Ipad 2 and usb stick

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    Have just tried to connect a USB stick to my ipad2 using the connector kit I bought with the ipad2.

    However it acme up with the message 'this stick needs more power'

    What's the solution to this??????

    Thanks
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    The iPad camera connection kit provides only 10 mA of current to any attached peripheral. Most memory sticks require more than this and simply cannot be used with the iPad. You'll find several threads on the Forum where Members discuss the newer low-power USB sticks that will work with the iPad. The older, high-power, versions simply consume too much power for the iPad.

    Tim
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    You could try a powered USB hub...
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    Good idea!!

    Thanks

    Tim
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    Thanks for your replies..I didn't realize there were lower powered USB sticks... Off to spend some more money then...
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    Yes - but be careful because only a few have such low power requirements. It might be worth reading the comments from Members on the sticks that work and those that don't. The USB hub was a good idea too because it would then work with any stick.

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    I just read about this... Check out I-FlashDrive from Photofast. Looks like it might fit the bill. I don't have a link, but bet you could google them. Said to be designed specifically for iPhone, iPod and iPad.
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    USB ipad

    Tim and Jeeper.. thanks for your replies!! Most helpful as usual!
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    Usb $$

    Found the USB suggested... a tad expensive at over £70 or about $130
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    Wow......

    Powered Hub is a cost-effective solution....

    That IS expensive...

    Tim

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