Top positive review
on 22 January 2013
I have given this item four stars, but would liked to have given five, since it works perfectly as a memory card reader. However, there are two things I had a problem with. My iPad has to be taken out of its leather case for the connecter to be pushed right home to connect; this may not be a problem with all cases of course. The other problem was with the tiny switch on the side of the connecter, which switches from USB to memory card. It is so stiff that I am reluctant to force it in case it breaks. As the switch is set for the memory card reading I leave well alone, as tranfer from the memory card is my main use for the connecter and it works well. Delivery service of the item was amazing. I ordered at 4.00pm one day and it arrived at 11.00am the next!
I am returning to this review because I'm puzzled by some of the reviews. I've come to the conclusion that some of the 185 reviews refer to the earlier 5in1 30pin connector, which incidentally worked fine on my iPad1. This item has the ridiculous 8 pin connector, which is in my opinion a retrograde step by Apple: it also made my other connection kits redundant! Good for Apple profits, bad for Apple customers, unless they are fortunate in finding third party items like this on Amazon. In hindsight I should have bought the iPad2. However, to repeat, this 8pin connector works fine on my iPad4 and Amazon should consider separating the earlier reviews from those of the new item to avoid confusion.