• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Etiwanda

    I was going to Europe for a month and did not want to lug around my MBPr 15" so I purchased the Lightning to SD Card for my iPad Air 2. Just make sure you have enough space on your iPad for the pics and vids unless of course you use Dropbox or something similar. My only gripe would be that I wished it would work with the iPhones. That is why I only give it 4 out of 5 stars. Apple, please make compatible with the iPhones!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the photo app start but pictures don't show?

    • Written by from Overland Park

    For those of you having trouble with this device because the pictures don't show up, or the Import option doesn't show up, I've figured out what the problem is. What Apple doesn't clearly tell you is that the SD card must have been used by a camera, or at least have the appearance of being used by a camera. After much frustration, I finally realized the only SD card that would read using this device was one that had actually been used to take pictures with a camera. So, I took a blank SD card, created a folder named DCIM (recognize the folder name?) and then created another folder inside with the camera ID (in my case, PANA_100, since I have a Panasonic camera). Once I did this, I could then copy whatever picture I wanted into this folder and it would import onto my iPad.

    I hope this helps!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked without issue - iPad Air 2 (128GB)

    • Written by from colorado springs

    Picked up at the Apple Store. Copied pictures rapidly from SD card without issue running 8.1. The only issue I have is with the price. The Camera Kit for my previous 30pin iPad 3 is $29 for both the SD Card adapter and USB adapter. The adapters are separate devices now for $29each.

    Now I know why the iPad Geniuses have an option on their register to refund people's money for "buyer's remorse".

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The reader DOES work with a 64GB card.

    • Written by from Bristol

    I don't know why others are having trouble reading 64GB cards. I just got my Lightning reader this week and the first things I imported were RAW shots taken on a SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC card. The only reason I am not giving the reader 5 stars is it would be great to be able to view photos to check for shot quality without having to import them.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great! NOT for iPhone

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have had NO problems at all with this reader. It works great on my Gen 4 iPad. It DOES NOT work with iPhone, so if that's what you need...you're out of luck. Sorry. But other than that, it's just fine!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, BUT...

    • Written by from albany

    sd card reader works fine, imports quickly. great? Not so...you cannot import more than maybe 100 photos before it tells you there is no more space. which makes no sense as a 16gb iPad Air should be able to hold thousands of photos. Option: download to Dropbox or e/m images to yourself and delete what you have imported to make space for new imports? I guess....but shouldn't you be able to import hundreds of photos in the first place? the lightning reader therefor will not be helpful to anyone looking to "dump" their photos each day of vacation. IMHO

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work.. Whew

    • Written by from San Ramon

    I found a review from Alexander T. Once you plug it in the import button appears in iPhotos. Whew, I was stressing because I didn't want to bring my laptop!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    having trouble with cards not being recognized

    • Written by from Hampstead

    I too was having intermittent issues with my sd card reader with iPad Air. read bunch of posts etc thought I had issue with it bought new one to try but wanted to check card slot first turned out there was a piece of compressed pocket lint in the socket which prevented card from inserting completely. just used needle to remove it works like a charm. had a few times were it would work then not it must have been the cause works fine with all my sd cards 16gb nikon d3000 and 3100 cameras as well as my Panasonic Luminx waterproof camera. would suggest checking your card reader slot

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPad 4 (Retina) and 16 GB SDHC (for me)

    • Written by from San Jose

    W00t! After agonizing over buying this I found it works with with my iPad and my largest SD card (Lexar Platinum II 16 GB 100x SDHC).

    The photos were from a Canon ELPH 300HS PowerShot

    1. Put SD card into reader
    2. Connect iPad
    3. Turn on iPad
    4. Photos app automatically opens
    5. Click import

    SD card photos appear as thumbnails. You have the option to import all or import selected. I didn't see a way to preview full size before import.

    After importing the app gives an option to delete the imported photos or keep them.

    The photos are now in the iPad. There are folders for last imported and imported.

    From my iPad, I can then post to Facebook, Flickr, etc.

    Now off to Italy!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should with my devices

    • Written by from morristown

    I am confused as to why so many are having issues with this reader. This is for iPad only and not iPhone or iPod; that would be nice.
    I am using this on an iPad mini 1st generation with ios7.1.1 and a Sandisk 8gig sdhc ultra card formatted with a Nikon Collpix L120.
    Maybe it's the sdhc or the ultra speed of the card? Maybe it's the version of ios? The reader I bought had been opened apparently and returned to Radio Shack because the internal packaging was damaged so it did not work for somebody else. The format of the pictures and the protective lock on the card should be considered as well. I put the card in the reader, pluged the reader in the ipad and the photo app opened automatically with the import icon. It also gave the option to delete the copies on the card, nice. I susspect you Google employees need to stop reviewing Apple products as well, I have seen evidence of that here.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Limitations with Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

