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Leef - iAccess Lightning iOS microSD Reader-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 168 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!!

    Posted
    Sweets
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Recently I upgraded my iPhone 6plus 128gb to an iPhone 7plus 32gb. Obviously I needed a way to get more storage for my new phone. The options are pretty limited locally. The Leef was it. It doesn't come with any instructions. You plug the Leaf into the phone and it pops up with three different free apps to download. I downloaded all of them because I didn't know which one I would need. After finding the right app I tried to transfer my images. I have over 6,000 images on my phone. I tried the select all, there are two options to transfer to the iBridge device or move them. Neither worked, it just sat there acting like it was doing something, but it wasn't. I decided to try smaller batches. At first it was okay. But, I did some videos and it acted like it was moving them, but they are blank. Since I moved them, they are deleted off of my phone. I don't have them anymore. There is a total of 46 images/videos that I no longer have because the app said that they were transferred, but they weren't. I am so glad that I took a break from transferring to see if it was actually working. I DO NOT recommend this device! Aside from that, the app kept saying "moving" but just sat there. I will be looking for another similar device that is better and returning this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone/ iPad memory storage

    Posted
    Noypi
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    I bought it without clues if it's going to perform well. I just needed an extra storage immediately to back up my photos and videos. And it did exactly what it's supposed to do! I used a 32 GB microSDHC and it did say it can read up to 128 GB. It transfers files back and forth from the Leef to the iPhone and even faster in the iPad Air 2. You can rename the folder if you have multiple iPhones or iPads to back up. The downside: it transfers a little bit slow in iPhone 5s, it crashes initially the first time you back up IF you have hundreds of pictures and videos combined (but doesn't anymore afterwards) so you have to do it about 3x before you get all the files, and lastly, you have to download the songs from the computer to the Leef (I thought it backs up the songs/movies from the iPhone too). It's small to carry, fits perfectly even with the iPhone/ iPad case on and with its unique design (curves back) it doesn't stick down too much compared to its competitors which can break the device. It's just pricey but I guess it's still worth the buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible external drive

    Posted
    Baggy1011
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    Usually, I'm not really harsh on product reviews but this product was less than a one star. First off, the item itself was kind of a bit pricey. Not only do you have to buy the external drive, you also have to buy the SD card for the item. The SD card is required for the external drive but does not come with it in the package. The external drive is also linked with an app you have to download on your smartphone. I downloaded the app, transferred my files to the external drive, although once I tried to view my files on the app it was not popping it. It would show a folder where the files hold but I couldn't see the file itself. Terrible external drive for a really high price. I wouldn't mind the price for it, if the product did its job. Definitely wouldn't recommend to a friend/family.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works for iPhone backup

    Posted
    singlemamabudget
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    Handy for backing up photos, voice memos, downloaded files to free up phone memory. Like that I can just get a new microSD card if that gets full before I can transfer files to pc (a lot cheaper than a new device; similar devices have a USB option instead of inserting a memory card, in which case, you have to transfer to pc, delete files, or buy another similar device for your external memory). So far, no problem backing up phone to device, then transferring to pc at a later time. Or with saving files from pc to be able to view on the go. Do have problems with playback of audio files if I plug device into phone for playback on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great product with limited use

    Posted
    jabbajawz
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    I purchased this for my husbands iphone 7. After opening it, downloading the app and plugging it into his phone it didn't work. At this point we tried it with our iPad and it also didn't work. I then plugged it into my iPhone 6 and it worked. I then began searching for comparability information and eventually found it on the side of the box. The writing was so small and faint you almost needed a magnifying glass and light source to read it. I love this for my phone but I thought it was more universal and could be used across the Apple spectrum and in this way I was disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for iPhones with 16GB internal memory

    Posted
    sona
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    Got this product to use my memory card with my low capacity(16GB) iPhone 6. With the growing technology internal requirement of the phone is also increasing, with all the data being on smart phone the low disk space is major problem with my cell phone. Now I can transfer my data to the external memory card using leaf. Easy to use and transfer data. Documents are not supported and we can not use this directly to the laptop we must have memory card adaptor to use it in USB drive. The other end can be made as USB drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect to 'open up space' when needed

    Posted
    CassieLeigh
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    I love this, I can transfer pictures and videos off of/ on to my iPad and iPhone to open up space or transfer files without having to plug everything into iTunes through my computer. It does have limitations, large videos (over 8 minutes recorded in 1080p) will not transfer onto or off of the micro SD card no matter it's size. There was no 'how to' or 'FAQ' with the ibridge so I had to figure it out myself. Very frustrating at first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good option for more storage

    Posted
    babyabc235
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    There are a lot of competitor products for this. The reason I choose this one over all the other 3rd party options is because of the app. It's one thing to buy hardware, but you need good software to get to your files or play them. The app is best I have seen, but it could be better. Customer support for the app was great. Sometimes the drive doesn't read properly if you don't have it in all the way, but not too big of problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for music!

