• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good device for photos

    I purchased this kit before a trip to London/Paris. I decied to go without my usual laptop to download my pictures each day. Instead I took my iPad and this connector kit. The iPad, via the SD part of the kit, downloaded the images into my iPad 64G device without and modifications using the RAW format from my Nikon. When I did get home, I easily imported the photos into Apeture for editing, etc. Without this device I would have needed my laptop which I didn't want to lug around. I would recommend this device for this purpose alone.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for my photo shoot

    Perfectly wonderful. I plugged it in and uploaded the shoot pics that were in raw. It was nice to have a backup just in case we had formatting issues with the card. Or...heaven forbid, my camera fell. You cannot re-do wedding I do's.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Well... Apple should rename it "iPad SD Connection Kit"

    When I tried plugging in my Nikon D80 to my iPad 2 via. USB I got a pop-up saying the camera required too much power. I tried the SD reader adapter and It worked great. I still would not recommend it.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Bought this today and it's a great product. You'll get two adapters for the price of one and with the USB adapter you even can connect your iPhone to your iPad to import photos/videos. The only disadvantage of this is that you first need to import your photos/videos to watch them in full screen.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless because of Apple’s control issues

    This did not work the way I expected please read. I purchased this for my wife because she wanted an easy way to import pictures to her iPad without going through iTunes. I guess it is not the connector’s fault but rather Apple’s control issues. Apple has written their software to ignore any photo not saved to the SD card by a camera. This means we can’t save photos from my computer to the SD card and import them to the iPad. The only way is through iTunes. I first have to move the photos from my computer to her computer (where iTunes is) and then use iTunes to import the photos. Why on earth did Apple disable the ability to import photos saved to SD cards by anything other than cameras? I did find I can trick it to import the images if I rename the photos using the same naming schema as my camera uses. Extra work I am not willing to do. I don’t understand why Apple would do this. They actually had to do extra programming to make the app work or “not work” as the case is. I am returning this product tomorrow! Apple please grow up and let your customers use products they way they want and not the way you want them to use your products.

    128 of 141 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I bought this when I bought my new iPad 2 and I LOVE IT! Works great and very easy to use!

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly convenient

    Very convenient transfer of images to my Ipad in a very portable device. I expect to fill my 8GB card in my camera in an upcoming vacation; this will be a very convenient way free up space to take more pictures/videos. A++ accessory, arguably a necessity!

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful connection kit

    Thank you Apple for allowing us to copy photos from the iphone 4 and camera devices to the ipad...

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for iPad 1st generation

    This accessory is a good one IF you DON'T have a camera on your iPad. But if you have an iPad 2, this seems like a pointless purchase. If you have a lot of pictures on your SD card though, and you HAVE to have them on your iPad, this iPad Camera Connection Kit IS RECOMMENDED.
    -Recommendation varies based on situation: average recommendation-

    9 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rating for the SD card reader so far!

    The SD card reader worked perfectly on my iPad 2! I have not tried the other fuction yet!

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Disregard negative reviews

    I'm sorry I paid attention to several reviews that said this camera connection kit would not work with the latest iPad upgrades--because it DOES. Erroneously believing there might be a problem,I took my iPad 2 and an SD card to the Apple store and the card reader they had transferred photos quickly and competently. At the time my iPad 2 was running iOS 4.3 and now that I've upgraded to 4.3.1 it still works fine. The alleged power problem referenced by other reviews is not a problem for me. The clerk did say,however, that only photos could be transferred and I have yet to check that out. It's a product that does what it promises and that's good enough for me.

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    just like I said! works like a charm ! on a very reasonable price!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for journos on the run

    I'm a journalism student and this camera kit works great on the go when I'm out with my iPad and have to download photos from my Nikon D90 on the fly. Just pop in the SDHC card and you're off to the races. Takes a few extra seconds to transfer RAW photos, but well worth it. I just wish this accessory kit worked on my iPhone 4 so I could check out my 12 mpx photos on a Retina Display moments after shooting.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my camera

    Well, when I say "my" camera, I mean "the camera I use". I shoot weekly videos for a local event, on an HD Canon camcorder. Traditionally, I'd bring the SD card home, pop it into my MacBook Pro, and go to town in iMovie. My main reason for buying the kit was to try doing my video editing on the iPad, but it seems like the format of the videos isn't recognized by the Camera Connection Kit. Big bummer.

    Works fine with my raw photos from the Nikon D80, and of course with my iPhone 4. So that's good. But yeah, I really wish I could get the camcorder's videos to offload onto the iPad 2.

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Stuff

    Love it so so much

    18 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    I love my camera connection kit. I use both the USB and SD Card connectors and they work flawlessly! They're perfect for when I'm on a photo shoot and I can show my clients the photos right away on my iPad. Plus, they're super compact so I can just throw them in my camera bag with my iPad and I'm ready to go!

    38 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely great!

    I don't know where individuals are coming up with negative comments on this great product! All you have to do is connect you sd card into the card reader and that's it! It will ask you what you would like to import and once it's finished, it will ask you whether or not you would like to keep your pictures on the sd card itself or delete them. It is one of the best accessories I have ever bought from apple! Thanks apple for making such renowned products!!!

    24 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - crippled by the new updates

    So, what to say?

    Whenever I connect my powered camera through the USB reader to the iPad, it works fine.
    However, whenever I plug in the SD card reader, nothing. I get a message saying "The connected USB device requires too much power."
    And that's the end of that.

    After a bit of reading up online, I found that this is a common problem - caused by the 3.2+ upgrades, which reduced the power output from 100mAh to a measly 20mAh, which basically makes it unusable unless you want to use up your camera's battery.
    This is the only Apple product I've ever been disappointed with, and I hope it doesn't happen again.
    Apple, if you're going to sell us a camera connection kit, we want to be able to connect our cameras to it! So is this how it works now? Just sell us something for £50 then release an upgrade which makes the iPad not want to recognise it anymore. Cheers for that

    109 of 122 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    just absolutly terrible

    it doesnt work with my cell phone. my sd card has 300 photos and it can only read 1 photo. dont buy this. you will regret it

    27 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for Compact Flash cameras or card readers

    I bought this intending to use my iPad on my upcoming trip to download, view, and email pictures while on the road. My camera is a Canon 20D which uses a Compact Flash card. When I tried connecting my USB CF card reader to the iPad, the iPad said that the device drew too much power and wasn't allowed. I then tried plugging in my Cannon 20D in via a USB connection cable and the iPad said the device wasn't supported. I'll be returning the kit to Apple.

    Apple, either allow other devices to work, or call it the "Apple iPad SD Camera Connection Kit".

    182 of 207 people found this useful