• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy!

    • Written by from Colchester

    I have tried to use this with my iPad, iPhone and iPod and on all of them I get the same message saying that this accessory is not supported. For the price of this I would expect it to work on the latest products

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I bought this while on our most recent holiday in South Africa. I was instantly impressed. As soon as I inserted my SD card it automatically opened up import and displayed all the pictures, giving me an option to import them all or just selected ones. No instructions are necessary with this item. I was most impressed by the speed of transfer, and also the auto detection so I don't have to remember which app to use. This now lives in my camera bag along with my DSLR.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with iPhone6

    • Written by from Thurso

    Having purchased one before for use with my iPad (which works okay) I bought a spare today for £25 to keep in my camera bag to use specifically with my iPhone 6.

    Despite it having the Lightning connector (which is touted as connecting anything to everything as long as it is Apple) the device does not work with my brand new iPhone 6.


    Apple, please sort quickly!!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from hull

    Wish I'd read these reviews before making my purchase. My iPad doenst register that anything is even plugged in so I guess that's £25 down the drain unless a future update comes to my rescue. Proceed with caution if you intend to buy would be my advice.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible

    • Written by from Gartcosh

    So, I spent £25 on this, plugged it into my iPad Air (following instructions no less) and receive the message that it's not compatible with my device? It's a new piece of equipment with a lightning connector, if it doesn't work with iPad Air what IS it designed to work with? Ill thought out trash that caused me to go back to the store for a refund. Really would have expected much better from an Apple branded product.
    The only reason I've rated at all is because I have to, if you could score in negatives I would.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Air 2 + Lightning SD card reader = Bad Apple

    • Written by from Hannover

    When I plug the lightning SD card reader into the iPad Air 2 I receive a message about the device not being supported although it worked normally on the iPad 4.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Isleworth

    Bad Bad Apple!!

    I bought 2 x iPad Air 2 for my business so we can showcase our work to clients...bought this reader so I can transfer all my images to the iPad from my PC and it does not work - it was sold to me as part of the buying page on apples site - that is really bad. Now the iPAD has no use unless I waste half a day transferring the photos manually - terrible experience.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works brilliantly

    • Written by from Whixley

    Not sure what all the problems are that so many seem to have had. Just got back from a holiday to New Zealand, and used this every night to import my photos to my iPad mini. Work every time perfectly. No problems whatsoever.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I was put off buying this by all the negative reviews but I went ahead and bought it so I could backup my holiday photos while on holiday without having to take my MacBook Pro (instead I could take my far lighter and easier to carry iPad Mini). Works great and it was a great relief to be able to backup holiday snaps.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ashford

    Bought this for my ipad and works ok but my wife's iphone 5 and my iphone 6 says DEVICE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THIS IPHONE. So much for apple mantra "it just works". Utter rubbish !!!!!

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is rubbish with the new ios8

    • Written by from Thurso

    Used to work so well on iOS 7. It would put the photos onto the iPad, you could click on all imported and then it would put them in individual folders of the date that you imported them, made it really easy to find the photos you wanted. But now it just outs them into recently added and then any news ones you add wipes the folder with the new uploads.
    A update is meant to be a improvement. This has just made it a downgrade in my opinion.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works -(sort of)!!

    • Written by from Ashford

    I ordered this first without reading the reviews (doh!). I connected it and it did not work and almost sent it bacK. But then rebooted the iPad mini and it worked fine. It's OK with IOS7, videos JPG and raw images shot with a 64GB card from a Canon EOS700D so no size issues. However it does not seem to work with older SD cards (strange!) . One more thing whether it works or not, it still opens the photos app leaving you wondering what is happening. Also all the one star reviews on this page cannot all be wrong. APPLE PLEASE SORT THESE ISSUES OUT - IT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO HAVE A PRODUCT SO UNRELIABLE.


    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to SD Card Camera reader

    • Written by from WATFORD

    I bought this today, a bit apprehensive as I read the previous reviews and was ready to return it to the store.

    Well, it worked a treat. No sooner connected then all my photos were there ready to be downloaded. Great. In super time too!!!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sutton Coldfield

    Works fine to transfer photos and video to my son's iPad mini, simply will not work with my iPad Air, despite trying to load the same files. All our settings are the same - only conclusion is incompatibility with iPad Air. Very disappointed, cannot transfer any video content to my pad, with this expensive accessory. Waisted hours trying to get it to work, to no avail. Unable to get any assistance from Apple, other than the advice to reboot which doesn't change anything. Be prepared to possibly be very frustrated with this product.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is a great product, does exactly what it says!

    • Written by from Dundee

    I was really afraid to buy this because of the bad reviews that I found, but I suppose the ones complaining about this product is because they maybe had problem with incompatibility. If you make sure that you check which iPads work with the "Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader", you are fine.

    I had a great experience using it. It is really fast to transfer the pictures from your SD card to the iPad. I'm using it with an iPad mini retina, SanDisk 32GB 45MB/s Extreme HD Video SDHC Card and Sony NEX-3N camera.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for professional use

    • Written by from Putney

    Was hoping to use this while travelling with my DSLR instead of lugging around my MBP. I only shoot in RAW which is fine because it supports the Canon 6D. HOWEVER... Insert your SD card and it will literally take hours to 'find' all the files on the card and then after waiting for ages for it to find them all it will generate previews for you. Only once this is done can you choose which ones you want to import. So in essence it's useless unless you have a whole evening spare.

    Save yourself £25 and use Canon's free remote where you can transfer the files to hour iPad over wifi, sure it's not RAW but it's quick. Guess my iPad Air won't be replacing my MBP on the go anytime soon. Shame.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on iPhone

    • Written by from Pershore

    Only works with iPad, not iPhone. This ought to be reflected in the product name by adding "for iPad". Better still, why don't Apple add support for it to the iPhone? Apple Premium Reseller actually took mine back, tested it and then issued a replacement because they also thought it worked with iPhone. I want to be able to back up photos onto iPhone when travelling and use photos for blog.

    Integration with iPad is also an issue. Intermittently, the iPad Mini does not recognise it. It does work well most of the time.

    Finally, as with other reviewers, I feel ripped off by Apple as the USB adaptor is now a separate item at another £25 when previous generations supported twin connectors. Similarly, iPad 2 will not work with the adaptor previously purchased for my iPod Classic (iPod with Video).

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works properly on ipad air

    • Written by from edinburgh

    I bought this camera reader for my iPad air. I currently use a GoPro Hero 3 silver to shoot videos and sometimes pictures. The iPad air can transfer videos at 60fps and 120fps, and im able to edit on imovie. Excellent kit to edit GoPro videos on the go.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution when SD card does not appear to connect

    • Written by from Ramsgate

    When I first tried to upload it would not work - this was from a SD card which I transferred some pics from my computer. However when I created a folder called DCIM on the card and transferred the same pictures into the DCIM folder, they were instantly recognised on my IPAD air via the DS card adapter - now happy

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says on the tin!

    • Written by from Derby

    I was nervous buying this after reading some of the negative reviews. I am not technical at all but found this to do exactly what it said it would. SD card in, up came all of my photos that uploaded onto the iPad really quickly. Easy peasy, even for me! Highly recommended from me, thank you!

    5 of 5 people found this useful