• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Accessory Not Compatible

    • Written by from Camarillo

    So much for ease of use. Not compatible with my iPhone 4S or the iPad third generation. I'd give it a zero rating if it were possible.

    18 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB A DUD!!!

    • Written by from Sugarloaf

    Can't work with a Canon 5D Camera. The iPad iOS 5 (current system) has "NO" software support. It would be nice if Apple would provide a camera list of camera's that it does work with. The first failure of an Apple product since 1987 for me. They should just sell the SD Connector only. Since USB is not supported.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Duluth

    Was so excited that the kit came in time for me to use on a trip to the Minnesota Zoo.

    Got into the car after a day of picture-taking, plugged it into my iPad2, plugged in the SD reader and my card ... nothing.

    Wiggled and unplugged and replugged and the only sign my iPad was even reading it was once when a brief message popped up announcing that "this accessory wasn't compatible with my device." The rest of the time, the iPad didn't even read/acknowledge it was plugged in.

    I hope (?!) this is just a case of one defective product and not that it doesn't work at all ... as it is, returning something is always a big hassle and childishly, I am really disappointed.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from GRAHAM

    Purchased one from Apple store just a few days ago. Took it back the next day. I have an Ipad 3 and when I connected my HP camera (nothing fancy and not a new camera) to the camera kit, message said, usb device did not have enough power. So for me it was useless. Might be a good idea if the customer could know in advance, that not all cameras will work using the Connection Kit.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Idea From A Year Ago

    • Written by from Canajoharie

    I suggested to Apple Support a year ago that they needed a way to allow users to add files to the iPad for "gifting"... Unfortunately they took the easy way out.
    This item DOES work, BUT gets 2 stars because it is overly simplified, so you cannot customize folder names. Yes, most DSLR cameras work with the device and create an "event" with a date once photos are transferred (Other camera types are... well... you will see). NO, not any MicroSD will work with the device, so READ CAREFULLY!!
    I want to be able to upload folders of images, with named folders specified by me. Not the OS!
    Apple: Please give the power back to your users. Let me pre-load a card and upload the data, otherwise this is useless in 99% of the cases, since I could do the exact same thing with iTunes.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with some devices... Where are the files???.

    • Written by from Westminster

    Well, it works with some SD cards,but it doesn't work with a recent viceo recorder via USB. Why can't I just see all the folders on the connected device?

    When it does work, it's nearly impossible to then copy the files to something useful like drive or gdrive or skydrive. You can forget about bulk copying any files. There's no Select All files feature from any app or interface.

    I continue to be amazed by Apple's and iPxd success. Things i could easily do 30 years ago in *nix and 20 years ago in DOS/Windows are impossible in IOS land and/or require a paid app.

    Why is it so difficult to copy a set of files from location X to location Z??? This has been a simple command on other OS's for decades.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB connector doesn't work

    • Written by from Toronto

    with most cameras if they are what apple people call 'consumer' cameras, i.e. most cameras unless you have digital SLRs. The connector works with the memory card within camera but have to take out card to insert which defeats purpose of being able to directly connect camera to iPad. Basically, loser connection and I feel the lable of product 'Camera Connection Kit" and user guide included is misleading.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So simple

    • Written by from Vallejo

    I plugged the dock into my iPad,plugged my camera cord into the dock,turned on the camera,pulled up the photo app on my iPad, and...Voila!!!!, there were my photos. What could be easier??!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Worki

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    It just doesn't work. I plugged it in turned on my New iPad - says usb device is not supported :( I spent 40.00 bucks what a waste!

    20 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Case and compatibility issues

    • Written by from Grass Valley

    I bought this today from the Roseville Apple store. They assured me it would connect without having to remove the Smart Case. That's a stretch. The body of the two supplied connectors are larger that the normal connecting cable, and jam on the case edge. Only works using significant pressure to ensure connection. Case removal is difficult, and obviously raises the risk of damage.
    2nd issue is compatibility. While I could use 2 SD cards from 2 separate cameras, the USB connector would not work with my $1,000 Sony SLR. So the only way to support devices like this is to use Windows, a PC and iTunes. Come on Apple, Microsoft XP, Vista and 7 can do all this as standard. Why can't you?

