• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bug or future iOS12? No video import possible anymore

    Since the update to iOS12 no video file will shown as importable. This was definitely possibel under 11.4 Now only picture files can imported.

    I`m very angry because only two days before the iOS12 update i bought the adapter cable. Now it`s unusable for me. I NEED to import the video files from my camera.

    .... and so many simpel USB sticks did also not work because "they need to much power". I pluged the power supply into the Lightning-to-USB_3 adapter but nothing change the "low Power" message.

    Very disapointing :(

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for photo transfer

    Picked this up to transfer files from a dSLR (Nikon D700, Compact Flash card) to a 10.5" iPad Pro when traveling without a laptop. This will permit quick editing in Lightroom and also provide a backup of the data on the CF card.

    Tested connecting the camera directly to the adapter using a mini-USB to Type-A USB cable. Photos in the camera came up for import In Photos.

    Also tested connecting a Lexar CF USB card reader using a USB 3 mini Type-B to Type-A cable. Initially received a pop-up on the iPad that the device would work because it required too much power. Plugged a Lightning charge cable in and retried; import worked perfectly.

    In both cases, the files were added to my Photos Library (synced to iCloud) and also auto-imported into Lightroom CC (once I set up auto-import in the app) which syncs to an Adobe cloud storage account. Just the solution I was looking for when traveling without a laptop.

    I may find other USB uses for this adapter but it handles the task I purchased it for perfectly.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Brand new doesn’t work

    It never works when I hook it up to my fully updated iPhone 6s+ but when I would hook it up to my friends iPhone it would work no problem ! I know nothing is wrong with my port because it charges fine and no problems with anything else ..

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly to import photos

    Works as advertised. Connected directly to my Nikon D500, it imports photos to my 9.7 in iPad Pro without requiring external power. If I plug my Sony XQD/SD card reader into the adapter, I need to power it via the Lightning port, but it works fine. Even powering from the USB port on my Mac will both power the card reader and charge the iPad at the same time.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Audio Quality via Lightning Port

    This item was purchased to use an external digital to analog converter with iOS devices. Provides sub-standard performance with professional audio interfaces and other enthusiast audio gear and isn't viable means of emulating the performance a PC or Mac with a dedicated USB port.. Such was not it's intended use, but should be noted by those expecting similar audio performance as expected from a PC or Mac with iOS devices as they will likely be underwhelmed with the audio performance via this "camera adapter".

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, love the Lightning power connection

    Sometimes peoples' reviews make me wonder if they've really thought things through, you know?

    There's a reason that this dongle is generally recommended over the similar / cheaper "Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" -- that's because *this* device allows you to provide power via a Lightning cable connected to a USB power supply (AC adapter, USB battery, etc.).

    So, if you use this dongle to connect your camera (or USB card reader) to your iGizmo, and you get an error message stating that your device draws "too much power," just plug in a lightning cable that's attached to a power source. It'll allow you to connect to older camera models, card readers, even some (maybe most) USB microphones.

    Oh, and it supports USB 3 data speeds with more-modern iOS devices. Love it!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 8 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. >:(

    15 of 28 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.

    27 of 50 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.

    12 of 12 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.

    14 of 17 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.

    16 of 21 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!

    31 of 38 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.

    15 of 19 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 10 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.

    24 of 32 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.

    24 of 40 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...

    24 of 45 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)

    41 of 45 people found this useful