2 in 1 camera connection kit+card reader for iPad?!

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by lvyelion, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Hmmm, my first thread on macrumors!

    Hey guys, I was looking for a camera connection kit for iPad. Since it's not yet available in the Netherlands (will be tomorrow, though), I tried to search on eBay. This is what I found, it's another gadget from China, what's intersting is that it combines the usb and card reader. But I can't find any review on it so I'm very hesitate in buying one. Also the price is high at 39 GBP. Anybody got it yet?

    "Newest designing for iPad
    2 in 1 camera connection kit+card reader for iPad
    With the iPad Camera Connection Kit, it's incredibly easy to download photos from your digital camera to your iPad so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.
    The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on your iPad, then attach your digital camera or iPhone using a USB cable (not included).
    Use the SD Card Reader to import photos directly from your camera's SD card. Connect it to your iPad, then insert your digital camera's SD card into the slot.
    After you make the connection, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which pictures to import, then organizes the selected photos into albums. When you sync iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos on your iPad are added to your computer's photo library.
    Support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW"


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  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    $47 for this vs. $29 for the Apple one. I think I'll wait for my Apple connector to be shipped.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2010
    "official resellers" lol
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
    plus it does not have as many features as the apple brand.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    The Apple kit appeared this afternoon as available for in-store pickup at my local Best Buy. I retrieve it on the way home. No more wait for Apple to send me one!

    Edit: And now, five hours later, it is no longer available!
  6. macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    I found some official iPad Camera Connection Kits in an Apple Store today, I think they are finally starting to catch up to demand. Bought one but haven't gotten to test it yet.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I looked on the apple site to compare the two but don't see any differences. What features does the apple one have that this one doesn't?
  8. macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2008
    Which one you near ?
  9. macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
  10. macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Ive checked two apple stores in two different countries, and a Dixons in the UK and they don't have any stock of the official ones, beginning to get on my nerves.

    But I wouldn't pay more for one that is 2 in 1. I'd rather just carry around multiple adapters.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    Doesn't look like it will fit many cases, including the apple case.
  12. macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Apple state
    What?? I know a few eBay powerseller how are selling this..
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    It does support all the cases including the Original Apple case:)
  14. macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    Personally, I would prefer a CF card version.
  15. macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2008
    Ordered mine online last weekend and was expecting 3-4 weeks delivery time. Got an email yesterday saying it has been shipped. Looks like I'll get it early

    Bet the ebayers will be keen to shift some stock before the Apple supply chain normalises
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I had a chance to pick up a second Apple kit a day or two ago, but when I checked the completed listings at eBay, it looked to me like the excitement has already fallen off. They were mostly selling for near the Apple retail price. By the time eBay and PayPal fees would be paid, it wouldn't have been worth the trouble to try to resell it, so I passed.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    I have been looking everywhere for definitive card readers that will actually work on the IPad when hooked up to the USB connector in the Apple Camera Kit. I went in to a local store today with a 4 Gig CF card, my IPad, and bought two and stood at the counter as they have a 30 day return policy. I tried the first Ultra reader. It required too much power and wouldn't work. The second was a Lexar Professional UDMA reader. It reads CF and SD in combination. It was $39 Cdn, and very well made, unlike most card readers I've owned. Worked like a treat showing 3 Gig of photos. Bought it and happy with the find. Returned the Ultra and good to go.

  18. macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2010
    The iPad 2 camera connection kit gives you the ability to transfer pics or videos to your iPad from your camera or iPhone through the USB connector or SD card reader. I tested the USB connector with a Kodak camera and a Flip video camera and I was one time able to transfer pics and videos directly from the camera to the iPad. One time I plugged the camera in, the iPad automatically started the app needed to make the transfer.

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