• 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!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • 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.

    1 of 1 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.

  • 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.

    3 of 3 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).

    2 of 2 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.

    3 of 3 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

    3 of 3 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!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High price, low quality

    • Written by from Maidstone

    Bought this for transferring photos to my iPad mini, having had the previous 30-pin version for my wife's iPad 2.

    Firstly, you only get the SD Card Reader, not the USB camera reader (which the 30-pin camera kit included) making the lightning version £50 instead of £25 if you want both.

    I had the connector for a few weeks, most of which it spent in a drawer, and now it reports "Device not compatible" when used and won't transfer photos from any SD Card. Expensive and unreliable.

    I'm taking it back to the shop.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 star but not for the reader But staff at Cabot circut Apple store

    • Written by from bristol

    I wanted to find a Lightening Sd card reader if there was such a thing to backup pics from my DSLR onto my Iphone 5 and Ipad. This was what I explained to the staff in the store. " lightning SD card reader to use with my Iphone & Ipad"

    They showed me this product which I thought great I'll have it even at £25.

    Guess what: Just trying it on my Iphone and it does not work which I was not told about even though I said I wanted to use this on Both my Iphone and Ipad.

    Going to get my money back. Very poor

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Fareham

    I really don't know why half the people on here can't get it to work, possibly because it is only compatible with a few specific iPads? I've got the original mini, bought this adapter plugged it in, popped the SD card in and the photos automatically came up even the videos too. The reason for 3 stars, one star lost because it's £25 but that's Apple for you and another star lost because it only works with the iPad would be nice for it to work with the iPhone too. All and all it does what it says, no problems or issues, quick and simple.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from HARROGATE

    I tried this on my iPad air, it worked intermittently with one of my SD cards then not at all. It did not recognise the JPG.s on my Canon camera card or the card in my Sony camera, I also tried moving photos from my laptop to a different brand SD card this also did not work even after making a file structure on the card imitating a camera card.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth a Star

    • Written by from BARROW-IN-FURNESS

    Absolute garbage. Doesn't recognise SD card is there. Not managed to transfer a single picture. Will have to connect camera to MacBook. Total waste of money. Happens too often. I'm done with Apple, and will switch back to PC when I next change. Didn't used to mind the extra cost associated with Apple when the quality was here, but it's not anymore. Take a look at half the rubbish on AppStore as well. Quality control has been reduced to zero.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful on the move

    • Written by from Guildford

    Worked perfectly with RAW and JPEG from canon 700D to ipad retina. Would get 5/5 if cheaper

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bit of kit

    • Written by from Seaham

    Was rather apprehensive when I read that more people said it didn't work than said it did....was brave and bought an original from an Apple store...fantastic bit of kit...loads instantly and then there's the option to chose which to import....carry it with the camera kit so can view my shots and more importantly make tweaks to the camera settings...recommend this ++++

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me

    • Written by from Immingham

    Ordered camera connection kit , and both work fine , does what it says on the tin, I have ipad 2,

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A lot of dirt!

    • Written by from lerwick

    Doesn't work, tried it with my Dslr in raw format uploaded 3 photos out of 40 then it crashed now refuses to work or even recognise I have plugged it in, tried it with another sd card as well from a point and shoot in JPEG format, nothing! A lot of money for a product that doesn't work A LOT OF BLEEDIN DIRT! I tell thee lad!!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sd card adapter

    • Written by from MALVERN

    Used it twice and it doesn't work any more

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from London

    I was very hesitant about buying this after reading many reviews stating this does not work. I decided to take a chance. It works fine with my new ipad air and the pic transfers were instant. Just plug in and go. Some of these reviews mention plugging it into a camera.? If thats what you wish to achieve then it would not work. This is an SD card reader as far as I am aware. If it's supposed to do anything else then maybe it doesn't work. But it does read my SD card! That's all I can report,really :)

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iOS7 fine

    • Written by from AMMANFORD

    I have ordered a couple of these off eBay and they claimed to be Genuine Apple. But none of them worked. However - the real deal did work - and although I think the price is a bit steep, I can now take my iPad with my camera and download (or is it upload) pics from the SD card, meaning I have an instant back up and large viewing / editing screen using the iPad.

    In reality I spent 2/3 of the price on cheaper ones that didn't work - should have known better. Hope this review saves you money.

    11 of 11 people found this useful