• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    There is hope!

    • Written by Martin L from Los Altos

    After purchasing this product and experiencing the same frustration expressed in most reviews, I discovered that in the case of my camera at least... sony a7iii... all I had to do to make this product work was to go to the Setup4 menu fourth item down and turn USB power supply off. How I figured this out I don't know. Thank you to all of you out there who provided clues that a cell phone doesn't want to provide power to a power hungry camera.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USED to work

    • Written by Mallory M

    This used to work perfectly fine with my camera (Canon Rebel EOS t5i) but now it doesn’t. Ever since one of the recent updates on my iPhone 8, it doesn’t work directly from my camera to my phone. I’m pretty sure it has to do with a recent update (I forgot which one) because my cords and camera are fine. I’m disappointed and unimpressed.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocked but it works!

    • Written by Marke K from Ottawa

    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 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Far from perfect

    • Written by Eric J from Bangor

    First time of using it uploaded photos from my Nikon D2hs and from a small Kodak camera with no problems. However, tried to use it the following day and nothing happened, just an error message " Apple does not recognise device" despite several attempts it simply refused to work. Tried again a few days later it worked again allowing me to upload from 3 different cards. What will happen next time? Just a case of wait and see. I found the experience of using it frustrating in the least

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Audio

    • Written by Manider S

    I use this adapter to stream my audio through an external DAC

    this adapter allows me to connect the Fiio E18 Portable Amp/DAC and listen to music through the Fiio device

    another great, albeit bulky, way to add a headphone jack to your iPhone 7

    however, the adapter ripped after a few months of use

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem solved

    • Written by Jacqueline M from Chorley

    I had similar problems to others with the iPad mini saying the camera needed too much power when it was connected. I scrolled through other reviews and one said they wondered if the problem was that the camera wasn't fully charged. The camera had plenty of charge left but I put it on to charge fully just to try it. Once the charging light went off on the camera I plugged it back into the iPad mini using the adapter and the photos appeared! So now I know what to do but I think this should have been in the tips and troubleshooting section of the instruction booklet as a suggestion for when the power warning appears.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally iPhone support and digital audio OUT support but...

    • Written by Brian L from SUNNYSIDE

    The latest release of iOS (9.2) adds support to the iPhone, I've tried it with various devices there are a few restrictions. There is a power restriction if the device connected to the camera adapter draws to much power you'll need a powered USB hub.

    I was only able to get the following device to work with a USB powered hub attached
    - USB memory stick with indicator light
    - USB basic keyboard
    - USB digital audio out to a head phone amp.
    Without the USB powered hub I get a power usage warning.

    Digital audio from your iPhone is not line level out meaning you still control the volume from your iPhone.

    7 of 7 people found this useful