• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not backup dual format photos RAW & JPEG, only the JPEG format.

    The reason that I bought this accessory is to make backup of my DSLR camera photos on the road, send them to cloud storage, just with an iPhone, without any computer. I shoot all my photos in RAW & JPEG. The card reader just see and just import the JPEG file. I made a test and shoot a RAW only file. It recognize and import the RAW file, but when you have two formats photo, as I am, RAW & JPEG, it just see and import the JPEG file. What a shame!!! If it could work with dual format files it deserves a 5 star, but with this lack I'll give it just 2. If you shoot RAW only or JPEG maybe it useful. If you shoot RAW & JPEG don't buy it.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It only works plugged in one way

    Only Works Plugged In One Way
    So I had this for about a week and started using it again and thought it had somehow broke. The thing is with my iPhone 5s and my iPad Air it seems to only work when plugged in upsidedown as in the sd card symbol is down and all those regulatory words are facing up. Is the lightening connected on my unit just broken, but that doesn't really explain why it works one way and not the other. I take my sd card out of my canon camera and always have to check I plug it into my iPad the right way which is kind of irritating. First world problem I guess. My question being is it suppose to only work plugged in one way and if the answer is yes why is it the way with all that regulatory gibberish facing upwards. So until this gets answered I'm leaving this with 2 stars

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Does exactly as it says on the box. 100% love this!
    I do photography and now it's so much easier to share my photos on all my apple devices! I literally take all my photo so on my camera then plug it straight into my iPad and done! Then my cloud puts them everywhere I need them!
    Highly recommend*

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPhone6

    Was hesitant to buy it at first since some people in the internet says it works well with ipad only but it works perfectly with iPhone. Great when you're travelling and would want to transfer pictures from your camera to phone, and to be able to post it in Facebook or whatever you might want to do with the picture. ;)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    It's fine for uploading photos from an SD card, but doesn't upload videos from SD cards which is the main reason I bought it for and all that after checking the apple website to make sure it did.

    67 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Bought this so that I could easily transfer photos from my wife's phone to mine,
    Only to find that as ever Apple have only done half a job, and the wire lets you transfer from an sd card onto your phone but not the other way round.

    Sometimes I really do wonder why I put up with this rubbish

    35 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea

    I got this while on holidays years ago was very useful been used on quite a few holidays to share or show off the pictures rather than waiting till at home.

    It doesn't seem to work as well with my iPad mini 4 though as it did with the iPad mini 1.

    I've not really used with iPhone so not sure how well it works.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed all my RAW files

    Imported fine, but when trying to edit images on a Mac images are claimed to be unsupported even thought they work perfectly well when importing directly.

    14 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with photos but not videos

    It works with iPhone and iPad, that is amazing. But advertisement says it can transfer video too, mine doesn't work. (I was transferring mp4 format). :(

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but photos don't open in apps

    I transferred a few 24mp RAW photo files onto my iPhone 6. I can edit the pics in the native Photos app but apps like VSCO and Lightroom Mobile don't let me import the files... not sure if it's because they're too large or what but it's annoying that I can't use it the way I want to.

    It's going back for a refund.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening to Card Reader

    I would rate this a 5 star. I love that I can use my iPad to edit photos while on vacation. I purchased this in November 2014 at St John's Towne Center store in Jacksonville. Granted I've gotten more than my $29 worth from this tool however, it no longer works. Stopped working in December 2015, but I thought it was my iPad. I upgraded to the Pro and it still not work. :( I really only use it when traveling but really need it with me today and no store in my town sells them.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No video download

    Works great for photos but does not download videos. It downloads them as photos only

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader Review

    Apple's Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is the perfect addition to your collection of camera accesories. It allows the user to seamlessly transfer precious or professional images from any SD card. This reader is fast, user friendly, and transfers images and video onto your iPad or iPhone without decreasing the resolution.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, pity about the software

    This card reader works fast and reliably. I used it for many hundred photos on a recent cruise. But Photos import facility is so limited. The thumbnails are so small you cannot see any blurring or other faults. You have to import all the photos first before you can see them full screen. Only then can you see any misfocus or other problems. But by then you have two copies, one on the iPad and one on the card. Yes I know you can delete all photos from the card after importing, but then you have only one copy of your photos on one device. And no serious photographer would tolerate that. On a cruise ship or elsewhere, backing up to iCloud is not an option. So the only option is to delete individually all the bad ones both from iPad and from the card now back in the camera and leave the good ones. This is a very slow, boring and error prone process, especially as Photos does not display even file names, let alone metadata.
    What is needed is a facility to see the photos full screen BEFORE importing, with just 2 buttons, Import and Delete. New updated version PLEASE!

    131 of 144 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    Bought this to move photos from older SD HC card to i0S9.2
    Transfer was fast easy and worked perfectly. Super simple.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Perfect!

    Absolutely perfect! Was looking for a quick and easy way to transfer photos from my SD Card to my phone and this is it!

    Initially held off on purchasing it based on the negative reviews but caved in and so glad I bought it. Works perfectly on the most recent iOS 9.2.1 iPhone 6.

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One-way street (transfer)

    I tested this device with my iPhone 6S, iOS 9.2.1. Photos transferred from the SD card to the iPhone very quickly. Unfortunately, there is no way to transfer from the iPhone to the SD card. You cannot use this device to offload your iPhone photos for easy importation to your computer. Given that this device only works with iOS 9.2 or later AND with more current iPhone/iPad's, this device offers little usefulness or value to this working photographer. I would not recommend this to a friend.

    25 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST WAY TO TRANSFER PICTURES CAMERA TO IPADS

    This is the best way to load quality pictures that are in the order of 15 MB per picture, then you can sent these pictures to friends so they too have quality pictures to view or print. The pictures transfer very fast and perfect. The other important thing is that it you want to send the same pictures at at a lower quality the IPad lets you sent the pictures at full quality or reduced quality.

    I do not understand that this is not suggested on the app Tips and Tricks so that everyone can use this great device..

    After the pictures are in an IPad you can transfer the quality pictures to an IPhone or another iPad at full quality by using Air Drop.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me...

    I recently purchased an iPad "Pro" and wanted a way to view my videos while out in the field. Enter the SD Card reader. I immediately found it will not work for my use. In order to read the files on the card the capture device must store the files in a way Apple likes. My Blackmagic Pocket doesn't do this. My GH4 doesn't do it either. Apple doesn't allow you to view all files on a card so I was out of luck. For fun I tried a sd card that I stored files the way Apple likes. The Ipad "Pro" did see the files but now I can't preview them. I have to download the files to the iPad "Pro" first. It's a 256gb card with <120gb Ipad. So what's the point of the SD Card reader? I don't think it's the SD Card reader's issue but limitations in iOS. This is disappointing for a device that has "Pro" in its title.

    54 of 74 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ad advertised but still disappointed

    Yes, it imports from iPhone and iPad (requires iOS 9.2 or later). Yes, it imports JPEG and RAW. However, ... iOS does not allow the editing of RAW files.

    22 of 39 people found this useful