Apple ipad 5 in 1 card reader with usb £1.99 @ amazon from Betron
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Apple ipad 5 in 1 card reader with usb £1.99 @ amazon from Betron

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Found 13th Oct 2012
I bought the reader as i needed a way to download my camera pics while traveling. I contemplated to buy the Apple card reader but was limited to SD cards alone. I found Betron 5 in 1 and ordered, h, It is working great! I have a Sony digital camera that uses a Memory Stick Duo Pro card and then also a Nikon D70 that will be using the USB. tested both and both worked like a charm. I recommend to any iPad user out there!

PS I have an iPad 3(New IPAD) and have not tested on iPad 1 or iPad 2. If I get an opportunity I will update the posting. Will have to confirm using larger than 2GB memory cards as well but do not see that it would pose a problem.

i`ve copied below product description from amazon website.


The iPad 5 in 1 Camera Connection Kit makes it incredibly easy to download photos from your digital camera to your iPad so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends. You can also connect your iPhone to the USB reader and export photos taken from your iPhone to the iPad. SD(HC), MS DUO, MMC, M2, T-FLASH (TF) card reader for iPad the Camera Connector also features a USB interface. Support standard photo formats, including JPEG, RAE (doesn't support 3G iphone,)

Supporting external input when connect normal USB keyboard to Ipad Compatible with USB Camera that support Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) or mass storage class devices. This item gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera's USB cable or directly from an SD(HC), MS DUO, MMC, M2, T-FLASH (TF) card.

1.Using SD Card slot to import photos/videos directly from your camera's SD card a). Push the switch to the side of SD card slot. b). Connect it to your iPad, then insert your digital camera's SD(HC), MS DUO, MMC, M2, T-FLASH (TF) card into the slot.

2.Using USB interface to import photos/videos directly from your digital camera or iPhone a). Push the switch to the side of USB interface. b). Connect it to your iPad, then attach your digital camera or iPhone using a USB cable (not included) . It doesnt support 3G iphone, but it supports external keyboards. Your iPad automatically opens the photos after you making a connection after you make the connection, which lets you choose the pictures you wanted to import. Comes in Betron Sealed Packaging with Betron Logo

Compatible with Ipad 1,2 and latest Ipad
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Why cold?? Seems cheap to me!
Heat from me! Ordered one for me and for a mate
I thought that was a good deal as well.
looks like a good buy, ordered one, Cheers have some heat
great find, thank you!!
Had one of these and it didn't work. Got a new one sent out and same thing.
I`ve found following review about this product i hope it helps

The product does work, though the ipad is very restrictive on what you can do and may appear that the device does not work.It would be nice if there were instructions, since it took me a while to find the solution:

Symptoms: Plugged this into the ipad and tried usb thumbdrives, camera via usb or sd cards but nothing happens. May get a message saying the device is incompatable.

Solution: The ipad will only look in a folder called "DCIM" attached to the connector and not in any other folders or even subfolders under "DCIM". Many cameras store their photos under other sub-folders (for example my Nikon does) and therefore the ipad does nothing because it does not see any photos. The solution, is the make sure that you create a folder (on your SD card etc) called DCIM and put the photos you want to transfer directly into it, then hopefully it will find and import them.

If you get a message saying the device is incompatable, just click OK and ignore it - it seems to work.

Since this is an ipad issue, I believe the issue described here is true for all camera connectors and not just ones coming through this company (including Apple's own device).
Excellent find o.p. The review very helpful. Have ordered and will try with my ipad 1.
danielmc

I`ve found following review about this product i hope it helpsThe product … I`ve found following review about this product i hope it helpsThe product does work, though the ipad is very restrictive on what you can do and may appear that the device does not work.It would be nice if there were instructions, since it took me a while to find the solution:Symptoms: Plugged this into the ipad and tried usb thumbdrives, camera via usb or sd cards but nothing happens. May get a message saying the device is incompatable.Solution: The ipad will only look in a folder called "DCIM" attached to the connector and not in any other folders or even subfolders under "DCIM". Many cameras store their photos under other sub-folders (for example my Nikon does) and therefore the ipad does nothing because it does not see any photos. The solution, is the make sure that you create a folder (on your SD card etc) called DCIM and put the photos you want to transfer directly into it, then hopefully it will find and import them.If you get a message saying the device is incompatable, just click OK and ignore it - it seems to work.Since this is an ipad issue, I believe the issue described here is true for all camera connectors and not just ones coming through this company (including Apple's own device).



Great post:)
Thanks for posting, this is really cheap compared to the Apple product. Well worth the money just to test it.

Anyone seen a CF card version?
nothing apple sell costs less than at least £50

so this must not be apple, compatible cheap product only

cold!
superpurpleturtle

nothing apple sell costs less than at least £50so this must not be apple, … nothing apple sell costs less than at least £50so this must not be apple, compatible cheap product onlycold!


All thats why they call people like you sheep
dexter

All thats why they call people like you sheep



Yup, when will Applefans wake up and realise that the only reason that Apple is now the most profitable company in the world is because the stuff they sell is over priced.... good products, but way over priced.

