• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $$$ Camera Kit Scam

    • Written by from beaverton

    Purchased the camera kit yesterday (6/17/2012) and it was a total bust. I should have read all the reviews before purchasing. It seems apple has decided that OS5 was designed to get you to spend more to Download pictures from your camera. Nice move apple!

    34 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously...? Waste of money!

    • Written by from Webb City

    So I just connected my camera to my iPad for the first time, and I am also getting the inadequate power message. So I just wasted a bunch of money on a software issue? Apple, I expect so much better from you. All I want is to make room on my camera for more vacation pictures, and now it seems I can't. Wonderful...

    37 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Arlington

    I have a 3rd generation iPad and a DSLR camera. The camera requires loading its compact flash cards or microdrives into a USB adaptor to transfer photos from the camera to a computer. My new iPad gives me an error message saying that the device requires too much power. What a ridiculous design, I bought a top of the line iPad + a $30 device which I now find out can't work together. What a WASTE of money! Apple I am very disappointed in you,as well as disgusted. What were you thinking?! I would have chosen a -1 rating if I could have.

    62 of 89 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for me

    • Written by from Peekskill

    Since I rely on reviews I had read many here some were mixed. I had concerns but went a head with buying the connection kit as it hopefully would fulfill a big need of mine. I cruise a lot and take hundreds of pictures. I always bring my 15" Macbook Pro for email, picture transfer/backup etc. I am looking to eliminate need to take the laptop with me and for that to happen I require a method to backup the photo's off camera card in case of camera loss etc. Turns out using the Ipad as backup coupled, especially with iPhoto app on Ipad makes whole picture thing far more useful that using laptop. Far easier to review and dump photo's don't need and establish the ones to keep.

    Bottom line this connector transferred photos and video fast. I was extremely happy in the transfer process. Simply plugged into Ipad then inserted 16gb Ultra card HC I sandisk. Up popped the thumbnails and options, downloaded, even then offers keep or erase on card option. I kept then did it for next days shots, options complete with option to download all or new etc.

    Worked fine every time! Note the iPhoto app is not needed to transfer that is done with normal Ipad picture functioning, all automatically just plugging in card.

    Came home and for once had already edited down my 350 photo's to 175 thanks to reviewing them on the Ipad. Simply transferred them to my desktop.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Brunnen

    Does not work with the SDXC-Cards! Apple is not up-to-date.

    57 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crippled By Apple

    • Written by from Warrensburg

    This device USED to work great, until Apple reduced the power to the dock from 100 ma to 20 ma. They did this to try to control what devices people could/could not used with their products. However, now this product is all but USELESS because MANY SDXC cards & USB flash drives WILL NOT WORK with the kit b/c, as many other reviewers have already mentioned, the error message of, "The connected USB device requires too much power."

    Thanks Apple. Thanks a lot. Now I have $30 of worthless plastic and no convenient way to get the things I want on and off of my iPad 2 when away from home. "With Apple, it just works" MY BUM, Tim Cook.

    90 of 96 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card connector

    • Written by from CURRIE

    Sd card connects quickly and photos are imported easily. However after the choice to clear the card or keep the photos there is no option to "safely remove" the sd card. Just pulling the card out results in it needing to be formatted in camera before it will work again. Powering down the iPad sorts this as far as I can see.

    Is this a common problem or is it just me ?

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    The USB connection is worthless because it will not supply power to the USB drive so it will not read it. The camera connection is worthless because it won't read the jpg files from a Canon G11 or 5D3. Apple thanks for nothing.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    so disappointed

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Just bought a Nikon S9300 and the iPad Camera Connector Kit. If one of the two had to fail, I'd choose the connector kit, because it did. "Device requires too much power" or some such nonsense. As if I have to time for this. How do you sell a product that a customer can't use?

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera USB Connector doesn't, measure up

    • Written by from Baldwin

    I purchased the camera adaptor for USB and SD cards executing to be Abe to use other USB storage devices with my new IPad 3. Unfortunately it came up with an error message that the device uses too much power, which seems uncharacteristic of an Apple product. Looking into it further it seems that with the
    The iOS 4.2 they reduced the device to 20 Mamp instead of the 100Mamp that it used to accommodate . Since this is the only USB connectivity Apple provides for the IPad , I would hope they will update the firmware in the near future.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    This kit has been severely crippled in the newer OS versions, will not work with any form of CF card reader also will not connect to the Canon dslr's in the new OS. I am getting very upset with the lack of flexibility of Apples newer Products

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from Warrington

    This product does not work!!!! Have gone through ALL the turning off/resetting etc etc etc on iPad.....Nada!

    Are Apple listening to their customers, or do we have to put up with being sold inferior products?

    I could not post this review until I rated the product, I didn't want to, but had to give it one star!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful for midi

    • Written by from Phoenicia

    With a USB hub I can hook up a keyboard and a controller. Cheaply made for the price and the connection is not secure, as others have noted. Very useful to me, and fun!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!

    • Written by from Oakville

    Almost didn't buy this product based on some of the reviews and complaints, but was traveling abroad and needed a solution to backup all my photos. Apple has never let me down and this time was no different. This product works great for both my iPad 3 and my iPhone 4; worked the first time out and I couldn't be happier. Have only used the USB connection thus far (with my Canon 50D and iPhone 4) and works like a charm. Completely happy with this product and would recommend.

    Thanks Apple!

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one star is one too many. ZERO STAR is more like it!

    • Written by from memphis

    camera connector does not work with olympus xz1. sd card adapter does not work either. incredibly shoddy product, cheaply made, overpriced, and worst of all 100 per cent non functional.

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad camera connection does not work!

    • Written by from Amherst

    As many have found out, this is a highly buggy interface. It does not work on a standard Canon point and shoot camera Powershot SD850. It also does not work on two of my Nikon cameras.

    Mechanically, this connection is a piece of junk. It is flimsy, and keeps coming out.

    I doubt Apple will do anything to fix this, but here's hoping.....

    43 of 46 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!

    57 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!

    • Written by from Bloomingdale

    After reading some of the reviews I was a little leary of placing my order, but the camera conncection kit is exactly what I was looking for to round out my iPad use. Decided to go for it and if it didn't work, send it back. Just got the camera connection kit and tried the camera memory card, then the camera cable. Both worked like magic. I know I'll get a lot of use from this little kit. Thank you Apple!!

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Almost everything I connected to it I got the message that the USB device requires too much power!!!! I'm simply trying a an 8gb USB stick... Not a fridge

    Based on my research, i found that this was done on purpose by apple. Apparently before the power restriction this waste of my money was quite useful. I need to be able to connect a USB stick otherwise there is no need for the USB port.... Don't sell it if it's useless

    64 of 72 people found this useful