Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to Robert Su1)
Nope. photos and videos only
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to Robert Su1)
Camera kit can do more !
Read an aricle about it here:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
Nothing in that article suggested that the CCK can read any kinds of files other than photos/vids. Also, the article dates from 2010. I believe it dates from before Apple decreased the amount of power to the dock connector. Some of what the article suggests would work no longer will, at least not without monkeying with a powered USB hub.
Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
I tried it in 2010 and it worked, all of it. But I do not use it any longer, so I wouldn't know if it still works on the newer iPads. THX, Lex
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
Apparently sometime in 2011, during an update, Apple cut the amount of power the port puts out, rendering many of the things in that article unworkable. You can download photos from iPhone/iTouch to an iPad, done that. YOu can import photos from SOME USB pen drives....I had about a 50% success rate with the ones I tried. (and even then you have to format those USB drives with the DCIM folder and acceptable 8 character file name)
Wired keyboards, headphones, microphones....seems to be hit or miss on those.
As far as I know it does not support the transfer of documents of any type, regardless of how you connect it.
The only way, other than syncing through iTunes, to get documents onto the iPad is to e-mail them or sync wirelessly if your app supports that (Docs to go desktop sync or using a program/app like Dropbox or SugarSync)
Some have reported a degree of success if they use a powered USB hub, but there has to be something more than just plugging it in via the CCK.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to Robert Su1)
Thank you all very much for giving me different answers. I think all the answers are informative. Now, I think that Apple's iPad operating system is the key to deciding if iPad can use external storage device. Apparently, through the system upgrade, Apple has intentional or unintentionally done away the iPad's capability of connecting itself to the external storage device. Oh, well..........
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to Robert Su1)
The only way i have found of transferring docs...spreadsheets is by using pages and numbers app which then show up on bottom of itunes app page and you can just drag them in. Works a treat.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to Robert Su1)
You can also use apps like Goodreader etc, they also turn up at the app page (on the bottom) in iTunes. Works quite well. And Dropbox now has a even better possibility, that syncs automatically through the internet.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to Squirrel-nutz)
Thank you very much for your information. Does this also work with word document?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to LexSchellings)
I hope this is even better. I am looking forward to seeing them working with my grandson's iPad. Thank you very much.