• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    come on Apple, why waste my time.

    • Written by from Austin

    I buy this to plug an 8Gb USB drive in to get some vacation photos out onto my iPad where I love using iPhoto to organize things. And I get an error message telling me the device requires too much power and cannot be used. hrm? Too much power? An 8gb thumb drive? What's really going on here? Can an Apple hardware and or software engineer shed light on why a $30.00 external port that should be built in cannot power an 8gb usb thumb drive? Im abviously returning it. but still logically. And even from a business stand point(profit) wouldn't you want some thing to actually work in the most basic ways? I mean aren't most people buying these and plugging usb drives into them? what do I know right Apple? Well I do know this. An 8gb usb thumb drive should be able to be power by my iPad . And nobody needs to be an engineer to figure that out.
    -my $00.02

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Magnolia

    Don't waste your money on this. I specifically bought this to put movies on a USB thumb drive to put into this so I could transfer movies over to my new ipad Air2. All the thumb drives I use say "too much power", i even used a hard drive with its own power source plugged into the wall and I didn't get the "too much power" instead, nothing popped up and yes the hard drive is formatted to mac's with .mp4's but none of the .mp4's showed up. Everything works fine on my macbook pro and figured, cool, i'll get an ipad so I can have movies with me anywhere I go, but not with this Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. RETURNING IT.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with GoPro Hero 4

    • Written by from Newbury

    Used the adapter to connect my GoPro Hero 4 to iPhoto on my iPad Air. Despite some reviews saying this can cause the "device is using too much power" error, I didn't have any such problem and managed to import a large test video with ease.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Connects a Yeti microphone to an iPhone 5 perfectly

    • Written by from Wilmette

    Bought this to connect a Blue Yeti microphone to an iPhone 5. Clearly the Yeti doesn't draw too much power because it connects and works flawlessly. Bear in mind that when you plug the mic into your iPhone it will become both your input and your output, so if you want to hear things from your iPhone with the mic connected you'll have to plug a set of headphones into the Yeti.

    For this application, no separate powered USB hub required, so very convenient. And incidentally, the Yeti is a fabulous microphone.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect if pricey

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Worked fine with the 3 USB devices I need it to work with, Canon 6D, Lumix LX-5 and a Hugo. I have to say that I am completely flummoxed as to why other people have so much trouble. However, it does come at what looks to be a silly price.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning camera adapter... Let me use this with my iPhone 6 plus! NOW!!!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    We may have to stop calling these people geniuses. I simply want to edit photos from my SLR camera on my huge iPhone. The adapter works fine with my iPad but is not supported on my brand new iPhone 6 plus. Apple stop trying to out think your frustrated user base. Let us do creative things with your great software and subpar hardware. I Insist this will be an easy upgrade and you should comply ASAP...

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprise, surprise.

    • Written by from Kirtland

    After reading the many complaints about the Apple Lightening to USB Camera Adapter and knowing that I'd be working with an oldish Canon Powershot A540 to a new iPad Mini 3 running iOS 8.1.2, and finding no mention of PTP in my camera manuals, although "PictBridge" is specified, I was prepared to be disappointed with my purchase, but I had to try. Well, surprise, surprise, the transfer was amazing! In only a few minutes more than 300 photos with metadata were transferred to my iPad and deleted from my camera. Thank you Apple.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying limitations!

    • Written by from Astoria

    Why does apple always make things work for one product but not another. I wanted to use this with my iPhone 6 plus, which is fast enough to import photos, but "the connected device is not supported"! Why not apple? I have a beautiful massive iPhone 6 plus that I want to view and edit them on, but I can't. This forces me to bring another device with me when traveling. Unacceptable!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless adaptor!!

    • Written by from LAKE SAINT LOUIS

    Bought this adaptor to download videos directly from my GoPro Hero. But when I use the adaptor to connect the the GoPro I get an error "the attached accessory uses too much power." It's hard to believe that Apple would limit the use of my iPad Air by not allowing what should be a simple, but very valuable, connection to my GoPro. I was able to conect it to a Android tablet with no problem. So I would recommend replacing your iPad with an Android tablet. I did!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't excatly "just work" but I did find a way to make it work

    • Written by from San Clemente

    I believe I'm like a lot of other people who bought this thinking they could use it on vacation to transfer photos and videos directly to their iPad without having to bring a laptop as a middle man. Also like I a lot of people I was pretty disappointed when I plugged my Hero3+ in just to get a warning that the accessory couldn't be used because it requires to much power or some such nonsense. I have, however, found a workaround that keeps this thing from being a total waste. The two ways I found to make it work are; first, the klunky way, was to use a micro SD to standard SD adaptor and put my GoPro SD inside my Cannon Powershot, but the second and more elegant way is to use a micro SD to USB adaptor (the kind that seems to come with most Micro SD cards I've gotten) and that works to. Fair warning though HD movies and DNG files seem to really tax the processor, and I have an iPad Air2. Hope this helps.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REAL Waste of Money

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this to take on a trip to Thailand where I will be using my Canon camera. When I hooked it up it said "not supported." I then tried my card reader and it said "device takes to much power." I went back to the Apple store and they seemed surprised. They tried and, guess what, NO LUCK.

    I would not recommend this to anyone until Apple figures out how to make it work.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eventually got to work with Nikon D3200

    • Written by from Lesmahagow

    After many attempts to connect my Nikon D3200 to my iPad Air via this cable I finally found that if you go to Camera Settings - Playback Folder - and change setting to "All" instead of thew defualt "Current" does the trick....worked for me

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work with GoPro 3+

    • Written by from Riverview

    While connected to an iPad this adapter will power A USB flash drive... However it will not work with a powered GoPro 3+... It reports the accessory uses too much power. Similarly a Micro SD to USB adapter will not work. An unfortunate waste.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from East Ilsley

    On first connecting my Sony Cybershot I had the same message as others. I went into the camera settings and turned off 'power from USB', which fixed the problem. I suspect this will be the case with most rechargeable cameras. I agree with the comments about memory sticks but that is not what I bought it for.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Requires Too Much Power" Error

    • Written by from SHORELINE

    This doesn't work. When I connect my camera (iPhone 6) I get an error that it requires too much power. Don't buy this.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Belfast

    When I connect my camera and ipad I get the error message 'connected device uses too much power' even though my camera is powered by a fully charged battery. Not fit for purpose.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great.

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I use it very often and for a very long time. It works with my iPad 4 and iPad Air 2(it seems works only on iPad,not iPhone),and I can use it connect to my camera (need to turn on)and even my iPhone.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from Mammoth Lakes

    I received my new Ipad Air 2, including Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. Adpater is useless as it does not recognize my camera. I had to download photos via my old MacBook onto iPhoto. I purchased this adapter to avoid doiing that. From reading this appears to be an issue with 8.1 opertating system.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn´t Work!

    • Written by from Lisboa

    With ios8 my Canon 700D isn't recognized. It used to work with ios7...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!

    • Written by from Nr. Nuneaton

    I bought this, was told it would work with all cameras, but quickly discovered it didn't work with any of mine! Every time it has come up with message 'this requires too much power'. I don't believe Apple should still be selling this product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful