• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked but it works!

    I have repeatedly tried to get Apple's newer USB 3 adapter and the newer SD card reader to work and while both have fast transfer speeds in all of my tests they have consistently missed approx. 5% of the images in every transfer. My tests involved multiple copies of Apple's adapters, multiple sets of images and multiple cards. Every time the percentage of missed images was consistent and there was nothing unique about the skipped images to explain why the adapters couldn't detect them. My goal is to find a backup system for the travel that doesn't involve the cloud or a laptop so always losing 5% of my imagers at random wasn't an option. Apple store staff while finding my issue "interesting" were of no help in solving it and kept suggesting that the solution was wifi camera cards.

    As a last ditch effort, I decided to give this older unpowered adapter a shot. To my surprise it has so far proven reliable. In my initial tests is has consistently copied all images from my attached camera (Nikon DF) with a transfer rate of less than 1s per 20mb RAW image which is considerably faster than the wifi hub I've been using until now and only a bit slower than the newer adapters.

    This adapter does not work with a Sandisk micro SD card reader that I experimented with. It produced the "too much power" error. However, it does work with a cheap full size SD card reader that I had lying around.

    I will continue testing before I'll be ready to fully rely on this but so far it is doing what Apple's newer adapters failed to do.

    Note that all of my tests have involved an iPhone 7plus and an ipad Air 2 both running ios 11.2.6.

    I'm giving it 3 stars largely because of the hours I've wasted with Apple's other garbage adapters and because Apple still insists on crippling the device through the power restriction and the inability to export files out to other media. What happened to the promise of the file management in iOS 11 Apple???

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware does not read USB thumb drives

    When they say camera adapter they mean it attaches camera USB cable that normally interfaces to the PC or iMac USB port to the camera. This attaches to the USB full size connector of that camera cable, then the adapter plugs into the Mac device, on the other end the mini or micro USB port plugs into the camera.

    The camera adapter cannot support anything else, like thumb drives independent of USB version (3.0 and 2.0). Very frustrating and is not recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my old Sony camera!

    I have an old Sony DSC-R1 camera that I love and I use for everything. I also bought a 9.7" iPad Pro that I also love. This adapter is perfect! I use the adapter and my camera's USB cable and as soon as I connect the iPad and my DSC-R1 the iPhoto app pops up on the display and I can transfer my pictures. I had to set the USB mode to PTP.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    It doesn't work with my card reader ( CF or SD card ) and also I try to connect my Canon D5 Mark || without succes
    Waste of time and Money. it's Incredible that apple produce a product that doesn't work, even with they own products

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my M-Audio 49 Keys keyboard...

    Bought this unit after hearing it could be used to connect USB compatible keyboards to iOS devices, allowing one to take advantage of the many synth apps for iPads and iPhones.

    I plugged it in initially and received the error about not having enough power, so I plugged in a power supply into the 49 Keys and it worked beautifully.

    I tested it on a handful of synth apps, in addition to Garageband and it worked on all of them.

    I am very happy with my purchase for the requirement I bought it for.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    Successfully imported photos from Canon 5d III, GoPro Hero 4 and a cheap card reader connected through a powered USB port multiplier.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Practically useless

    This cable can be use to import-ONLY photos from a camera to an iOS device. It can be also used to connect something as an audio unit, but will not recharge the battery of your iOS device, so you’ll have limited recording time before plugging it to a wall recharger.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A zero rating is what I need as it does not work.

    This is rubbish, unless Apple can correct me.

    It does not work with either Fuji X100T or a GoPro 5. I have tried connecting to an iPhone and an iPad.

    I get the message ‘the attached accessory uses too much power’.

    Apple is losing the plot selling such a basic accessory that does not work.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete piece of junk

    Absolutely will NOT work. I keep getting a message saying the device uses too much power. I tried using it after fully charging the iPad Pro. Nope. Still got the message that the device uses too much power.

