iPhone SD Card Reader

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ManhattanPrjct, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. ManhattanPrjct macrumors 6502

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    I am going to be taking a long trip and would like to be able to continually take pictures from my digital camera and store them on my iPhone for safe-keeping while I am away (since I won't have my computer).

    Is there an accessory or device that could connect a SD/SDHC memory card to the iPhone? I can find card readers with USB connections, but nothing to get it to an iPhone.
     
  2. TheProgramguy macrumors newbie

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    Is there something out now that can do that? No, but I am actually working on a project right now to do just that, but be prepared to wait a long time to transfer the files. I never intended it for pictures but its just as easy as binary files that I am doing now.

    Right now the limitations are pretty steep.
    1. iPhone must be jailbroken
    2. It must be an SD card not an SDHC (<=4gb)
    3. It communicates at 28.8 kbps (bits) from the SD card reader to the iPhone

    with overhead its realistically 3 kBps (Bytes) and cameras nowaday put out pictures in the 3-6 MB range

    a 'small' 3mb picture is about 1024 seconds = 17 mins per picture

    useful for setting and forgetting overnight but thats about it, for apps and textual data though its super useful.


    Jimmy
     
  3. rht35 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Have you finished the card reader already? Is there any progress or new on your project? Thanks!
     
  4. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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  5. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I think Apple used to sell a mini-USB (camera) to dock connector adapter on their website, but I'm not sure if they still do.
     
  6. bobolito macrumors newbie

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    Where does it say that product can connect directly to an iPhone? That doesn't solve the problem here.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think the logic is that, right now, the iPhone is just not the right device for the task. The OP wanted to be able to store photos off-camera. The linked device and others like it are perfect for the task. The iPhone really isn't -- not right now, at least.

    OTOH,, this OP asked for advice on how to do this in January... presumably, his/her trip is long since over with and done. Why keep bumping this thread up to bicker about it?
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    Won't this be possible in the near future with the new 3.0 OS?
     
  9. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    Here's an example

    I don't need to keep my coffee warm by using a USB cup heater I have a microwave for that

    or a more extreme version

    I don't need my computer to make toast for me , I have a toaster


    You don't always need one device to do EVERYTHING, sometimes there is a device that already exists, that does that task elegantly and consistently.
     
  10. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    If you are really set on doing this with your iphone, I have a method for you.

    Take your camera, and bring up the preview of a desired shot you want to retain. Take out iphone, and snap a picture of the LCD of the camera. Voila, picture is now stored on iphone. Repeat as necessary.

    Seriously, there's no good way to do it. I'd advise you to get a big SDHC card (if you can use those) and use that. Otherwise, you're going to need an alternate solution as discussed.
     
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