• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A bad joke

    • Written by from London

    The recent upgrade to iOS 4.2 renders the camera connection kit useless. The maximum USB output has been reduced from 100ma to 20ma which isn't enough to drive this device.

    I invested £500 on an iPad specifically to be able to review photos with clients at the end of a shoot. The fact that Apple has suddenly and without any warning stopped supporting the camera connection kit is appalling and leaves me with suddenly needing to find a grand or two for a laptop.

    It's even worse that they are still selling this without informing anyone that it doesn't work anymore.

    This whole fiasco is a joke and the people involved should be ashamed of themselves.

    3058 of 3585 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Try before you buy - power error

    • Written by from Stoke Poges

    I was so excited about the thought of uploading my photo's to my iPad while I travel, rather than waiting to get home, but ....

    This connection kit does not work with all camera's. I use a Nikon D70s with a Compact Flash Microdrive and an onboard USB type B connection. I each time I connect up the cable from the adapter to the camera, I get a warning message that the USB device drains too much power, my iPad camera connector is then disabled. Powering both the camera and iPad to 100% didn't help.

    Out of frustration, I bought the simplest card reader that I could find. As soon as I put the micro drive in the slot, the power warning disables the camera connection kit, so I suspect the issue relates to camera's that use micro drives.

    Unfortunately, I discovered the error 9,000 miles from home on a once-in-lifetime holiday, My iPad and camera connection kit arrived the day before we left, so no time to check the camera connected in advance. My best advice, if you are not sure, take your camera to an Apple store and try before you buy.

    163 of 181 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn 't work since upgrade-very disappointing

    • Written by from Joondalup

    I agree with previous two reviewers - a product that worked perfectly, now doesn't work at all since upgrade, a total waste of money. More than the money, disappointment at being unable to send photos home to loved ones.

    Second problem as a result of last upgrade - a purchased App just disappeared & it took several days to have reloaded.

    iPad is first Apple product I've purchased & not likely to be rushing out to buy more if this is what I can expect.

    146 of 156 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work with iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Blackpool

    Although apple say it will work with cameras, keyboards, USB drives and USB card readers it wont. In iOS 3 I could import pictures from my USB Memory Stick card reader, and plug m mobile phone into the ipad. Now Neither of these work. 90% of USB data sticks no longer work except very old ones, and it's terrible. I cant see how this advantages anyone in any way, it was perfect before. The iPad will now only give out 20mA instead of the 100mA it used to. There are a handfull of cameras which still work, however a lot are now mauribund.

    146 of 160 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suddenly doesn't work

    • Written by from Crown point

    I am puzzled and disappointed..... Used the card reader once with my parents camera (don't remember which brand of sd card) and it worked perfectly. Then, after the recent IOS update, I tried it with my card- SanDisc ultra 32 GB HC, and it doesnt recognize it. I could understand if it was a lousy sd card, but SanDisc is a fairly mainstream brand. I also tried the direct USB dongle, and again it didn't work. I have a canon eos rebel, again not a rummage sale camera. This is the first time I have had an apple product give out on me, and I am not happy.

    140 of 150 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Minimal functionality.

    • Written by from Felixstowe

    OK - you can load pics from SD cards from (certain) cameras. End of story. Thought I would be able to use it to import pics from my PC, via the SD card. No way. Appears not to read the photo files direct, but only via the index used by a camera. Similatly, won't read a USB stick with pics on it. And the SD card mounted in a USB card carrier yields "too much power". WHY do Apple take so much trouble to make life difficult?

    145 of 166 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was perfect, now a waste of money

    • Written by from bedford

    I pretty much got my iPad for the ability to import images and video from my cameras using the camera connection kit whilst on the go. Since updating the software (thanks Apple), it now no longer works despite trying all the so called fixes available, and pretty much a blanket silence from Apple themselves on the matter, even though lots of people are reporting the issue.

    Come on Apple sort this out please. I've been a devoted Apple consumer since the mid 90's, but you are about to lose my custom.

    122 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO LONGER WORKS!!

    • Written by from WOLVERHAMPTON

    Why has Apple done this and reduced the output on the iPads!? It now outputs a 5th of the power that it originally did rendering this useless.

