There are various card reader for iPad, including the one made by Apple themselves (Camera Connection Kits) which comes with a USB adapter and 100% compatible with all generation of iPad (1st, 2nd and 3rd aka The new iPad). The one made by Capdase also certified by Apple with Made for iPad label for full compatibility.
This card reader supports Compact Flash (CF), Micro SD and M2 in additional to the ordinary SD cards. Certified by Apple with "Made for iPad" license, means this device is always recognized and works well with iPhone products, no matter of system or firmware upgrade.
The design of card reader feature for iPad is only used for import photos to iPad's album and no more! It is not advised or official support for load any other files from memory card to iPad. The initial Apple's idea was to import photos directly taken from digital camera which altered photos from MAC/PC or other devices are not advised. Apple uses several mechanism to check if the photos being imported is directly from camera or it shows "No Photos to Import".
Here are the tricks:
- Connect the USB flash drive to your Mac
- Create a folder in the root directory of the memory card called "DCIM"
- Drop the images you want to transfer into that "DCIM" directory
- File names should be exactly 8 characters (not counting the extension name). e.g. IMG00001.jpg
- Plug the memory card into the card reader and install the card reader into iPad's dock connector
- You can now import the photos to your iPad as usual!
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