• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does What It Says It Will Do

    • Written by Mike M from Worksop

    First off, don't treat this thing like the USB port on your main device (PC for me, you probably have an iPad) - your iPhone is unlikely to provide power to your USB headset, USB MIDI keyboard or whatever (although it depends on how much power the particular device needs). Cameras should be OK, since they get their power from their internal battery, as should a decent USB-connected device that gets its power from its own battery or an external power supply. So I tried a few combinations:

    Canon PowerShot A2100 IS Camera directly to iPhone: not only does it work (it has its own battery, of course), the iPhone automatically opens it up so I can immediately peruse the photos and videos thereon - helpful!

    MPOW USB headset directly to iPhone: iPhone message pops up, "Cannot use accessory / This accessory requires too much power".

    MPOW USB headset via a powered USB hub - worked fine (both phones & mic).

    Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard directly to iPhone: worked fine with Garageband, including the arpeggiator.

    Akai LPK25 MIDI keyboard via a powered USB hub - again, worked fine.

    As for charging the iPhone, even with nothing plugged into the USB socket, it switches between charging and not charging every couple of seconds - and the iPhone makes a sound when it starts to charge; that can get quite irritating after a while.

    Five stars for doing exactly what it says it will do plus handling stuff via a powered USB hub, but minus a star for the charging/not-charging oddity and also for not being able to route power from a connected lightning cable plug to the USB socket.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    GoPro connection problem

    • Written by Mert S from Antalya

    It is a great device which I have been waiting for. However there is a compatibility issue with GoPro Hero 6 Black. When I plug the adapter into my IPad Air 2 IOS 12.1.1 (Currently most updated) to connect GoPro Hero 6 Black, Photos app auto launches then suddenly crashes. That’s all the thing. I tried to establish a stable connection with various cables however the result was the same. I coordinated with call center and then visited the technical support center too. It seems that my set nicely works with any IPad IOS 11.4 but nothing new. Hope to get an update.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Sony FDR-AX53

    • Written by Chris H from Santa Clara

    After unsuccessfully trying the SD Card adapater and the older USB adapter (without the lightning pass through) I finally went out and bought this one. Plugged in the camcorder and immediate recognizes my footage for import. Success!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has ruined this adapter with IOS12.

    • Written by Thomas J from Simpsonville

    I had been using his adapter to load recoded TV shows to my ipad. After the IOS12 update, this transfer no longer works. Also videos will not load from my USB 2.0 adapter either. It still works to upload photos from a SD card; however, I rarely use it for this. This adapter is now a waste of $40.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Digital Audio Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital

    • Written by wave W from london

    Digital audio works connected to the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player.

    Compatible with iPhone 5se and 6, plus iPad 4?(last version with the original shaped body) and iPad 5. Tested. The iPad 4? updated a driver.

    Digital sound signal is automatically transmitted from lightning connector to the USB connection. Then connect the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player to your HIFI auxiliary.

    Connect the iPad usb power lead to the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. The iPad power adapter has more power than an iPhone adapter. This enables the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter to power the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player vial the USB cable. Of course you could use the power plug, however the engineer that designed the Pro-ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC Player recommended using the USB to power the DAC.

    The Apple engineer asked to add this information as they were unsure if it would work.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for me with Sony RX100

    • Written by Joern K from San Francisco

    So there are some menu settings that one has to activate for Sony cameras (at least RX100).

    Under Setup4 USB connection needs to be set to MTB, USB power supply to off.

    The USB connection setting requires CTRL with Smartphone under Network 1 to be off.

    It has video and photos in the import folder in photo. I got the power message once but just unplugging solved that.

    In a nutshell this needs to be much easier thats why I am knocking a star

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with IOS 12 as expected

    • Written by Jeevan Sai K from Hyderabad

    After IOS 12 update to iphone, the USB 3 Camera adapter doesn't work as expected. :(

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bug or future iOS12? No video import possible anymore

    • Written by Joerg B from Peine

    Since the update to iOS12 no video file will shown as importable. This was definitely possibel under 11.4 Now only picture files can imported.

    I`m very angry because only two days before the iOS12 update i bought the adapter cable. Now it`s unusable for me. I NEED to import the video files from my camera.

    .... and so many simpel USB sticks did also not work because "they need to much power". I pluged the power supply into the Lightning-to-USB_3 adapter but nothing change the "low Power" message.

    Very disapointing :(

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for photo transfer

    • Written by Joe P from Bolingbrook

    Picked this up to transfer files from a dSLR (Nikon D700, Compact Flash card) to a 10.5" iPad Pro when traveling without a laptop. This will permit quick editing in Lightroom and also provide a backup of the data on the CF card.

