iPad 5 in 1 camera USB adapters

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Allensfoto, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Allensfoto macrumors newbie

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    I am new to the forum and hate to ask such a nubie question but I ordered one of the sd card adapters off amazon so I could transfer pic to ipad.. Well when I plug it in nothing happens. Is there something I need to do or is it just not comparable with iOS 6. It on an ipad 2. I tried it in my phone at least it came up and said not compatible with iPhone..
     
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I am going to assume you are plugging it into the USB Camera Connection Kit adapter. If so, not many work. I have an old one that works only with SSD, which sucks since my DSLR is CF.

    Anyway, this is due to the power draw from the external device. It requires some power via the USB port to "work."

    EDIT: Please link o the device you are referring to since my reply may be totally off.
     
  3. Allensfoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is an image of the device I hope this helps it might be just a piece of junk .. I would really like this to work so I can copy pictures from my trail cameras to the ipad in the field..

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    image by Allens photography, on Flickr
     
  4. chkenwing macrumors regular

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    Did you try opening your photos app on the iPad?

    I've got one similar for my iPad 2 and I can see the photos on my SD/USB.
     
  5. Allensfoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hum... No never thought to open the photo app.. Guess I figured it would pop up .. Let me try that ..
    Man don't I fell stupid .. If it works ..
     
  6. Allensfoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. barakrl macrumors newbie

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    Switch!

    There's a small switch on the side of the adapter that switches between 2 working modes:
    1. USB mode (camera only, won't work with flash drives).
    2. card reader mode (same for all card types).

    Maybe the switch is in the wrong mode position.

    Hope it helps.
     
  8. Allensfoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I tried switching back and forth.. Same result .. I think you get what you pay for..it was supposed to be a us product but when it came in it had china shipping label ..
     
  9. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    I had one these. It had loads of rave reviews on amazon, but I could never get it to work.
     

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