• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card reader

    • Written by from Westminster

    I find this product frustrating. Advertised to transfer pictures and videos from SD to iPad but find that the results are inconsistent with pictures and transferring video is even harder. I would not recommend this at the moment.

    29 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not work!!!

    • Written by from bronx

    I have a canon 20 D, I got a "CAN NOT USE DEVICE The connected USB device is not supported"
    Sorry apple, as much as I like your products, this one just does not work.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Simpsonville

    This iten is a total waste of money. Does not work with a Sandisk card reader. does not work with a Canon 7D DSLR or Canon point and shoot camera or any flash drive. Don't know how Apple can sell this item that has so many bugs.

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Way to Run my iPad into my DAC!

    • Written by from Fresno

    I'm using this dongle to connect the audio output of my iPad Mini to my PS Audio Digital Link III DAC, and thence to my high-end living room stereo. It worked instantly, sending bit-perfect signal to my DAC. Unfortunately, my DAC does not charge the iPad through the cable, but otherwise I am thrilled. This way I can bypass the DAC and the headphone amp in my iPad and get right to the juicy, er, bits. I'm very happy about this, particularly since it lets me run Eno's amazing Scape app in very high fidelity audio.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera use only

    • Written by from Conway

    This is what it says it is... lighting to USB CAMERA adapter. It aids in the transfer of photos and videos. It is NOT a lightning to USB port adapter. What this means is when plugged into your device although this adapter appears to physically create a general purpose USB port it does not. This item does not magically make your device capable of running any other plug and play devices. You can not use it to charge other devices or connect your printer to your iPad or iPad mini or transfer music.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 7.1 killed this connector

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Since updating my iPad air to iOS 7.1 , this no longer works, I get a message that reads "This accessory requires to much power" when I plug just the adaptor in and nothing else, I also tried it with my wifes iPad 4th Gen and I get the same message. Both running iOS 7.1 was not a problem with iOS 7.0. Very frustrating! This worked great before and if it still worked after updating I would give this a 4 or 5 rating as it is was a great product, but now it is dead!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality - zero usage guidance - figured out how to get pics to import

    • Written by from Guelph

    Got this to load pictures from a variety of sources - from the family servers, SDs from the cameras, and other apple products.
    Got the "too much power required" error message - errrrrrrrr.
    Went through all my USB sticks until I found a 1 Gb stick that didn't produce the error (other ones too large capacity?)
    But still no import of pictures.
    Then I remembered that every SD camera keeps all the pictures in a directory called 'DCIM'
    I have no clue what DCIM means - but I formatted the USB stick, created a new folder called 'DCIM' - then loaded 68 pictures into the DCIM directory.
    Loaded the adapter and poof - I get the Import option on the bottom of the Photos app screen.
    So I now can take any picture from anywhere and get it uploaded into the iPad mini.
    Super - but good grief Apple - folk a little help in the adapter book would be expected for an expensive - and high quality adapter.
    Hope this helps others too.nn

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work at all

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I plug this adaptor in and get a "This accessory not supported by iPad" message every time. I've gone through all of the usual steps...airplane mode...reboot...even factory reset. It just doesn't work at all. I thought it was a bad connector maybe, so I exchanged it for a second one...same results. This seems like a simple connector that apple should be able to get right, but apparently not. The crazy thing is, the 30 pin one i had for my ipad 2 worked fine.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A tip to those whose devices "require too much power".

    • Written by from Stelle

    You can plug in an external powered USB-Hub in between the iPad and the other device. This will help power that other device (eg camera) and it should work. But of course this is not something we want to take on our trips as it is just another thing to carry around and besides, it needs a power plug! (Of course you could carry around a battery to power the USB hub. But that's really inconvenient)

    Apple needs to turn up the power of the USB port!

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the average user.

    • Written by from WILMINGTON

    It downloads photos very fast, even full size raws from my 7d, but there is a big problem when you need to shoot and download at the same time...you can not nor can you grab the cf card and pop another in your camera to continue shooting. Need a cf adapter.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have device for iPad owners.

