• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my Canon 5D Mk II & iPad 4

    • Written by from Montreal

    Purchased the adapter today. Plugged it to my iPad 4th gen. 128 GB. Plugged my Canon 5D Mk II into the USB side with the camera's cable. Turned the camera on; magic! Thumbnails of all the photos on the card (~225 RAW) appeared in less than a minute, along with a button to transfer them all to the iPad and one to delete all (from the camera). You can also select individual photos for downloading/deletion.

    Downloaded all photos in about 10 min., which is reasonable for me. Then hooked my iPad to my desktop, selected the photos from Windows Explorer, took about 2-3 min. Then erased all photos from the iPad.

    The cycle for me is complete, since I intend on using my iPad as backup during my photography trips. I would then download the photos to my desktop upon my return.

    The photos can also be viewed on the iPad in a really decent quality.

    All this with no apps to download (at least for the iPad 4) and no errors for me.

    Highly recommended, especially if you have my combination of camera/tablet or similar.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a little while

    • Written by from Anchorage

    I was so excited when I first got this. I got it for Christmas and it worked for about 1 month (with a Canon Rebel and a Canon PowerShot). However, shortly after that, it quit recognizing both of those cameras. I was thinking I'd return it and get an SD card reader, but it sounds like the reviews for that are just as bad! Come on Apple, get it together.

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Olympus TG-1

    • Written by from Canton

    It recognizes the files in my Rebel XTi, but does not show previews for RAW files. They do import, however. Unfortunately, the camera I got this for was my point and shoot, an Olympus TG-1. It gets the "accessory requires too much power" message. I can take the card out and put in my card reader, which is powered, and it will read it, but that sort of defeats the purpose as I wanted something for traveling and on the go situations. Looks like I have to purchase the sd card one, too. Can't give up the USB because the Canon takes compact flash. Kind of disappointing. Seems like there should be a better all in one sort of solution.

    39 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from pasadena

    People need to be a little more knowledgeable before leaving negative remarks. You might need a powered hub for this device, check with the manufacturer of your device, not Apple. Works great on Samsung TL225 by e way.

    33 of 44 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.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for GarageBand

    • Written by from Calgary

    I haven't used this for cameras but I used it to record my guitar in GarageBand. I have a Peavey Vypyr 75 watt amp with a USB output for recording. I hooked the amp up to my iPad mini via the Lightning to USB adapter and it worked flawlessly!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 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.

    31 of 46 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.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless adaptor!!

    • Written by from LAKE SAINT LOUIS

    Bought this adaptor to download videos directly from my GoPro Hero. But when I use the adaptor to connect the the GoPro I get an error "the attached accessory uses too much power." It's hard to believe that Apple would limit the use of my iPad Air by not allowing what should be a simple, but very valuable, connection to my GoPro. I was able to conect it to a Android tablet with no problem. So I would recommend replacing your iPad with an Android tablet. I did!!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REAL Waste of Money

    • Written by from Austin

    I bought this to take on a trip to Thailand where I will be using my Canon camera. When I hooked it up it said "not supported." I then tried my card reader and it said "device takes to much power." I went back to the Apple store and they seemed surprised. They tried and, guess what, NO LUCK.

    I would not recommend this to anyone until Apple figures out how to make it work.

    15 of 16 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

    15 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.

    22 of 30 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.

    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.

    28 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money!

    • Written by from Rogat

    Does not work with my GoPro and does not work with my sd card reader.
    A waste of money and incredible that apple is selling stuff which does not flawlessly work with their products.
    Very dissapointing!

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Requires Too Much Power" Error

    • Written by from SHORELINE

    This doesn't work. When I connect my camera (iPhone 6) I get an error that it requires too much power. Don't buy this.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn´t Work!

    • Written by from Lisboa

    With ios8 my Canon 700D isn't recognized. It used to work with ios7...

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked...For a while

    • Written by from Dubuque

    I used this with wired external keyboards as as well as MIDI devices, worked quite well for a few weeks now it won't recognize anything. It Doesn't even give me the "Requires too Much Power" message it used to give me when I plugged in incompatible devices. It just goes on as if nothing were ever plugged in. Disappointing. Don't really want to buy another one either because the price point is absurd, but everything else third party seems to be unsupported. What to do...

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great on my Finepix XP60 Waterproof camera!

    • Written by from Pueblo

    I bought this hoping I could just plug it into my Finepix XP60 Waterproof camera however it wasn't that simple. I got the error saying my device used too much power. After looking in the camera setting I found there was no way to turn 'USB Charging' off which is suggested.

    Fix: I was able to use the adapter without issue using a powered OR unpowered hub. This got me thinking of easier ways to use the adapter on the go without having to carry a hub with me all the time. Using a simple $5 3ft USB 2 extension cable was enough to reduce the power and did the trick. One end with a male connection and the other end with a female connection. Now I just keep the extension plugged into the adapter and roll it up, the adapter works as expected, and I am a very happy user!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    come on Apple, why waste my time.

    • Written by from Austin

    I buy this to plug an 8Gb USB drive in to get some vacation photos out onto my iPad where I love using iPhoto to organize things. And I get an error message telling me the device requires too much power and cannot be used. hrm? Too much power? An 8gb thumb drive? What's really going on here? Can an Apple hardware and or software engineer shed light on why a $30.00 external port that should be built in cannot power an 8gb usb thumb drive? Im abviously returning it. but still logically. And even from a business stand point(profit) wouldn't you want some thing to actually work in the most basic ways? I mean aren't most people buying these and plugging usb drives into them? what do I know right Apple? Well I do know this. An 8gb usb thumb drive should be able to be power by my iPad . And nobody needs to be an engineer to figure that out.
    -my $00.02

    13 of 16 people found this useful