• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not suitable for use with unpowered USB thumb drives

    Expected to be able to import/export photos from an iPad to a standard USB thumb drive, but the product fails to connect to any of the USB thumb drives I had available, both USB2 and USB3, failing with a "device uses too much power" error, so it was useless for this purpose. From further research, it appears it will only work by connecting to USB thumb drives through a powered USB hub.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Canon 50D

    Canon 50D does not have an option to change the communication mode to PTP, so this adapter will not work with it. (I updated the camera's firmware to 1.0.9, but this setting was still not available.) Also, it may work with some card readers, but would not work with mine. I think the problem is that a normal USB port on a computer provides power to any device that is plugged into it. I don't think the iPhone does this, so you get an error stating that there is not enough power to operate the device.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Ricoh Theta SC

    Device asks for too much power. So is there another adaptor that WILL work with the Theta SC? (And exactly what cameras DOES this adaptor work with?)

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my cameras and iPad

    I tried this adapter with several of my cameras and it just does not work. The iPad or iPhone tells me that the camera draws too much power. That's quite bad for a camera adapter not to work with cameras.. Looking at the reviews on this site I should not be surprised that my adapter does not work, as most people seem unhappy about it!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died within 6 months

    Got the adapter on 03.18.2016, used 5 times and died last nite during a practice session. I use this with the iPad for my Samson Carbon 49 midi controller. I have a show in a week and now I have to go rush and get a replacement for something that was barely used. Horrible product.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke, unbelievable!!!

    This is unbelievable, all of a sudden, when connecting to my ipad I get this message saying: accessory unavailable and that's crazy considering the fact that it was working for at least three weeks since I purchased it and I haven't had any problems until now. I use it as a midi connector for my korg microkey-air keyboard so it's not the keyboard it's this useless piece of junk of a product. I've tried an usb hub, still no solution. Thirty-dollar's down the drain. They are going to keep making billions of dollars, I don't care; I am done with rotten apple and they're mediocre overrated products. They seriously need to get it together, I am so tired of the frustration. Stupid me, I also spent over a hundred dollars in music apps because of my use of the camera connection kit for my production. Thank you so much Apple, for ruining my workflow and taking my hard-earned money. Pathetic!!!

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, you are insulting me!

    I have purchased this item naive enough to think that it may allow me to transfer high-resolution photos from my DSLR into my iPad mini 4.. ..a very understandable mistake since it is presented this way.. HOWEVER, when I import TIFF photographs into my iPad the primitive "Photos" app automatically reduces the quality and compresses the TIFF format to a 3,5 Mpx photo. Apple, I love your products, but this is a major fail and I feel insulted. Stop trying to appeal to professionals when you are not able to keep up with their needs.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FAIL

    I bought it today to use on my trip to Europe and it absolutely does NOT work. It said "requires too much power." I connected it to my iPad mini and it said the same thing. Do not buy it because it does not work.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fail

    When connected to iPad mini 4 and GO PRO style Activeon action camera, the error message came up: "the device connected uses too much power". Epic fail. Returning tomorrow.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working...

    I bought adapter to ease downloading of photos to iPad Air from Sony DSC-HX300 Bridge camera. All working fine. Haven't downloaded photos for a while, maybe since last update to iOS 9.3.1? I now get "Connected device requires too much power" message & can't download - do I need to spend more money on USB powered / not powered adapter?

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires Too Much Energy

    This adapter will not allow me to plug in a simple SD card reader (with no card in it yet) without saying that it requires too much energy. Unfortunately, it is basically useless. I will have to buy the version that comes with the extra port to simultaneously charge; it really shouldn't be this difficult.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No stars--even though apple forced me to give it a star to write the review

    Absolutely does not work. I have a Nikon Coolpix L840 and an ipad air running 9.3.1. I continually get the message that the device requires too much power. Searched on-line and was told to check that the "USB power supply" was off on ipad...can't find that anywhere in settings. Also been told to buy an external hub, yet I've read that people who've done that were unsuccessful. What's the deal apple? Now I have to drive 40 miles to the nearest apple store to return this useless cable.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too fragile to use for portable audio

    I'm now on my 4th (soon to be 5th) in the space of 3 months. It's a cable so you would expect it to take some stress. C'mon Apple how about offering something more suitable or even doing away with the MFI program

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB flash drive. Using usb lightening adaptor cable

    Got the Apple USB to Lightening cable adaptor as a gift, it was bought from Apple Store in Exeter. It was for my iPad Air running iOS9.2.Unfortunately it first said needed more power so I bought a powered USB hub from Amazon but still didn't work saying it cannot read any of my flash drives. I ask Apple, what's the point of selling a USB to lightening converter if it never works? Apple should tell you about these pitfalls BEFORE you buy. The SD card lightening connector works perfectly without powered hub and transferred my camera photos without fuss.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally senseless restrictions make this feature for me completely useless

    I was really happy to hear apple will introduce the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.

    Unfortunately apple forces the user to import all data or nothing
    it isn't possible to choose an folder.

    When I take a huge amount of pictures I want to import
    these pictures to Lightroom on my iPAD Pro I have to select all Pictures
    I want to edit.

    That means that I need to to tap 1000 times when I did 1000 pictures or I import
    all data from my 64GB storage card.

    Or I have to clear my camera's storage after each shooting (what I don't wanna do!).

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No iPhone support for cameras not even with iOS9.2

    Sadly the new update doesn't seem to work with this version. Do we need a newer version which also supports USB3.0?

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing works as of IOS 9

    my MIDI keyboard doesn't work anymore, even a simple usb drive doesn't work as of IOS9
    tried it with a mini-hub; still nothing.

    Hopefully the store will give me a refund. The device is completely useless and I'm trapped in IOS 9 without a way to get back to 8. This 'IOS update' trick happened to me on my IPAD 2 and it's 'camera connect' kit a couple years back, when three people complained that their battery wasn't lasting as long anymore.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    almost useless

    I was a fan of the old USB camera kit. I could connect a card reader to it, or a midi device, or a camera, and transfer stuff and interact with the items on the other end.

    Alas, with this device I am not able to do much. Even a simple SD card reader is not able to work. I bought two different ones, thinking maybe I encountered a fluke. No such luck.

    Save your money. Don't bother with this. The closest I got was when using it connected to a camera, but even then the ability to tell it to just import the JPG part of a JPG+RAW set of photos is still broken. Bummer.

    If you are going to only want to import RAW photos, or don't shoot RAW, and have a USB cable for your camera, and your camera can be set to NOT try to charge off a USB connection, you may find this useful. Otherwise, take a pass.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on 1 in 10 products

    Simply awful connector as I've only made it work with one Canon camera (and a simple MIDI pad). Doesn't work with my Sony video cam, Nikon, GoPro, or any of my USB drives as they all "require too much power". Useless and if I could, I would get my money back.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a trustworthy product

    I've had the camera connection kit for just under a year, and used it 50+ times with my camera and music keyboard. It worked fine before, yet now (even without a device attached to the adapter) I get an error saying the devices is using too much power. I'm only plugging in the camera connection kit. Again, I'm only connecting the adapter, without any device attached, I am still seeing this error. I used the old first gen adapter for years, this adapter is buggy. Also, they devices sold as (mad for Apple) iPads will change from one iOS to the next version. A mic that worked on iOS 7, may not work on iOS 8.

    How long is the warranty for the Camera Connection Kit? I guess I had to read the box, as it listed nowhere on Apple/Amazon's website.

    13 of 13 people found this useful