• 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.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FAIL

    • Written by andrea M

    I bought it today to use on my trip to Europe and it absolutely does NOT work. It said "requires too much power." I connected it to my iPad mini and it said the same thing. Do not buy it because it does not work.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working...

    • Written by MIKE S from STAFFORD

    I bought adapter to ease downloading of photos to iPad Air from Sony DSC-HX300 Bridge camera. All working fine. Haven't downloaded photos for a while, maybe since last update to iOS 9.3.1? I now get "Connected device requires too much power" message & can't download - do I need to spend more money on USB powered / not powered adapter?

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires Too Much Energy

    • Written by Kelly W from MIDDLETON

    This adapter will not allow me to plug in a simple SD card reader (with no card in it yet) without saying that it requires too much energy. Unfortunately, it is basically useless. I will have to buy the version that comes with the extra port to simultaneously charge; it really shouldn't be this difficult.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use with a Camera? Or as a Hi-Res Audio Connector?

    • Written by Jon M R from Wheat Ridge

    I use this adapter not for photos but for audio.

    I use Roon and Tidal for hi-res playback, attaching the adapter to my iPad mini. Then I plug a Dragonfly Red DAC into the USB output. From there I can power good headphones (ATH-M50x) for a wonderful listening experience. Plus, with the right audio cables, I can connect the iPad to an AVR, giving me two more Roon/Tidal endpoints.

    Works perfectly.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It wasn't working but then...

    • Written by Kerry M from SouthampTon

    I found a way!! Like many other reviewers, this expensive cable connected fine but nothing was happening. It flashed up "uses too much power" on my iPad Pro.
    I then connected the camera via the USB 3 power connector/adaptor thing and my iPhone 7 which was charging via the plug. Connected the three together and voila, my Nikon D50 imported straight to my IPhone 7 no problem. It wouldn't work with my iPad as there was clearly not enough battery life/ power remaining on it. It only worked on my iPhone when it was charged to over 50%. For those reviewers who have the same flashing "not enough power" make sure the apple device is fully charged and hopefully it should then work.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No stars--even though apple forced me to give it a star to write the review

    • Written by B. M from Apex

    Absolutely does not work. I have a Nikon Coolpix L840 and an ipad air running 9.3.1. I continually get the message that the device requires too much power. Searched on-line and was told to check that the "USB power supply" was off on ipad...can't find that anywhere in settings. Also been told to buy an external hub, yet I've read that people who've done that were unsuccessful. What's the deal apple? Now I have to drive 40 miles to the nearest apple store to return this useless cable.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    requires USB hub to work

    • Written by Albert F from Timonium

    Did not work with Nikon Coolpix S9300. “The attached accessory uses too much power” popped up on iPad. Have since read in other comments that a USB hub/multiplier required. Not enough that the adapter is overpriced @ $29, but you need to spend another $10 for the hub. Ridiculous.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars

    • Written by Yogen K from Sunnyvale

    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.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail

    • Written by Lisa M from TORONTO

    When connected to iPad mini 4 and GO PRO style Activeon action camera, the error message came up: "the device connected uses too much power". Epic fail. Returning tomorrow.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on 1 in 10 products

    • Written by Emil G from Odense S

    Simply awful connector as I've only made it work with one Canon camera (and a simple MIDI pad). Doesn't work with my Sony video cam, Nikon, GoPro, or any of my USB drives as they all "require too much power". Useless and if I could, I would get my money back.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    come on Apple, why waste my time.

    • Written by John M from Austin

    I buy this to plug an 8Gb USB drive in to get some vacation photos out onto my iPad where I love using iPhoto to organize things. And I get an error message telling me the device requires too much power and cannot be used. hrm? Too much power? An 8gb thumb drive? What's really going on here? Can an Apple hardware and or software engineer shed light on why a $30.00 external port that should be built in cannot power an 8gb usb thumb drive? Im abviously returning it. but still logically. And even from a business stand point(profit) wouldn't you want some thing to actually work in the most basic ways? I mean aren't most people buying these and plugging usb drives into them? what do I know right Apple? Well I do know this. An 8gb usb thumb drive should be able to be power by my iPad . And nobody needs to be an engineer to figure that out.
    -my $00.02

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware does not read USB thumb drives

    • Written by Donald F from Northridge

    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.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work - DO NOT BUY!!!!

    • Written by serguei M from baeretswil

    Does not work with iphone x or ipad pro and sd card reader- the most common use case!!!!

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died within 6 months

    • Written by Jennifer L from Farmingville

    Got the adapter on 03.18.2016, used 5 times and died last nite during a practice session. I use this with the iPad for my Samson Carbon 49 midi controller. I have a show in a week and now I have to go rush and get a replacement for something that was barely used. Horrible product.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No iPhone support for cameras not even with iOS9.2

    • Written by Desmond G from Rotterdam

    Sadly the new update doesn't seem to work with this version. Do we need a newer version which also supports USB3.0?

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked...For a while

    • Written by Tyler M from Dubuque

    I used this with wired external keyboards as as well as MIDI devices, worked quite well for a few weeks now it won't recognize anything. It Doesn't even give me the "Requires too Much Power" message it used to give me when I plugged in incompatible devices. It just goes on as if nothing were ever plugged in. Disappointing. Don't really want to buy another one either because the price point is absurd, but everything else third party seems to be unsupported. What to do...

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not work!!!

    • Written by hector V from bronx

    I have a canon 20 D, I got a "CAN NOT USE DEVICE The connected USB device is not supported"
    message.
    Sorry apple, as much as I like your products, this one just does not work.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only useful for cameras

    • Written by Harry A from Madison

    The adapter will only transfer photos directly from a digital camera. If the photos have been copied to a PC and then copied to a chip, they can't be transferred to an Ipad. It took about 2 hours on the phone for Apple tech support to figure this out. However, one can upload photos from a PC to icloud.com which can then be accessed by the Ipad. No need to buy this adapter unless transferring from a camera.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using with Sony Cybershot

    • Written by Linda D from Hutton

    Having read all previous reviews was very reticent about trying this bit of kit...so bought it from John Lewis knowing that I could return it if it didn't work out. Spent ages with my Sony Cybershot looking how to change various settings. In the end just 'did it' without changing anything and it worked straight away uploading photos to my iPad. Panic over and 100 percent success.

    16 of 17 people found this useful