• 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


    • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Heflin

    The USB Part does not work on mine, my sisters nor my best friends, we all have one. Says not enough power??? The card reader does work. Most of the time.

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great!

    • Written by from Odessa

    I read the directions and followed them, worked like a charm. Was perfect for downloading directly from my underwater camera and also the discs in several other cameras. Great that I could travel with my Ipad and not need to haul my laptop around. Never had a problem with it.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good & bad.....

    • Written by from Tonbridge

    Bad because when I first used the connection kit I lost all my holiday photos & videos reason being (I believe) I plugged in the SD card into the kit then plugged the kit into the iPad. Without any notification it wiped out everything on the SD card bring up a window saying: memory contains no images..... Same thing when using the USB reader with a USB cable!
    There should be some sort of safety device or notification that this would happen! There is not!
    Good because now I know this, it works fine BUT I lost all my bloody holiday photos!!!
    Thanks Apple. Will you pay for another holiday in Croatia to replace all my lost photos?

    68 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad camera connector kit

    • Written by from Cumming

    Product works very well and very easy to use

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple camera connection kit

    • Written by from Pine town

    So I too have fallen victim to blindly buying an Apple product on the assumption that it would without question function as intended but instead I get an unwelcome error message about not having enough power when I try to use this device. In short this kit is a uselss waste of money!

    Is there anything this kit does work on or any way to get around this problem? Please help!

    32 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Leersum

    Connection kit with a Sony Cybershot HX7V-card inside not recognized... What a waste of money Apple!

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get this if you do a lot with photos

    • Written by from Selinsgrove

    I have iPad 2. I am disappointed by the quality of photos on iPad 2. This little gadget works well to allow me ro take pics with my Nikon, then quickly load all those pics. onto the ipad and start sharing. My Target store carries it for the same price, but not online...just FYI.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't plug in fully to iPad - doesn't work

    • Written by from Campbell

    Crud - leaving for a big trip tomorrow. thought I'd bring iPad to connect to friends, upload photos, etc. Bought this kit. It does not plug securely into iPad (very loose) and therefore, no connection. How else do upload photos??!!

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does't work!

    • Written by from CARDIFF

    Failed at first hurdle! Plugged the USB cable from my Leica D-Lux4 into my new iPad3 tWhich was faulty as well and ive just had it replaced at the Apple Shop!) my camera says chose Pictbridge or PC, it recognises the PC option and then informes me there are no photos to import...yet if I unplug everything, plug in the SD card reader plug and then insert the 2GB SD card from the same camera it immediately recognises it and lists all the pics on it! Odd! I had high hope for this kit, I'm hoping it doesn't let me down when I try it for the other main reason I bought the kit for, to connect it to a MIDI keyboard, don't feel confident, will update review again when I've had a go. May try it on my old iPad2, just for fun....I'm not holding my breath...my former confidence in Apple products is now shaky!!! Should have read these reviews first, far too many one star reviews!

    20 of 33 people found this useful