• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor description of the loads of restrictions it has.

    • Written by from Buenos aires

    Simple: it only downloads to your Ipad (NOT your iphones or ipods) images saved to a SD card with a CAMERA. Nothing else.
    It DOES NOT:
    -work with iphones or ipods.
    -allow you to save anything to the SD.
    -view full images direct from the SD. ( you need to import them first)
    -read any content ( even images) saved to the SD by other devices other than cameras ( For exaple your computer).

    Hope all this information was made clear BEFORE purchase.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incomplete Functionality

    • Written by from Monterrey

    I was looking forward for it working with and iphone6, but guess there's still no support for this devices. Second of all you are just able to export the images to iphoto, wish it would let you decide to export to dropbox or google drive!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Incopmatible with iPhone 6? Seriously??!!

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    With my brand new iPhone 6 Plus and 128 gigs of storage, I was looking forward to having a way to have both on-the-fly backup of my SD card from a high end camera, as well as being able to transfer images to the phone as I do with my iPad Air.

    NO GO! And from everything I've read it's not a function Apple supports.

    Seriously??? What the F?

    Apple, why do you tie the hands of those who spend good money on your products? You're becoming Big Brother in the very 1984 advertisement that was supposed to be better than everyone else!

    Let us use a product that you make for heaven's sake!!!

    35 of 38 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.

    16 of 17 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 3 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor review of photos prior to download

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This part needs a feature to review and edit card prior to all photos being downloaded to iPad. Too time consuming to remove unwanted photos from IPad.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but ......

    • Written by from Barceloneta

    When I connect the SD card from the camera to the iPad and import the photos, everything works as it should. But when I try to put the SD back into my Canon, apparently it changes it's format or something because the camera won 't read my SD card afterwards. I have an iPad 4th gen and I use it to transfer photos from my camera on-the-go to quickly edit and upload. But, seeing as I can't re-insert it in the camera, it's a huge issue. Does anyone else have this issue?

    56 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No 64gb?

    • Written by from Mason

    Won't read 64gb cards? That's incredibly annoying, it's not a popular size yet, but it's certainly not obscure. Not working with iPhones is an annoyance as well, but well enough documented that I already knew of the limitation before ordering.

    88 of 103 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing adapter

    • Written by from Rochester

    I purchased this adapter to transfer video and photo's to my iPad. While technically the device does copy these file types over you need to create the correct directory structure on the SD card and name video files a format that the ipad recognizes. Seems like it would be easy to just recognize the file formats without regard to naming. I have several home movies that I have saved off with naming that makes sense vs. the standard naming. Very short sited of Apple to limit this device to old conventions.

    41 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from York

    Reader will NOT read .jpg's from your PC you can ONLY use to copy directly from the camera to the ipad. A .jpg is a .jpg right ?? not so apparently... This could be simple but for some reason Apple has chosen to make this a chore to do with iTunes! Also for those who shoot RAW+JPG it will copy both over, a waste of space. Apple if you are watching PLEASE fix your software so that we can use the SD reader to copy over any images or video not just directly from a camera!

    93 of 126 people found this useful