iPad Camera Connection Kit Finally Available for Pre-Order – Doesn’t Ship Until Late April

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Apple announced several accessories for the iPad at its launch. All but one were available for pre-order on March 27. Now, it too is available for pre-order:

iPad Camera Connection Kit

The kit is priced at $29 and consists of two adapters that plugs into the iPad’s proprietary 30-pin connector:

1. USB adapter to connect a digital camera directly to the iPad to transfer photos

2. SD flash card reader to read photos from an SD card

There is no indication that the USB adapter allows anything except reading photos stored on the card. In other words, no one knows (except Apple) if it can be used an external general storage device. It doesn’t ship until late April. So, we won’t find out exactly how it works until then.