• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    Just received this item, I couldn't wait to get it because it sounded like a great idea. I tried putting in my SD card all different ways and it's not working. I have to look for my USB from my digital camera to see if that works, i have a Sony cyber shot camera. I plugged in my Flip video camera and it will not work with the iPad, says it takes too much power. They really should let you know what cameras won't work with this item and yes this should all be built into the iPad already but they are waiting for everyone to buy these ipads and then they will come out with ipads that have all this stuff built into it already.

    40 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    Excellent product - does exactly what it says and with great EASE ... couldn't be more pleased. Worked flawlessly first time out ... MUCH easier than working thru iPhoto. Took about two months to find an Apple store with this in stock, but worth the wait! Only wish one could use the usb port adapter to link up a multi-card reader (which I tried, but it wouldn't take a reading from it or it's compact card) Oh, well, can't have everything.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio With Camera Connector

    I use the Camera Connector to plug in Blue Microphone's USB "Yeti" mic. Makes it a breeze to record CD quality sound on the iPad. I'm using the "FiRe" audio recording app. Results are superb from close up recording to full concert band.

    53 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this kit

    I couldn't quite figure out how to work this the first try. I hooked up the camera and all the photos appeared on my iPad. But, when I disconnected, the photos were gone. Same thing happened with the card reader.

    Then, I realized that, up in the right hand corner of the iPad screen is a button for 'import'. Voila! There were all my photos, in my iPhoto album in a stack called 'last import'.

    Then, I took some of them to the Photo Pal app and, again, just as promised, excellent results.

    37 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for me

    Spent over an hour so far with this.
    Tried all kinds of combinations: put the SD reader in, with card, before turning on the iPad - putting it in after turning on the iPad - putting in an empty card reader, then
    inserting the card - nothing..

    Then, tried connecting the camera with the card in the Lumix FZ35
    and, again, it doesn't do a thing to the iPad (tho my camera now shows
    my pictures in 4:3 when they weren't that way before - and after disconnecting the iPad from it, it goes back to the original sizes).

    I've just wasted 30 bucks.

    37 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect accessory !!

    A must have accessory, ipad load the images from SD card very smoothly and fast !!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must Have!

    The camera connection kit is a must have for anyone with a camera!

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great! Dunno why people don't read though!

    This works great - it seems like the bad reviews are all by people who can't read the simplest of texts. The overview for this product clearly states that iPhone 3G is not supported. If you buy this and have a 3G iPhone and then get mad that it doesn't work - you shouldn't give the product a bad review - you bought something without making sure it was what you needed.

    Apple can't write a review on your lack of wit. So don't write a bad review on a product you shouldn't have bought in the first place.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit and Olympus Tough 3000

    I bought one of the connector kits and the card reader works well, but it will not work via USB and the Olympus Tough 3000. I have contacted Olympus Europe and they say the camera complies with the relevant USB standards, so perhaps the Apple kit may not?

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good addition, but why not have a built in slot?

    Come on, really, how about a built in USB (even mini port) and SD slot? This would make the iPad so much more usable right out of the gate!
    But this is a good substitute for something that should be there in the first place.

    110 of 146 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!! My Nikon, iPhone and Sony cameras love it too... :-)

    This is THE assessory to have if you love photography. Yes, there are apps that allow you to transfer from the iPhone and you can plug into your PC, but it's soooo easy and fast with the photo kit.

    I've loaded photos from my SD card from my Nikon D90. I've used a very small Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo USB reader and the USB connector from this kit to load my Cybershot photos, and I've used the USB connect with my iPhone. The iPad sorts the photos by Date which is GREAT. Having them on the iPad allows for very fun and easy viewing with family, and the ability to make your photos SOCIAL right away. Email, Facebook, Flickr.. edit, color, crop, shape, play with, etc.. I now feel like my photos LIVE and BREATH with new life on the iPad. I LOVE IT!!

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have For Photogs

    This little kit has become such an essential item for me that I recently got a second kit as a backup so I can keep one in my DSLR bag and have one in my purse to use with my iPhone 4. Shoot with the iPhone, use the USB connector to transfer your shots to the iPad, edit and tweak the shots with a good photo App, and you have the perfect portable studio / editing combo as well as a great little portfolio to show off your work. Seventh Heaven for any photographer!

    60 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    This is a very exciting and enjoyable piece of technology.

    25 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works with USB thumb drives

    Create a folder on the USB thumb drive called DCIM, and anything you place there will be available in the Photos application - just like for a digital camera.

    276 of 299 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection a must for professionals

    We have been using the SD card reader on a France shoot for the last three weeks and it works without a hitch! What a hoot! We have been tweaking the images on the iPad with fellow shooters using larger professional cameras and have given them a run for their money! No more need for a computer overseas or anywhere else for that matter...All we need now is an app to transfer images onto a hard drive for archiving! A camera, this connector kit and your iPad is all the darkroom studio equipment you'll ever need in the field!

    66 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Both adapters work great. I dabble with photography, so it's nice to get instant feed back when I'm out taking photos. There are also some decent photo editing apps available for minor tweaking on the go. This is definitely one of the accessories that has made my iPad a valuable tool for me.

    Also, as a bonus, my Yeti USB microphone works great with the USB adapter included in this kit. Get a decent voice recording app, plug your mic in, and start recording. My only gripe is that to listen to your recording through the built-in speakers, you have to unplug the USB adapter first. That could just be the app I'm using, though.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but what gives

    The CCK works great. I am not sure I understand something though. If I hook up either of my camera's, it will copy the videos and photos and play them on the iPad. This includes AVIs shot with my Canon, and 720p MP4 shot with my Sanyo. This is quite the surprise as I have never been able to play anything but h.264.

    What I don't understand is when I hook the iPad up to iPhoto (or my cameras for that matter), it copies the videos off. Then if I put them in an album and try to sync them back to the iPad, iTunes won't sync them. What give? It imported and played the videos just fine. For the last 2 years I have been painstakingly converting all my AVI and MP4 videos to H.264 so the iPhone/iPad can play them. Then I see that it will without conversion, but Apple won't let me. Why?

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    My SD card reader couldn't easily be connected to the iPad through the gap in the Apple case. I managed to get one SD card transferred, but since then it has totally died on me. I'll have to send it back and wait for a replacement. This isn't the quality you expect of Apple.

    54 of 87 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 minutes in and money well spent

    This accessory really completes the iPad. If only it was built in.

    The card reader picked up the data off of a 2GB SD card from a Nikon Cool Pix P&S and I'm sure it will work for my DSLR as well.

    The USB port works with a lot of peripherals as stated in other reviews but I have wondered for four weeks if it would work with the one sitting in my desk as it slowly made it's way from Shenzen. Sure enough, when you plug a bar code wand into the USB port it says that it's not a supported device but that doesn't mean it doesn't work. It picked up the two bar codes on the kits packaging quickly and easily. Pretty slick. Now to find the application for it.

    Very satisfied.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera connection kit

    A must have if you want to show off pictures on your iPad. My nephew was born saturday and I have taken so many pictures. Now I can upload edit, and email family and friends immediately.

    19 of 24 people found this useful