• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me with Canon S95 & SanDisk SD cards

    • Written by from MARLBOROUGH

    Thanks to the reviewers who stated this product worked with their Canon Powershot S95 photos & various SanDisk cards, I ordered it for a recent diving holiday away with my iPad 2. I had no problems at all with the hardware, my underwater photos were all RAW+JPG and both appeared to be transferred because I used 15GB of space on the iPad (all I had!) with around 1000 photos. It was comfortable at least to know I had them backed up! My SD cards were 2* 8GB SanDisk Extreme (Class 6, 20MB/s) and a 4GB SanDisk Extreme (Class 6, 20MB/s). No problems there at all. For the record, I always put the card in the adaptor first, then put the adaptor into the iPad. After a few seconds, it opened the Photos app and showed the card contents, from where I could transfer them.

    For me, it really was a godsend to be able to review my photos at the end of every day, deleting those which were no good off both the iPad and camera (manually).

    I do have some major criticisms of the process once your photos are on the device, however:

    1. The photos are read into the Photos app and listed under "Events" based on when you imported them, not when they were taken. For example, I imported several times on one day as I was running out of iPad disk space, these all showed up in separate Events with the same date, which was annoying. You can't rename or move anything in the app either.
    2. You can't edit the photos at all with the Photos app; I wanted to send some cropped shots to friends, not possible. The free Photoshop app lets you crop, but has no send to email function! In the end I bought Filterstorm, which turned out to be an excellent piece of software.
    3. The iPad doesn't say whether the files it displays are the JPGs or RAW files, but when you delete a photo, it certainly clears 12-15MB of space, so it seems to be deleting both files.
    4. This is the killer - when I got home and downloaded my photos from the SD card to PC (through USB), I wanted to delete the files from the iPad to get back the space. This is when I realised you can only do this ONE FILE at a time! Each deletion takes about 5 seconds because you have to wait for the animation to complete...! It took me more than an hour to get this done, I've never been so bored in my life.
    5. I don't know how you access the photos from iTunes, I didn't see them anywhere. I did notice the auto backup it performed when first plugged in took about 20 minutes, and took 15GB out of my PC disk, but of course you can't access those backup files... I don't have my iPad to hand, so maybe I missed something...

    I have looked for apps that allow you to manage the photo library layout but reading the user reviews, none of them do what I want. It seems to me that an iPad paired to a Mac is great, you can do what you want in iPhoto, but for those of us in PC land, there's nothing you can do.

    In summary, 5* for the hardware, 2* for the supporting software, so I've been generous and given 4* overall!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works welll with Sony

    • Written by from Portlaoise

    I plug my Sony camera directly into the ipad and it imports all the pictures, locations, and videos, i find it works great, little bit overpriced but does the trick!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Card reader not working ?

    • Written by from Spalding

    Purchased the card reader 1week ago worked fine first time,very impressed but second time I tried it,it wouldn't work,read reviews about all the problems people were having so thought I had bought a useless piece of rubbish.Took it back to HMV(who were very helpful)and tried about 10 more card readers all of which didn't work.Then took iPad to John Lewis where it was purchased from, they tested card reader on demo unit which worked fine so they diagnosed a faulty iPad.They swapped my iPad for a new one and hey presto everything works a treat!
    a brilliant piece of kit

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Canon G12 & SanDisk SD cards

    • Written by from Portsmouth

    After reading all 87 reviews I decided to purchase this from a store, where I could try out both of the connectors before buying (much to the amusement of the staff in the Currys / PCWorld store).

    I’ve a Canon Powershot G12 and use SanDisk memory cards (1Gb); iPad2 is running 4.3.5.

    Both connectors worked first time; the transfer speed from the SD card was very quick, and only slightly slower using the cable. Hope they continue to work so well.

    44 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection kits doesn't work at all.

