• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine for me with SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro

    • Written by from Ostrander

    Have thought about buying this reader for some time but finally broke down and got it to take on a trip where I may have to unload images in the field. I have high speed 64 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro cards (SDxc). The unit took a while to load the images in memory for preview but it worked like a charm. Just what I needed.

  • 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

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It sure took awhile to figure it out...

    • Written by from Hampton

    I bought this to transfer photos on my computer to my IPad Air. It wouldn't work. It took a long call to Apple support, after a visit to an Apple store, to find out that you can only transfer photos taken with a "device" onto an SD card and then to the IPad. You can't transfer photos that you download from your computer to the SD card. Why, Apple, Why?

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Beautifully for Me!

    • Written by from Middle Village

    Game Plan: before I purchase any device, I do my due diligence. I checked here for compatibility, thoughtfully read the reviews, & asked more questions at the Apple Store. Armed with my iPad Air and a 64G SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card from my Sony DSC-HX400V "bridge" camera, I bravely took the following steps:
    1. Made certain that card was not locked
    2. Inserted card into card reader
    3. Opened Photos App
    4. Inserted card reader into the Lightening Port
    5. Selected import
    6. Chose the images, not deleting from card
    7. Removed card reader from port & replaced card into camera
    8. Went on with my life, bombarding friends & family w/my beautiful photos on my beautiful iPad Air
    While I agree that "iPad Lightening to Card Reader" would be more helpful on the packaging--especially if you're making your purchase at Big Box stores where they will sell their Grandmothers for commission--I can honestly say that this reader does the job it is meant to do, & quite well.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the time or money

    • Written by from New port Richey

    Wasted gas and time to get this product because of all of the "great" reviews. Worst. I'm a photographer,
    I take at least 1000 photos every shoot, or even every hour, especially with kids.. But instead of letting me upload my photos,
    I have to basically wipe my ipad of everything (which I did) to make "space". Cool, wipes 8mb and still needed 6 more -_- really?! If your doing a few pictures at a time, awesome, but these days, even vacation photos are gonna up too much space. Apple is losing me more and more every day.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Despite bad reviews, this product works perfectly.

    • Written by from Niverville

    Ordered from Apple.ca on a tuesday, and arrived at my front door the same Friday! I was super pleased with FedEx shipping in Canada. Now for the adapter itself, I was a bit skeptical because of all the reviews saying it doesn't work. I'll tell you right now, it works exactly as advertised. I use a 32GB SD card from my Canon ELPH 340, and I slide in the sd card, plug in the adapter, and the photos app launches on my iPad mini, prompting me to import the pictures. I believe the adapter supports only JPEG and .MOV files, but I haven't tested any other files out yet. One last thing I'd like to point out; if you're trying to load up the SD card with movies to watch on your iPad, make sure you place ALL picture/video files in a folder named "dcim" on the SD card, or the iPad may not recognize it. Overall, I'd say even for it's near 50$ price after canadian shipping + taxes, it's still worth it in my book. And if it ever quits working for some reason, there's a 1 year warranty, or I'll bring it into the Apple store in my city.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO IPHONE SUPPORT!!! WTH!

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought this for my 64gb iPhone 5s to unload my photos off my sd card. I assumed this would work for it! It did not support it at all. This is stupid. It's a lightning to SD card reader! I have 64 freaking gigabytes of memory! What's the point of having so mic space if I cannot use this. I'm mad that apple limits this to only iPads... It should by iPad SD card reader.. Not lighting.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from ScHENECTADY

    I was amazed by the negative reviews that I had read regarding this accessory, I was having second thoughts before buying it. Finally I made up my mind and decided to try it in the store before purchasing.

    I have an iPad air and I use a canon 60D and I only shoot in RAW. It is super simple, super fast, even when dealing with RAW images. The iPad was able to identify all of the pictures (even all the videos in my case although the store said It won't be able to deal with videos, but lucky me right? =D). The import process was easy and fast considering the size of RAW images. I was able to deal with the RAW images in all of the supported applications with no issue at all. The only annoying thing that I had found (which is only a preference related issue) is that the iPad after importing the pictures ask whether you want to delete the imported pictures where in the first couple of times I deleted the pictures by mistake from my SD Card (I would prefer if apple added an option where people can choose to not get this question).

    I don't understand the issue with all of the other reviewers and if some of them are just dissing this accessory so consumers can focus on other 3rd party accessories.

    This is a must buy for all photographers like me who were sick of being forced to include a laptop in the process of editing and posting pictures.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad Air

    • Written by from Kansas city

    When I plug this into my iPad Air it gives me the error that this device is not supported.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    • Written by from gilbert

    Took less than 5 minutes to test. Used an iPad Air, RAW files from 5diii (regular JPEG would work too), and a San Disk extreme 16g card. Able to transfer raw files just fine. Some of my iPad editing apps would not open file. Used SnapSeed app 1st then save image to camera roll. From camera roll you can edit using any app because I believe Snapseed saves as JPEG. File resolution is adequate for the iPads retina screen. I'm only using this for social media. I've read the files are trimmed.

    I only use 16g cards to reduce the chance to loose data.

    Be aware if you have a 64g card this reader will not work.

    2 of 2 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!!

    1 of 1 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It does and it doesn't.

    • Written by from Damson wood, Solihull

    I recently bought a lightning to SD card reader and had the same problems with reading a sandisk card as most other people here. I put the sandisk 32g card into the reader, put the reader into the iPad Air, turned on the iPad Air and opened the photo app. The app opened and the import sign appeared, but on opening the import sign there were no photos to import. I took the sandisk card and tried it in a PC Card reader, still there were no photos. Wondering whether it was the card (which is brand new) I tried another card in the reader and connected it to my iPad. Success, the card , a Lexar professional worked a treat. I can therefore conclude that the reader works and the card is faulty or the lightning reader just won't read sandisk cards. Or both. Nevertheless, I know the reader works.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product name is misleading

    • Written by from Yarralumla

    This should be called "iPad lightning to SD card reader". I went to the apple store in Paris, asked for an SD card reader for my iPhone. I pulled the iPhone out of my pocket, showed it to them and they sold me this. Which doesn't work. Now I'm hundreds of kms away, can't upload photos off my card for my family. Either make the title more explicit, or fix whatever issue is stopping this from 'just working' the way the rest of the Apple family does. Not good enough Apple. If I read 'lightning' and 'SD Card' am I not entitled to assume that a device with a lightning port could use this to read from an SD card?

    17 of 23 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!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable

    • Written by from Smithsburg

    I purchased this product to take on a trip so that I could review and upload my photos to shutterfly. Unfortunately i will not be able to take as many photos as I would like as this product does not work. I have purchased several types of SD cards along with using ones I currently own and it just will not read the card. I am returning this one and will wait and hope a better model comes out as this seems to be a problem that many people are experiencing.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Depends on the card

    • Written by from Riverview

    Used the camera reader on my new iPad Air with a card from my digital photo frame, didn't work. Tried an old 512mb card found in an old camera, worked great! Bought a new 32 g, sandisk sdhc ultra, Doesn't work!!! Obviously it's the card!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Kissimmee

    Bought this for a vacation I'm going on since I'm not planning to take my MacBook Pro on the road. I can now take pictures freely with my DSLR and transfer them to my iPad in a matter of 1 minute! Simple and easy to work with. I recommend it to everyone!

    4 of 5 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.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SERIOUS QUALITY CONTROL ISSUES

    • Written by from MANAKIN SABOT

    How can you sell a product that only works 50% of the time? Oh, that's right: you are the guys that use the most flawed map data base on the market:(

    14 of 40 people found this useful