• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 :-)

    17 of 18 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.

    45 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Using the USB 3 camera adapter for midi input

    I have a casio px-350, I connected it to the adapter and plugged it in to my ipad pro 12.9. No problems, after a few seconds I had midi input and output to the px-350. For quick easy work this adapter is great, no need for a separate midi adapter beyond this gizmo.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been waiting for this adapter for so long

    Ever since I got my iPhone 6 Plus, I have been using the original Apple USB Camera Adapter to connect it to a USB keyboard. This new adapter fixes all the issues I had with the old adapter. With the old adapter, I couldn't use my Apple Aluminum USB keyboard with my device because it has a hub and uses too much power. With the new adapter, I can just plug in a Lighning cord and I can connect my Apple Aluminum USB keyboard with my device. Best of all, the brightness, volume, play, rewind, and fast forward keys all work. I can even connect a second USB keyboard to one of the USB ports on the side of the Apple keyboard and use both keyboards at the same time. The other complaint I had about the old adapter was that you couldn't use USB devices and charge your device at the same time. This adapter allows me to both power USB devices that use more power than my device can provide and charge my device at the same time. One thing to note though is that if you use a little iPhone cube charger, you may not be able to charge your device very quickly if you have a USB device plugged in that requires extra power. Your iOS device will also complain that a device uses too much power if the connected USB charger (like the iPhone charge which is only 5 watts) does not provide enough power to power the USB device you are trying to connect. I have both the 12 watt iPad charger and the small iPhone chargers, and I have never had any problems with power as long as I use the 12 watt iPad charger. I can use both power hungry USB devices and charge my iPhone 6 Plus at the same time with the iPad 12 watt charger connected. My guess is that this is why this USB camera adapter is said to be only compatible with iPads. iPads mostly come with the 12 watt or 10 watt charger, and people with iPads don't need to go out and buy it, and they are less likely to attempt to plug it into a little iPhone charger. If you have trouble with your iOS device complaining that you don't have enough power even with a USB power adapter connected, try an iPad charger or something that will give you more wattage. That way, you will have enough power to go around.

    148 of 154 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!!

    I am beyond pleased with this device! I use it to make music with my electronic keyboard and microphone. It's a music and photo lovers dream. A++

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for travels!!!!!!

    I normally take my labtop on all my trips to upload pictures every night. But now with this device, my iPad, and Nikon camera I am ready!!! It's so easy. As soon as you plug in....instant upload. You select the pictures you want and then it transfers to your device. It's the best!!!!!

    167 of 181 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with USB microphone

    Literally it just works as advertised. What else can I say?

    123 of 149 people found this useful