With the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader, it's easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad or iPad mini so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.
After you insert the SD card into the reader, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync iPad or iPad mini to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer's photo library.
The Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader supports standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.
- Reversible design
What's in the Box?
- Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
Ratings & Reviews
perfect memory portal for large/multiple videos on smaller ipad minis
Have a 16GB ipad mini, but how to pack around a lot of videos to watch without clogging my ipad mini? Use this with a card to keep Have a 16GB ipad mini, but how to pack around a lot of videos to watch without clogging my ipad mini? Use this with a card to keep X ammount of videos to watch and upload at whim to my mini to watch, also use SD card as a photo library. basically this makes your ipad mini into a much larger platform for getting vids and pics onto it without having your computer at hand to upload new / diff vids or photos from. which is perfect for travel where you want a HUGE GB of vids to upload to watch on your ipad mini. …
- Written by ken W from lexington
860 of 981 people found this useful
Works as it should
I bought this for my new iPad mini. You should insert the card in the reader, then insert into iPad. No problem with transfer.
- Written by Allyson C from Lafayette Hill
672 of 799 people found this useful
Works like it should, and as described
This does as it's advertised, transfer photos/videos from a camera into you iPad... works great! Please ignore the folks who give This does as it's advertised, transfer photos/videos from a camera into you iPad... works great! Please ignore the folks who give this one star because it doesn't do functions like external storage. …
- Written by kevin M from Tucson
658 of 773 people found this useful
Works Beautifully for Me!
Game Plan: before I purchase any device, I do my due diligence. I checked here for compatibility, thoughtfully read the review Game Plan: before I purchase any device, I do my due diligence. I checked here for compatibility, thoughtfully read the reviews, & asked more questions at the Apple Store. Armed with my iPad Air and a 64G SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card from my Sony DSC-HX400V "bridge" camera, I bravely took the following steps:
1. Made certain that card was not locked
2. Inserted card into card reader
3. Opened Photos App
4. Inserted card reader into the Lightening Port
5. Selected import
6. Chose the images, not deleting from card
7. Removed card reader from port & replaced card into camera
8. Went on with my life, bombarding friends & family w/my beautiful photos on my beautiful iPad Air
While I agree that "iPad Lightening to Card Reader" would be more helpful on the packaging--especially if you're making your purchase at Big Box stores where they will sell their Grandmothers for commission--I can honestly say that this reader does the job it is meant to do, & quite well. …
- Written by ROBIN S from Middle Village
1 of 1 people found this useful
Not worth the time or money
Wasted gas and time to get this product because of all of the "great" reviews. Worst. I'm a photographer,
I take at least 1000 ph Wasted gas and time to get this product because of all of the "great" reviews. Worst. I'm a photographer,
I take at least 1000 photos every shoot, or even every hour, especially with kids.. But instead of letting me upload my photos,
I have to basically wipe my ipad of everything (which I did) to make "space". Cool, wipes 8mb and still needed 6 more -_- really?! If your doing a few pictures at a time, awesome, but these days, even vacation photos are gonna up too much space. Apple is losing me more and more every day. …
- Written by Brittany G from New port Richey
Despite bad reviews, this product works perfectly.
Ordered from Apple.ca on a tuesday, and arrived at my front door the same Friday! I was super pleased with FedEx shipping in Canad Ordered from Apple.ca on a tuesday, and arrived at my front door the same Friday! I was super pleased with FedEx shipping in Canada. Now for the adapter itself, I was a bit skeptical because of all the reviews saying it doesn't work. I'll tell you right now, it works exactly as advertised. I use a 32GB SD card from my Canon ELPH 340, and I slide in the sd card, plug in the adapter, and the photos app launches on my iPad mini, prompting me to import the pictures. I believe the adapter supports only JPEG and .MOV files, but I haven't tested any other files out yet. One last thing I'd like to point out; if you're trying to load up the SD card with movies to watch on your iPad, make sure you place ALL picture/video files in a folder named "dcim" on the SD card, or the iPad may not recognize it. Overall, I'd say even for it's near 50$ price after canadian shipping + taxes, it's still worth it in my book. And if it ever quits working for some reason, there's a 1 year warranty, or I'll bring it into the Apple store in my city. …
- Written by Riley C from Niverville
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
what do I need to transfer photos from my COMPUTER to my mini Ipad
- Asked by Terence B
- Feb 25, 2013
You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes installed, a sync cable to connect the iPad to the computer, and of course the iPad. Fire up the computer and Itunes, then connect the iPad to the computer. Once ithe iPad connects and finishes syncing select it in Itunes. (It will appear in the upper right area of the screen once the computer detects it is connected) Now just click on the "Photos" tab. From there you can enable photo import to the ipad and choose which folders on your computer to import. After you do that click Sync and the folders & photos in them will import to the ipad. …
- Answered by Thomas F from Concord
- Jun 3, 2013
what item do I need to transfer picture from ipad to a computer?
- Asked by Barbara T
- Nov 22, 2012
Use Dropbox app on your iPad to transfer photos from iPad to Mac or Pc.
- Answered by Jessie M A from College Grove
- Dec 6, 2012
When viewing photos from my SD card on my iPad with this reader, can I delete photos from my card?
- Asked by Suzanne B from Gatineau
- Aug 23, 2014
Is the sd card reader limit to 32gb
- Asked by Michael G from Lawrenceville
- Apr 30, 2013
Yes - the SD card can only read up to 32 GB SD cards. If you have the newer 64GB or 128GB SD cards Yes - the SD card can only read up to 32 GB SD cards. If you have the newer 64GB or 128GB SD cards they will NOT work. …
- Answered by Stephen I from San Jose
- Jun 5, 2013
can i transfer photos with the lightning reader to lightroom
- Asked by Bonnie I from New Baltimore
- May 9, 2014
I have the card reader for my ipad3. Is there a lightning converter that I can use to plug it into the new iPad Air.
- Asked by Linda T from West End
- Jul 14, 2014
There are accessories for this case. Visit the Apple Store or Mobile accessories for details.
- Answered by Calvin N from Markham
- Jul 22, 2014