• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    Like everyone else - not being able to use an external USB device - because of a power issue is totally unacceptable Apple.

    Ps my camera memory card is not compatable either

    57 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very convenient bit of kit

    And it works fine with my iPad and Canon D550, whether I use the card reader or the USB connector....

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    From Good to Bad!

    We purchased the connection kit specifically to be able to upload photos from our camera whilst on our annual skiing trip. Initially the kit worked well, in fact it was seamless transfer. However, prior to setting of on our hols I synchonised the Ipad 2, whereby an upate must have been delivered, rendering the kit useless. As per the other reviews, this needs a fix from Apple.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    Excellent piece of kit, shame it can't take a memory stick

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Must have

    This is great when I travel. A must have for my camera bag..

    22 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio interface + ipad mostly working

    I bought this so I could do location recording with my iPad. I am using the Apogee Mini-me preamp / DA with USB card, connected to iPad. The Apogee preamps run off battery power, but the USB card is powered from the iPad. Like everyone else, the power output from the iPad is insufficient, so I am running it via a powered USB hub. Strangely, the system works via the USB hub even when the hub isnt powered (ie no power winging message from the iPad). Anyway, it works, but its a little frustrating having to run the extra USB hub, and if you lose connection (easy to do with so many USB connections in the field!) you have to reboot the iPad to reestablish connection. I got it working with lots of gaff tape, and got a good signal, but it wont be replacing a dedicated field recorder any time soon.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs some oganizational fine tuning

    Okay if you're not fussy about being able to make an album and have them show up just in that one album. Hard to organize, impossible to delete from just one place (very frustrating), and no way to name/label the album.
    They show up all over the place, but you can't choose where you want to delete them from. It's all or nothing. Why can't they let you delete a photo from one album and keep it in another. What's the point of having albums.
    I want to like this, and I really hope these things are fixed.

    30 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need USB download capability

    Big disappointment. My photos are on flash drives. I was hoping to download them to my iPad. But I get the error message "not enough power"

    54 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect!!

    Was a bit skeptical but still took a chance on it as I needed something to transfer my pictures...It worked perfect both from my sd card & also from my camera,just as stated & would recommend to anyone to buy.Great product!

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great

    I have a lumix something or other camera. When I plugged it in with the card the iPad 2 picked up its signals within minutes. It took a little while to download all the pictures but they were HD so they could be expected. I loved this because it made it so much easier to access and send photos on my iPad.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor effort Apple

    Bought 2 of these devices to be able to attach USB stick to iPad2 for my wife and I. Get the message the the device uses too much power. Apple advertises a device that does not work with its own products - very poor effort and a waste of $80.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Longer Works to Transfer Photos - Apple Diasbled Functionality

    Apple lowered the max power a camera kit connected USB device can draw, such that no USB memory stick will now work. Further, if you drop JPEGs onto a camera SD Card, they won't be recognized and read either. I create JPEGs from RAW for better image quality but they are not read by the iPad. Only images stored by the camera. In essence, the kit is useless.

    91 of 100 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Only 3 stars because of LACK OF DIRECTIONS!!!

    Before I write this review let me say that I am the LEAST tech savy person in the world. My kids have to help me with my IPod Touch and when I somehow make my tool bar disappear....I'm sure you get the picture. I bought this kit with much apprehension after reading all of the reviews. The first time I used the SD adapter, I was able to transfer pictures from my PC, on to the SD card and on to my IPad. When I went back to Io it again, it wouldn't work. I tried every which way from Tuesday to make it work with no luck. I then connected my camera and used the USB connector and that worked. After being completely frustrated, I decided to try somethinjg - I put the SD card in my camera and reformatted it. I then put the SD card in my laptop, transferred pictures and used the SD adapter and for whatever reason, it worked. My pictures transferred on to my IPad. After transferring those pictures, I put the SD card back into my laptop and tried it again and it worked.

    I have no explanation as to why this worked, or how I even managed to think of it. I'm sure someone on here will challenged what I did - so be it. It worked and I'm happy!! Hope this helps!

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Thought this would be a great way to backup photos whilst travelling - but connected up a standard Nikon Coolpix camera and it tells me "this device is not supported by iPad". The Coolpix saves photos in a standard JPG format, so what's the problem? Wasted both time and money...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Connection Kit

    Works great for importing pics, but you can't save pics to your SD card from the ipad2! Needs to be updated.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Option worked great

    I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-TX1. With power off on both iPad and camera I put the adapter on the USB end of the camera charger and then plugged into the iPad. The iPad immediately came on. I turned on the camera and the iPad immediately opened up the Photos application, displayed all of the photos, and gave me a choice to delete all or import all. If I touched a photo, the option immediately changed to import selected or delete selected. Once I copied a selected photo it gave me an option to delete that photo from the camera. I do believe that sequencing is key; my camera accidentally became disconnected and I had to disconnect the iPad and the camera, power both off, and restart the process. I am very pleased. While connected my camera indicates it is in "Mass Storage" mode. The memory stick adapter will not work with my camera, which uses a Memory Pro Duo stick, but I knew that when I purchased and was content with having one solution. I have been very frustrated about how difficult it is to communicate with the iPad ... this plugs a big gap for me for upcoming cruises when my cell phone will not be available. Now I need to decide which postcard app to use, and I'm good to go!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product But PLEASE UPDATE!!!!

    Great product for the price. Had no issues connecting my Nikon D60 with the SD card reader adapter to my iPad2. Really helpful in eliminating the computer from the equation and making the iPad self-sufficient.

    APPLE: Please further eliminate the computer from the equation by adding an update that will allow the iPad to recognize an external hard drive/flash drive via the USB Adapter.

    That's it,

    Thanks!

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB device uses too much power error message

    Used connection kit with no problems with old Sony cybershot and ipad2. Upgraded to Sony cybershot dsc-hx9v and now get error message. Can't connect to a power source or chain USB since camera battery charger only holds battery so no way to connect to power. Can't find anything that says this camera isn't compatible. Disappointed since use iPad to download pix on vacation. Now can't do it anymore. Don't understand why newer camera would cause problems when older one didn't .Useless to me now.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't connect to my Canon SLR

    Rubbish really
    Unfortunately zero stars are not an option
    What more is there to say, other than it would be nice if apple published a list of compatable cameras

    56 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A 'connection kit' that does not connect

    What looks like a perfect solution for loading photos onto the i-pad, turns out to be a huge disappointment. When you insert either the USB or SD adaptor, you receive the message that the i-pad does not recognise the device. Reading the other reviews you realise that this is one beautifully designed Apple product that does not work universally. Will there be a version that works for all devices or will Apple be offering a refund, who knows. Unfortunately I bought mine in the States so cannot take it back to the store.

    65 of 75 people found this useful