• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connection and the Retina iPad

    • Written by from Liss

    It seems to me (and I don't even own the camera and USB connection kit)
    that it depends on the model iPad that you own, again it's just my understanding that the new 'Lightning' connection on the later iPads is not a 'Powered' connection therefore it will not power USB as USB requires a powered connection. it also seems that the latest op sys iOS7 has reduced the power available to the older larger connection that is common to the earlier iPads.
    I have a later retina iPad I love it, but, I wanted to take video using a remote USB mic but have come to the understanding that it is not possible with the iPad that I have. Seems to me to be backward technology, I have thought if it might work using a 'Powered USB multi port adapter' I have an old 4 port one that I used on an old computer that only had 2 USB ports, I don't know if it would work or not, plus I not sure I'm prepared to risk the purchase price of the Apple SD and USB kit in case it does not work.
    Come on Apple your losing a lot of friends with this issue get it sorted, cos if not next time for me it's the Android route. There do not seem to be as many problems with other tablets

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but only if you have the right gear

    • Written by from Kenosha

    This was incredibly useful when I had an iPad 3rd gen running iOS 6. And a great value at $30 for both USB and SD adapters.

    But now I have an iPad Air running iOS 7. I tried each of these with a 30-pin to Lightning adapter. Neither works. I am forced to buy new, separate SD to lightning and USB to lightning adapters. Apple is not kind to its repeat customers.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB connectivity does not work

    • Written by from Sebastopol

    I do semi pro work. I could never get the USB adapter to work.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapponted

    • Written by from Genova

    If you have lighting you must buy adapter !!!!
    Unbelievable !!! Not for Apple !!!

    14 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my ipad 3 running IOS 6

    • Written by from Bixby

    This thing works flawlessly on my ipad 3. Where is the kit for the lightning connector that has been out FOR A YEAR!!!? I'm very disappointed to learn that this wont work if I update to IOS7 because at some point I will be forced to do so. Lots of disappointment with apple lately. ...

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfection

    • Written by from Seattle

    After reading the bad reviews, I was afraid to buy the camera connector. I was 2500 miles from home and so wanted to get pictures from my daughters destination beach wedding to Facebook! I didn't pack my laptop , just my iPad . I inserted the connector to the iPad and it was instant success. My beautiful daughters photos were shared and I was very pleased. Was so happy to see the photos on the iPad too!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    First time I've ever been let down by Apple

    • Written by from Indian Harbour Beach

    The USB import connector will not work with my iPad2. I tried importing from my iPhone 4s and Nikon d7000 with their respective USB cords, and nothing. The SD card connector works, but that is all - thank goodness for that. Very sad that the USB connector doesn't work, and no help on the discussion boards either. :(

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit doesn't work

    • Written by from Maryville

    I get "This device require too much power" any time I plug in either camera or USB.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with IOS 7

    • Written by from FRESNO

    I am furious. Got stuck 100s of miles from home thinking I can view and email my camera's photos with my Apple reader. Boy am I surprised! Wish somebody would have told me. Steve Jobs would never have let this happen.

    44 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't support large or medium sized cameras!!????

    • Written by from gladstone

    I bought the conector kit with high hopes that I could use my IPad to upload photos trough my Sony DHC-HX9V camera instead of having to use our slow dell home computer. But when I took the adapters out of the box I first tried the SD card unit, and it wasn't supported by my card, "because I had a memory stick pro duo type card" but the strange thing about that was that it fit sng into the adapter but when I plugged it in to the iPad it didn't respond. So then I tried the USB adapter, I plugged it in and it kept giving me a messge every time I tried coneting it saying that "too much power reqired"! And might I remind you that I don't have a giant DSLR camara or anything like that. I just have a medium sized compact type camara! A very common upper class one of today!! So I was very disappointed!!! But then I went online and they said that when iOS 4 had came out that they downgraded the power rating for exterly connected components. "WITCH IS VERY STUPID"!!!! And then later I tried another Sony camara that we have which is a smaller compact camara than mine, and I somehow was able to get trough. So what is this thing with power rating and "too much power" this is simply outrageous and Apple needs to fix it!!!! Plus those Camara adapter kits don't come cheap for two little components $30!! So all and all I am very disappointed and can't believe that a company like Apple would have such a software glitch!!......

