Unofficial 3-in-1 iPad Camera Connection Kit appears
By Serenity Caldwell, Macworld
Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit () has made remotely uploading and sharing photos from a camera or SD card relatively simple for photographers on the go. But really, who wants the hassle of carrying two tiny dongles around? Certainly not the folks at MIC Gadget, who have just added a one-dongle-fits all 3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit for the iPad to their store.
Available in black or white, the $30 kit features a USB port for connecting your camera, an SD card slot, and—not found on Apple’s official accessory—a microSD card slot. (Sadly, those hoping for a CompactFlash dongle are out of luck.)
The accessory’s slightly-less-than-official look is probably due to its lack of certification from Apple. The MIC Store describes itself on its Website as offering “a wide range of Made-in-China gadgets,” though the page notes that they “do not provide knockoff products.” Well, that’s reassuring.
If you want to take the plunge, the device is available for pre-order on the MIC Store, and will ship after Christmas.