• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken with iOS 4.2

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Like many other reviews, iOS 4.2 broke this.

    What doesn't work:
    1. Card reader that worked fine with previous versions. Now when connecting a simple card reader (Sony model mrw62e), it says it can't power the device.
    2. SD card reader. I have an Olympus Stylus 1030SW that uses an xD memory card. I transfered my pictures to an SD card, thinking that I could now import them. No luck. If you dig into the Support forum, the fine print warns that the SD reader will only read the original media/files from the camera, not a copied file.

    What works:
    Nothing that I have tried. Am on vacation and had counted on this to import/edit/post pictures. Now out of luck.

    59 of 60 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sony Cyber-Shot not compatible

    • Written by from LAGUNA BEACH

    A great product that we used when traveling across the USA. The one item that is deceiving in the write up....it does NOT work with the Sony Cyber-shot point and shoot camera. It worked with my old Nikon camera but NOT with our brand new Sony Cyber-shot. When we looked up the information online, it confirmed that the product & Sony CS were not compatible.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Useful but needs Software Improvement

    • Written by from Roma

    After importing your photos, you can't move them out of the "Imported Photos" folder, until you plug the iPad to iTunes. The photos app should allow you to select the album where you'd like to save the photos before importing them.

    69 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultra 64gb not compatible

    • Written by from Kinnelon

    Ipad 3 is useless, I use a gopro 3 for video and the ipad 3 cannot read a 64gb micro SDXC disk from Sandisk. Apple get your so called great company together and provide an update.

    64 of 72 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hickory Hills

    Yeah, it works, partially. The SD card adapter works once, then I have to reset my iPad 2 to connect another SD card. It doesn't do anything otherwise. And yes, I waited the 30 seconds. The USB adapter is nearly useless thanks to Apple. Most cameras and phones will not connect to transfer pictures and videos. Why? They draw too much power, and I'm not wasting more money in getting a powered-up USB port when my iPad should handle it. Thanks Apple, for making such an amazing idea terrible!

    76 of 96 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    8 Character File Names

    • Written by from NATICK

    It seems to work reasonably well with working as advertised, importing from cameras ... with a couple of caveats. Not all RAW files are supported. Exporting RAW files problematic. And the SD cards must be formatted on a camera. Sometimes formatting as FAT works.

    Having said that, people do buy it with the hopes of using SD cards or thumbdrives to import photo albums or whatever. It USED to do this well. Apple 'nerfed' it in terms of its general use with the new IOS.

    It is now VERY picky about file name conventions. File names MUST be 8 characters, not 7 not 9, 8 (not counting extension). I suspect there is a photo standard out there that claims this must be 8 so perhaps Apple is not to 'blame'. All I know is if you follow standard camera naming convention IMG_0001 or DSC00001 it will read files okay that were part of an album.

    Oh, and files must be in a folder named DCIM

    the good news is some USB thumb drives work now like this.

    Hope this helps

    57 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection a must for professionals

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    We have been using the SD card reader on a France shoot for the last three weeks and it works without a hitch! What a hoot! We have been tweaking the images on the iPad with fellow shooters using larger professional cameras and have given them a run for their money! No more need for a computer overseas or anywhere else for that matter...All we need now is an app to transfer images onto a hard drive for archiving! A camera, this connector kit and your iPad is all the darkroom studio equipment you'll ever need in the field!

    66 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm! Others might not be following instructions

    • Written by from Chapel Hill

    The camera kit works beautifully on my Ipad3 with both connectors (using an SD card) and connected to my Canon SX260. I did find I needed to turn various devices on and connect in the order the instructions clearly stated. Some people seemed displeased that they can't use the USB connector to get pictures from a thumb drive or connect a different card reader to it. Apple never suggested this was possible. Some of these devices need power to operate and this device is not intended to provide that power. Plus, apple wasn't providing a way to transfer material from a thumb drive. At least for me, inserting an SD card or connecting it to an appropriate camera works exactly as it should and is a great way to get photos to your Ipad without taking along a computer when traveling

    59 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment - I completely agree with the below by Gary from Fort Worth

    • Written by from Toronto

    I received the kit in the mail. Hooked the USB card reader to my iPad. 3rd generation and received error message this device draws too much power. Tried several different brands of USB keys and still received same error message drawing too much power. This was a total waste of money! If you have to use the adapter with a powered USB hub then that is fine but apple should disclose that the iPad will not power a USB key and you must use a powered USB hub to make the kit work. I have several thousands pictures I wanted to transfer from a USB and now it seems I just wasted my money. Very disappointed. I spefically ordered this kit from apple to avoid cheap knock offs and still received a product that is not useable. This product should be removed from sale on the apple store.

    64 of 74 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with SDXC cards

    • Written by from Wichita

    Awesome product, but it is not compatible with SDXC cards. I am pretty disappointed that the 64gb SDXC card that I purchased is not compatible with this device, which I bought for my my new camera to use with the iPad 2. My SDHC cards do work with it, so I am happy about that, I just wish I had known that the SDXC card was not compatible because I wouldn't have purchased that card had I known that.

    56 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful on vacations

    • Written by from Frankfort

    You go on a vacation and have a full camera disk. But wait, you have this Camera connection kit and your iPad!!! This is VERY useful in being able to store all your pictures onto your iPad then review them on the trip home....without it, many cherished memories would have been deleted, but are now printed and sitting around my home thanks to this accesory and the iPad

    64 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my CR2 Raw files

    • Written by from Toronto

    Works like a charm: simple, fast, and able to read and view my CR2 raw files (Canon 50D). Well worth the money.

    63 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Once worked, now not a supported accessory

    • Written by from toronto

    This used o be the best addition to my iPad. Now it has stopped being recognized, why are you stillsellingthis if you won't allow it to work with the iPad?!? So frustrating!!!!

    60 of 67 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works!

    • Written by from Easley

    I purchased this item on 2/19 and I hooked it up today. I first used the SD card reader and it pulled up my pictures and videos and the import of the pictures and video worked without any problems. I then plugged my digital camera into the camera connector, and again everything worked perfectly. I have no complaints and I can't wait for Apple to come out with more items such as this that are compatible with other devices that I use.

    58 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact flash support please

    • Written by from Navan

    I thought I was being clever, and checked this out before I bought the kit.
    Don't get caught out by the reviews and YouTube videos you can't use this with compact flash anymore, apparently all the reviews are based on iOS 3.2 and apple have limited the power from iOS 4.2.
    Please please give us compact flash support, even if it's a separate adapter.

    92 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expect more from Apple

    • Written by from West valley city

    I was really looking forward to trying the IPAD camera kit out....needless to say it's borderline worthless. Not only is it limited in what it will work with, it's also unpredictable. One minute it works fine with my camera, the next it doesn't. Don't waste your time or money.

    74 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be great if it worked (Poor compatibility)

    • Written by from SAN MATEO

    I tried this on multiple devices with my ipad 3 and in each case got the error 'not enough power for this device'. Others have had this problem too.

    57 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chicago

    I'm a photographer, I was so exited with my new IPad and the fact of been able to have CF reader on my iPad to show to my clients on location!!! Now they tell me I won't be able to due with the new update!!!
    U guys should fix that!!

    53 of 54 people found this useful