    Tested connecting the camera directly to the adapter using a mini-USB to Type-A USB cable. Photos in the camera came up for import In Photos.

    Also tested connecting a Lexar CF USB card reader using a USB 3 mini Type-B to Type-A cable. Initially received a pop-up on the iPad that the device would work because it required too much power. Plugged a Lightning charge cable in and retried; import worked perfectly.

    In both cases, the files were added to my Photos Library (synced to iCloud) and also auto-imported into Lightroom CC (once I set up auto-import in the app) which syncs to an Adobe cloud storage account. Just the solution I was looking for when traveling without a laptop.

    I may find other USB uses for this adapter but it handles the task I purchased it for perfectly.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Uploading photos from USB stick (not camera-direct)

    • Written by Adrian C from Vancouver

    Seems to be designed to work only from direct camera transfer. But there is a workaround - thanks to George H from Orlando on the SD Adapter Reviews page:

    Rename photos with 8 characters - four letters then four numbers - ie XXXX1234.jpg The Photo app then will see them. Cumbersome, but it seems to work. (Have only tried with JPG so far)

    Also, I needed to plug in a charger to the adapter.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool to connect a DSLR to an iPhone

    • Written by Stephen H from Dawlish

    This adapter is a seamless way to use my iPhone SE 128gb as a hard drive for my Canon EOS 50D while on holiday. With the adapter connected to the iPhone just plug in the camera via USB and turn it on. Photos opens and displays all available images. Select and upload to phone. When free WiFi is available sync the phone with iCloud.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand new doesn’t work

    • Written by Jr W from Hamlet

    It never works when I hook it up to my fully updated iPhone 6s+ but when I would hook it up to my friends iPhone it would work no problem ! I know nothing is wrong with my port because it charges fine and no problems with anything else ..

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly to import photos

    • Written by Bruce L from Yardville

    Works as advertised. Connected directly to my Nikon D500, it imports photos to my 9.7 in iPad Pro without requiring external power. If I plug my Sony XQD/SD card reader into the adapter, I need to power it via the Lightning port, but it works fine. Even powering from the USB port on my Mac will both power the card reader and charge the iPad at the same time.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Audio Quality via Lightning Port

    • Written by Benjamin S from Mesa

    This item was purchased to use an external digital to analog converter with iOS devices. Provides sub-standard performance with professional audio interfaces and other enthusiast audio gear and isn't viable means of emulating the performance a PC or Mac with a dedicated USB port.. Such was not it's intended use, but should be noted by those expecting similar audio performance as expected from a PC or Mac with iOS devices as they will likely be underwhelmed with the audio performance via this "camera adapter".

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, love the Lightning power connection

    • Written by Eric S from Littleton

    Sometimes peoples' reviews make me wonder if they've really thought things through, you know?

    There's a reason that this dongle is generally recommended over the similar / cheaper "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" -- that's because *this* device allows you to provide power via a Lightning cable connected to a USB power supply (AC adapter, USB battery, etc.).

    So, if you use this dongle to connect your camera (or USB card reader) to your iGizmo, and you get an error message stating that your device draws "too much power," just plug in a lightning cable that's attached to a power source. It'll allow you to connect to older camera models, card readers, even some (maybe most) USB microphones.

    Oh, and it supports USB 3 data speeds with more-modern iOS devices. Love it!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little dongle

    • Written by Connor M from Gladstone

    I bought this thing to use with my 2012 iPad Mini, and so far I've really enjoyed it. This adapter works with other iPads too, not just with iPad Pro if anyone was wondering. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to make an iPad their main computer.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked as I’d hoped.

    • Written by Peter V from Currans hill

    The earlier version didn’t include the ability to power / charge so if it was plugged into a GoPro it failed due to excess current.

    Plugging the charger in as well as the camera solved this issue immediately.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If your camera has two card slots

    • Written by John H from Conway

    Some cameras have two card slots. If you have both cards in the camera and get gray squares instead if images when you connect the camera remove one of the cards.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Isn't working for me

    • Written by Diana K from Seattle

    I was able to transfer photos from a 6 year old camera (Panasonic GF2) but it would not work for either my Sony A7R III or my SanDisk SD card reader. Error message for both said they required too much power. >:(

    22 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    False advertising and a shame for Apple

    • Written by Nikos K from Athens

    I tried this again after some time. Apart from not working with any SD reader I have, it now refuses to work with my Sony A7R Mark II.
    This is one the best cameras in the world, if not the best.

    The error message, that a POWERED device "requires too much power", makes me feel Apple thinks we are silly.
    I have 4 Macs and 3 iPads.
    This is a SHAME for Apple.

    34 of 61 people found this useful