• 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.

    6 of 7 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".

    27 of 32 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!

    22 of 26 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.

    9 of 9 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    12 of 12 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. >:(

    28 of 48 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.

    44 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Connect iPhone 6s to Samson Go Mic

    • Written by Stephen Y from Las Vegas

    I am now able to connect my iPhone 6s to my Samson Go Mic (USB) for recording directly into GarageBand or for quick vlogging with better audio than built in mic. The added lightning plug allows me to power the mic and the iPhone at the same time. Pretty awesome.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 3 Camera Adapter

    • Written by Mark S from Singapore

    It works on my Canon 5D MkII camera and photos can be transferred to my Ipad Pro on ios 11 into Camera Roll.

    But that’s all it can do. I attached power via lightning cable (tried with Anker 60W usb power port and also with Apple Ipad original charger), and attempted photo transfer using a flash disk and tried also using a micro SD card with adaptor; both cannot work at all. Power not enough, really ? At the price Apple charges, for me “Money No Enough”! Buy with care, and you may find many reviewers having this problem. I feel Apple grossly mis-represented the functionalities of this gadget.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It won’t work with anything

    • Written by Colin W from Kissmmee

    So I bought this so i could upload my photos from my dslr to Instagram and so I was so excited it had to try it so I get my hardrive to see my photos and it’s says my hardrive uses to much power so I plug the charger and it shows import in my phone but nothing loads so I put my usb stick into which uses probably little to almost no power and again import shows up and no thing ever came up I tried it a couple times and there was stuff loaded on the stick but it just won’t work so definitely gonna be returning it.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work!

    • Written by Sofie V from Sint-Michiels (Brugge)

    I bought one today, but it doesn’t function. I am almost sure it’s because of iOS 11. The previous model (without the port to upload the iPad), worked perfect on iOS 10 but doesn’t work anymore with iOS 11 too.
    So you guys let me buy stuff in an apple resellers store that doe doesn’t function anymore? Fix it, guys!

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't get it to work

    • Written by Cristhofer C from Stoughton

    Just purchased this to transfer some pictures from a Flashdrive and it won't load pictures..not sure if I need something else or if am doing something wrong.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to transfer photos

    • Written by Fayaz K from North York

    Great accessory made by Apple. High quality and very fast in transferring photos from your camera to your iPad. Don't have to depend on my Mac when I travel. My camera and iPad are enough. Highly recommended.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, with One Caveat

    • Written by Richard M from Sammamish

    This product works great. I use it to attach a stereo Microphone to my phone, so I can record Stereo audio on the go. I have to dock it one star, as it refuses to support older Apple-made corded keyboards with my iPad. Had I gotten it for this purpose I would have rated it much lower. I fail to see why these Peripherals are not supported. I have even been able to use a USB splitter to use USB headphones, microphone, and keyboard all at once. I would highly recommend this product unless you plan on using it to attach an older Apple branded USB keyboard to an iOS device.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works-sorta

    • Written by Marke K from Ottawa

    I got this adapter to use with my iphone 7plus to backup RAW photos while off the grid. Transfer speeds with a Kingston USB 3.0 card reader are good (7minutes for 6.4GB of images) however the problem is that the adapter consistently fails to transfer all of the files on my SD cards. It is typically missing 5-10% of the files. While that's "close" it's unacceptable from a backup perspective. I can find no pattern in the files to explain this. All files are taken with the same Nikon camera in the same format and there is nothing unique about the size or other attributes of the files that are not transferred.

    If I choose delete at the end of the transfer sometimes I can re-insert the card and the files that were missed are then picked up. Other times these files continue to be invisible to the adaptor even though they are still on the card in the same directory and can be dealt with normally by other devices. I have experimented with a number of cards containing different images and the result is the same and doesn't improve even when I reduce the number of GBs of files to be transferred.

    I've spent hours troubleshooting trying to get this to work because it would be a great solution however I there isn't much point in a backup solution that is consistently unreliable so this little guy is going back.

    I might give it another shot when iOS11 rolls out and is stable but for now this device just doesn't'[t cut it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting port does not support audio devices

    • Written by Dmitry K from Zharovonki

    I wanted to connect the MIDI-keyboard and the headphones together to my iPhone 7+
    But the Lighting port on this adapter does not support audio devices.

    Everything else is great.

    28 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB3 devices only work on 10" iPad Pro

    • Written by Jordan I from West Bloomfield

    On smaller iPad Pro it complains there no enough power, when using usb drives or readers instead of fall back to usb 2 as description imply. Kind of misleading.

    30 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires iOS 9.3 or later

    • Written by T P from Leiden

    This information is only printed in small letters on a sticker on the side of the box: nowhere else. Good to know for users (like myself) who still use "older" iOS...

    26 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    beware of firmware update

    • Written by Paul F from Charlottesville

    I used to love this device. I used it to connect a DAC - worked great. Today, I plugged this into an ipad mini 4 and I was prompted to do a firmware update for the device. Ok, go. There is a counter indicating percentage of update completed, but no success or failure messages. After the update, just plugging this adapter into an ipad mini 4 or or an iphone SE gives the error: "Cannot Use Device. USB2.0 Hub: The connected device requires too much power." This is with just the adapter plugged in - no accessories. Either the FW damaged my device or its now only compatible with the 12.9" ipad pro (which has a usb 3.0 port)

    45 of 50 people found this useful