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IXDoubleDXI
Feb 11, 2013, 11:53 AM
Hi All,
I tried searching but couldn't find an answer. Can anyone recommend a SD Card reader that works with the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter? I tried using a SanDisk one, but got the too much power required error. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.



Cptnodegard
Feb 11, 2013, 12:05 PM
I'd advise you to just bit the bullet and buy the SD adapter as well. Ever since Apple lowered the output of the USB adapter from 100mA to 20mA, the USB adapter has been mostly useless. Not even sure if a memory card reader that draws less than 20mA exists

TJ61
Feb 11, 2013, 03:29 PM
I'd advise you to just bit the bullet and buy the SD adapter as well.

Not so fast! I found one that works just yesterday. It's a Targus brand that I bought at Target for ~$8 (it's even cheaper elsewhere, I think).

http://img3.targetimg3.com/wcsstore/TargetSAS//img/p/13/56/13567349.jpg

Not exactly the highest quality, as I found I had to give the card a wiggle before it's detected (I may exchange it). But, the bottom line is it does the job with the new lightning to USB adapter.

Regards,
Tom

IXDoubleDXI
Feb 12, 2013, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the info!

Cptnodegard
Feb 12, 2013, 04:49 PM
Very nice find. Do any of you who have the USB adapter have a USB drive that works?

HazyCloud
Feb 12, 2013, 04:58 PM
Very nice find. Do any of you who have the USB adapter have a USB drive that works?

Just curious, what would you used to view the files on it? Some 3rd party app?

Cptnodegard
Feb 12, 2013, 05:14 PM
Just curious, what would you used to view the files on it? Some 3rd party app?

Well iOS is in itself capable of getting photos, videos, and music off a USB drive, as long as you can find a drive that requires less than 20mA of power.

If you're jailbroken, all you need is a free tweak and iFile to be able to read whatever off it. Or an SD card, for that matter.

HazyCloud
Feb 12, 2013, 05:18 PM
Well iOS is in itself capable of getting photos, videos, and music off a USB drive, as long as you can find a drive that requires less than 20mA of power.

If you're jailbroken, all you need is a free tweak and iFile to be able to read whatever off it. Or an SD card, for that matter.

Photos I knew of, but videos and music? Where do you go to view those? The Videos and Music apps?

Cptnodegard
Feb 12, 2013, 05:22 PM
Photos I knew of, but videos and music? Where do you go to view those? The Videos and Music apps?

Err sorry, no music. Video works though. Saves to photo library, and from there you import into iMovie etc

HazyCloud
Feb 12, 2013, 05:26 PM
Err sorry, no music. Video works though. Saves to photo library, and from there you import into iMovie etc

That's interesting. iOS just keeps on surprising me. Thanks.

Here's a USB drive that works across Macs and iOS. The price is a major turn-off though.

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/02/12/photofasts-i-flashdrive-hd-a-quick-way-to-share-files-between/

Cptnodegard
Feb 12, 2013, 05:42 PM
That's interesting. iOS just keeps on surprising me. Thanks.

Here's a USB drive that works across Macs and iOS. The price is a major turn-off though.

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/02/12/photofasts-i-flashdrive-hd-a-quick-way-to-share-files-between/

You can get a WiFi enabled drive like the Wi-drive for less than that :o

HazyCloud
Feb 12, 2013, 05:44 PM
You can get a WiFi enabled drive like the Wi-drive for less than that :o

I know. If I needed one, I'd go that route.

Cptnodegard
Feb 12, 2013, 05:47 PM
Personally I have a USB adapter for my Android phone, and it has no ridiculous power limitations, so if I ever need to, I can interact with a flash drive via that.

HazyCloud
Feb 12, 2013, 05:55 PM
Personally I have a USB adapter for my Android phone, and it has no ridiculous power limitations, so if I ever need to, I can interact with a flash drive via that.

I hear you. I personally just use Dropbox for file transfer. If I need something on one of my iOS devices, I just throw it in DB from my Mac. If I'm away from my Mac, I'll just remote into it. I try to avoid carrying around flash drives since they are so easy to lose and can have sensitive information on them.

Cptnodegard
Feb 13, 2013, 03:24 AM
I hear you. I personally just use Dropbox for file transfer. If I need something on one of my iOS devices, I just throw it in DB from my Mac. If I'm away from my Mac, I'll just remote into it. I try to avoid carrying around flash drives since they are so easy to lose and can have sensitive information on them.

I do the same, but there's always someone who comes to you with a flash drive and asks where to plug it in :p