• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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 6 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from MANAKIN SABOT

    How can you sell a product that only works 50% of the time? Oh, that's right: you are the guys that use the most flawed map data base on the market:(

    13 of 36 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

    Two Readers, Two Ipads, neither work!

    • Written by from Winter springs

    I bought two of these card readers and tried them on my Ipad Air and my Ipad 4. Both ipads gave me a message that the device was not supported. I switched the reader and still had the same problem. I switched the SD cards, and STILL had the same problem. At $30 each for these non-working trinkets...I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED!

    22 of 26 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "This accessory is not supported by this iPad."

    • Written by from Phoenix

    This is the message I get when I plug it into my iPad mini. I get the same message when I plug it into my brand new iPhone 5s (substitute iPhone for iPad in the message above). I have used these kinds of card readers before so I know how they should work. I even went to Photos to see if the Import icon would pop up but no. Very disappointing. Is it a quality control issue? Sounds like some of you get it to work just fine so maybe 1/2 of the card readers are faulty. Will go back to the Apple Store and try some others...

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What size SD card will it read

    • Written by from Middle River

    I tried this with a 64 GB and a 32 it would not read the card. Tried a 1GB and it did read that and work as it is described , but that does not do me much good if files are 3-4 GB each. So what size card will it read. At this point I returned the card reader and card till they come out with something better

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big disappointment at best!!!!!

    • Written by from Saida

    Put the SD card in the card reader, put the card reader in my IPad Air: nothing happens! Tried everything suggested by the reviews above and still nothing happened, there isn't even an import button. Used my 8GB card with my old 30 pin connector card reader for my old IPad 2, success, so the problem is in the new card reader, not the SD cards or the file types (especially that the SD card is strait from my Olympus Pen Camera).

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage... 100% garbage

    • Written by from Baulkham hills

    To their customers' own detriment, Apple has designed this around protecting their own enterprise as instead of making a good product.
    Doesn't work with any of my 64GB cards as to be expected from a class B company. Cant wait for my new Samsung to arrive so I can retire this Apple gear. Apple is seeing the beginning of the end.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Kyle

    I bought this to transfer pictures from my camera to my iPad mini (64gb). Plug it in and nothing happens.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

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    • 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


    • Written by from Singapore

    Bought to use with a Sony DSC-RX1 while on the road; I shoot in RAW only. It uploaded an image to the iPad Air, and when I posted it to Flickr, it was a JPEG and reduced. All the other options freak out the photo app, you can't mail the image (app freeze)... pretty useless all around.

    Moral of the story - if you're an RX1 shooter and only after small low resolution images, you might be happy, but if like me you purchased with a view to using an iPad Air to help you upload your full resolution images from the road so you have a cloud backup, then this is NOT for you. COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!!!!

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple greed!

    • Written by from Park Orchards

    I warned my wife not to buy Apple ipad 4 for some $800 AUD, and when she wanted to use it, I found it totally difficult and dumb to use. Even writing this review, for example, there is no back arrow key to correct more than the last keystroke, without destroying all text to that point. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Then we went on holidays and, being used to Windows OS, thought we could upload our photos via card reader into the eye pad and view the photos. Dumb, dumb dumb. Couldn't even recognise the cable.Why? Some idiot at Apple decided, it wouldn't be good to make the Ipad have additional memory just by plugging in a 64gig card, as this would make the extra $300 you spend to get a 64 gig ipad totally unnecessary. Dumb, dumb and greedy greedy greedy. I wish Apple would just go broke and fade away. I swear I will never, never buy anything Apple again.

    2 of 17 people found this useful