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#6284470 - 05/02/16 10:42 PM None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera
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Registered: 01/11/12
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Just like the title says. I'm tired of hauling a lap top that I know how to use half the time. I've looked at the viewers they sell at academy and don't see $80 worth. I saw some iPhone jacks that plug into the charging port and allow you to plug the sd card into it and view pictures that way. What's everyone's thoughts or what do y'all use?

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#6284519 - 05/03/16 05:07 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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We just swap out the chip and take it back to camp. We have a 19" TV with USB port and a USB chip reader the size of a thumb drive in the trailer. That I what we view the pictures on.
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#6284625 - 05/03/16 07:54 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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I use my camera in the field (if you have one), then back to camp and use lap top for larger viewings.

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#6287475 - 05/04/16 09:10 PM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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I've been looking at the ones on Amazon that plug into the power outlet on your phone. I'm kinda looking for something small like that but I'm not sure how they work or if the work all that wells

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#6287957 - 05/05/16 08:52 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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I use a little thing that plugs into my phone, cost me $8 and works great up

When I get home I'll check the brand

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#6288807 - 05/05/16 07:17 PM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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That be awesome. That's kinda the route I'm wanting to take cause I can get my wife to pull em up on her laptop but other than that I don't know of a way

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#6289551 - 05/06/16 12:01 PM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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My brother bought an adapter that plugs into the bottom of his phone. It works, but it's pretty slow to move from pic to pic. If you've got a couple hundred pics, it takes a while. Other than that, he's been happy with it.

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#6289944 - 05/06/16 05:29 PM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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The one I use is "Inateck"

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#6289959 - 05/06/16 05:45 PM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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Wildgame makes one for $50 on amazon. Looks pretty slick

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#6289965 - 05/06/16 05:51 PM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: QuackerJacks]
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Originally Posted By: QuackerJacks
Wildgame makes one for $50 on amazon. Looks pretty slick


2 problems with that, cost more than some other options, and wildgame innovations roflmao

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#6292232 - 05/09/16 09:54 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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I bought the handheld wild game innovations and I like it well. The screen is a little dark so hard to see at times but took it to Missouri and it worked well.
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#6294937 - 05/11/16 09:17 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
I use my camera in the field (if you have one), then back to camp and use lap top for larger viewings.


This does not work, in some cases, for those who have game cameras that do not save the images in a DCIM directory. My hunting partner had this issue and could not figure out why his camera sometimes worked and sometimes didn't work for reading cameras. When I checked the game cameras, I discovered that his camera would not read only specific game cameras and the reason why was the directory issue. That was the only difference.

I have an old digital camera that doesn't care. It will find all of the images on the SD card, regardless of the directory structure/naming.

Originally Posted By: EasyMoney
I've been looking at the ones on Amazon that plug into the power outlet on your phone. I'm kinda looking for something small like that but I'm not sure how they work or if the work all that wells


For Android phones, they need to have OTG or USB HOST capability. Apparently the Samsung Galaxy S4 (mine, old phone) and S6 did not have these capabilities. The S7 (what I have now) certainly does.

I use ES File Explorer to go through my images on the external card reader. It works very well and is quick.
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#6297560 - 05/13/16 10:01 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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Registered: 11/17/04
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the phone adapter sounds cool

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#6298296 - 05/14/16 12:57 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: EasyMoney]
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Registered: 01/11/12
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Is the bone viewer any good or any one seen or heard of it? I have a iPhone 6 and they make one for the iphone

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#6300021 - 05/16/16 08:45 AM Re: None tech guy looking for portable viewer for game camera [Re: twinbubba]
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Originally Posted By: twinbubba
We just swap out the chip and take it back to camp. We have a 19" TV with USB port and a USB chip reader the size of a thumb drive in the trailer. That I what we view the pictures on.
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