• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from West Midlands

    purchased for use with D7200 it works with Apples own photos software but not with any other app on ipad's like Helicon a waste of £25 shame apple wont support really good 3rd party apps takes their money to sell via apps from the apps store but wont let you connect to them. Had to give it 1 star apple wont let you give it any less - shame on you

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Blandford Forum

    I bought this Lightning u s b Camera adapter to connect my iPad to my piano as it supports midi. I was able to use my music apps for three months and then it stopped working it did not recognise the piano. I was advised that every thing pointed to the adapter not working so I took it back and got a replacement, to my delight it worked, but for only 14 days. There clearly is something not right with this adapted as it is not only cameras it is not recognising. I bought my iPad and Camera connection so that I could use the music apps. Please Apple do something about this.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work.

    • Written by from Whitley bay

    IDoesn't work. What I can't understand is those people who are saying theirs work perfectly would be looking at this site.

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This must be a Joke?

    • Written by from Jämsä

    With the iPad Air its totally useless product. Keeps bringing up warning "the attached acessory requires too much power" with Zoom Q4 and several other cameras. Fix it !!!

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with GoPro Hero 4

    • Written by from Newbury

    Used the adapter to connect my GoPro Hero 4 to iPhoto on my iPad Air. Despite some reviews saying this can cause the "device is using too much power" error, I didn't have any such problem and managed to import a large test video with ease.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect if pricey

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Worked fine with the 3 USB devices I need it to work with, Canon 6D, Lumix LX-5 and a Hugo. I have to say that I am completely flummoxed as to why other people have so much trouble. However, it does come at what looks to be a silly price.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Eventually got to work with Nikon D3200

    • Written by from Lesmahagow

    After many attempts to connect my Nikon D3200 to my iPad Air via this cable I finally found that if you go to Camera Settings - Playback Folder - and change setting to "All" instead of thew defualt "Current" does the trick....worked for me

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from East Ilsley

    On first connecting my Sony Cybershot I had the same message as others. I went into the camera settings and turned off 'power from USB', which fixed the problem. I suspect this will be the case with most rechargeable cameras. I agree with the comments about memory sticks but that is not what I bought it for.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Belfast

    When I connect my camera and ipad I get the error message 'connected device uses too much power' even though my camera is powered by a fully charged battery. Not fit for purpose.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy!

    • Written by from Nr. Nuneaton

    I bought this, was told it would work with all cameras, but quickly discovered it didn't work with any of mine! Every time it has come up with message 'this requires too much power'. I don't believe Apple should still be selling this product.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally useless

    • Written by from Walton on Thames

    Only gave one star because I can't give zero. Have followed and re- followed instructions, tried all the hints and tips and still NOTHING. A complete waste of £25. Very frustrating and disappointing.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Swindon

    I bought this product to go with my nikon d3300. At first I read a couple of reviews and they said they weren't that good. So I thought to play it safe I would get the lightning to SD card reader. When I got to the shop they were out of SD cards ones. So I took a chance and bought this. I am glad I did. This bit of handy kit transfers photos in 2 seconds I find it amazing.
    The only problem with it I think is that you can't transfer videos.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Stalky ridge

    Connected my Nikon Coolpix camera and also got the message that the device was too powerful. What a waste of money.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    • Written by from Kirkby Stephen

    In spite of some bad reviews I just bought this device. It works exactly as described straight out of the box with the following cameras: Canon EOS 400D, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 and Nikon Coolpix S9100. With the Coolpx, just one tweak: in the Menu setting, change 'Charge by Computer' from Auto to Off otherwise the iPad says the device consumes too much power. I also tried the Coolpix (left on Auto charge by computer setting) via a powered USB hub - again works beautifully. Also tried various USB memory sticks - most say they require too much power but are visible through a powered hub, but one smaller 1GB stick worked direct. However, to see photos, they must be in a root folder called DCIM, and not all photos were visible. Not sure what causes the variation. Don't rely on this device to read pictures from USB memory sticks!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless, overpriced piece of cr@p

    • Written by from Firenze

    I get the same error most people are getting, "accessory uses too much power".

    30€ gone.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with canon 5d mk1 too

    • Written by from Helsinki

    Doesn't work plug and play but a little tweak in the camera settings and the cable does what it's supposed to.
    Go to the settings in your 5d. Go to the settling that says PC-connection and change that to Print/PTP. Plug in your camera to your iPad, go to the photos app and the press the print button in the back of your 5d. Photos on your camera will now show up in your iPad and you can download them.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work, despite assurances from apple shop staff that it would

    • Written by from Leicester

    Grr. I know this is officially a camera adapter but I specifically asked in my local apple store if I could use this to view photos kept on a USB memory stick on an iPad screen. I was assured that this was exactly what it did. At no point did the associate say "you would think so, wouldn't you? I thought it would too, but turns out that feature is not compatible with this device!" And so I bought this insanely expensive usb cable.

    I have tried multiple usb sticks and all give the "this device requires too much power" message. Funny thing is, it is not too much power for my android tablets to handle, and they cost far less. Why is the ipad lacking power?

    Now I've got the hassle of dealing with a return.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Burton on Trent

    Didn't work. My iPad told me the attached accessory uses too much power! It's only a little Samsung camera. Tried chatting online to Apple support - it was like pulling teeth! Now I have to pay for the privilege to return it.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for video

    • Written by from Leicester

    Buy this only for photo transfers, doesn't seem to work with a Contour HD or GoPro HD Video Camera! Message tells you device uses too much power! Thanks, as it also uses your power socket!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for me

    • Written by from Dublin

    Bought this to transfer pictures and video files to my iPad mini.Tried to transfer files via usb drives either says needs too much power or does nothing. Tried to transfer files from SD cards or micro SD cards no luck. Tried linking camera cable to it-nothing happened. This is the most useless apple product I have ever bought.

    6 of 10 people found this useful