• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 4.2 messed it up

    • Written by from fresno

    I used to be able to hook it up to my portable Multi card reader to read my CF. Then apple found out that people were able to hook up microphones and keyboards to it, so they cut the power back. Now it it says that the USB devise requires more power than the connection is willing to give out. So only the secure digital card reader works, and not the Compact Flash card reader. It worked before, that is what bothers me.

    364 of 384 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    need to create DCIM folder in order to recognize photos on SD card

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Have two SD cards, who didn't work, but when I created a DCIM folder and put the photos in it, suddenly everything worked. Didn't find any info on the web or the "manual" about this.

    Must say though that I would expect a much better user experience from apple. Want to use the iPad to finally go through my 25000 photos and organize them better/delete the bad ones.

    104 of 119 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very handy but crashes all the time

    • Written by from Redwood City

    I've found this very handy when importing 1000's of photos at a time from my DSLR.

    It has a blemish though in that if you do anything at all on the iPad while the photos are importing, even just scrolling the display, then the photo app crashes and you have to start over again. I hope they fix this in iOS 4.

    81 of 86 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but limited

    • Written by from Sterling

    This works, you can plug in an SD card, point-and-shoot camera or iPhone and the Photos app will open and everything is perfect.

    However, I bought this for use with my Compact Flash card reader and to plug into my USB Apple keyboard. Neither features work, and they used to. I know that in the description it didn't say it would work like this, but this is a software issue of a power consumption limit (which is new to iOS 4.3) that is preventing this functionality.

    Bottom line: good for its exactly specified use but nothing more. Apple: change the limit.

    84 of 93 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good addition, but why not have a built in slot?

    • Written by from Swartz Creek

    Come on, really, how about a built in USB (even mini port) and SD slot? This would make the iPad so much more usable right out of the gate!
    But this is a good substitute for something that should be there in the first place.

    110 of 146 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for SDXC cards 64 GB

    • Written by from Long Beach

    The kit works very well for 32 gb cards, but does not work at all for 64 gb cards.

    67 of 69 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed because of poorly documented limitation

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    I'd like to give this a good review but there is one glaring problem. This is promoted as a way to get photos from iPhone to iPad. However, you must dig through to support pages HT4101 to find that it does NOT work for the 3G. No error no nothing just doesn't work. Excuse me but the 3G is only one generation old and still being sold. Why is it not supported. At least make it very clear on purchase page and package that it ONLY works on 3GS

    95 of 138 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    • Written by from Carlisle

    Bought this for my iPad and iphone4s. It worked great until I updated the operations system to ios6 and now it does not work. I get a message saying the hardware is not supported.

    54 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just about as expected

    • Written by from VICTORIA

    Both connectors work with most cameras and external devices, however IT would be nice to allow thumb drives to connect so that when we don't have a computer or we are in an area of the world without mobile data /3G/4G, we can access our info. Currently this is not possible with the limitations in iOS4x. Also if you happen to be using DACs there have also been issues using async usb output from the device due to current restrictions.


    53 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful, but...

    • Written by from Anchorage

    This works as advertised, but ONLY as advtised. I was hoping that the USB connector would allow me to connect things other than a digital camera or iPhone. Specifically, I have some pictures on Compact Flash cards that I would like to import. But when I tried to plug in a multi-card reader into the USB connecteor, I got an error message saying the power requirements on the usb port were exceeded. Also, i have an 8gb SD card that normally is used in my old Dell Axim pda (remember those?) that I used in a pinch while travelling overseas to copy some friends pictures off her laptop. They were in subfolders under the "my pictures" folder at the root of the SD card. When i plugged the SD card into the adapter the only photos on the card that showed up in the selector screen on the ipad were pictures in the 'DCIM' folder on the SD card. So i copied the folders from 'my pictures' to 'DCIM' and still no go. It seems pictures in subfolders cant be read unless the folders are created by an actual digital camera. So, I'm slightly bummed, but there are always workarounds.....

    58 of 73 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with modern SDs

    • Written by from Saddle Brook

    Since modern SDXC cards come formatted in ExFAT, this whole kit becomes completely useless: you can't connect a camera via USB, because it (the camera) also gets charged via USB, so iPad will simply disable the port altogether ("Accessory draws too much power" or something to that effect), and you can't plug the SDXC directly, because iPad apparently can't read ExFAT formatted drives.

    ExFAT is the default file system for SDXC for its higher performance features and larger maximum file size supported than the older FAT16 or even FAT32. New HD cameras can't work properly with flash drives formatted in FAT32 (example - GoPro Hero3 Black Edition with ProTune on, or at super-HD resolutions, like 2.7k or 4k), so you have to use ExFAT... Which makes it impossible to preview the footage on an iPad, using this kit.

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK but could be better

    • Written by from Alma

    This does exactly what it says it will do, and nothing more. Seems like a lot of money to just import photos. It would be nice if you could export photos and files as well, especially to the SD card. Why not?

    54 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of adding photos

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    With some drawbacks, the camera kit works for me. I accept that it will not use a card reader. So, I have to connect my camera directly. Beware, there is no way to delete added photos in groups, events, etc. Yes, you have to check them one at a time to delete them. I added about 3,000 photos during a recent trip. It was great to be able to review them on the big screen while I traveled. It is a pain to delete them one at a time. The functionality of this product is not well thought out.

    46 of 52 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for SDHC

    • Written by from Fairfield

    This connection kit has worked really well with my iPad 3, though it does not work with your iPhone. That was a little disappointing.

    But to any photographers, if you use a SDXC card, this connection kit will not work. I was really disappointed because I have a 64gb SDXC card with my Nikon D7000, and the SD card reader won't read it. But if you do connect the camera via the USB connection, you can pass your photos that way through your iPad.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all it's cracked up to be

    • Written by from New Westminster

    The iPad aadapter only partly works. The SD card reader works like a charm, the iPhone connects with th e USB adaapter and transfers like a dream. However, connecting a camera directly cause a error, which basically states that "the device takes too much power". Can't even plug in a simple USB drive and download the photos without getting this error. Too bad cause I am now trying to find an alternative so I can connect my Samsung and Canon digital cameras to work.

    50 of 61 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working with iOS 6

    • Written by from Foral

    What happened? It worked perfect with iOS 5 then I haven't been able to use it with ios6. What's wrong? Fix it!

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    can't enlarge files until after you upload

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    It would have been great if you could first view your files larger while they are still on the SD card. I can't tell if I want to keep them because you only get a thumbnail view. You must import them all and then delete them.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Heflin

    The USB Part does not work on mine, my sisters nor my best friends, we all have one. Says not enough power??? The card reader does work. Most of the time.

    43 of 53 people found this useful