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Great but not perfect
on 11 August 2012
I purchased the HDMI Camera Connection Kit for two reasons... to connect my iPad 2 to my tv via an HDMI cable... and to enable me to connect an external keyboard. The tv connection works well, and I can now watch movies on my tv that I've stored on my iPad. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a keyboard that works with the Connection Kit since they all draw too much power. Apparently, in order to make a keyboard work, I would have to use a powered hub (I tried an unpowered hub, as one reviewer suggested, but it didn't work), which makes the setup less than ideal. I've since abandoned my efforts to find a compatible keyboard.
Initially, I didn't intend to use the SD card slot, but the transfer of photographs from my camera's SD card to my iPad by means of the slot was effortless and instant. Please note.. like me, you may have to tilt the SD card slightly while pushing it into the slot, to make it fit.
One point that may be worth noting is that the manufacturer states on the instructions that the kit may not work with future updates to the iPad's iOS. With the release of iOS 6 just around the corner (at time of writing) it may be worth keeping this potential incompatibility issue in mind. Since I only purchased the Kit a week ago, I hope the imminent update to iOS 6 will not render it prematurely obsolete. Time will tell.
One small point that was not an issue for me is that I didn't receive the small stylus that other reviewers found useful.
All in all, this is a very useful device, and I would recommend it.