    Posted
    zoeyp138

    Works fine for photos and videos without a problem but I got this primarily for music and to play music from it. Moved all my music files to a 128gb microSD card and I could play the music through this product. It did take a little time to get it to work but just try removing and reinserting to get iaccess to be able to read the music. Got it to work on second try. I think this product is great as a storage expander for apple iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tech

    Posted
    Th3Resurreccion
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    This piece of technology is amazing. It works great however, the program it uses cannot handle photos/videos in large bulk well. So before you use this, be sure to delete unnecessary pictures and videos. It took me about an hour or two to sort through and delete my junk, but overall, this thing is better than hooking your phone up to a computer. Last advice, be sure your phone is fully charged before transferring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    5Halls
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    This has been a great little reader for me. I do not own an Iphone but wanted my pictures on my iPad. This reader has been great. I wish it would upload the videos just a bit faster, but it is what it is. I would recommend giving it a try. Was running on a slow WIFI connection at first, but once I switched over to a faster one it moved really quick. I had over 3k of pictures on my SD card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyone needs one

    Posted
    ejaye919
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    If you own a ipad then you really need to own one of these. I have tried other lighting USB storage devices but this one is far ahead of the rest. It has a low profile so it's not so bulky when plugged into your device. I don't have to remove my case to use it. It can transfer from your device to the unit or drag and drop on you computer to device. I will be purchasing another real soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get your photos off your IPad or Itouch or IPhone!

    Posted
    Lisaonthegoco
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    We needed to get my photos onto our Windows computer without emailing them one at a time. Apple doesn’t make this easy but with the LEEF, they uploaded and we were able to use them in the jpeg format and our videos came over too. Very easy to use. We created a backup of all our photographs while on vacation for 8 weeks onto a min SD card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get all those pictures off your iPod touch or Ipad

    Posted
    Lisaonthegoco
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    This works perfect for transferring all or some of your camera roll pictures off your portable iPhone or iPod or IPad. A sales person knew about this device and recommended it to us. Great way to “suck” these off your device and store them on your “big boy” computer according to my husband. Works great !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Probably was a viable option at one time.

    Posted
    OnyxFox
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    Seems just after I bought this item; many more better choices were made available. Maybe I just missed them while shopping. But this little odd number has a strange fit, and not so appealing aesthetics. I soon after purchased a wireless HDD with way more storage and convenience. Sorry Leaf...maybe you were a better choice at one time...but in my opinion, not now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    FreeKing
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    I have an older Ipad with little spare memory. This device makes it possible to store videos and other data on a micro sd card. Then with it in the leef, and the leef inserted into your device, you can access the files. For me, expanded memory without the expense of a new iPad..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What I wanted!

    Posted
    Boogieman65
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    I've been frustrated for a long time over getting constant reminders from my IPhone that I couldn't back up my stuff to the ICloud because I have no more space left. Absurd claim. So, I looked for a way to transfer my photos from my phone to my desktop, and a BB employee recommended this product. Did exactly what I wanted! Will use it on a regular basis.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product for the most part

    Posted
    Kstewart
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    I got a few of these. Love them for sure. I had one that was malfunctioned which sucked but I returned it and got another one. I love that you can use any size micro sd in it. I even ran mine through the wash and surprisingly it still worked. Soaked it in rice for 24 hours to ensure but worked even before that. I recommend this for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should with excellent results

    Posted
    Brad
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    It worked great the only drawback i found was the curvature was too narrow to fit in your phone with the case on so case removal from your phone is necessary when this. I found it very valuable otherwise especially for moving pics from my micro sd card to my iPhone 7 plus . The case issue would not have kept me from purchasing this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great file communication tool for iphone

    Posted
    Todd
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    The bluetooth of iphone7plus is aweful. It does not pair to other Android phones or computers. It usually forces you to use emails to communicate. It is too slow for big files such as photos or videos. The Leef-iAccess provides a quick way to transfer files using microSD card. However, you will need a SD card reader at the other end.

    I would recommend this to a friend