    • Written by from Wilmington

    Try to connect the SD card reader with my Sandisk 16GB and Kingston 4GB to my Ipad2 but neither of them work more or less nothing happen at all. Also tryied to connect my camera with the USB port and nothing happen there as well. So useless and I don't know what to do. Have searched for the solution but didn't find one.
    Did I just don't know how to or the connection kits is that bad!?

    39 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy picture transfer

    • Written by from bristol

    Very useful piece of kit. Does exactly what it is supposed to do, quickly and without involving a computer. I have an ipad 2 running 4.3.5.

    Very happy with my purchase

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    • Written by from London

    Does exactly what it says on the box.

    10 of 13 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.

    94 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from HOVE

    Despite the various adverse reviews, I can assure you that, with an iPad2 and a SDHC card from a Canon S95 it works brilliantly (as advertised).

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use with IPad2

    • Written by from Gloucester

    Excellent. Arrived the next day, beautifully engineered, worked with Samsung camera and will take photographs off a Sony HD video camera. Didn't recognise the Sony videos but I was expecting that. You'll need some software to edit the photos once their on the IPad2 and I used PS Express.

    Why aren't the plastic covers supplied with all connectors?

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    tempremental, not impressed.

    • Written by from edinburgh

    thought this wasnt wotking (sd reader-havent tried camera connection) as it didnt work for several cards.
    Seems howvwe it does work if it likes the files that are on there. One card had quicktime movies on it and it refused to load, not even the jpgs that were there.
    another card with nilon raw files loaded fine.

    very strange.

    NOTE - sd card needs to be in adapter before attached to ipad to work, at least with my one.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Connectors

    • Written by from TAUNTON

    Come on Apple this is absolutely pump does not take SD card from my Fugi camera and does not take lead - beeen ripped off £25 perhaps you should state what it DOES and DOESNT take not rocket science - I will be returning this naff product !!!

    35 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment!!!

    • Written by from Manchester

    Does not work.I can only delete photos but can not transfer photos to my ipad.Wish i can return this product.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit - doesn't work

    • Written by from Badminton

    Quite simple, really. Neither adapter works! Completely useless, so I sent them back for a refund. The iPad port works fine with the VGA adapter and charging adapter, so I can only assume there's a problem with the connection kit, as noted by other reviewers.

    38 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working with SD card

    • Written by from Allerød

    Poor product, transfer from Sandisk SD cards does not work at all, as reported from many many customers...

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sd/USB adaptors

    • Written by from withernsea

    Assured by Apple these would work and they do. Been put off buying because of negative reviews but bit the bullet, ordered from Apple and glad I did. Imports all video and photo's taken on nikon dslr (raw+jpeg), canon and panasonic compact cameras

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad photo import crash fix

    • Written by from NOTTINGHAM

    For those that are finding the photo app crashes when imprting photos I have a fix.

    You need to change tour clock to 24hrs, close the photo app in the multi task bar.

    The import should now work with no problems.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As advertised

    • Written by from Leigh

    This product works as advertised. A little bit pricey.
    But it does what it says it should.

    It worked fine with my ipad2 and Nikon D5100.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Worcester

    Should be no stars really! The SD card or the USB link would not work on Ipad2 on my ipad2 or on 2 other Ipad2's in the store when it was returned for a refund. A second unit was also tested in the store and this also didn't work! Apple need to sort this problem out....Pronto!

    47 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine for me

    • Written by from Aberdeen

    Transfers pictures taken from canon IXUS 980 IS no problem at all, 16 GB sdhc.
    Also transfers pictures and hd videos, which was an unexpected bonus, from liquid image scuba mask camera, 16 GB micro sdhc with adapter.
    Does not have sufficient power to drive the cameras so card removed and card adapter rather than USB adapter used.
    Does not recognise the avchd videos taken from panasonic hdc sd90. Not a format the iPad 2 currently seems to recognise.
    The transfer is easy and the software fires up immediately when the card and connector are attached to the iPad 2.

    24 of 28 people found this useful