    • Written by from Highland

    I have 2 video cameras that I tried transferring video from to my IPAD Mini via the Lightning to SD Adapter. My Sony Action Cam records in MPEG4 and the videos transferred to my Ipad Mini with no issues. My JVC GZ-EX210 with wi-fi however records in AVCHD and my IPAD Mini did not recognize that there were any videos on the SD card. The IPAD Mini did however recognize still photos on the JVC camera SD card. In order to transfer video from a JVC Everio camcorder with wi-fi the best solution is to use the free Everio Sync app and do a wireless transfer to your Ipad. This works with no issues and puts the videos into your photo album and they can also be accessed in iMovie. So to make a long story short, you do not need the SD Adapter if you have a JVC Camcorder with Wi-Fi. I am giving this product 4 stars because it only works with certain file types and SD card file structures. I tried copying and pasting and renaming the files on the JVC SD card to match what the file structure looked like on the SONY card but my Ipad still would not recognize that there was video on the JVC SD card. A wireless transfer is much less work and why go through all that bother of moving files around on your SD card and renaming files if you don't have too. Maybe Apple will come up with a SW update to fix this issue if enough people complain about it. I'm certain there are many more people out there shooting in AVCHD and not just MPEG4.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Card or not

    • Written by from Martins Ferry

    An SD card is an SD card is an SD card! This device works fine wIth 3 of my cameras that use SD cards (32 gigs & below),,,,,but could not figure out why anything from Sony would not work until I realized these were Memory Sticks. Not the same and DO NOT work. So don't plan to download from a Memory Stick,,,,,this is like trying to mix apples and oranges; or better yet an orange with Apple!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    64GB SD card works fine if you have a 128GB iPad

    • Written by from Wilton Manors

    I bought this for my 64GB iPad some months ago, and had the same problem others here mention, with it not reading a 64GB SD camera card. It would only read cards of 32GB or less. I have the latest version of the iPhoto app installed.

    I just got a new 128GB iPad Air (a beautiful tablet, BTW). Out of curiosity I tried this reader with the Air and a 64GB SD card. Bingo, no problem!

    I'm assuming the issue is that the iPad can't have an equal or smaller memory to the memory of any card it tries to read. With a 128GB iPad a 64GB card works fine.

    I would therefore fault Apple for not making this situation clear in the advertising and instructions provided with this reader. I'll give it 4 stars for operating correctly in the right circumstances, and deduct a star for poor documentation.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card reader works great, but why not built-in?

    • Written by from Medicine Hat

    It works just as described. I copied all of my photos from the SDHC card to my iPad mini in seconds. Simple. Fast. Wonderful! No additional software required. It even copied over my movies. My only complaint - why doesn't my iPad have a built-in SD slot?

    Technical details: Canon S110 with latest firmware, iPad mini with latest iOS, Verbatim Class 10 32 GB SDHC card. RAW file format.

    Sour reviews may come from a time when Apple wasn't properly describing the compatibility of this product or from people who did not properly read Apple's website.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Card Reader

    • Written by from LA GRANGE

    Works great on my IPad with Retina display. The instructions are pretty vague but it didn't take but a minute to figure it out. Works with my trail camera SD Card, as well as my cybershot camera. Great product!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with other IOS devices

    • Written by from Bogotá

    I transferred all photos and videos from my IPhone to my IPad mini and it was great

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It really works!

    • Written by from Fort Riley

    On my initial attempt to use the card reader it did not work. I had a SD Card that had never been used in a digital camera, but when I used the SD Card that was associated with my camera it work as stated. The SD Card has to be formatted with a digital camera for the item to work.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works "precisely" as it's called

    • Written by from wichita

    Reference Vanessa P on Nov 30 2012 before reading on.

    It must be understood that this adapter was meant to read directly from a camera Those of you who are expecting this adapter to work as expandable storage best be prepared to work for it. That is, the reader will only read the photos AND videos IF they’re named and formatted correctly. Let me clarify further that all files MUST be in 8 digit alpha-numerics (e.g. XXXX1234). It doesn’t matter how it’s named as long as there are eight (8) characters. No special characters other than underscore ( _ ). Even then it can only be used as the 4th character (e.g. DSC_0001). Concerning formats, JPG and MP4 works perfectly. Haven’t tried h.264 yet. Again, it must…MUST be understood that this is a “camera card” reader, NOT external storage. And to confirm, No, you can not transfer from ipad to card; ONLY from card to ipad.

    145 of 151 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Reads SD cards upto 32 GB, but not 64 GB

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I have the 128 GB Ipad4 with the iPhoto app. Like many photographers, I bought the Ipad to review my photos in the field without resorting to the inconvenience of a bigger computer. I have been able to read RAW and jpg files from 32 GB SD cards, but not from 64 GB cards. (With the 64 GB cards I get the Ipad msg "Contents not Available, Cannot read the connected storage.") In searching online, I have found that other users have had the same experience. Given the photography market using the Ipad, where DSLR photographers commonly use 64 GB cards, this is something Apple needs to fix.

    214 of 219 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!! but...

    • Written by from Naperville

    I love this, I use it all the time. I am 16 and take pictures everywhere I go. I connect this to my iPad mini constantly. I just wish I could connect it to the iPhone 5.

    7 of 8 people found this useful