• 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Jamaica Plain

    This has worked sporadically for me. 9 times out of 10 it isn't recognized by my iPad Mini. When it is recognized it will import photos, unless I bump into the card reader… then it might become unrecognized.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    H.264 format mandated works strictly only as a camera file reader

    • Written by from Schaumburg

    I bought this cable to gift my mom the ipad with all photos from her visit to US. Since back home internet speed I decided to buy a large SD card dump about 60 GB of images into it and add it to the ipad. Well first the good things. this cable does support SDXC and that is the best part. And it reads images and shows thumbnails instantly under import section of moments. This requires the long route. Note the outer folder need to be DCIM or so as your DSLR would build then it has to have folders within it just 8 chars length H.264 standard domplaint. Say I had "New York" as folder name it wont show images until the folder is renamed as "New_York" 8 characters no spaces please! Then images should have just 8 chars and .jpg or RAW type.
    like DSC_0001.jpg. Only then it works. Last the images cant be enlarged zoomed or rotated unless you import! so If you have 6000 you can import only a few at a time!
    Folder wont show images instantly if more images are there. It just takes time to load everything in thumbnails.
    Well if you have photos in different folders say "Brooklyn" and "New_York" it wont care for albums it will show them all in one well so all 6000 from 20+ albums will be jumbled that's the worst part! And you can rotate or have in slide show only the ones you import.
    And for caution and safety always lock your memory card and insert as it will always show import all and delete all on top. Please lock your card else very easily you can loose all your images in one misfortunate click!
    Well this reader just works! with so much to be known in fine print! But if you cant afford good internet, and need large storage for photos, and can't spend extra money for larger capacity ipads this is a good choice. It never works with iphone and Apple doesn't list it there as accessory for the phone so buy it only for ipad! Its good if you know how to use it wisely! And it supports SDHC and SDXC upto 64GB I tested it and works fine!

    19 of 26 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.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Found an alternative solution !

    • Written by from Leicester

    Having tried the Apple connection kit with a number of SD cards and couldn't get it work with my iPad 4 with the iOS 7 update. I almost gave up hope. Then I stumbled upon a YouTube video with someone using an aftermarket connection kit. I did a bit of research and found one on eBay. I wasn't holding out for success but it worked ! Come on Apple if there are others that can make it work why can't you? The item I purchased was a quarter of the price your your option and it works.
    I think Apple are missing a big opportunity here as customers ad getting frustrated and having to resort to other Market solutions to get a simple transfer from a camera to ipad connection. Not good enough.

    62 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ocala

    My husband bought this for me so I could transfer my photos to my 4th generation I -Pad. All I can say is buy it. Lightening fast is right just love it !!!!!!!!!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish This Worked With iPhone

    • Written by from Westbury

    I bought this thinking I could use it with my iPhone (my bad for not fully reading the description). Since I now realize I can't I plan to return it. I'm sure it works great with iPad, and it's a great idea, but I can't understand why Apple wouldn't make one that is compatible with your iPhone?!

    34 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from sacramento

    I have the same card reader for my Ipad 3 with the old connector, but needed the new lightning connector for my Ipad mini. This works perfectly and exactly like the other one. You plug it into the ipad, insert the card and it uploads onto iphoto. No problem, no delay. I have no idea how anyone found this difficult or challending. A great purchase.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use it all the time!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I love this thing, because I still use my camera a lot. My phone just doesn't have the zoom capability. I upload the pics to my iPad to show others and share. It's great.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read the compatibility section

    • Written by from Roswell

    For crying out loud people! Read the compatibility section before giving the thing a 1 star rating. It only works with iPad and iPad mini. It specifically does not include the iPhone!

    So far, my reader has worked with any card I put in it, but that's just me. I just wish the cable was a bit longer.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't work with I5

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    Bought the item attempted to use with my I5 and found it does not support the device, and went back online and saw after iOS7 release it will work with 5s and 5c.....huge disappointment for those who spent hard earned money on the five

    29 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for iPhone 5

    • Written by from Pleasantville

    The box should clearly state this will not work with the iPhone 5.

    38 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didnt ork at all

    • Written by from Rachatheva

    I tried connecting 3 different SD cards to iPad4 and none of them worked. Hope refund policy is available to where i live. :(

    21 of 32 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This reader did not work for me!

    • Written by from Renfrew

    After buying a generic reader that didn't work and which ended up in the trash, I decided to buy what I needed from the Apple online store. After reading the specifications and reviews, I decided to order one. It arrived in about six days, I opened the package (packaging is well done), read the directions, plugged in the reader with the SD card and waited for my IPad Mini to acknowledge it. NOTHING! I went online looking for a possible solution - tried them all! Re-formatted my SD card, made sure I was using the right card and also made sure the camera was setting up the files correctly. I tried a different SD card, still nothing from the IPad. At least the generic reader that I previously bought told me the reader wasn't compatible. This was very disappointing. I'm returning it for a refund. Since I really want to upload photos from my camera's SD card to my IPad Mini, I plan to stop at an Apple store and try out both the reader and the USB attachment. If one works - that's what I'm buying.

    27 of 32 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Further odd restrictions

    • Written by from Odense S

    Apart from the strangeness of being forced to choose specific labels for your photo folders, apparantly this reader will also only accept individual photos with file names containing *exactly eight* characters! It may be that photo files are standardly labelled thus by digital cameras, but this is not the case for cell phone cameras etc. i managed to transfer images from such a camera only with great bother (renaming all individial files and folders on my pc)

    In addition, the first copy I bought of this product was defect, and the instruction manual has no mention of the many applicable formating restrictions!

    In comparison any sd slot on a pc will do without those strange complications.

    Not a nice job here!!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sd card reader does not work with I Phone 5

    • Written by from COVINGTON

    Well all you hunters out there who bought this to download pics from trail cameras.

    21 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Charlotte

    Trying to transfer from 16gb card and it does nothing. Bummer..

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    32 GB Limit

    • Written by from PIEDMONT

    I have a 64gb iPad. While the photo transfer functionality is seamless and wonderfully easy, it does not support my 64gb SD Card. Many DSLR users may have SD cards with greater than 32gb size. Now I just have to remember to only use my 32gb card if I am planning to transfer to iPad.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still need help

    • Written by from SWEETWATER

    Transferring from sd card to my old ipad with 30 pin connector works great
    But using the lightning connector on my new ipad 4 it does nothing.
    Really makes me crazy.( The is the same sd card with same photos)
    I have read different reviews...where some works great on the ipad4 and
    Then where others have no luck at all. My camera is the nikon d300s.

    16 of 19 people found this useful