i came across a post by Terry White on a CF card reader for iPad/iPad2 a few weeks ago.
for ipad users, you would have known that Apple's Camera Connector only has SD card reader. and with the recent OS update, a number of the china/HK OEM card readers are useless cos (apple being apple) of the decrease in voltage going thru the ipad connector. for those people who are using CF cards, basically we are screwed cos there's no reliable CF card reader out there. thus, when i read Terry White's post, i immediately placed my order. after much delays due to shortage of parts, it finally arrived today.
this is how it looks like
i've decided to test uploading 10 JPGs, for a combine file size of 24MB, and see how fast it can import into my ipad (which is updated with the latest OS). took a video of it. all in all, it took roughly 40secs. not too shabby. btw, Terry White mentioned that the ipad can read NEF (RAW from nikon). but, for my ipad, it can't read the RAW from my mamiya. i dun have any NEFs at hand. so apologies...
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and the end result...
overall, i am pretty damn impress by this little gadget. IMO, i think for those of us who uses CF cards and have an ipad, this will be a definite help in reviewing your image at the field. the only thing is that, since it is china-made, you have to be gentle with it or else it is pretty easy to bend the CF card pins.... and yah... at USD30 a pop, it is pricey. however, as there are not many options out there for CF cards, plus i hate to bring my laptop out, this is quite a good buy.