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine -- if you can use the card reader one

    • Written by from Alexandria

    At first, I tried plugging my card reader into the smaller USB adaptor and got the "This device draws too much power" error. Then I tried inserting one of my SHDC cards (I use PNY Class 10s -- usually the 8 or 16 GBs) into the card plug-in adaptor and it works fine. I haven't had any file name issues as of yet. I actually prefer it this way because now I don't have to drag the card reader along, too. The other morning, I took some pics at the dog park. Later, I stopped at the car wash on the way to work. While I waited, I reviewed my photos and edited the ones I kept. You have to admit that's pretty cool. I think it will make me more likely to grab the camera and take random pictures here and there.

    My only complaint is that I would like the option to look at the full-sized image when deciding whether to import a picture. For this reason, I will still depend on the iMac and card reader for processing the complex import jobs. But for quick-and-dirty review/edit jobs -- especially while traveling -- this works pretty well.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily disconnected

    • Written by from Montpelier

    It would be nice if this had button release so it would lock into place when connected!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but not with some cases

    • Written by from Hingham

    As a whole, this is a great product that works as advertised. The only issues I found were not with the design of the product itself but with the design of 3rd party cases. I have an Incase Convertible Book Jacket that prevents me from easily inserting the connection kit, most of the time I find it easier to remove the case altogether.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this kit

    • Written by from Raleigh

    I take lots of pictures and am always able to download my pictures instantly.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with Ipad 2

    • Written by from 's-Hertogenbosch

    On my Ipad first generation kit was working fine, even on the newest software 5.1
    Now I am very dissappointed, I purchased an Ipad 2 and nothing works anymore. Looking at info I can see the card reader, but that is all. I tried everything as advised by lot of people, but still no result.
    Any ideas?

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless.

    • Written by from Auburn

    The USB connector doesn't support card readers that must draw power from the device, and you can't plug your iPad in because the connector is plugged in where you connect your power cable. Apple, it's ludicrous not to have a USB port on the iPad.

    The SD card connector will not recognize images that are not 8 characters long and in a labeled DCIM folder, which means SD cards from cell phones and other devices will not be supported, unless you reformat the card on a laptop first.

    These are expensive accessories with extremely limited use. Don't buy until you know if they'll perform the functions you require.

    43 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    NO image review without importing?

    • Written by from Augusta

    Purchased this to review photos on the iPad while travelling, so we wouldn't have to carry a notebook.

    Absolutely disappointed that we only get a small thumbnail view and need to import all images in order to get a full screen view.

    We just want to review images from the from several cameras with large (8 & 16gb) sd cards; directly fro the sd card. I don't care if there is a small delay to show the next photo ( though our cards are class 6 and 10)

    We have had too many hurdles and nightmares with itunes syncing and iphoto library recovery (or lack thereof) and either photo duplication or loss; that we stay as far away from importing and syncing.

    All I wanted to do is view directly from the card. Plain and simple. Then when back home copy directly via a card reader to our networked photo drive. No additional importing, deleting, syncing, .... Apple sometimes just has to complicate things and create extra work due to their drive for simplicity and using their own apps only.

    Also, the sd card reader should be available separate for $10-15. Have no need for the usb one.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    getting "not enough power" message?

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    turn the camera on... if the camera is off it won't work

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work will Sony

    • Written by from Sarcoxie

    This device will not work with a Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo Magic Gate. I called Apple tech support to find out the bad news. I now have to buy a Sony usb card reader and use it with the Apple usb tha came with the Apple Ipad camera connection kit.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get it, it works

    • Written by from LINCOLN

    I bought a New iPad 3 and wanted to load all my photos on but I never thought about the connections on the iPad, thankfully Apple had and I bought the camera kit today. I plugged in my SD card, slotted in the connector to the iPad and hey presto photos stored ASAP. Amazing tool I recommend it I've never loaded my photos on anywhere so quickly.

    30 of 34 people found this useful