iPad mini Lightning to USB Camera Adapter...w/SD Card Reader

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by IXDoubleDXI, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    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).

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    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
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Very nice find. Do any of you who have the USB adapter have a USB drive that works?
     
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    Just curious, what would you used to view the files on it? Some 3rd party app?
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    HazyCloud

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    Photos I knew of, but videos and music? Where do you go to view those? The Videos and Music apps?
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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

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    I know. If I needed one, I'd go that route.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    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
     

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