• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't even get my SD card into the SD card reader!

    • Written by from GREENWOOD

    I have a Canon Rebel camera that is 2 years old. The SD card does not even fit in the SD card reader - the opening on the SD card connection device is too small. Is it possible I received a defective camera connection kit? It seems strange that the SD card for one of the most common DSLR cameras out there can't even fit into the SD card reader.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit NOT working!!!!

    • Written by from Bridgeville

    I purchased the camera connection kit at the advice of a friend so that I could organize all my millions of photos in one place. I'm very disappointed that it does not recognize my phone in USB mode nor my SD card. Please fix this issue, I'm a first time user and so far I'm not impressed.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kennebunk

    Why sell this when it so seldom works. Verty much the turn off for Apple products!

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential For Travel

    • Written by from Park Orchards

    I purchased this reluctantly after reading the review for my daughter to take to Europe on an exchange program with school. I was concerned after reading the negative reviews that it may be a waste of time and money but I guess the proof is in the pudding. Three and a half weeks later and 3000+ photos uploaded to her iPad I can assure you all the sim card adapter was an enormous success. My daughter is an avid photographer so the ability to "empty" the sim card was a god send. Furthermore she was able to do some editing on the long flight home. She LOVED it, thought it was brilliant, fantastic etc. We are yet to try the camera adapter so will keep you posted.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Once

    • Written by from Pretoria

    SD card reader only worked once! :-( before IOS 6 please fix it! Waste of money...

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Once

    • Written by from Stansbury Park

    I have the 3rd gen iPad with iOS 6, and this camera kit has only worked one time. Every time I plug in the USB adapter, with my camera connected, it always says "accessory not supported on iPad". The SD card adapter does not work either. Very disappointed in this product. Hope they can fix it.

    50 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    • Written by from Justin

    Had hoped my special needs student would be able to use this to easily save files and transfer to a computer. I get the message "Not supported for this device". Sad a device that is being sold by Apple is not supported.

    37 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Connection kit Rocks

    • Written by

    I have only used the card reader from the kit, and was amazed how fast (900 photos in about 4 minutes) and easy it was to load onto iPad. Just follow the very simple instructions, you cant go wrong.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless and no help from Apple!!!

    • Written by from Montclair

    iPad sees the photos on SD card and attempts to transfer them, but all transfers fail. These are JPG images created on a Nikon D800 Camera. I have tested the SD card and am able to transfer and/or read the card on other devices with no problem. Apple offers no help but a Google search came up with a comment that suggests the problem may the file name format.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it!

    • Written by from Brentwood

    I have an iPad 3rd Generation and the connection kit works just as advertised! You plug it in, put in your SD card and you're good to go!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd gen airplane mode

    • Written by from Brooksville

    on the 3rd generation you might try putting it in airplane mode it should work just fine after that

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my 3rd Gen iPad

    • Written by from Tacoma

    My iPad 3rd gen will not even recognize the sd card reader. Tried several times with multiple types of file formats. Hope this can be fixed with a software update. What happen to "it just works" ?

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!!!

    • Written by from Mesa

    This product just as advertised. I have also used the USB adapter to hook up a small USB audio mixer and record straight into garage band.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Weston

    I bought this from Target a couple of weeks ago and just got around to using it. I was under the impression from Target, Best Buy, and Walmart that this product would work if I plugged it straight into my iPhone 4s (without an iPad). I wanted a way to put pictures on my iPhone easier (without a computer or tablet) and was told by employees at all stores that this would work for what I was wanting. Well they were wrong. iPad is the only one that supports the plug ins, then you can plug your iPhone or camera into that. I was not told any of this and got my hopes up for nothing :( I will be returning it because it did not serve its purpose for me.

    Just an idea for Apple, please inform all retailers (online and instore) of what your products will/won't do. Also, it would be awesome if you did make one of these camera connection kits for the iPhone 4/4s (and previous models) or make this one compatible with the iPhone without an iPad. Just an idea.. Hope this helps anyone else who may be mislead by what is stated on other retailers websites or what they are told instore.

    23 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    camera kit

    • Written by from wyoming

    works 30% of the time on my ipad with retina.... wast of money only copy's files not view files

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Go Pro hero 2

    • Written by from miami

    Greate for importing my sd card videos from my hero2

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB & Nikon SLR - works great

    • Written by from Tucson

    I was a bit concerned about using the USB connector to the iPad, based on previous reviews. Works great with my Nikon SLR, fast, great interface. Glad to have the card reader as a back up, but I don't like pulling the card.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Canon EOS connectivity with USB adapter in kit

    • Written by from Searcy

    If your Canon EOS camera is PictBridge capable it will send pictures to the iPad. Go to the camera's menu and then to communication. Press the set button and then switch from normal to PTC mode. Then turn off the camera and connect the USB cable between the camera and the iPad. Make sure your iPad is turned on and then turn the camera back on and watch your pictures appear on the iPad. This works just fine on my older Canon EOS 10D with firmware 2.0.1

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Upload only, not for viewing

    • Written by from Espoo

    Connecting an SD card will show a preview of the pictures on the card. Unfortunately there is no way to view the pictures in full screen without importing the pics first. Would be useful to view without importing. A view feature would increase the rating to 4stars.

    Havn't used the usb adapter for anything so the review is for the sd adapter only.

    24 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for what it was designed for

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    This is NOT a sneaky way to add a USB port. USB devices need power, which a computer USB port provides. The iPad 3 sends such a minuscule amount of power to the port that it can only work reading a SD card in the card reader. A USB card reader plugged into the USB port won't work because it takes too much power. The SD card reader works w/ SD, SDHC, miniSD & microSD w/ adapters, & MMC. It won't work w/ SDXC. It worked perfectly with my 16 GB speed rated 10 SDHC card. Cameras that work w/ the USB camera connector are digital cameras that support Pictbridge (aka Picture Transfer Protocol or PTP) & "Mass Storage Device" protocol. If your camera can plug directly into a Pictbridge enabled printer & can print directly from the camera w/out going thru a computer, it should work with this device. Think of the iPad as a Pictbridge printer, not a computer. If your pictures do not appear by simply plugging in your camera, you may need to set up your camera the same way you would to print directly from your camera. There is a nice article on Apple.com's support page that gives other tips on how to get this to work w/ your camera. My Nikon Coolpix camera transferred photos perfectly by just plugging the camera into the port. If you don't have a Pictbridge camera, or use one of the supported cards, you probably cannot use this accessory. You are left to transfer your photos to a computer and then transfer to the iPad (via cloud or iTunes sync). I tried using my externally powered photo storage device (which reads every kind of camera card) in the USB camera port and got the "requires too much power" message, even though the photo storage device had a fully charged battery & was plugged into an electric outlet.

    107 of 113 people found this useful