet to use a 64gb card due to some user reviews about having trouble with that, but I am going to get one and try it out here soon.

    I was surprised at all the negative reviews. I am guessing some customers must have camcorders that use incompatible file formats.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Flawlessly

    • Written by from La Puente

    I think those that say "nothing happens" are unaware that you have to go into your photos and press the "import" button. Nothing pops up when you insert the SD card. I use mine with a iPad Mini Retina and a 64gb SanDisk with no issues. I even move the entire DCIM folder from my cf cards to the SD card and am able to import images from my DSLR. The ONLY wish item I have is that this would work on the iPhone as well. Other than that no issues.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Superior

    Put SD card in reader. Plug lightning into ipad. Reader launches the ipad photos app. Voila! Exactly what I wanted. Couldn't have been easier.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!

    • Written by from Matthews

    I needed a device to store photos so I went out today & bought the iPad mini & this little guy. I almost didn't buy an iPad cause I was worried about being able to transfer pics easily. I was still hesitant after seeing the reviews, but thought/hoped I could figure it out. This was incredibly easy to use. Popped the SD card out of my camera & into the SD Reader & the iPad basically did everything else. Great product, very easy to use!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, if you know how to use it properly:)

    • Written by from castlegar

    All you have to do is plug it in then open the photos app and BAM! All my extremely high quality photos are there, ready to be posted. Some people think that plugging it in will take you to the photos, but that's not true. You plug it in, open photos, notice at the icons on the bottom an extra one you don't normally see and tap it, then you can import or delete photos. Easy as pie.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Ten

    • Written by from Wauwatosa

    After reading all the reviews I was paranoid about this. So I went to store, got one, and connected to my iPad Air. It worked perfectly!

    I tried three different cameras, nikon L24. P90, D3200 with my iPad Air 32 GB . Normal photographs and movies on 8GB. 16GB, and 32GB. Imported in 1 to 2 seconds. All SD cards were Sandisk, ranging from 8 to 32GB, not cheap knock offs. Special thanks to Debbie at the Milwaukee Mayfair store for being so helpful! :>

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked beautifully for my uses

    • Written by from Norwalk

    Used this to transfer photos from 3 of my cameras:
    GoPro HD Hero 3+
    Canon 5D Classic
    Sony Nex 6

    All of my memory cards are 32GB and smaller

    was able to upload photos from my gopro (uses mirco SD) with an SD adaptor. This worked wondefully, was able to see full res videos after transferring.

    Worked fine with pictures shot in RAW and JPEG on my 5D classic (uses CF but have SD to CF adaptor). In iPhoto it recognizes that it is a raw image, but I am not sure if it converts to JPEG or reduces the size of the photo. I will compare file size compared on my computer vs iPad.

    nex 6 worked fine, no issues std SD usage.

    A little bit pricey but it worked well. If you don't want to wait for the import window to appear, open up pictures, and the import icon should show at the bottom in a few seconds or less.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Ocala

    My husband bought this for me so I could transfer my photos to my 4th generation I -Pad. All I can say is buy it. Lightening fast is right just love it !!!!!!!!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from sacramento

    I have the same card reader for my Ipad 3 with the old connector, but needed the new lightning connector for my Ipad mini. This works perfectly and exactly like the other one. You plug it into the ipad, insert the card and it uploads onto iphoto. No problem, no delay. I have no idea how anyone found this difficult or challending. A great purchase.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it all the time!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I love this thing, because I still use my camera a lot. My phone just doesn't have the zoom capability. I upload the pics to my iPad to show others and share. It's great.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read the compatibility section

    • Written by from Roswell

    For crying out loud people! Read the compatibility section before giving the thing a 1 star rating. It only works with iPad and iPad mini. It specifically does not include the iPhone!

    So far, my reader has worked with any card I put in it, but that's just me. I just wish the cable was a bit longer.

    16 of 19 people found this useful