    I cannot find a single thing it works on other than using a POWERED USB Hub (good luck finding electricity in the field).

    DOES NOT WORK WITH iPhone, SLR Cameras, SD Cards or ANY adapters, USB card readers or non-powered hubs.

    COME ON APPLE! This is ridiculous!

    118 of 125 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connector and Nikon S6300

    • Written by from St Sampson

    I bought the camera and connector so that I can review photos on my iPad2 and send some to family and friends while on holiday. Alas the iPad won't download the photos as more power is required. I researched both products thoroughly and found no reference to this problem anywhere. Both products will have to back to Amazon.

    112 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work.

    • Written by from Camberley

    Of the two units supplied, the camera input module works perfectly. The SD card module does not work. Simple as that!
    After checking with Apple Store it was discovered that it will work but only with certain brands of SD card. My newly purchased Transcend SDHC 32GB card, speed 10, is one that will not work. This is incomprehensible considering that the images on this card are read when inputted via the camera input module.
    Apple should include a warning that its product only works with certain brands of SDHC cards.

    96 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed

    • Written by from Bexley

    Tried using this with my Canon 550d, it's not so much the hardware thats disappointing, it's the software.... It's VERY slow, not to mention very clunky.... The UI is v sluggish when importing photos, and the import is cancelled if the device goes to sleep. Also my videos will not play when imported from my 550d. There is no overall progress indicator either. To be honest, I would say hands down this is the worst Apple product I have ever used...

    The software side SERIOUSLY needs looking into guys...

    103 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Rudgwick

    This adaptor does not work with the iPad 2, all it says is "this connected USB device requires too much power" it doesn't seem that apple support this device anymore on the updated operation platform,

    Do not buy this unit if you have the latest operation system software installed as it will not work. What a con.

    96 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointing, it doesn't work any more

    • Written by from london

    Since upgrading my iPhone 4 this kit is no longer recognised by the iPhone. So I can't transfer videos from the phone to the iPad. What a disappointment that is. Its pointless getting the iPhone 4s if one can't transfer the video to iPad.

    105 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be fantastic if it actually worked properly

    • Written by from Farnborough

    Apple really needs to issue a fix (or at least a page of instructions) for the SD card problems that many users, including myself, seem to be having. The USB connection to my D7000 works well but my Sandisk 8gb Ultra II cards do not work in the SD reader - nothing happens. I've searched and searched for answers but nobody has any and Apple haven't given any pointers anywhere.

    96 of 104 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is ok for some

    • Written by from Cannock

    This product does work because it allows you to see the photos off your camera. But it does not work when you come to organise the imported photos. The photos you import are only saved as a standard name. This is not good if like us you have used the camera in more than one place. I would only recomend you buy this adaptor if you are a keen photographer and like to see your photos instantly.

    102 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont even think about buying....

    • Written by from Nr Retford

    What an utter waste of money!

    My Pro SLR doesnt use SD cards. Ok fair enough, that was obvious, but no USB reader, even independantly powered ones read in the device. So it cannot be used. What good is that? just comes up with a message saying the device uses too much power. What?

    Add to that the fact that the USB reader is only for photographic files and nothing else and Apple have just boosted their profit level again.

    I am a big Apple user, but am becoming disillusioned with their products and attitude.

    One star is too great a credit for this derisory product.

    91 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    • Written by from Islington

    When I plug this in to my iPad it says 'This accessory is not supported by iPad.' Incredibly frustrating since it is sold as an iPad accessory.

    81 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Next to useless

    • Written by from London

    Any camera I connect produces a warning that there is insufficient power - truly appalling. The product description should have a very bold warning at the top

    80 of 93 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not with SD cards

    • Written by from Grays

    These adapters do not work with SD cards used in many semi pro / pro cameras therefore from my point of view a total waste of money.

    77 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works

    • Written by from Deptford

    I used this to copy photos from my iPhone 4 to my iPad 2 while on holiday & it worked great. I've now upgraded to an iPhone 5 & a new iPad (ie 3rd Gen) and all I get is a "accessory not supported" message when I connect it to my iPad.

    *sigh*

    77 of 88 people found this useful