• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!

    • Written by from Kirrawee

    I bought this product some time ago and it has never worked on my iPad mini 64GB. I have also tried it on an iPad mini 2 32GB and it did not work on that either.
    I try every time there is a new iOS update for the iPad, but it still fails to work.
    I have also tried various sized SD card (128MB, 1GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB) and nothing happens.
    Being a photographer, I thought that this would be a great item to have but I am very disappointed in this product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by from Oceanside

    This works perfectly with my iPad Air and Fuji XT1.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Card Reader No longer works on iPad 2 or iPad Air 2

    • Written by from Roseville

    I have an iPad 2 and and iPad Air 2. My SD carder worked a few months ago, but ever since OS upgrades, it no longer works. When I plug it in, it opens the photo app, but doesn't allow me to see the photos on the card, let alone download them. Very annoying!! I'll bring it to the Apple store eventually to see if they can get it to work or replace it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Norwich

    Inserted SD Card, attached reader to Lightning Port, entered Import command and there were my photos in the Camera Roll waiting to be selected into Albums. Brilliant! Especially as I had been apprehensive after reading the some of the reviews. Apple assured me that any problems would be sorted anyway. So go ahead and buy one, you won't regret it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    Purchased in February 2015 for my new 128gb iPad Air 2.
    It worked exactly as advertised. No issues at all.

    It is a simple straight forward way to transfer photos from my camera (Canon) to my iPad.

    The reviewers who had connectivity issues may have missed the compatibility list or made assumptions that this reader might work with devices other than those on the list.

    The reader also worked perfectly on my wife's 2 year old mini iPad.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works 100% O.K.

    • Written by from Hoddesdon

    Having read the reviews and seen a near 50% failure rate, I ordered an SD card reader with some trepidation. However, no problems. Worked first time and dead easy to use - no hassle at all. It might have been more helpful if other users writing negative comments had helped by saying what SD cards they used. I use SD cards from a main stream reputable make - Sandisk and have 8 and 16 gb cards. They do have a DCIM sub directory which holds the photos in and my photos are saved with 8 digit filenames in xxx_xxxx format where the first three characters are letters and the last four are numbers.
    But perhaps Apple ought to be more user friendly and proactive and provide some more helpful advice on just why there are so many negative reviews and how to avoid breakdowns in compatibility between their SD card reader and photos as experienced by some users.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the photo app start but pictures don't show?

    • Written by from Overland Park

    For those of you having trouble with this device because the pictures don't show up, or the Import option doesn't show up, I've figured out what the problem is. What Apple doesn't clearly tell you is that the SD card must have been used by a camera, or at least have the appearance of being used by a camera. After much frustration, I finally realized the only SD card that would read using this device was one that had actually been used to take pictures with a camera. So, I took a blank SD card, created a folder named DCIM (recognize the folder name?) and then created another folder inside with the camera ID (in my case, PANA_100, since I have a Panasonic camera). Once I did this, I could then copy whatever picture I wanted into this folder and it would import onto my iPad.

    I hope this helps!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work great for what I need it for!

    • Written by from Overland Park

    Insert SD card into the reader and then the lightning end into my iPad Mini and the Mini instantly recognized my photos and downloaded the full files size onto the Mini. Although I don't use raw files I did try the setup with raw files from my Leica. A couple of notes on the raw files. If you shoot raw with a jpeg it'll only download the jpeg and not the raw file, however if you only shoot and use the raw file only it'll download the full size raw file. I'm happy with the camera reader in the way it works and it's very fast with downloading from the card.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Card reader

    • Written by from Spring Hill

    Transferred photos from my PC to a SD card and my IPAD will not open them and this with using the Lightning card reader

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive for what it actually does

    • Written by from Brisbane

    I admit I assumed that being a SD card reader, it would do exactly that. Buying this item in a rush and not stopping to properly question it, Apple has managed to squeeze another $50 out of me. If you want a product that transfers photos straight from the camera to the iPad, then fine by all means buy it. However if you think it will transfer photos from laptop to various IPads taken from various cameras forget it! Very disappointed with this

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed. Apple Device Transfer of Data Is Pathetic

