• 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.

    22 of 40 people found this useful

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    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Godfrey

    Description stated clearly this would import photo AND video. After import, my cousins wedding, my infant videos, my 4 year old on her play day at school, were all converted to PHOTOS! I saw that they imported so like an idiot, I clicked to delete! STUPID! Now all of those memories of the vows shared, my little baby's giggles, the excitement of my 4 year old on her birthday, are all lost. I love Apple products but I'm just sick right now.

    32 of 66 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware - not for iPhone

    • Written by from San Diego

    Online it states in the description/spec that it's for ipad, but if you buy the box in a store there isn't any wording that hints it is not for an iPhone. 1star for the box. The device works fine up to 32 gig.

    22 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works well when it plays well with other products.

    • Written by from Florence

    I bought the iPad Mini to go on vacation along with the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader. My bad I did not realize it is only for a camera as it is true you do have to have the directory/folder called DCIM for this to work. OK, my camera is a Nikon Coolpix, a pretty popular standard camera, in my opinion. The Nikon Coolpix when a SD card is used the camera creates the DCIM directory/folder plus another NCFL. Your pictures are then stored into another directory/folder under the DCIM directory/folder called 100Nikon. If you move all your pictures into the DCIM from the 100Nikon directory/folder and delete the extra folders 100Nikon and NCFL, the lightning fast transfer works to put your photos onto the iPad Mini. Works great then. But once you put the SD card back into your camera the file structure is then recreated and the SD card will not work again with the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader for importing to in the iPad Mini without all the file/fold manipulation. I wish there was a way to state or drill down the file structure one the SD card with the iPad Mini. But you can't and thus a computer is needed. Not good for me to use on vacation when I wanted my iPad Mini to be my one and only solution for picture uploading. I need to find another solution. I was hoping that this was just an SD card reader not just for camera use, my bad for not reading the title better. I was hoping this was a more versatile tool than just the Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor which in my case would most likely be the better choice here. I want to purchase the Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor but I have read a review about how it will not work with Nikon CoolPix. Apple and Nikon apparently don’t play well together. SAD. I am really bummed about this purchase.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says it does.

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    Ok so, all I see here is that it won't work with 64 gig cards blah blah blah. Seems to me you are the ones who did not do your research before you bought it. I read everything I can about almost everything I buy and i ask questions too. So I bought it knowing what it will and will not work with. No it does not work with your iphone so all you need to do is use the icloud, simple. this has done everything I need it to do and I bought it because I researched it and knew what it is for going in. Oh ya, some have said they cant use cloud because of no wifi, well I fixed that as well, just use your phone as a hot spot and your done BAM!

    10 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for 64GB SDXC card

    • Written by

    Bought this adaptor hoping to download pictures from my D7100 camera. Yet found that it cannot read SDXC card beyond 32GB.....really becomes a white elephant...nice to see, poor to use

    160 of 169 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One way transfer

    • Written by from SACRAMENTO

    I'm becoming annoyed at apple's habit of glossing over these accessory capabilities, as well as their assumptions about my wifi access. You can transfer pics TO an ipad, but not off. You must use icloud or dropbox to transfer photos, which seems easy, IF you have wifi, which is not the case at my work or school! To print a single image, I have to plug the ipad into a computer, download the files, then transfer them to the sd card for use elsewhere. All this because they don't even give you an option to transfer ANYTHING off without wifi or a computer, which kinda defeats the purpose of having an ipad. Beware.

    106 of 135 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    False Advertising by Apple on "SD card reader"

    • Written by from Brampton

    I had no idea there was a 32GB limit to which SD card it could read. I have a 64GB card and plan on getting a second 64GB card for my holidays, only to learn after the fact that this "SD card reader" can't read SD cards! After thinking I had a faulty product, find through reviews here that there is a limit - 32GB and lower. An overpriced, inadequate product by Apple.

    156 of 177 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD Card Camera Reader

    • Written by from Fulton

    I have an Olympus Camera and this reader doesn't take the card.
    It does not FIT.
    it's an xD-Picture card M+ 2GB

    14 of 93 people found this useful