• 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

    1 of 2 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

    3 of 4 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    6 of 9 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

    3 of 4 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 ++++

    2 of 3 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,

    1 of 2 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!!

    6 of 7 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

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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 :)

    5 of 6 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ok!

    • Written by from Cheadle Hulme

    I am not great with computers etc so after reading the other reviews on here I was concerned that it might not work. I was pleased to find that the lead worked perfectly! I just plugged it in and the card downloaded the pictures onto my ipad, I don't know if other people expect the lead to do more, but I only wanted to upload my photos so I am very happy.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Nottingham

    Me and my dad bought this for our upcoming trip to India so we can back up our photos and so we tested it with our SD card and it works perfectly. It takes a while to load the photos if you have a lot on the card already but that's expected. This is a great idea and we cant wait to use it. We found that it works best with SD cards that have the DCIM folder which is created when our camera stores a photo to the card.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Outrageous price

    • Written by from Stafford

    It's effectively double the price of the 30 pin version since you have to buy this and the USB version separately now which is somewhat annoying and it still doesn't work with the iPhone which is absolutely absurd! Some of us want to transfer our GoPro videos to our iPhones edit and upload while out in the field without our iPads. One day I may just give up on you apple and move to android! I'm very disappointed.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    • Written by from Stony Stratoford

    This adapter does exactly, what it says on the tin. It imports photos (JPG or RAW) from SD card to iPad into the IMPORT folder of photo app. Did not try to import video.
    4 stars only, because it's missing some feedback, like LED showing wether or not the card is inserted correctly or not. Also, price is steep. 15 GBP would be plenty sufficient...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's going back

    • Written by from Wellington

    Exeter Apple Store today, bought Lightening to SD Card Reader - helpful assistant who assured us all we had to do was insert SD card into Card Reader into mini ipad and select photos we wanted to import. Followed instructions exactly. Zilch. Nothing. Clicked Photo icon, just got the range of photos that was already there.

    It’s going back. Had to give it one star to write this review - otherwise it be zero.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Clevedon

    So happy with this - £25 well spent ✌️��

    3 of 3 people found this useful