• 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!!!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO IPHONE SUPPORT!!! WTH!

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought this for my 64gb iPhone 5s to unload my photos off my sd card. I assumed this would work for it! It did not support it at all. This is stupid. It's a lightning to SD card reader! I have 64 freaking gigabytes of memory! What's the point of having so mic space if I cannot use this. I'm mad that apple limits this to only iPads... It should by iPad SD card reader.. Not lighting.

  • 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad Air

    • Written by from Kansas city

    When I plug this into my iPad Air it gives me the error that this device is not supported.

    1 of 5 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work.. Whew

    • Written by from San Ramon

    I found a review from Alexander T. Once you plug it in the import button appears in iPhotos. Whew, I was stressing because I didn't want to bring my laptop!!

  • 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.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    having trouble with cards not being recognized

    • Written by from Hampstead

    I too was having intermittent issues with my sd card reader with iPad Air. read bunch of posts etc thought I had issue with it bought new one to try but wanted to check card slot first turned out there was a piece of compressed pocket lint in the socket which prevented card from inserting completely. just used needle to remove it works like a charm. had a few times were it would work then not it must have been the cause works fine with all my sd cards 16gb nikon d3000 and 3100 cameras as well as my Panasonic Luminx waterproof camera. would suggest checking your card reader slot

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It does and it doesn't.

    • Written by from Damson wood, Solihull

    I recently bought a lightning to SD card reader and had the same problems with reading a sandisk card as most other people here. I put the sandisk 32g card into the reader, put the reader into the iPad Air, turned on the iPad Air and opened the photo app. The app opened and the import sign appeared, but on opening the import sign there were no photos to import. I took the sandisk card and tried it in a PC Card reader, still there were no photos. Wondering whether it was the card (which is brand new) I tried another card in the reader and connected it to my iPad. Success, the card , a Lexar professional worked a treat. I can therefore conclude that the reader works and the card is faulty or the lightning reader just won't read sandisk cards. Or both. Nevertheless, I know the reader works.

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product name is misleading

    • Written by from Yarralumla

    This should be called "iPad lightning to SD card reader". I went to the apple store in Paris, asked for an SD card reader for my iPhone. I pulled the iPhone out of my pocket, showed it to them and they sold me this. Which doesn't work. Now I'm hundreds of kms away, can't upload photos off my card for my family. Either make the title more explicit, or fix whatever issue is stopping this from 'just working' the way the rest of the Apple family does. Not good enough Apple. If I read 'lightning' and 'SD Card' am I not entitled to assume that a device with a lightning port could use this to read from an SD card?

    10 of 15 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPad 4 (Retina) and 16 GB SDHC (for me)

    • Written by from San Jose

    W00t! After agonizing over buying this I found it works with with my iPad and my largest SD card (Lexar Platinum II 16 GB 100x SDHC).

    The photos were from a Canon ELPH 300HS PowerShot

    1. Put SD card into reader
    2. Connect iPad
    3. Turn on iPad
    4. Photos app automatically opens
    5. Click import

    SD card photos appear as thumbnails. You have the option to import all or import selected. I didn't see a way to preview full size before import.

    After importing the app gives an option to delete the imported photos or keep them.

    The photos are now in the iPad. There are folders for last imported and imported.

    From my iPad, I can then post to Facebook, Flickr, etc.

    Now off to Italy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    • Written by from Smithsburg

    I purchased this product to take on a trip so that I could review and upload my photos to shutterfly. Unfortunately i will not be able to take as many photos as I would like as this product does not work. I have purchased several types of SD cards along with using ones I currently own and it just will not read the card. I am returning this one and will wait and hope a better model comes out as this seems to be a problem that many people are experiencing.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not support SD card of high capacity

    • Written by from Leeds

    When I used a 64G SD card and connected it with my iPad Air, the card cannot be detected though the photo apps launched. Cannot use it to transfer photos from SD card to iPad Air

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Depends on the card

    • Written by from Riverview

    Used the camera reader on my new iPad Air with a card from my digital photo frame, didn't work. Tried an old 512mb card found in an old camera, worked great! Bought a new 32 g, sandisk sdhc ultra, Doesn't work!!! Obviously it's the card!

    4 of 5 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

    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!

    2 of 3 people found this useful