• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little dongle

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If your camera has two card slots

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Isn't working for me

    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. >:(

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    False advertising and a shame for Apple

    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.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Connect iPhone 6s to Samson Go Mic

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 3 Camera Adapter

    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.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It won’t work with anything

    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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work!

    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!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't get it to work

    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.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great, with One Caveat

    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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lighting port does not support audio devices

    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.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB3 devices only work on 10" iPad Pro

    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.

    20 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Requires iOS 9.3 or later

    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...

    19 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    beware of firmware update

    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)

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Functionality

    The $40 adapter will allow you to transfer photos from your camera into Photos, it's advertised function. It also allows me to connect a DAC for headphone listening.

    It will not allow a USB thumb drive to connect - even when the iPad is connected to the charger via the pass-through - stating that it "requires too much power".

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Best work with USB hub for all people who want connect music keyboard, guitar interface, external microphones and many else for create music even on iPhone 7 :-)

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning port doesn't work with Apple's Lightning Headphones

    The lightning port doesn't work with Apple's own lightning headphones. It gives an error "This accessory is not supported by this device." I have a keyboard (music keyboard) that uses the USB portion just fine, but I cannot use headphones with it at all on my iPhone 7 plus. Bluetooth headphones have a significant delay and do not work with the keyboard. I'm left with having to listen to it out loud. Part of the reason I got the adapter was so I could play the keyboard without disturbing others. Very disappointed. The USB portion works, the lightning portion does not.

    24 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its fast... for the first few images. Ports are too close! Terrible design

    Great for use on the 12.9 ipad with actual usb 3 speeds but its usually only for the first 30 or so photos. I'm using a lexar 2933x XQD card along with the Lexar LRWXQDU-7000 XQD reader to transfer. The photos app reads the photos really fast so there's less wait to start transferring photos. Starting out the first 30 or so photos transfer at roughly 10 photos a second. Then it bottlenecks somewhere and transfer slows down to roughly 2-3 photos a second and then 15 or so seconds later starts to pick up again slowly getting faster but never reaches the top transfer speeds like when you started out. Sometimes found transferring photos with a slower SDXC card using the lightning to sd card reader was sometimes faster for doing a lot a photos because the transfer speed is constant.

    I also found that the ports are too close together and using many memory cards readers would block the lightning port used to power the adapter. Terrible design so sometimes you have to use some kind of extension or usb3 elbow adapter.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed

    I use the iPhone 6 Plus as my main music listening device containing high-res audio files (ALAC, FLAC, DSD) through a very nice DAC headphone amp using the Lightning digital out and good headphones. Once you experience this kind of audio quality it's almost impossible to go back to the headphone jack on the phone.

    But one problem was that I wasn't able to charge the phone and deplete the battery during the long listening sessions. That problem is now completely solved with this adapter. I can get the digital audio out through the USB jack into the DAC while charging the phone at the same time. This is especially useful during a long flight (which I make frequently) and/or drive.

    For high-res audio listeners this accessory is a must.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Works with Apple 12w Charger and Mains Power

    I was hoping this would work with my iPad Pro using a hefty portable Power Banker (Anker or the like). But no, always get the 'too much power' error. I can only get this working via the 12w Apple Charger plugged into the mains, so somewhat defeats the object of a portable solution.

    28 of 37 people found this useful