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

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Questions thread
Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 24,977
Re: Any portable device to read the SD card by my iPad 3? Or transfer?

Barrie Davis wrote:

Mark B. wrote:

Barrie Davis wrote:

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.

Apparently not; iPads do not have a USB port, so anything that interfaces with it needs to connect through the single universal connector. The Apple connection kit takes care of that for SD cards and for direct connection to a camera with a USB port.

My understanding is that the OP was asking for something portable to read an SD card. Whether or not the iPad has a USB port is academic. It wasn't a matter of transferring the data into the iPad. It was amatter of storing the data OFF the iPad.... (that's if my understanding is correct.)

I mentioned the USB port because you asked about using a generic USB reader, which is not possible.

I'm certain the data transfer is one way only - that is, only from the SD card or camera TO the iPod. Transferring images off requires something more like connecting to a laptop or desktop with iTunes.


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