• 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

    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

    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

    Puzzled

    • Written by from Beardstown

    We have 2 iPad 1 units. Works with my wife's iPad but not mine. Can't figure that one out.

    30 of 46 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

    No seen in mail

    • Written by from San Salvador

    Ok to import. But when I send them in a mail I can't see them in the mail body. The photos taken with the iPad camera showed correctly.

    26 of 66 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

    just absolutly terrible

    • Written by from WIndsor

    it doesnt work with my cell phone. my sd card has 300 photos and it can only read 1 photo. dont buy this. you will regret it

    27 of 51 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

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Farmerville

    I got the iPad product for christmas excited to get my pictures on here I went right out to buy this connector kit. At first I got 'this USB device isn't supported' I updated operating system from 3.2 to 4.2 and now it doesn't recognize that I have plugged anything in using both my micro sd card plugged into an adaptor and USB ports anybody got any helpful advice???

    22 of 22 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

    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.

    401 of 416 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad connectivity

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Really love the iPad BUT why why why didn't it come with USB/SD connectivity built in!!

    This is right up their with not backing up applications like entries in iCal in your time machine!?! Plus many more.

    Otherwise happy.

    42 of 56 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

    LIMITED USE

    • Written by from MINNETRISTA

    Works with my SD cards, both Canon, but would not work on my friend's XD cards. Kind of useless if it won't work with other cards. Rather disappointing at the Grand Canyon.

    40 of 85 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Importing keeps getting shut down

    • Written by from singapore

    The importing keeps getting shuts down when I am importing photos to the iPad..... Why????? It only works when I selected a few photos....

    30 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatiable with alot of things.

    • Written by from Chalfont

    Didnt work with my apple keyboard or mouse, or my logictec items, doesnt work with basic usb data sticks.

    Havent really found a use for it, i mean all i wanted to really do was transfer files from a usb stick to the ipad.

    Returned.

    23 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality, frustrated user experience.

    • Written by from fort lee

    Good
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    It supports many different storage devices.
    It comes with two adapters, SD and USB.
    It works on both iphone and ipad, though a iphone gives a annoying warning.
    It imports pictures and some videos from older cameras/camcorders.

    Bad
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    I take most of my pictures and videos with a modern camcorder.
    Modern HD camcorders ALL use AVCHD (MTS, M2TS) file format.
    This kit provides no way of viewing MTS files. I can view MTS files from my tiny HD camcorder, but I cannt view them on a ipad. Me thinks the Apple A4 chip is all hype.

    I have to lug a Windows laptop if I want to view videos on a screen larger then the one built onto camcorders (Quicktime does NOT support AVCHD, Windows 7 natively supports AVCHD).

    No way of off loading files to the Internet.

    39 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, no good....

    • Written by from Marina del Rey

    Might be the photo app, but after trying to upload a few pix, it crashes the app and sends me back to the main screen. So then when I need to try again, it makes a new album with the next 2 or 3 it uploads. Then crashes again... :-(

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay, but I wish it could do more

    • Written by from Keaau

    I bought the camera kit to upload picture on to iPad to share on my FB account, but it doesn't work. It only goes straight to the iPad and all you can do is slideshow presentation.

    45 of 71 people found this useful