I just dont know how they did it to be honest (i.e. luck or excellent marketing), but I think their time is numbered, surely people will cotton on to the fact that "this months new iThing" is just the same as last months, with a minor change that noone other than their fellow iSheep will admire or even care about.

IMHO this is a great deal, marred by the fact that my iPad is a right pain in the ass and wont work without stupid iTunes unless I buy an overpriced iMac.
I've got the Apple official connector and never use it. My eye-fi allows me to upload photos to my iPhone and iPad without any wires or taking the sd card out. It takes a bit of patience setting it up though. Then I let photostream automatically sync the photos with the rest of the iOS / OSX devices automatically.

Can't believe people are still ranting at Apple goods having a premium price. That's so 2010/11.
Edited by: "Gazzie" 14th Oct 2012
contrasttv

Anyone seen a CF card version?



I think that the problem with CF is the size, it automatically doubles the size of the unit which then mmakes it less desirable... great for SD camera owners, not so good for people like me who have an older DSLR with CF only!! (_;)
Gazzie

I've got the Apple official connector and never use it. My eye-fi allows … I've got the Apple official connector and never use it. My eye-fi allows me to upload photos to my iPhone and iPad without any wires or taking the sd card out. It takes a bit of patience setting it up though. Then I let photostream automatically sync the photos with the rest of the iOS / OSX devices automatically.



Never even knew that they had WiFi SD cards?!?!?! Looks like an interesting option..... bet theres not aCF version!!!
Edited by: "frakison" 14th Oct 2012
danielmc

I`ve found following review about this product i hope it helpsThe product … I`ve found following review about this product i hope it helpsThe product does work, though the ipad is very restrictive on what you can do and may appear that the device does not work.It would be nice if there were instructions, since it took me a while to find the solution:Symptoms: Plugged this into the ipad and tried usb thumbdrives, camera via usb or sd cards but nothing happens. May get a message saying the device is incompatable.Solution: The ipad will only look in a folder called "DCIM" attached to the connector and not in any other folders or even subfolders under "DCIM". Many cameras store their photos under other sub-folders (for example my Nikon does) and therefore the ipad does nothing because it does not see any photos. The solution, is the make sure that you create a folder (on your SD card etc) called DCIM and put the photos you want to transfer directly into it, then hopefully it will find and import them.If you get a message saying the device is incompatable, just click OK and ignore it - it seems to work.Since this is an ipad issue, I believe the issue described here is true for all camera connectors and not just ones coming through this company (including Apple's own device).



I'd like to test this out. I too bought an unofficial one (another make than listed here) and tried all the steps above on many cards, plus making sure the file system was correct (not exFAT) but still no luck on my original iPad. I bought the official one through HMV with a voucher, and all the cards that failed previously work. The good news is this one has been tested, maybe they have finally perfected a method of copying the Apple ones
Edited by: "alphamusic" 14th Oct 2012

danielmc

I`ve found following review about this product i hope it helpsThe product … I`ve found following review about this product i hope it helpsThe product does work, though the ipad is very restrictive on what you can do and may appear that the device does not work.It would be nice if there were instructions, since it took me a while to find the solution:Symptoms: Plugged this into the ipad and tried usb thumbdrives, camera via usb or sd cards but nothing happens. May get a message saying the device is incompatable.I'd like to test this out. I too bought an unofficial one (another make than listed here) and tried all the steps above on many cards, plus making sure the file system was correct (not exFAT) but still no luck on my original iPad. I bought the official one through HMV with a voucher, and all the cards that failed previously work. The good news is this one has been tested, maybe they have finally perfected a method of copying the Apple onesSolution: The ipad will only look in a folder called "DCIM" attached to the connector and not in any other folders or even subfolders under "DCIM". Many cameras store their photos under other sub-folders (for example my Nikon does) and therefore the ipad does nothing because it does not see any photos. The solution, is the make sure that you create a folder (on your SD card etc) called DCIM and put the photos you want to transfer directly into it, then hopefully it will find and import them.If you get a message saying the device is incompatable, just click OK and ignore it - it seems to work.Since this is an ipad issue, I believe the issue described here is true for all camera connectors and not just ones coming through this company (including Apple's own device).

Gazzie

I've got the Apple official connector and never use it. My eye-fi allows … I've got the Apple official connector and never use it. My eye-fi allows me to upload photos to my iPhone and iPad without any wires or taking the sd card out. It takes a bit of patience setting it up though. Then I let photostream automatically sync the photos with the rest of the iOS / OSX devices automatically.

Gazzie

I've got the Apple official connector and never use it. My eye-fi allows … I've got the Apple official connector and never use it. My eye-fi allows me to upload photos to my iPhone and iPad without any wires or taking the sd card out. It takes a bit of patience setting it up though. Then I let photostream automatically sync the photos with the rest of the iOS / OSX devices automatically.



frakison

Never even knew that they had WiFi SD cards?!?!?! Looks like an … Never even knew that they had WiFi SD cards?!?!?! Looks like an interesting option..... bet theres not aCF version!!!



