• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, pity about the software

    • Written by Anthony S from Colchester

    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!

    365 of 405 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Russell W from Fenwick

    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!

    • Written by Mary O from Los Angeles

    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.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One-way street (transfer)

    • Written by Kenneth P from Charlottesville

    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.

    28 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by WARREN L from DUNCAN

    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.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me...

    • Written by John T from Sachse

    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.

    65 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ad advertised but still disappointed

    • Written by Khurt W from Princeton

    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.

    24 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Noah G from Sanford

    Works great with my iPad Air 2! I can easily import videos from my GoPro quickly. I was hesitant to purchase this item at first because of the negative reviews, but it has impressed me so far and I don't see why people are complaining. Great buy, especially for photographers and people with GoPros.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's how to get your non-Camera image/video files to import properly

    • Written by George H from Orlando

    The product description warns that this device may only work for images and videos generated by a digital camera. It goes on to say that any random image/video you have on your computer may not import. That's true, but there's a way to fix it. Here's how:
    1. Update iOS device to iOS9.2 or later.
    2. Using your computer, create a folder called "DCIM" to the root of your SD card (or microSD).
    3. Copy the images/videos into the DCIM folder.
    4. Rename each image/video file like this "GOPRXXXX", where XXXX is a unique and incrementing number.
    For example, if you had one JPG file and one .MOV file, name them GOPR0001.JPG and GOPR0002.MOV.
    Incrementing numbers may not be required, but "GOPR" + 4 numeric characters are.
    5. Safely eject SD card from computer, plug Reader into the iOS device, place SD card into the Reader, and Photos app should open. If you're file naming is acceptable, Import will remain open and allow you to view/import the files. Import and you're done!

    Note #1: Other common digital-camera file naming conventions will most likely work.

    Note #2: I've successfully imported several image filetypes: .jpg, .png, .raw. And these video types: .mov, .m4v, .MP4. I am sure many more will work. Also, you can have a mix of filetypes on the SD card simultaneously, and the import will work. For example, import will work with .jpg and .png and .m4v files on the card at the same time.

    This reader itself deserves 4 or 5 stars. It worked for me with several microSDHC cards of various levels of quality, each using a different SD adapter. However, it's the Photos app I find problematic. The Photos->Import feature requires a strict file structure like the one given above. A file named wookie_wants_cookie.jpg won't import. Why can't it be intelligent enough to accept any filename?

    657 of 748 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB 3.0 Speeds are real on iPad Pro

    • Written by Eliot B from Brunswick Heads

    Just picked this up to test on my iPad Pro. The USB 3.0 speeds are very real. Such a huge improvement over the older version. For benchmarks see Epic Tutorials website. Speed tests are there. Very good product Apple. 5/5

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my ipad mini4

    • Written by Phillip John J from Serangoon

    It works! I was worried about the many negative reviews about this product. But after checking it out with the resellers, decided to give a go and buy it. When I connected it to my iPad mini4, all photos taken with displayed. Those who have held back their purchase, can confidently buy it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my iPhone 6 Plus

    • Written by Kelli T from Cairnlea

    I bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ70 yesterday. I didn't want to pay another $150 for a camera with WiFi so I bought this little beauty. Gave it a whirl today and it transferred photos taken with my new camera from my SD card to my iPhone 6 Plus effortlessly, easily and FAST. Much faster than mucking around with WiFi connections. Just make sure you have the latest iOS 9.2 for it to work. Now I can share my professional photos on the go from my phone quickly and easily! Thanks Apple!

    45 of 58 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade to iOS 9.2 for iPhone compatibility

    • Written by David R from Carouge

    It's compatible with all iPhone since the 5 and most iPads (see compatibility section above).
    Requires iOS 9.2 to work on iPhone.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    tested, works with iPad Pro, iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 9.2

    • Written by Steven O from Flagstaff

    The adapter works to import image files to the iOS Photos app. I'm running iOS 9.2 on an iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Pro. The transfer speed on the iPad Pro is faster, rated at USB 3.0 speeds as opposed to the iPhone's USB 2.0 speed. I transferred a Nikon D800 RAW file, which are huge 36 megapixel files, in about 2 seconds on the iPad and roughly 5 seconds on the iPhone.

    If you're working with RAW files, make sure your camera model is supported by iOS. Once the files are transferred to your Photos app, you will still need an app to convert the RAW files to file types compatible with the photo editor apps you use. Most will convert to JPG at this time. I'm using the piRAWnha app but there are others. Even the current Adobe apps for iOS will only work with JPG files—Lightroom and Photoshop Fix are the two I tested.

    284 of 320 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with iPhone 6s

    • Written by Irfan A from Santa Clara

    I just bought this SD card reader to transfer the photos from my Nikon D3100 to my iPhone 6s and it works flawlessly. I was a bit apprehensive as most of the reviews on Amazon about this product stated that it works only with the iPad. However I have tested the same and it does work with iPhone 6s.

    418 of 452 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea for Photographers

    • Written by Robert B from Ridgewood

    Just opened the package for the reader and does not work with iPhone6 or iPad Air.
    Spent over an hour with Apple Support and returned the product

    50 of 87 people found this useful