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT update your old device to ios7

    • Written by from Curitiba

    I have recently upadeted my ipad 3rd gen to ios 7 and now I am unable to use this device. It does not show the import photos page.
    Please beware.

    78 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this accessory!

    • Written by from Henderson

    I wish I had this all along, but only recently learned of this handy accessory. I take LOTS of pics and like to look at them on a screen larger than my camera before I download them to my computer. This solves the problem so I can see them in my iPad 2! Now I don't have to carry my laptop with me on vacation just so I can download and view my pics. I researched many versions of this accessory made by others and felt safe ONLY buying from Apple. I was pleasantly surprised to walk into one of their stores and be able to buy it on the spot! It works effortlessly and appears to be made very well.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not supported

    • Written by from san antonio

    I'm using the ipad mini and it clearly states it works for the ipad mini. However I plug it in and wait 2-3 minutes only to see a msg pop up saying this accessory is not supported by ipad. Good thing groupon let's me return it!!!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from Plano

    the SD card one worked, but when i tried to connect my DSLR to my iPad 2, it said that the USB device was not supported

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Dallas

    Purchased this kit and cannot get IPAD to even react to the kit being plugged in. I even had a friend try using the kit, but he ended up having the same results. Nothing. Tried different formats thinking that was the problem, but nothing (different formats) would make the IPAD recognize the device.

    Would not recommend anyone buy this IPAD Camera Connection Kit. I consider it a waste of good money spent on a piece of junk that does not work.

    Would not have given one star if I had the option.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    • Written by from New Lebanon

    After uploading RAW pics to mac then editing, I had to export the edited .jpg files to the same exact folder, 102ND800, the camera uses to store the files on the memory card. I am using Nikon D800 with Sandisk Extreme Pro 8gb UHS-1. The ipad would not recognize the reader if it wasn't in the exact folder the camera writes too.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work with newer SD cards.....

    • Written by from Long Beach

    well, I use this to connect directly via USB cable to my Nikon D600 which works just fine. But I prefer to use the SD card slot instead which does not work with my new 64 GB Sony Class 10 SDXC cards - what's up with that Apple?
    Older cards work fine (e.g. 8 GB Transcend Class 6 SDHC)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, but not really

    • Written by from Richmond hill

    i've used this for a while now, and it was good, once you change a few settings

    my camera needs to set video format to MP4, with my sony nex3n could do, which allowed me to import videos. (default settings wouldn't allow me to import)

    also, importing photos in the photo app was easy, and clean. unfortunately, you cant view photos until you have imported them. thankfully, in the albums, it auto creates "last imported" and "all imported" which makes it SUPER easy to view imported files

    the BAD

    UHS-1 cards dont seem to work, (those new fast ones... i can understand the speed not being there, but the fact that it wont import or read the UHS-1 cards at all is sad...

    other thoughts
    dropbox wont auto uploaded imported files,
    google+ doesn't
    shoebox does,
    photostream does

    ALWAYS keep imported files. the chances are, it wont be auto backed up from ur ipad.
    back it up on ur desktop

    final thoughts
    Great, until i bought a 64gb ADATA class 10 UHS-1 card, and it didn't work... but it was on sale, and had a great price, didn't want to return it. but i feel like i have to use my class 4 sd card just cause i can view it easier on my ipad.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Omaha

    I bought this kit for my flip hd, after plugging in the camera the iPad said "this device uses to much power" and i was quite put off. I looked online everywhere and everyone said the kit doesn't work for the flip cameras and at that moment i realized the flip hd takes 3 triple a batteries, i put them in and the videos loaded onto my iPad. Love this kit

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Chester

    Bought this for my GoPro Hero3 and it doesn't even upload pictures to the iPad gen 3. Disappointed.......

    28 of 39 people found this useful