• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works but it's a stupid slow process

    i have 200 photos in my SD card that i take raw photos wtih my camera. Every time I use this device, it allows me to see the previews only chronologically, without displaying the file name or taken date. It takes 3-4 seconds to load the preview thumbnail of each photo. There's no way to speed up the choosing process. That's too time-consuming!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is fantastic!

    I just got my first Apple product an Ipad Air 2, I bought it to replace my Android Tablet and my laptop PC. I had no idea how I was going to get my pictures from my camera to my ipad. Well this little gadget did the trick. I put my SD card, connected it to my Ipad and it automatically imported all my photos. Easy peasy. I was a little worried because I have absolutley no Apple experience, but so far everything has been simple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ok, with issues

    I generally take RAW only photos on a Nikon D810. Wanting to transfer these photos to my iPhone to email/post, I thought this reader would be a good solution. 2 issues. 1-the reader loads all of the images on the card, starting with the oldest. Having taken lots of images on the Nikon, I had to wait to have them all load before I could import the newest I just took. Apple, can you please add an option to load newest first? 2nd, the only way I could get Photoshop mobile to recognize a file was first to open it in Photos and alter it so it would save a jpg. Then open that jpg in PS. Not exactly a great workflow. This could be a PS issue, or it could be an intentional block, I don't know. But I did have the newest system and PS versions (as of 11/8/16). Would be 5 stars without those issues.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple. Fast. Needs to deal with large photo collection more efficiently.

    The SD card reader allows me to use iPad Pro as my portable computer for viewing the photos when traveling, which is quite awesome when I am able to view photos on a high-definition display, RIGHT ON THE SPOT. No more carrying around a laptop when traveling. No more waiting until the end of the day to get back to my computer to see the photos I have taken. The imports are fast, reliable, and work natively with iOS Photos. It is quite awesome.

    However, iOS Photos slows down substantially at reading in photos once the SD card starts to have a lot of photos in the storage (I'd say, after only 5-10 GB of my SD Card used (I have a single 64 GB SD Card while traveling), iOS Photos can barely read the photos on the card at an acceptable speed, let alone importing them).

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works as advertised on iphone 6 plus

    great for reviewing trail camera pics in the field and quickly deciding on camera placement. organizes photos into an import folder and allows quick decisions on whether to import all or not. Being picky, I did not give it 5 stars due to no protective covering for possible dust in the reader contacts when in the field.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with update 10.0.2

    I've had this adapter for a few months now and I love it because I can import pictures and order them from walmart. I never like to do the updates because something always happens, and this time was no different. The pictures won't show up. I plug it in with my card from my camera and nothing comes up. I hope it's just a quick fix with another update soon, because this is the only way I can order pictures, as I don't have a laptop.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just as I hoped

    Ordered yesterday at 14:34, despatched 20:55, free delivery this morning 10:15
    Packed effectively and securely.
    Inserted lead, plugged in SD card, instant import.
    Tried 2nd SD card from my wife's camera: just as good.
    All it has to do is keep this up with larger number of photos in due course.
    No, it isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for....
    It would be nice to be able to choose which photos to delete, rather than the all or nothing it offers, but I can live with this.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ♦WARNING♦ Does not import photos or videos from all cameras or drones

    This device imports photos and/or videos from the SD card if the photos and videos are stored in a folder named DCIM. The problem is not all cameras put photos and videos in this folder.

    I have a Hubsan H501S / H501C camera quad-copter drone. My drone takes photos and videos and stores them in a removable micro SD card in folders named JPG and VIDEO.

    The ONLY reason I purchased this device was to move photos and video I took with my drones from the micro-SD card to my iPhone and/or iPad. Now Apple has my money and I have a adapter that does not work for me.

    The only way I can get this device to work is to first insert my SD card into my Windows laptop, copy the photos and videos then paste the media into a folder named DCIM. Then it works. But to do that, I need to bring my Windoes laptop with me so then I did not need this device.

    The thing is Apple could fix this issue with a software update. Here is hoping they do.

    Until Apple corrects this issue, I do not recommend this product.

