One of the problems of an Ipad is that it doesn’t have a filesystem, which means you can’t copy files directly to it from your camera, so you still need the laptop. Using the Eye-Fi Connect card turns your camera into a wi-fi device. Jailbreaking your ipad / iphone and installing MyWi turns it into a wireless hotspot. The app Shuttersnitch allows you to then copy files directly from your camera to your ipad.

How To Directly Tether Your Camera To An iPad By Lee Morris » f stoppers.