• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't plug in fully to iPad - doesn't work

    Crud - leaving for a big trip tomorrow. thought I'd bring iPad to connect to friends, upload photos, etc. Bought this kit. It does not plug securely into iPad (very loose) and therefore, no connection. How else do upload photos??!!

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does't work!

    Failed at first hurdle! Plugged the USB cable from my Leica D-Lux4 into my new iPad3 tWhich was faulty as well and ive just had it replaced at the Apple Shop!) my camera says chose Pictbridge or PC, it recognises the PC option and then informes me there are no photos to import...yet if I unplug everything, plug in the SD card reader plug and then insert the 2GB SD card from the same camera it immediately recognises it and lists all the pics on it! Odd! I had high hope for this kit, I'm hoping it doesn't let me down when I try it for the other main reason I bought the kit for, to connect it to a MIDI keyboard, don't feel confident, will update review again when I've had a go. May try it on my old iPad2, just for fun....I'm not holding my breath...my former confidence in Apple products is now shaky!!! Should have read these reviews first, far too many one star reviews!

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera Connect Kit

    Used to work until I updated the operating system. Now it doesn't. Terribly disappointed !!!

    49 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm! Others might not be following instructions

    The camera kit works beautifully on my Ipad3 with both connectors (using an SD card) and connected to my Canon SX260. I did find I needed to turn various devices on and connect in the order the instructions clearly stated. Some people seemed displeased that they can't use the USB connector to get pictures from a thumb drive or connect a different card reader to it. Apple never suggested this was possible. Some of these devices need power to operate and this device is not intended to provide that power. Plus, apple wasn't providing a way to transfer material from a thumb drive. At least for me, inserting an SD card or connecting it to an appropriate camera works exactly as it should and is a great way to get photos to your Ipad without taking along a computer when traveling

    59 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool!

    I love that I can now load my pics from my camera directly to my iPad!

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No support for SDXC SD Cards

    No support SDXC SD cards??? Hello??? My Windows XP recognizes 64GB SD card with old memory card reader and latest camera connection kit doesn't? So typical of Apple to overcharge for products that don't even support standard technologies. This is a terrible product - returning back!

    49 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Camera kit unreliable

    Worked a couple of times, now will not work, not enough power message. Sorry this is amiss and I feel like I wasted Fortty bucks. Expect more from Apple.

    49 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    lets face it this product does not work. You have about a 1 in 7 chance that your sd card will read. Just read the reviews, you will see. Apple, what are you doing with this product? why didn't you test it? saddens me you would slap your name on this piece of shat.

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment - I completely agree with the below by Gary from Fort Worth

    I received the kit in the mail. Hooked the USB card reader to my iPad. 3rd generation and received error message this device draws too much power. Tried several different brands of USB keys and still received same error message drawing too much power. This was a total waste of money! If you have to use the adapter with a powered USB hub then that is fine but apple should disclose that the iPad will not power a USB key and you must use a powered USB hub to make the kit work. I have several thousands pictures I wanted to transfer from a USB and now it seems I just wasted my money. Very disappointed. I spefically ordered this kit from apple to avoid cheap knock offs and still received a product that is not useable. This product should be removed from sale on the apple store.

    64 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I received the kit in the mail. Hooked the USB card reader to my iPad. 3rd generation and received error message this device draws too much power. Tried several different brands of USB keys and still received same error message drawing too much power. This was a total waste of money! If you have to use the adapter with a powered USB hub then that is fine but apple should disclose that the iPad will not power a USB key and you must use a powered USB hub to make the kit work. I have several thousands pictures I wanted to transfer from a USB and now it seems I just wasted my money. Very disappointed. I spefically ordered this kit from apple to avoid cheap knock offs and still received a product that is not useable. This product should be removed from sale on the apple store.

    41 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use!

    Just tried this for the first time with my smaller Nikon coolpix and also with my canon rebel t2i DSLR. The connector worked fast and easy for both cameras. Great buy!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited

    Apple changed the output power from 100ma to 20ma so I cannot use many devices attached to it.

    Also assuming it works, it's functionality is really limited.

    I hope apple does something with this.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did now doesn't

    This was a great tool .Both the sd and the usb worked well until recently.
    One of my cameras uses a compact flash card which I connected to a card reader and the USB dongle. I no longer can transfer because suddenly too much power is required!!!
    If it worked originally, it should keep working in subsequent software updates or it seems like a breach of contract to pull the capability away.
    Please restore how this works.
    Thank you

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    I was hoping to be able to use this for a jump drive (Memory stick, Thumb drive whatevever you like to call it) so that I could put movies on it and take them with me as I travel a lot for work and don't want to have to take my computer with me as well. Jumb drives don't work, and if the memory card isn't formated for a camera (used in a camera) it won't read the card. This is the first Apple product I am truly dissapointed with. I guess I'll have to make sure I have the movies I want with me, iCloud only has 5gb of free storage and I don't feel like paying yearly for more, unless I have no other option...

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    $30 later..."draws too much power." This is not the Apple I used to know. I hope I can return it.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Off With Photo Transfer App

    This kit only works with a few of my SD cards and will not work with any USB flash drive or USB card reader. It also limits which photos can be transferred and does not allow you to name folders. I find the Photo Transfer App in the Apple app store which allows WiFi transfers to be far superior at a small fraction of the price.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for Me

    I have a first gen iPad and an older Sony camera, went on a trip with both but only 128 MB worth of storage in the camera. Finally found a place that sold the CCK, hooked it up via the USB cable and got the "USB device not supported" message. Frustrated to say the least. Found a post on the Apple customer reviews for the CCK about changing the camera download setting to "PTP", so I did that and it worked just fine. Seems like Apple could have made that a little clearer in the rather skimpy instructions.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works 50% of the time

    It worked with a 16gb SDHC class 10 card but doesn't work with a 64gb SDXC class 10 card. For the 64 gb card it keeps saying it cannot read the contents of the card eventhough all my pictures have 8 characters in them and are in a folder called DCIM.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient and underpowered

    Cannot power a simple card reader. Otherwise it can connect easily to self-powered devices. If you have a powered USB hub, carry that around with you, too. That kind of makes the elegance of this device disappear.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!

    I'm extremely disappointed! I got this for my birthday and though oh great I can upload photos easy without going through syncing and stuff. WRONG! I used it once and what happens? My photo library with all the photos I've already imported from my PC are gone. I can't find them. So I tried reimporting my photo library the old fashion way... I got half photos and not even all of them. I got 12photos out of the 400 I imported and some of them were half photo half white screen. This is a rip off dont buy this.

    I'M SICK OF THE ROTTEN APPLE!!!!!!!

    46 of 76 people found this useful