    • Written by from Tel aviv

    This product really works, specially after I found a solution for those flash drives not being accepted on the iPad because of their format type or high electric power demands. At first I had some problems connecting some of my flash drives to my iPad mini 2 retina IOS 7, using the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, but then I found the solution. The flash drive has to formatted in one of the following formats: FAT32 , exFAT , HFS+. If your flash drive isn't recognized by the iPad, and it is FAT32, you have to format it to FAT32 using a special free tool called "USB Disk Storage Format Tool 1.0 Hiren". Just Google for it. I had a Sandisk 32gb FAT32 formatted flash drive, and the iPad didn't accept it, until I reformatted it to FAT32 with this tool. When I previously tried to format this flash drive with Windows 7 built in format tool to FAT32, the iPad didn't recognize the drive. Same goes for my Sandisk 8gb and 4gb flash drive. Note that FAT32 enables a max 4gb per single file size. Also note that for some large drives, you have to wait about 20 seconds until the device is being recognized, so be patient.
    Regarding to the “Cannot Use Device: The connected USB device requires too much power.” I found that if the flash drive is connected to a simple USB hub, it solves the problem for some flash drives, even if the hub is not externally powered!!! Same goes for flash card readers: Most didn't work until plugged in thru the USB HUB.
    Regarding the maximum drive size, note, that you can also connect a 500gb (!!) externally powered 2.5" hard drive ( That has two male USB connectors coming from it, one for power and one for data ), format it to FAT32 using 'MiniAide FAT32 Formatter' or to HFS+ using GParted on linux.
    I also managed to connect my PC keyboard to the USB. Worked great.
    Note: This kit is for iPads. It will not work on iPhones.
    Note: Use a genuine camera connection kit, as the non genuine kit I bought worked only for few of my flash drives, and the genuine kit worked for almost all my devices!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kharkov

    It work with my external sound card & midi controllers!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB camera adaptor

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    "USB device requires to much power" I received this message anytime I tried to use any of my three external USB card readers. Camera adaptor works great when attached to my Nikon D70.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have Lightning-in for power like DigitalAV and VGA adapters.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    This works, but it really should have a Lightning-in port for providing power to the iPad while it is connected, just as the DigitalAV and VGA adapters have. The USB adapters are used for music applications, such as connected audio interfaces or keyboard controllers. These are applications where the iPad needs to stay charged just as much as during a video presentation.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but...

    • Written by from Kuusankoski

    Works great for both my Canon 5D MKIII and Powershot SX210. However, it does not accept my Olympus Tough TG-1 due to the fact that the camera is charged through the USB and the iPad cannot do this. A bit of a shame but the work around is to put the SD card in one of the other cameras and then all is ok. Maybe Apple could come up with a software fix to prevent the "too much power" issue.

    Some users on here saying that it does not work for their 7D or other Canon cameras are not being honest, it worked fine with my old Canon 7D.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Edmonton

    This cable works flawlessly with my gear. I can import raw files from my Nikon cameras, and even import raw files from my Fuji X-Pro 1! From there I can take my photos into Photoshop Touch or Snapseed for a quick edit and send. The lightning connector makes pluging in dead simple. Well done.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool for mobile uploads

    • Written by from Ellicott City

    Was much easier than I thought it was going to be to import to my iPad Mini via USB connection direct to my Nikon D4. It imported the NEF files and I was able to view and sort them through the Photos app. Emailed one to myself and it had converted it to JPG automatically. (Not sure yet if it stores them as JPG or NEF _after_ import?). Pretty cool and will allow me to do quick imports on the road.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera not supported!

    • Written by from Dulwich HIll

    Waste of money - my Nikon is not supported.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great With My iPad Air and Olympus OMD E-M5 Camera

    • Written by from El Dorado

    Worked exactly as advertised. I was able to download both still images and movies in .mov format from the Camera to my iPad Air without a hitch. The SD card in the camera stays in the camera during this procedure and original copies of the images are retained on the SD card even after copying them to the iPad.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work!

    • Written by from Aylesbury

    After purchasing a different connector yesterday from an apple store where I was sold the wrong item, I exchanged it for this one. However upon trying this with my Nikon cool pix S6300 digital camera just now I have found that this doesn't work - just says "attached USB device requires too much power" after playing around for a bit, still can't get it to even register my camera let alone transfer my photos! Also can't seem to find a list of compatible or non compatible cameras anywhere on the Apple website. Looks like I'm going to have to do the 50 mile round trip to the nearest apple store for the 3rd time this week to get a refund on this useless accessory that does not do the only thing it is designed to do! Not happy!

    22 of 39 people found this useful