• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need USB download capability

    Big disappointment. My photos are on flash drives. I was hoping to download them to my iPad. But I get the error message "not enough power"

    54 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect!!

    Was a bit skeptical but still took a chance on it as I needed something to transfer my pictures...It worked perfect both from my sd card & also from my camera,just as stated & would recommend to anyone to buy.Great product!

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great

    I have a lumix something or other camera. When I plugged it in with the card the iPad 2 picked up its signals within minutes. It took a little while to download all the pictures but they were HD so they could be expected. I loved this because it made it so much easier to access and send photos on my iPad.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor effort Apple

    Bought 2 of these devices to be able to attach USB stick to iPad2 for my wife and I. Get the message the the device uses too much power. Apple advertises a device that does not work with its own products - very poor effort and a waste of $80.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Longer Works to Transfer Photos - Apple Diasbled Functionality

    Apple lowered the max power a camera kit connected USB device can draw, such that no USB memory stick will now work. Further, if you drop JPEGs onto a camera SD Card, they won't be recognized and read either. I create JPEGs from RAW for better image quality but they are not read by the iPad. Only images stored by the camera. In essence, the kit is useless.

    91 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Thought this would be a great way to backup photos whilst travelling - but connected up a standard Nikon Coolpix camera and it tells me "this device is not supported by iPad". The Coolpix saves photos in a standard JPG format, so what's the problem? Wasted both time and money...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Option worked great

    I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-TX1. With power off on both iPad and camera I put the adapter on the USB end of the camera charger and then plugged into the iPad. The iPad immediately came on. I turned on the camera and the iPad immediately opened up the Photos application, displayed all of the photos, and gave me a choice to delete all or import all. If I touched a photo, the option immediately changed to import selected or delete selected. Once I copied a selected photo it gave me an option to delete that photo from the camera. I do believe that sequencing is key; my camera accidentally became disconnected and I had to disconnect the iPad and the camera, power both off, and restart the process. I am very pleased. While connected my camera indicates it is in "Mass Storage" mode. The memory stick adapter will not work with my camera, which uses a Memory Pro Duo stick, but I knew that when I purchased and was content with having one solution. I have been very frustrated about how difficult it is to communicate with the iPad ... this plugs a big gap for me for upcoming cruises when my cell phone will not be available. Now I need to decide which postcard app to use, and I'm good to go!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product But PLEASE UPDATE!!!!

    Great product for the price. Had no issues connecting my Nikon D60 with the SD card reader adapter to my iPad2. Really helpful in eliminating the computer from the equation and making the iPad self-sufficient.

    APPLE: Please further eliminate the computer from the equation by adding an update that will allow the iPad to recognize an external hard drive/flash drive via the USB Adapter.

    That's it,


    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB device uses too much power error message

    Used connection kit with no problems with old Sony cybershot and ipad2. Upgraded to Sony cybershot dsc-hx9v and now get error message. Can't connect to a power source or chain USB since camera battery charger only holds battery so no way to connect to power. Can't find anything that says this camera isn't compatible. Disappointed since use iPad to download pix on vacation. Now can't do it anymore. Don't understand why newer camera would cause problems when older one didn't .Useless to me now.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I am a photographer. Absolutlly love it. Being able to do a quick check or show the client the photo straight away on a large screen without carrying a laptop or having to wait for a laptop to boot. It's fantastic.

    Works fine with my Canon 50D and 5D mark ii.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It is a waste of time to use this with my camera because it is not compatible. I have a Kodax easy share camera and it didn't allow this camera connection to work. waste of time and my money

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its great for iMovie

    When I got an iPad, I really wanted to do some editing on it. I had videos on my iPod that I wanted to put together, but the iMovie app for it doesn't work very well. After finding out about this thing, I went and got the kit and works so well. Takes a while to upload videos more then 3 minutes, but that's expected. One more thing, do your research, I went to three different Apple employees and asked if it really did that, and they said that it doesn't. It wasn't until I showed one of them the How To section of iMovie that he realized that it was true. Other then that, great product.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Read so many negative Reviews before taking the plunge and buying a Sony cyber shot with 8gb memory card schd but need not have been concerned as it was picked up by my iPad as soon as I connected and loaded all my pictures. Works perfectly.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't do anything

    Hoped to be able to import jpegs via sd card reader. All the literature says that iPad 2 "automatically opens photo app" and yet it doesn' t. In fact, nothing happens. I can't find the sd card nor the photos on it anywhere.

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read all reviews - but still purchase

    it's good to read reviews on past buying experiences - but in this case it was about 60/40 bad to good - but I still purchased anyway. I had faith in Apple.

    My camera is a Olympus 1030SW and the "camera adapter" works just perfect for it. As soon as I powered on the camera, the "photo" section of my Ipad 2 opened and I was able to select pictures/movies to download.

    Olympus cameras use "XD" - not "SD" - so the "card reader" will be for my wife's camera card which uses SD cards (Canon)

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does work!!

    I read many of the reviews and as a SENIOR aged user I have had no problems getting both components of the camera connection kit to work - and work well!! It is helpful to read the instructions - you need to have your transfer setting on your camera set to PTP. If your camera is not compatible the card reader still works with the SD card. Take note - it is for SD cards only. Check what type of camera and card you have before you buy the kit.
    I have an ipad 2 and it is running the latest OS. For those who are keen to blame the tools, go and see the guys at your nearest Apple store. I have found them very helpful.
    Thanks Apple for an excellent product.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How to get around the "uses too much power" issue with USB devices

    I have a Sony Bloggie 3D camera that, when connected to my iPad 2, gets a "uses too much power" message. I connected the Bloggie to a cheapo USB powered hub, then connected the hub to the iPad, and everything worked perfectly. For some reason I had to do this twice - the order in which connections are made may be important. Again, I connected the camera to the powered hub first, then connected the hub via adapter to the iPad.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my camera!

    Very irritated that the iPad2 camera connection kit does not work with my Olympus Stylus 780 camera. XD Card does not fit in slot and using USB cable is not recognized. Waste of money!!!!!

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Considered returning it, BUT....

    I bought the kit today and I LOVE iT - well, after tinkering with it and reading reviews. Hooked up nikon coolpix using USB cable at first, it didn't work. "too much power." moved on to sd card slot, worked like a charm! Wondering if apple would refund me $14.50 for the non-working USB connector, I perused reviews and was disappointed until one reviewer mentioned turning off his camera's "auto transfer something-something." Aha! "too much power! " so I went to my camera settings, turned off "auto charge through computer" and voilà! The kit is a keeper.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    The Camera connection kit for I pad was the easiest thing to use ever. I love it. We have game cameras out for looking at deer, this works great for putting the SD cards in the I pad and viewing the pictures right on the spot and erasing the cards. Could not be easier to use. I highly recommend this product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful