Apple® Lightning® to USB 3 Camera Adapter
Connect USB devices directly to your iPhone® or iPad®
Our take on the Apple® Lightning® to USB 3 Camera Adapter by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Apple's most versatile Lightning adapter
Transfer photos from your digital camera directly to your iPhone or iPad — no computer necessary. This adapter cable supports the 12.9" iPad Pro's USB 3.0 transfer speeds — great for large photo and video files. Or connect a portable USB DAC like the AudioQuest DragonFly to your iPhone or iPad for better sound and dependable performance. The adapter's additional Lightning port lets you plug in a Lightning charging cable and simultaneously power up your connected device.
Other connection options
You can also use this adapter to connect other USB-compatible devices to your iPhone or iPad. Connect a card reader to transfer files. Or plug in a USB mixer or USB microphone for mobile recording — great for podcasters. The cable's USB 3.0 terminal is backward-compatible with earlier versions of USB.
- for use with iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with Lightning connector
- high-speed USB 3.0 terminal compatible with legacy USB ports
- supports the 12.9" iPad Pro's USB 3.0 transfer speeds
- connects to USB transfer cable from digital camera
- additional Lightning port allows simultaneous charging
- works with a wide variety of USB devices, including audio DACs, card readers, and more
- compatible with standard photo formats, including JPG and RAW
- compatible with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4
- requires iOS 9.2 or later
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 4.75" Apple Lightning-to-USB 3 camera adapter
- Warranty Summary
Apple® Lightning® to USB 3 Camera Adapter Reviews
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Apple Lightning-to-USB 3 Camera Adapter: With the Apple Lightning-to-USB 3 Camera Adapter, it's easy to transfer photos and videos from your digital camera to your Apple iPhone or iPad with Lightning connector and iOS 10.0 or later. Now, you can view your digital camera pictures and videos on the Apple iPod iPhone or iPhone display and share them with family and friends.
Compatible Video & Photo Formats: The Lightning-to-USB 3 Camera Adapter supports standard photo formats; including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats; including H.264 and MPEG-4.
Auto-Sync: After you connect the Lightning-to-USB 3 Camera Adapter, your compatible iPhone or iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync your compatible Apple iPhone or iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your Apple device are added to your computer's photo library.
Expandability: Add even greater capability and versatility to your iPhone or iPad by powering the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with a USB Power Adapter. Then you can connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD, microSD, and more.
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Why did you buy this?
Adaptor for purchased DAC to be used on iPhone and iPad. [ William Jul 23, 2018 ]
For Audioquest Dragonfly DAC [ Todd May 15, 2018 ]
It is recommended to use along with the Audio Quest Dac Amp which I will be using with the headphones that I am also purchasing to use with my iPhone 6s Plus. [ A May 06, 2018 ]
to connect my iphone to a DAC and be able to listen to tidal in hi res [ C Mar 08, 2018 ]
This adapter was recommended by Crutchfield in the material I reviewed about using the Dragonfly DAC with my iPhone [ Jane Feb 13, 2018 ]
Perfect choice to pair an iPhone with an Audio Quest dragon fly [ Travis Dec 17, 2017 ]
Need it for Dragonfly [ Jeff Sep 19, 2017 ]
I'll be able to access usb peripherals while my iPhone is charging [ Carl Sep 06, 2017 ]
adaptor for iphone [ Gordon Jul 29, 2017 ]
To hook up a dac to my iPhone. [ Alexander Jul 10, 2017 ]
Because it's the perfect cable to use with the Dragonfly Black. [ David May 21, 2017 ]
I need it to use the Dragonfly Red! [ A May 17, 2017 ]