    • Written by from Corrimal

    This connector works fine with the iPad, but does not work with my iPhone 6. I want to know why. What is the problem Apple? The data communication between Apple devices and the rest of the world is pathetic. Having to use iTunes for any kind of transfer to your computer is scary to say the least.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Reader Works Fine as long as you don't Mess with the files

    • Written by from Dallas

    I wasn't having much luck importing pictures using the SD Card-Lightening Connector accessory on my new ipad Air 2. It just didn't seem to recognize that there were .jpg or other format pictures on the card. I was using a 2GB SD card that I had put some .jpg pictures on as a test to see if the accessory worked. No luck. When I tried an SD card straight from a camera all seemed to work. "Photos" was opened automatically when the SD card was inserted into the slot and the "Import" icon showed up at the bottom of the screen. Pressing the "Import" showed all of the photos on the card.
    I found that if I manually put ,jpgs onto the card they were not recognized by the ipad. If I changed the file name of the .jpgs they were not recognized by the ipad. If I changed their location on the SD card, ie. from the DCIM directory to the root directory they were not recognized by the ipad. I did put an old jpeg in the DCIM directory that was shot by another camera and the ipad DID recognize the picture.
    I finally got tired of trying different scenarios figuring that the Appleman wants you to use itunes for importing photos rather than letting you simply drop and drag them onto an SD card and import them using your new expensive accessory.
    Bottom line: You can easily import photos off of an SD card that comes straight from your camera.
    I am curious though, as to why Apple would hobble a nice accessory. I thought Apple's mantra was to make things easy and simple rather than confusing and difficult.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing is perfect

    • Written by from Kiluciu k.

    I have used this card reader for about two years, it worked seemlessly all this time. I used it to transfer raw files from my nikon D90, and from action cameras like gopro hero2 and contour roam2. All good, BUT, it is a shame, that i cant transfer these files to iphone. When i go to the slopes, i won't be carrying my ipad with me, but my iphone is always with there, and it would be useful if i could upload video on the go and erase memory card to record more.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine :)

    • Written by from Cardiff

    I was nearly put off buying this with all the negative reviews, but having used the one for original iPad with no problems I decided to give it a go - it worked perfectly with my boyfriend's new iPad mini and sd card from his sony camera - happy days :)

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 1 star

    • Written by from Adrian

    Won't read to my ipad the very same SD card that my MacBook Pro and my PC will. Took it to the Apple store and they were totally baffled. tried another off the shelf, same problem. never have i had a $30 device give so much problem. not asking for apple to cook my dinner or make a drink for $30, just want something that works!! sending it back.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor description of the loads of restrictions it has.

    • Written by from Buenos aires

    Simple: it only downloads to your Ipad (NOT your iphones or ipods) images saved to a SD card with a CAMERA. Nothing else.
    It DOES NOT:
    -work with iphones or ipods.
    -allow you to save anything to the SD.
    -view full images direct from the SD. ( you need to import them first)
    -read any content ( even images) saved to the SD by other devices other than cameras ( For exaple your computer).

    Hope all this information was made clear BEFORE purchase.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sooo Easy!

    • Written by from Shah Alam

    So easy to use. I bought this for my iPad mini and it works! Don't use it for ur iPhone. Transfer all the pictures from ur SD card like magic. Haha

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give it a zero

    • Written by from San Diego

    I can't imagine a more disappointing accessory. Only works with select devices and very limited functionality. That's what I get for buying it based on the box rather than checking reviews first.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from Ipswich

    I use this to transfer photos and videos from my GoPro to my iPad.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish and Apple just (as usual) ignor the problem and lie

    • Written by from Slough

    I run a leak detection business, we have 3x retina ipads and 1 ipad Air.

    We take thermal images as part of our detection process and these are stored on SD cards in the Fluke thermal image cameras as jpg, we could then transfer on-site the images and create the report along with photographs taken with the iPad etc...

    This all worked smoothly until iOS8 now none of the readers work (I even bought a couple more), apple have ignored the problem and we even sent one back to them as they would not believe they were genuine.

    A simple web search finds issues, but apple insist they have no reported problems even when there are others like me who clearly have been talking to apple.

    I'm now a very annoyed customer, we have over £10,000 of Apple equipment with iMacs, Macbooks, Iphones and iPads, but are being treated poorly, I'm considering going back to Ubuntu on PC's and cheaper tablets that work as designed...

    4 of 4 people found this useful