• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!

    • Written by from Nr. Nuneaton

    I bought this, was told it would work with all cameras, but quickly discovered it didn't work with any of mine! Every time it has come up with message 'this requires too much power'. I don't believe Apple should still be selling this product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally useless

    • Written by from Walton on Thames

    Only gave one star because I can't give zero. Have followed and re- followed instructions, tried all the hints and tips and still NOTHING. A complete waste of £25. Very frustrating and disappointing.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Faultless

    • Written by from Swindon

    I bought this product to go with my nikon d3300. At first I read a couple of reviews and they said they weren't that good. So I thought to play it safe I would get the lightning to SD card reader. When I got to the shop they were out of SD cards ones. So I took a chance and bought this. I am glad I did. This bit of handy kit transfers photos in 2 seconds I find it amazing.
    The only problem with it I think is that you can't transfer videos.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USELESS

    • Written by from Stalky ridge

    Connected my Nikon Coolpix camera and also got the message that the device was too powerful. What a waste of money.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    • Written by from Kirkby Stephen

    In spite of some bad reviews I just bought this device. It works exactly as described straight out of the box with the following cameras: Canon EOS 400D, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 and Nikon Coolpix S9100. With the Coolpx, just one tweak: in the Menu setting, change 'Charge by Computer' from Auto to Off otherwise the iPad says the device consumes too much power. I also tried the Coolpix (left on Auto charge by computer setting) via a powered USB hub - again works beautifully. Also tried various USB memory sticks - most say they require too much power but are visible through a powered hub, but one smaller 1GB stick worked direct. However, to see photos, they must be in a root folder called DCIM, and not all photos were visible. Not sure what causes the variation. Don't rely on this device to read pictures from USB memory sticks!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless, overpriced piece of cr@p

    • Written by from Firenze

    I get the same error most people are getting, "accessory uses too much power".

    30€ gone.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with canon 5d mk1 too

    • Written by from Helsinki

    Doesn't work plug and play but a little tweak in the camera settings and the cable does what it's supposed to.
    Go to the settings in your 5d. Go to the settling that says PC-connection and change that to Print/PTP. Plug in your camera to your iPad, go to the photos app and the press the print button in the back of your 5d. Photos on your camera will now show up in your iPad and you can download them.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work, despite assurances from apple shop staff that it would

    • Written by from Leicester

    Grr. I know this is officially a camera adapter but I specifically asked in my local apple store if I could use this to view photos kept on a USB memory stick on an iPad screen. I was assured that this was exactly what it did. At no point did the associate say "you would think so, wouldn't you? I thought it would too, but turns out that feature is not compatible with this device!" And so I bought this insanely expensive usb cable.

    I have tried multiple usb sticks and all give the "this device requires too much power" message. Funny thing is, it is not too much power for my android tablets to handle, and they cost far less. Why is the ipad lacking power?

    Now I've got the hassle of dealing with a return.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Burton on Trent

    Didn't work. My iPad told me the attached accessory uses too much power! It's only a little Samsung camera. Tried chatting online to Apple support - it was like pulling teeth! Now I have to pay for the privilege to return it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for video

    • Written by from Leicester

    Buy this only for photo transfers, doesn't seem to work with a Contour HD or GoPro HD Video Camera! Message tells you device uses too much power! Thanks, as it also uses your power socket!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for me

    • Written by from Dublin

    Bought this to transfer pictures and video files to my iPad mini.Tried to transfer files via usb drives either says needs too much power or does nothing. Tried to transfer files from SD cards or micro SD cards no luck. Tried linking camera cable to it-nothing happened. This is the most useless apple product I have ever bought.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine untill iOS7

    • Written by from Metsämaa

    After iOS7 it hadn't worked at all. There pop-ups says that this device is not supported. I am very dissapointed!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Core Midi for keyboards

    • Written by from Leyton

    Works great for core midi to use music apps with USB music keyboards. Have not tried for intended purpose.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Camera cable

    • Written by from LOUGHTON

    What a wonderfully overpriced useless item! £25 for a cable that informs me, when i connect my lumix panasonic compact camera....the connected device has too much power to work! Now, I thought naively that if i connected my camera using an apple product(iOS 7 has prevented 3rd party products working) that it would work on my ipad. SO APPLE SUPPORT, WHAT DO I DO NOW?

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works With YubiKey

    • Written by from Livingston

    Bought this for my iPhone 5 and was unsure if it would work with the YubiKey. You get a popup indicating that the device is not supported, or something to that effect. Thankfully, it works anyway with no problems. Just thought I would share.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    connection?

    • Written by from PORT TALBOT

    I got it working by using different USB lead
    I have spent two days trying out the Apollo 13, method of connectivity!!! plug one end in first then plug into the camera and connect the two together!! nothing, I HAVE SPENT TWO HOURS ON THE PHONE TO THE APPLE SHOP, APPLE CARE, to no avail. Then a brainwave hit me THUD It is not necessarily the camera is taking too much power, or there is a incompatibility problem, I remembered back to the dark old days when I bought the iPad (Last November 2012) I had a problem after a couple of weeks, with the lead I was using, though the cats had tried to strip it, but no, so changed the USB lead over with another one and hey presto it worked. Lightbulb above the head moment, so I have just tried a different lead and I have picture transfer from my Canon 50D to mini.

    PT1

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Wokingham

    I bought this for my Finepix camera card, the card doesn't fit. I am not technically minded, so it would be good if there was a better description of what cards fit and what don't.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning cable for cameras

    • Written by from DARLINGTON

    Tried this on my new samsung camera and doesn't work says the device uses to much power to connect , so disappointed as its a complete waste of time , I tried it on my mobile phone , canon camera , my mams Kodak n nothing works .. Apple come on and sort this out

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible with much of anything

    • Written by from Tulsa

    Just bought it. After an hour of experimentation will take it back. Will not connect with a Canon 5D - says it is not a supported device. When I tried removing the CF card from my camera and reading it directly, I received an error message that the device (the CF card reader) drew too much power. I chatted with the Apple folks who were very nice, but, unfortunately, not helpful. The bottom line from an additional hour of researching this problem is that there are a few cameras and cards it will work with, but no reliable information on which ones. Very disappointed as being able to view images in the field on a better display than the LCD on the back of my cameras would be a huge plus. If you are thinking of buying one do your research first.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work.

    • Written by from Basingstoke

    Attempted to connect my Sony HX7V using this connector and got the message "The connected USB device uses too much power".

    The camera is NOT attempting to charge over the USB connection, so why this doesn't work is bafflingly moronic.

    Wasn't cheap either. Very, very disappointed.

    15 of 18 people found this useful