• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Flawlessly

    • Written by from La Puente

    I think those that say "nothing happens" are unaware that you have to go into your photos and press the "import" button. Nothing pops up when you insert the SD card. I use mine with a iPad Mini Retina and a 64gb SanDisk with no issues. I even move the entire DCIM folder from my cf cards to the SD card and am able to import images from my DSLR. The ONLY wish item I have is that this would work on the iPhone as well. Other than that no issues.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Superior

    Put SD card in reader. Plug lightning into ipad. Reader launches the ipad photos app. Voila! Exactly what I wanted. Couldn't have been easier.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!

    • Written by from Matthews

    I needed a device to store photos so I went out today & bought the iPad mini & this little guy. I almost didn't buy an iPad cause I was worried about being able to transfer pics easily. I was still hesitant after seeing the reviews, but thought/hoped I could figure it out. This was incredibly easy to use. Popped the SD card out of my camera & into the SD Reader & the iPad basically did everything else. Great product, very easy to use!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i got cheated by Apple :(

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    Lightning to SD card doesnt work with ipad mini retina display, how disappointing knowing its an Apple product

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work - Zero Stars

    • Written by from Rohnert Park

    Tried to use with Ipad Mini and nothing happens. I have read every trick and Does Not Work. SD HC 8GB. Does Not Work. Apple has not supplied one answer to this on any website. Waste of money and now I can't use Ipad Mini for trip to France. I can't chance it.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, if you know how to use it properly:)

    • Written by from castlegar

    All you have to do is plug it in then open the photos app and BAM! All my extremely high quality photos are there, ready to be posted. Some people think that plugging it in will take you to the photos, but that's not true. You plug it in, open photos, notice at the icons on the bottom an extra one you don't normally see and tap it, then you can import or delete photos. Easy as pie.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no satisfaction

    • Written by from Lindell Beach

    My Lightning SD card reader was a waste of money. It doesn't trigger my iPad to open the photo program and so I cannot transfer photos into the iPad. Doesn't work with my 8, 16, or 32 G cards. VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PRODUCT

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    :( does not work.....

    • Written by from Arcadia

    I bought this to put my husbands videos of him racing on our iPad mini but when I plug it in it does absolutely nothing.very disappointed...

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I have an iPad 4th generation. I insert my sd card into the card reader first then plugged it into my iPad like successful reviews suggested, however no images were to be found.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Ten

    • Written by from Wauwatosa

    After reading all the reviews I was paranoid about this. So I went to store, got one, and connected to my iPad Air. It worked perfectly!

    I tried three different cameras, nikon L24. P90, D3200 with my iPad Air 32 GB . Normal photographs and movies on 8GB. 16GB, and 32GB. Imported in 1 to 2 seconds. All SD cards were Sandisk, ranging from 8 to 32GB, not cheap knock offs. Special thanks to Debbie at the Milwaukee Mayfair store for being so helpful! :>

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Get It To Work

    • Written by from St. Albert

    I downloaded photos from my Windows PC to a SD card. I then tried to transfer from the SD card using the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader to my iPad Air. It recognized that I had connected the cable but it couldn't read or see the photos on the SD card. I looked at some of the reviews here to see if I was doing something wrong. The initial card I tried was 32 GB; didn't work. I tried an 8GB card; didn't work. I checked the file names on the 8GB card and all complied to the one suggestion below; didn't work.
    I went to my Apple dealer where I bought the iPad and this cable reader and their response was that the card had been formatted by my PC and that's why the iPad couldn't read it. They suggested that I re-format the card in my camera and then try it again. I did; it didn't work.

    From the other reviews I've read here, success is certainly not consistent (hit or miss) so I would have to say that the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is not a good product. Unless someone can provide a solution that is guaranteed to work, then I would recommend not buying.

    13 of 16 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 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work...

    • Written by from Livonia

    I've tried to use it but no matter how many "hints" I read about it's just as useful as a dead fish. Plug it in they say... I did and it does nothing. Restart your iPad they say... I did and it still does nothing. Try different cards... I did and nothing. Don't waste your money like I did unless you like stuff that does nothing.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPad Air

    • Written by from Hampstead

    I bought this device in an Apple store. I requested a SD card adapter that works with the iPad Air. It does not work. I'm using a 16GB SD card. When plugged in, there is no action on the device. No message or attempt to show any of the pictures. Do not buy this device if you try to load pictures to an iPad Air.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    can not retrieve movies

    • Written by from whittier

    Can not retrieve movies from the SD Reader only import videos and picts to the SD card.... My $60.00 tablet is lot better and reads the SD Card than my Ipad mini...

    12 of 19 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!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well if your SD card is less than 32gb

    • Written by from SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

    I was able to import .RAW and .JPEG files fine with my 16gb cards. But if you're sporting 32gb or 64gb SD cards, you're in for a shock. It's hit or miss with 32gb or higher. Your iPad Air will initiate the Photo app and you'll be tapping 'import' and there's nothing to import or your tablet cannot detect your card. I've tried about 6 different 32gb and 64gb cards and it's hit or miss. I believe it has something to do with what type of 'class' your SD card is. None of my Class 10 64gb SD cards are readable, yet all my 16gb cards (regardless of class) are easily readable. There ought to be more compatibility information on this plain white box that the thing came in. Otherwise, this reader will be a huge disappointment for photographers on the go who want to transfer their pics onto their iPad to upload via Photo Stream.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    When it worked it was great!

    • Written by from Iroquois

    I bought this and when it worked it was awesome and easy but almost to the exact date of purchase one year later it stopped working and the warranty was just expired so I was S.O.L!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Product is Good but poor documentation

    • Written by from Johnson city

    First of all it didnt worked with my iphone 5, says its "incompatible". It worked for Ipad air 16bg and I had 16GB sandisk Extreme, was able to tansfer the photo to ipad however you will not able to transfer photos/videos from ipad to SD card back, 2 starts due to lack of documentation clearly and misguiding esp when you say SD card reader it has to be 2 way and not apple(one) way

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from washington

    Have an Ipad Air and it doesn't work. Tried several different cards. The album page will pop up, but doesn't see the sd card. Apple should include a slot for a card in all their tablets.

    31 of 39 people found this useful