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with iOS 10.0.2

    This SD reader works great with iOS 10.0.2. Easily transferred JPGs from an SD card to my iPad and didn't destroy the original raw files on the SD card as previous reviewers have said. Great product.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dash Cam SD card files not seen

    I'd hoped to import video files from my dash cam SD card. The files are within a folder within a second folder. Photos pops up but nothing shows up. I followed others advice and moved a test file to a DCIM folder I'd created. Photos still insists there is nothing to import. This seems very un-Apple like that it cannot find these files. What is so hard about recognizing files and importing them, even if they are not recognizable image or video files?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sd card reader with update os 10

    This reader worker well with os 9 but once updated to 10 I lost the capability to import photos. Not happy!!!!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working with iOS 10.0.2 update

    Sad to upgrade and have problem. Apple lightning SD card reader not compatible with iOS 10.0.2. Gave 2 stars because when it was working, it was great to have.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    RAW into JPEG

    Just got this today and immediately tested it on RAW files taken by my Phantom 3 Pro. I read a review earlier stating that it converted RAW files into jpeg files without warning. I used a microSD card with DNG files in it and imported a photo into my iPad Pro's (9.7) Photos app. I then opened the Photos app in my MacBook Pro and waited for it to update with the new file. I found the file and it was still the large DNG file of the original. I think this will be a useful tool to transfer photos into iCloud through my iPad's Photos app without having the need to lug a MacBook around when I travel.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy that it now works for the iPhone

    I originally purchased this 2-3 years ago for my iPad Mini hoping I could also use it for my iPhone 5c. It did not work at the time on the 5c but recently found out that an update in the spring of 2016 now allowed this. I now have the SE model. Works easy for me in moving photos from my two cameras to my phone and iCloud. Especially great for trips. Wish apple had more products similar to this for the iPhone.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No quite what I wanted

    I was hoping to use this a quick photo viewer. I wanted to be able to view photos that I took with my canon camera on a photo shoot. I wanted to use this product to see my photos fullscreen, check the resolution, and check for clarity. Unfortunately, you can only view the photos as a thumbnail. If you want to view them full resolution you have to download them. That is why am returning this. If all you want to do is download photos this will work. If you want to view the photos at full resolution just realize you have to download them. It's not a photo viewer.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am beyond disappointed to even need to be looking at adapters so SD cards for my new iPad Pro! Apple has marketed the iPad Pro as a workstation replacement, and it would be save two missing features:

    1) A built in micro SD card slot. Sad that Apple won't put in a SD card slot presumably to preserve the need to buy the larger sized iPads. The point they keep missing is that not all my media originates on this device. I have an iPhone, and several cameras. Just put an SD card slot in Apple!

    2) Missing Collapse content feature in OneNote - This is not Apple's fault, it's a shortcoming in the OneNote app from Microsoft, but I can't replace my Surface Pro without the ability to collapse the content within OneNote as I can in the full versions.

    I really like my new iPad Pro, but it's not a full replacement yet. It reminds me of Microsoft's first Surface models... Close, but not yet.

    14 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have no idea what all the bad reviews are from!?

    I have an older(3 yrs) Olympus SP 720UZ with a 4gb SD. I used to have a computer but it died...no big deal because I have an iPad Air 2 (tho next time I am getting a Mac lol). Now I didn't even read the instructions...I took out my SD card and plugged it into my new camera card reader from Apple. From their I plugged my lightening cable into my tablet and it removed the pics from SD card on to my iPad pic folder �� piece of cake....down Loaded 20 pics without an issue and it even kept the old ones on my SD card...

    When I was done I unplugged the cable, removed my SD card from the card part, and put it back in my digital camera reader slot by the battery: simple as that! I am really unsure as to what the negative reviews are about. Perhaps you are all over thinking things...or maybe I'm just smart enough to not have to ��

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUYER BEWARE: Converts Raw images to JPG on SD Card without warning

    The Good:
    A time saver when you want to view, edit, share and store on cloud your travel photos easily and quickly without the need to carry a laptop. You can simply plug it into to your iPhone or iPad and it will show up on Photos app, ready to save, edit and share (Airdrop. iCloud Share album or social media). Five stars for this convenience.

    The Bad:
    I just got home and was saving my Raw files from SD card onto my backup drive. Lo and behold, the raw files that I have selected and imported (clicked Keep rather than Delete on the option after importing) to my iPhone were now JPGs, my Raw files nowhere to be seen. So disappointed as it ruined the quality my holiday photos, and mainly not good for larger prints anymore. No star for this.

    My gear:
    Canon M3, kit lens, EF lens with adapter and iPhone 6 Plus. My camera was set to save images in CR2 (Canon's Raw file format) but now some images as mentioned earlier were just JPGs. This should not happen in the first place without any warning. I hope this gets fixed with a firmware update?

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Use lightning to USB connector instead

    If you connect your camera(canon t6s in my case) directly to your iPad Pro you can transfer raw images AND videos using the Lightning USB connector. I have a USB/mini USB cable that hooks the latter into the camera

    It transfers much faster than SD card reader . Takes advantage of IPad Pro's new USB 3 speed. Videos come across great.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect companion..

    ..for quickly transferring from my GoPro to my iPhone 6s Plus. definitely beats transferring wirelessly unless you want to grow old waiting ;}

    11 of 14 people found this useful