• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    reduced functionality under iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Bowmanville

    This was a handy little device, that is prior to iOS 4.2 Previously I transferred pictures from memory cards to iPad via usb card reader. It worked flawlessly for ease of transfer. Now it suddenly cannot supply sufficient power via usb. Initially I thought Apple engineers had nailed a very usefull/flexible accessory. Apparently they accidently made it too good and they had to reduce its capabilities. I would like to hear the rationale for this change. Still usefull but now I carry too many camera connector cords.

    395 of 410 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB low energy limits use

    • Written by from Duncan

    The USB's new low energy restriction on the iPad 2 makes it rather useless. Functionality is poor. Unable to get it to work even on my camera with out the error message that the device uses too much energy. Apple needs to return to the 100 ma output, not the 20ma restriction. I rather have a shorter battery life, than reduced functions

    84 of 89 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Instructions not clear

    • Written by from Peachtree City

    Bought adapter and tried to download jpegs from laptop using SD card. Nothing happened. Read that files must be in 8 character format and in DCIM folder. Modified data on SD card and now adapter works great. Been nice if product instructions would have mentioned this minor requirement.

    80 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Imputing pictures to ipad2 with connection kit

    • Written by from Bowie

    Using my connection kit I was able to download from an SD card to my ipad2 BUT only pictures straight off my camera. Pictures that I had edited with photoshop and put on my SD card that were jpeg's, png, or gif's (tried all three in desperation) did NOT even show on the screen so I could download these better versions of my pictures ! BIG bummer.

    93 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Powered usb devices crippled !!!!

    • Written by from lloydminster

    The usb half of this kit has been seriously handicapped in ios 4.2. Beware. However, the sd card works well after popping out of my nikon d90. Raw, .mov and jpegs all fine.

    I wanted to get my photos of my blackberry, couldnt do it. Not cool, especially since it was previously possible.

    Written from photoless ipad.

    62 of 62 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    don't want to import, just view on SD card!

    • Written by from columbus

    This work fine for importing, but I don't want to import just view from SD card. All these pics are going to eat up my memory on the iPad. I want to pop the card in, look at the pics FULL screen to preview. Then I can save them in a bigger drive elsewhere later. I can do this on my lame-o pc, why not this apple device?

    65 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limitated product

    • Written by from Hermosillo

    The SD reader doesn't work if you have an SD card with pictures organized in folders or with large flenames,
    Really only works if you put your pictures on a folder called DCIM and your filenames are 8.3 named (like DOS), Very bad experience.,Also the manuals and specifications doesn't say helpfuill information.

    With Usb kit i can't read memroy disk. ouch!!! and again, manualas and specifications don't help to get solutions they only have comercial and very limited information..

    Im disapointed for this limitations and for documentation.

    58 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer working/ used to rate as 5*

    • Written by from waipahu

    I bought the iPad camera connection when it 1st released. I've quick edited many family and friend photographs using photo editing apps purchased in the app store. The ability to do a quick sample edit before editing in photoshop on my Mac was a great tool to save myself time. The high res of the iPad WAS an invaluable tool in bettering my portrait photography.
    It's been a while since I've had the need to do an moble edit, only to return to find my iPad no longer recognizes either the direct SD adapter nor the IPAD TO CAMERA connection!!!!!!
    I am very disappointed!!! Apple please fix this!!

    53 of 61 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The most upredictable device I have seen.

    • Written by from Milpitas

    Well I thought I can put my jpg's on my SD card and then I can import them to my ipad using the adaptor nice and easy. What's wrong with that thought?
    Most weird: If I use an SD card that I have from one of my cameras then it seemed to read the files in ok. If I take the same SD and then I put some other jpgs then the ipad does not see those jpg. Sometimes it will import 3 out 30 some other times it will do nothing. I can read and write the very same card with the computer.. I even tried to leave the same directory structure the camera creates..
    I think now apple started looking like windows. You do the same thing and you get different results every time.

    63 of 82 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but could be better

    • Written by from Liverpool

    Works great except you can only transfer from card to ipad - not iPad to card!

    56 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a bit misleading as to function....

    • Written by from Bristow

    Not as simple to use as you might think, but seeing how there is no real instruction, you naturally assume it will work. You cannot transfer pics from your PC (or anywhere) onto the SD then into the iPad...Oddly enough, it will only recognize pics directly stored onto an SD from your camera. Take the SD card from the camera, stick it right into the adapter, tada, it works. No other way...weird and beyond me. Also you cannot use the USB for a flash/thumb drive...it has to be powered, independently....so no using a thumb/flash drive for pic of vid transfers...

    It's really operating system problem, not hardware...

    55 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for professionals

    • Written by from Orlando

    This item works fine with my point and shoot camera, but doesn't like professional cameras. If I use my Canon 50D it will work through the USB adapter but when I connect my 5D it won't allow me to do anything. Also worth noting is it doesn't work with a card reader so if you are at a wedding or an event and wanted to share some photos you need to connect the camera directly to the iPad using the USB adapter rendering your camera useless for the duration of the import. This is assuming it will even work with your camera. I had high hopes for this device but it looks like I will need to purchase a laptop again for travel. It's a shame because I sold my MacBook to buy this iPad with this in mind specifically.

    55 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited ability to import

    • Written by from Athens

    The CCK requires photos and videos that are to be imported to be in a folder called DCIM. Unfortunately, not all cameras have or use a DCIM folder. My situation is my photos are stored in the DCIM folder and import just fine via the SD card connector. My HD videos however are not stored in the DCIM folder and won't import. Not sure why Apple just doesn't have the iPad search the mounted device for any and all photos and videos and import them all. Seems to me to be a software fix.

    As for the USB connector, it tells me my camera is not supported and after dismissing the message twice, it then imports the photos with no problem. Again no video.

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but with some serious drawbacks

    • Written by from Towson

    Generally functional but with several serious drawbacks
    1) It does not transfer all data from the memory card.. Videos of a certain length did not transfer as well as some photos. You need to do a 1 by 1 review.
    2) Most distressingly, if you choose the delete all option it will not only delete the photos that appear on the iPad but also everything on the memory card, including the videos and photos it did not import. Therefore, detach the camera or memory card from the iPad before selecting this option.

    50 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is the support for compact flash?

    • Written by from Livermore

    While I can connect my camera with a USB cable to transfer photos this is not a desirable solution. It requires I carry another cable with me, the camera cannot be used while the transfer is performed, and it drains the camera battery while the photos are transferred. Come on Apple, wake up and realize that a large number of your customers use large and expensive cameras that use compact flash cards. Is your product manager asleep or something?

    65 of 91 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB ADAPTER DOESN'T WORK WITH IOS 5

    • Written by from san jose

    USB adapter doesn't work with IOS 5.
    "This accesory is not supported by iPad".
    SD Card adapter works fine.

    45 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It used to work

    • Written by from Kelty

    I have an original ipad, and I bought the camera connecton kit. It worked perfectly for a few months, but since I upgraded to ios 5.1 it now does nothing. It is not recognised at all - not even an error message. I tried plugging it into my iphone, in the hope that it might work there. It did not, but at least I got a message stating - this iphone does not support this device.

    50 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lets state the obvious...

    • Written by from Halls

    I'm a huge Apple fan, with that said, why don't iPad users have the ability to plug a usb flash storage (thumb drive) into our iPads and transfer files? The only reason I can see is that Apple doesn't want to give up the ability to sell 3 different iPads based on storage size. Come on Apple, please get back to making devices that made your customers completely happy, not just a little happy. For this reason, I will only give 2 stars to this adapter set.

    54 of 77 people found this useful