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Potentially Damaging to the iPad3,
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This review is from: 5 in 1 Camera Connection Kit for for iPad 1, 2 and 3 Connector SD SDHC TF MMC M2 MS Duo Camera - (Part of the GoGadget® range) (Electronics)
As it was so ridiculously low priced I thought I would buy one of these for my iPad3 just to see if it worked. The electrical contact that plugs into the side of the iPad is a couple of millimetres shorter than the same contact of the charging lead, plus the plug does not follow the countour of the iPad3 shape, so it took us a couple of minutes to be able to make electrical contact with the iPad which was eventually indicated by a LED lighting. At this stage the unit was pointing down at about 20 degrees rather than being in line with the iPad,, which meant that as soon as we laid the iPad down flat the unit was pushed upwards slightly and electrical contact was lost again.
So the only way we could transfer data from an SD card or camera into the iPad was to hold the iPad and adapter in our hands while the transfer went through, and any slight movement caused electrical contact to be lost, aborting the data transfer. And do I really want to damage the main electrical contacts on my brand new iPad by forcing the plug in at a completely wrong angle? I don't think so.
Although it's so cheap I can't even be bothered sending it back, it really is a total waste of money. Save yourself a couple of quid and buy the real item made by Apple and don't run the risk of damaging your valuable equipment.
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Initial post: 15 May 2012 17:02:37 BDT
J Ryan says:
If the instructions are followed it will work.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 07:41:51 BDT
Colin Grave says:
As I stated in my review above, mine worked but it had to be fitted at a steep angle before it would, potentially damaging the iPad socket. I have subsequently purchased the Apple USB Card Reader and it connects and works perfectly
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 18:09:30 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
iPad is exactly the same contour/shape and weight as an iPad 2, so same problem will be applicable to iPad 2's and 3's.
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