    Is Apple trying to rival Microsoft for producing bad products? Sure looks that way.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    Hi, purchased this to use with a Nikon D300 DSLR and the iPad Air2, worked perfectly, just remember to change your camera USB settings to PTP.

    For some reason could not get the 'Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter' to work no matter what the settings. Anyway the 'Lightning to USB Camera Adapter' auto detects and starts the photo app immediately, transfer rate is very fast and then it prompts you to either keep or delete the original file on the camera. Works with RAW photos as well. Very happy.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have problems and the chat/phoneline are off duty.

    Bought for £ 29 after reading as much as I could. I am trying to import 32 gig sd/micro cf card via a good quality reader and thence to ipad2 OR iPhone 5s to read traffic info( HD) ex dashcam..
    Both iPad and iPhone open either photo prog OR iUSB pro ( which is the Apple certified app from the app store.)
    In both cases, phone or iPad says IMPORT and goes no further.
    Others have said make sure device is fully charged-makes no difference.
    The reader plugs straight into my HP laptop and plays all the video files contained on the card via Windows Media Player or Quicktime. Also, they will play via the usb port on my Sony Bravia smart tv.
    BUT I Want To Play the B....dy things on my iPad.........Help!
    Frustrated from Marlborough.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge fail, waste of money

    Don't buy... just doesn't work at all. Message "asks for too much power" keeps popping up, while I only have 7 photos on my USB. And then too imagine how much money Apple asks for this piece of rubbish.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like magic

    I am using this with a 2nd gen ipad mini + ios 11.1.2 + Sony A100 DSLR

    It just works. Plug the camera in, turn it on, the ipad mini immediately shows the photo import screen. It imports photos FAST and then I can delete them off the camera. Quite happy with this.

    So many disappointed people posting 1 star reviews. I didn't have an alternative so I took a chance.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 11.2 has ruin my life.

    Since the iOS 11.2 got available as update to the iPhone 6+, my Lightning to USB Camera Adapter DOES NOT WORK!!
    It keeps saying that is not compatible, EVEN when it has nothing else plugged.

    I've try to plug another device to it (No positive results)
    I've try to restart the phone, and plug it back in. and IT DIDN'T WORK.
    After that day I tried again, and it magically detected the device I plugged. But I tried again, and it didn't work.

    HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS? I WORK WITH THIS, and this problem it's making my work harder.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The connected device requires too much power

    The USB drivers could really use some work here. Running into the same issue like everyone else.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    I should have read the reviews before buying. Tried with canon, Sony and Panasonic cameras and camcorders. It imported only pictures but not videos. Import functionality also has the worst user interface. You can only see thumb nails and there’s is no bulk import option - so it’s useless unless you are importing only a handful pics. Connecting to my latest Casio keyboard through midi also did not work. Time to dump not just this adapter but also the iPad and stick to the PC. iPad Pro is not really for any pro work.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so "Universal"

    Apple seems to have crippled this USB adapter. I'm just confirming what others have commented on this pretty much being useless. I was not able to get a successful connection on any device I tried connecting to my 10.5 iPad Pro (USB Stick, USB SD Card reader, USB keyboard, etc). The iPad would return messages saying they would all require too much power. Just terrible, and useless.

    It is promptly going to be returned and I will look elsewhere for a solution.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Does not work with fujifilm finepix xp 90. When the one star ratings outnumber all the other ratings combined you would think that Apple might take a closer look at this product???

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    Waste of money, was ok one day, next day died. Gives the message "device requires too much power" with no device plugged in, just the adapter itself, same on several different idevices. Going to buy a cheap chineese ebay version instead for $2, sure they may also fail but so did the offical Apple product for $50, and its not as if Apple will stand behind its product and offer a replacement. Dont buy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't make this work

    Connected to iPad and iPhone and neither worked. Got message that there was not enough power. Tried all setting fixes suggested in reviews and still no luck. Will be returning this item. Very disappointed.

    9 of 15 people found this useful