• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Does exactly as it says on the box. 100% love this!
    I do photography and now it's so much easier to share my photos on all my apple devices! I literally take all my photo so on my camera then plug it straight into my iPad and done! Then my cloud puts them everywhere I need them!
    Highly recommend*

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iPhone6

    Was hesitant to buy it at first since some people in the internet says it works well with ipad only but it works perfectly with iPhone. Great when you're travelling and would want to transfer pictures from your camera to phone, and to be able to post it in Facebook or whatever you might want to do with the picture. ;)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    It's fine for uploading photos from an SD card, but doesn't upload videos from SD cards which is the main reason I bought it for and all that after checking the apple website to make sure it did.

    124 of 133 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Bought this so that I could easily transfer photos from my wife's phone to mine,
    Only to find that as ever Apple have only done half a job, and the wire lets you transfer from an sd card onto your phone but not the other way round.

    Sometimes I really do wonder why I put up with this rubbish

    56 of 113 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea

    I got this while on holidays years ago was very useful been used on quite a few holidays to share or show off the pictures rather than waiting till at home.

    It doesn't seem to work as well with my iPad mini 4 though as it did with the iPad mini 1.

    I've not really used with iPhone so not sure how well it works.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed all my RAW files

    Imported fine, but when trying to edit images on a Mac images are claimed to be unsupported even thought they work perfectly well when importing directly.

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with photos but not videos

    It works with iPhone and iPad, that is amazing. But advertisement says it can transfer video too, mine doesn't work. (I was transferring mp4 format). :(

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but photos don't open in apps

    I transferred a few 24mp RAW photo files onto my iPhone 6. I can edit the pics in the native Photos app but apps like VSCO and Lightroom Mobile don't let me import the files... not sure if it's because they're too large or what but it's annoying that I can't use it the way I want to.

    It's going back for a refund.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening to Card Reader

    I would rate this a 5 star. I love that I can use my iPad to edit photos while on vacation. I purchased this in November 2014 at St John's Towne Center store in Jacksonville. Granted I've gotten more than my $29 worth from this tool however, it no longer works. Stopped working in December 2015, but I thought it was my iPad. I upgraded to the Pro and it still not work. :( I really only use it when traveling but really need it with me today and no store in my town sells them.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No video download

    Works great for photos but does not download videos. It downloads them as photos only

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, pity about the software

    This card reader works fast and reliably. I used it for many hundred photos on a recent cruise. But Photos import facility is so limited. The thumbnails are so small you cannot see any blurring or other faults. You have to import all the photos first before you can see them full screen. Only then can you see any misfocus or other problems. But by then you have two copies, one on the iPad and one on the card. Yes I know you can delete all photos from the card after importing, but then you have only one copy of your photos on one device. And no serious photographer would tolerate that. On a cruise ship or elsewhere, backing up to iCloud is not an option. So the only option is to delete individually all the bad ones both from iPad and from the card now back in the camera and leave the good ones. This is a very slow, boring and error prone process, especially as Photos does not display even file names, let alone metadata.
    What is needed is a facility to see the photos full screen BEFORE importing, with just 2 buttons, Import and Delete. New updated version PLEASE!

    213 of 232 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    Bought this to move photos from older SD HC card to i0S9.2
    Transfer was fast easy and worked perfectly. Super simple.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Perfect!

    Absolutely perfect! Was looking for a quick and easy way to transfer photos from my SD Card to my phone and this is it!

    Initially held off on purchasing it based on the negative reviews but caved in and so glad I bought it. Works perfectly on the most recent iOS 9.2.1 iPhone 6.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One-way street (transfer)

    I tested this device with my iPhone 6S, iOS 9.2.1. Photos transferred from the SD card to the iPhone very quickly. Unfortunately, there is no way to transfer from the iPhone to the SD card. You cannot use this device to offload your iPhone photos for easy importation to your computer. Given that this device only works with iOS 9.2 or later AND with more current iPhone/iPad's, this device offers little usefulness or value to this working photographer. I would not recommend this to a friend.

    27 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST WAY TO TRANSFER PICTURES CAMERA TO IPADS

    This is the best way to load quality pictures that are in the order of 15 MB per picture, then you can sent these pictures to friends so they too have quality pictures to view or print. The pictures transfer very fast and perfect. The other important thing is that it you want to send the same pictures at at a lower quality the IPad lets you sent the pictures at full quality or reduced quality.

    I do not understand that this is not suggested on the app Tips and Tricks so that everyone can use this great device..

    After the pictures are in an IPad you can transfer the quality pictures to an IPhone or another iPad at full quality by using Air Drop.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me...

    I recently purchased an iPad "Pro" and wanted a way to view my videos while out in the field. Enter the SD Card reader. I immediately found it will not work for my use. In order to read the files on the card the capture device must store the files in a way Apple likes. My Blackmagic Pocket doesn't do this. My GH4 doesn't do it either. Apple doesn't allow you to view all files on a card so I was out of luck. For fun I tried a sd card that I stored files the way Apple likes. The Ipad "Pro" did see the files but now I can't preview them. I have to download the files to the iPad "Pro" first. It's a 256gb card with <120gb Ipad. So what's the point of the SD Card reader? I don't think it's the SD Card reader's issue but limitations in iOS. This is disappointing for a device that has "Pro" in its title.

    61 of 82 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ad advertised but still disappointed

    Yes, it imports from iPhone and iPad (requires iOS 9.2 or later). Yes, it imports JPEG and RAW. However, ... iOS does not allow the editing of RAW files.

    22 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Works great with my iPad Air 2! I can easily import videos from my GoPro quickly. I was hesitant to purchase this item at first because of the negative reviews, but it has impressed me so far and I don't see why people are complaining. Great buy, especially for photographers and people with GoPros.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's how to get your non-Camera image/video files to import properly

    The product description warns that this device may only work for images and videos generated by a digital camera. It goes on to say that any random image/video you have on your computer may not import. That's true, but there's a way to fix it. Here's how:
    1. Update iOS device to iOS9.2 or later.
    2. Using your computer, create a folder called "DCIM" to the root of your SD card (or microSD).
    3. Copy the images/videos into the DCIM folder.
    4. Rename each image/video file like this "GOPRXXXX", where XXXX is a unique and incrementing number.
    For example, if you had one JPG file and one .MOV file, name them GOPR0001.JPG and GOPR0002.MOV.
    Incrementing numbers may not be required, but "GOPR" + 4 numeric characters are.
    5. Safely eject SD card from computer, plug Reader into the iOS device, place SD card into the Reader, and Photos app should open. If you're file naming is acceptable, Import will remain open and allow you to view/import the files. Import and you're done!

    Note #1: Other common digital-camera file naming conventions will most likely work.

    Note #2: I've successfully imported several image filetypes: .jpg, .png, .raw. And these video types: .mov, .m4v, .MP4. I am sure many more will work. Also, you can have a mix of filetypes on the SD card simultaneously, and the import will work. For example, import will work with .jpg and .png and .m4v files on the card at the same time.

    This reader itself deserves 4 or 5 stars. It worked for me with several microSDHC cards of various levels of quality, each using a different SD adapter. However, it's the Photos app I find problematic. The Photos->Import feature requires a strict file structure like the one given above. A file named wookie_wants_cookie.jpg won't import. Why can't it be intelligent enough to accept any filename?

    358 of 407 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The USB 3.0 Speeds are real on iPad Pro

    Just picked this up to test on my iPad Pro. The USB 3.0 speeds are very real. Such a huge improvement over the older version. For benchmarks see Epic Tutorials website. Speed tests are there. Very good product Apple. 5/5

    7 of 11 people found this useful