• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Works well with my iPhone 7, running the latest iOS (11.4 at time of writing). Import options are quite basic – you can select which photos to import, or import all, then after importing you’re given the option to delete the photos you’ve imported, from the card. Photos are presented as thumbnails, about the same size as those in your phone’s camera roll, and there doesn’t appear to be a way to show them any larger before importing. The preview thumbs are a little slow to resolve to begin with, but not distractingly so. As a method of getting photos from an SD card onto your iPhone/iPad it’s a basic, no-frills solution, but it’s much quicker than importing to a Mac, then syncing with your phone. Very happy with this.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SD card reader transfers photos to iPad. that's it.

    Yes. the sd card reader transfers the raw images from my sd card to my iPad pro at usb 3.0 speeds.

    that's it.

    problem is i don't know what apple photos does to my photos. i was flabbergasted when i imported all the photos and when i double tapped to zoom. the photos were blur. i was shocked and went through all my photos. and to my surprise, all of them on initial inspection appears sharp. but upon zooming in, it becomes blur.

    naturally, i imported my photos to macbook pro to verify this phenomenon when i reached home after my trip. they were absolutely tact sharp. as expected because i always double check my focus to ensure my images are proper before moving to the next location. so the issue is definitely not with my photos. some aspect of the workflow is messing around with it.

    things i did to try to rectify it.

    first thought, iCloud was screwing around with the optimising quality bullshit. disabled that. and changed to download originals.
    deleted last import from my iPad pro
    re-imported again.
    boom. same issue. blurred photos.

    tried using lightroom cc to view the photos. same issue. blurred photos when zooming in.

    i am at a lost.

    looks like i was sold a dream. to do mobile photos editing. it was perfect because i have absolutely no need to lug my macbook pro around if i could edit on the fly. its 2kg not needed and saved on a 10kg camera equipment bag. but until apple sort out its raw photos import behaviour. avoid.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for photo - not for anything else

    I bought this product so I could import all my photos onto my iPad, edit them, and put them back on the card. I also wanted to be able to use this for video, and this did not work. I also wanted to use this for documentation transfers, as I thought the SD card would show up in "files", but it doesn't

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic piece of kit

    Bought this SD card reader with great trepidation after reading several reviews suggesting it may not work or if it does would not transfer videos. iPhone 6s running IOS 10.3.3. SD card from wildlife cam. Works perfectly. Can choose which photos or vids to transfer. Very pleased with purchase.
    Did buy from official Apple site to avoid potential fakes.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the box, but not a tool for Pro's

    My comments are limited to the following. Used with an iPad 10.5 Pro. Only used to import Nikon Raw images. I shoot a lot of frames in one sitting. Purchased as an alternative to using Eye-Fi Mobi card.

    I agree with other comments posted. Whilst it does what it says (imports photos from SD to iPad) it's very narrow in terms of what it does. It automatically launches the iPad Photos app and provides thumbnails which can be selected. The only choice for these is to import or delete. Apparent import is reasonably fast, but you're left wondering what's happened or is happening. Photos is pre-occupied with it's way of organising content and it will also attempt to upload all of your shots to iCloud (if you've turned that feature on). I shoot large numbers of frame at a time (typically 700, 24 megapixel, NEF). I'll use this product as a way of getting to look at photos in the field, fast but it's so disruptive to my workflow that I doubt it will be my usual choice).

    Recommend you don't use this if your iPad is low on power.

    Recommend NEVER (and this goes for any application) allowing iPad to delete some, or all of the shots on the card being read. Only ever delete card contents when you are certain they're on your preferred storage, and even then only by using the Camera's own card format, or photo delete function.

    Would urge Apple to allow this tool to work with other Graphics Apps on iPad, and/or, allow full size viewing of frames as part of the review import process. At present you're forced to import all frame before you can start making editorial decisions.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with 2 cards from different cameras.

    Works flawlessly with photos from Leica d-lux 3 and Nikon d7000 into iPad Pro 9.7'' with 10.3.3 latest iOS. Very happy.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time and money

    Just got this home and it does not work. looks like the latest iOS release wiped out support for this, so why is Apple still selling these?

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow slow very very slow

    Difficult to believe you can match such dreadful software with modern hardware. Its an embarrassment. Even more so as apple are really a leading software company. This just goes along with the recent spate of dreadful software from apple. Primitive in the extreme.

    A waste of £40 as my mifi is infinitely faster with a wireless reader and supports streaming.

    Ranks along side the worst from china.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just as I hoped

    Ordered yesterday at 14:34, despatched 20:55, free delivery this morning 10:15
    Packed effectively and securely.
    Inserted lead, plugged in SD card, instant import.
    Tried 2nd SD card from my wife's camera: just as good.
    All it has to do is keep this up with larger number of photos in due course.
    No, it isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for....
    It would be nice to be able to choose which photos to delete, rather than the all or nothing it offers, but I can live with this.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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*

    63 of 69 people found this useful

  • 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.

    205 of 222 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

    68 of 130 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.

    14 of 18 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!

    306 of 336 people found this useful