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  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 2
Limited functionality if your iPad is iOS 4.2 – USB Camera Connector + SD Card Reader Kit for iPad Reviews

posted by billlee on 01/06/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Simple, clean. Build quality good with mould lines neat and precise. Works with camera with USB cable to upload photographs to iPhoto, as long as camera doesn't require power from the iPad.
Cons:
Changes to the operating system by Apple means some of the functionality of this item has disappeared, through no fault of this item's manufacturer.
Other:
Put a sticker over the SD card slot to keep dust out since it is unlikely to be used.
Bottomline:
Do not purchase this if your iPad is running iOS 4.2 (and probably all future versions) and you need to use the SD card reader. In early Dec 2010, Apple released iOS 4.2 which reduced power available on the dock connector from 100mA to 20mA, meaning that this will prevent the SD card reader working and probably most keyboards working as well. The only remaining use is to allow you to connect a self-powered camera via a USB cable to upload pictures, where it does work.

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