You could use a compact flash to SD adaptor in your camera.

superpurpleturtlenothing apple sell costs less than at least £50 so this … superpurpleturtlenothing apple sell costs less than at least £50 so this must not be apple, compatible cheap product only cold!



Hmmm.. yes.....
Think that's why it's from BETRON!!

It's not an apple product, but even the apple product has problems...
Ever since IOS 4.2, Apple reduced the voltage carried by it's connector to less than 5V, which means most, if not all USB add-ons won't function.
I suspect the good reviews from this product come from connecting self-powered devices like phones etc., which are supplying the power for the link. Attach in an unpowered USB and it might work...but chances are it won't.

Edited by: "spinynorman" 14th Oct 2012
for 1.99- so much cheaper than the apple one... definitely giving it a go. heat added!
worth a punt for 2 quid
Seems like a good reason not to buy an iPad, or Sony camera (though even they've gone SD now) or.....................
Good price. If your device is Jailbroken it opens up even more uses for this.
I have a jail broken ipad 1 & used one of these with a couple of 16gb sd cards to watch films etc through xbmc when I went away. Downside is I couldn't use the video out whilst this was connected but simply copied over what I wanted to watch to the ipad from the sd card then watched it on the telly.

Not the nicest of solutions but worked to put kids shows on whilst we got ready for the day!
I've got one like this and it works on my iPad 2. Files have to be named a certain way and put in a certain folder structure on the memory card, but it works ok.

You can't read things on the fly though, so you have to select and copy to the iPad before being able to view and flick through, so if you're at home, it would be just as easy to use iTunes to transfer the files over.
frakison

Yup, when will Applefans wake up and realise that the only reason that … Yup, when will Applefans wake up and realise that the only reason that Apple is now the most profitable company in the world is because the stuff they sell is over priced.... good products, but way over priced.I just dont know how they did it to be honest (i.e. luck or excellent marketing), but I think their time is numbered, surely people will cotton on to the fact that "this months new iThing" is just the same as last months, with a minor change that noone other than their fellow iSheep will admire or even care about.IMHO this is a great deal, marred by the fact that my iPad is a right pain in the ass and wont work without stupid iTunes unless I buy an overpriced iMac.



Actually all iDevices work fine without iTunes.

Oh, and there's a windows version, which works perfectly fine.

And if you're wondering how they make so much money, its simple. They offer quality products that no other company can match in the tech world right now, so they are able to charge a premium, even though they source the materials on such a huge scale these days that they probably cost less to make than any other device.

But most people dont know that.
It also seems like a load of hassle just to view photos on a bigger screen.

Even if you're on the go, the iPad's stupidly mirror-like screen will prevent you from seeing the photos in full.

NAS drive + WD2Go App is a much better option tbh, and not just limited to one platform or file type.
striker33

It also seems like a load of hassle just to view photos on a bigger … It also seems like a load of hassle just to view photos on a bigger screen.Even if you're on the go, the iPad's stupidly mirror-like screen will prevent you from seeing the photos in full.NAS drive + WD2Go App is a much better option tbh, and not just limited to one platform or file type.



I want to test is as a backup for my camera's SD card while I am traveling. Hopefully I will be able to copy photographs from the SD card to the iPad and then to Box or Dropbox.
Gazzie

Can't believe people are still ranting at Apple goods having a premium … Can't believe people are still ranting at Apple goods having a premium price. That's so 2010/11.


What, you mean before the prices of competing tablets halved?
You can also plug in an external keyboard into the USB slot for periods of extended typing.
striker33

Actually all iDevices work fine without iTunes.Oh, and there's a windows … Actually all iDevices work fine without iTunes.Oh, and there's a windows version, which works perfectly fine.And if you're wondering how they make so much money, its simple. They offer quality products that no other company can match in the tech world right now, so they are able to charge a premium, even though they source the materials on such a huge scale these days that they probably cost less to make than any other device.But most people dont know that.



So speaks an Apple fan! (_;) I'm no expert, but I have seen and heard many industry experts who do not agree with you. What exactly do Apple have that noone else now matches or betters... and Im talking abour USEFUL features not crap like Siri
Thanks for this OP. Will come in handy when I'm travelling with my jailbroken iPad3 and xbmc.
Ordered... thanks OP!
so hang on, let me get this straight - the ipad doesn't have a usb port? oh man, that's just classic!
Can you put films onto an SD card and the. Plug this into an ups and watch the films off the ad card plugged into the iPad via this reader
jazzy1

Can you put films onto an SD card and the. Plug this into an ups and … Can you put films onto an SD card and the. Plug this into an ups and watch the films off the ad card plugged into the iPad via this reader



I'd like to know too, a way of cheaply extending the memory of the device?

Ordered + heat though, worth a punt finding out.


dealtime999

I'd like to know too, a way of cheaply extending the memory of the device?


COLD - not original Apple for at least £29.99
I got one of these and it worked well (for one day) until the switch that tells the unit if its looking for usb device or a memory card is so tiny and stiff to switch that it fell to bits after approx half a dozen flicks.
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