Any portable device to read the SD card by my iPad 3? Or transfer?

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Questions thread
Barrie Davis
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Re: Any portable device to read the SD card by my iPad 3? Or transfer?

Mark B. wrote:

Apple makes a Camera Connection Kit that comes with an SD card reader, that's what you want. It will also allow you to download directly from the camera to the iPad through the usb port of the camera. It is not possible to connect an external HD to an iPad.

Is it not possible to use one of those 'single type' card readers for SD, the size and configuration of a USB stick.... that is, very compact with no wires? You just stick it in a computer USB socket like any other USB stick and transfer what's on the card. After that you can store it where you will.

It may even be possible to do it without a computer at all. Portable hard drives powered by batteries used to be available for "decanting" full camera cards to in the field... (Image Bank is a name that comes to mind). These devices became less necessary as card capacity became huge, but perhaps they are still around... [??]

On the other hand, SD cards are really titchy things to store for permanant archiving, so you could just as easily carry them in a wallet with the iPad, and swap to the card in question as and when you need to... (or is there something I'm not getting,. here?)

Returning to the 'single type' kind of card reader, I find these little gizmos really handy for file tranfer... typically used for holding pictures and music for display on a modern TV, and/or a Hi-Fi having USB capability. This is not different to an ordinary thumb drive, but more flexible/expandable in capacity.

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