Hi all. I bought the USB accessory that allows you to plug USB devices into my iPad 1, so that I could plug in a card reader and transfer pics from my camera. My camera is a Sony, so the card reader accessory won't fit the card. It worked perfectly until one of the iOS upgrades, which lowered the power allowed to the port, and now no longer works unless I use an AC powered USB hub. This kind of defeats the purpose of trying to travel without a zillion accessories.
Today I noticed the is an accessory called A USB switching power adapter. Is anyone familiar with this accessory? I believe it is made to allow low powered USB on pcs to charge the iPad. I have the following questions about this accessory.
1. Is that the point of the product? So that if my pc's USB port will not charge my iPad, with this item it will?
2. More importantly, will it fix the problem I am having with the iPads USB output, so that if I use this, I could just plug my non-powered card reader into it, and it will work, power the reader, and allow me to transfer pics?
3. Will it work with every other product that I am now unable to use with the USB adapter because there is not enough power (keyboard specifically).
4. If not, is there any other way to get these items to work? I noticed there is now a newer 5-in-1 camera kit that offers more ports. I don't know anything about that product, but perhaps that is what I need to get my USB card reader enough power from the iPad?