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Much better than expected
on January 25, 2012
I want to start by saying read the review, all of them, not just the bad ones. I knew I as taking a 50/50 chance on this working, and if it worked, would it do what it claims to do. But for just a few bucks, the beating wouldn't be too bad if it didn't.
The package came today in the mail, just three days after placing my order. Okay, so the directions could be better written, but, if you read some earlier reviews, people have posted what steps to follow, ( as in the USB/SD switch on the side, and the need for a DCIM folder on the SD card). Without this information I can see why some people had issues with their unit, although I did not. Right out of the box mine worked flawlessly.
Test one, I connected, not one, but two digital cameras to my iPad 2 using the USB port. Both connections allowed me to upload my pictures from the camera and then delete them from the cameras. Beautiful!
Next, I checked the SD card (by way of PC) to make sure it had the necessary DCIM folder, which it did. So I put a few pictures in that folder to see if I could transfer them to my iPad. I then moved the SD card into my new 5+1 in 1 camera connection kit. Surprise, surprise, it worked great! I'm happy I took the time to read through the reviews.
As for it having a "cheap" feel, like a few reviewers suggested. I don't see it. I consider myself to be somewhat of a techie want a be. If it doesn't have a brand name on it, I usually don't want it. But since the apple camera connection kit sells for $39.99, I figured I'd take my chances. I am so glad I did.
People, this unit works, it does what it claims to do. It does not feel cheap, nor does it look cheap. The only thing that is cheap about it, IS THE COST.
Do yourself a favor, order it, then treat yourself to dinner with all the money you'll save.
GREAT DEAL, GREAT PRODUCT!!