Eye-Fi Memory Card

30 Aug

Hi Guys

I’m Elza Visser, the Techspert writing to you from onboard the ms Maasdam Digital Workshop which is currently docked in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

By chance I stumbled across this little accessory and thought I would share this with you.  They call it the “Eye-Fi Memory Card”

So having read through this website I think this could def. be a very great tool to have.

Eye-Fi claims…”It all started with a very simple idea: what if photos could just fly to where you want them to be? That’s how a memory card with antenna and magical superpowers was born.” 🙂 “memory + Wi-Fi = Eye-Fi”

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In a nutshell, a SD memory card with built in Wi-Fi and you just send your pictures off into space from your camera in a jiffy!! (Providing that your camera is compatible!) This you can even check on their website as well. They provide a list on there of brands and camera’s that does support this card and function.

The Eye-Fi wireless memory cards stores media, and fits into cameras just like a regular SDHC card. On top of that, the Eye-Fi card has built-in Wi-Fi that effortlessly transfers photos and videos to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or computer.

Some of the features:

· Endless memory

· Online Sharing

· Geotagging

· Hotspot Access

Rated Class 6 in the speed department, the new Mobile X2 card is SDHC compatible and supports JPEG and most video formats for transmission at an 802.11n speed rating. (If you need to transmit RAW files wirelessly, check out the Eye-Fi Pro X2 memory card).

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Among the new card’s amenities is the Select Share Option (Online Sharing), which allows you to select which image files you want to transmit, while blocking access to those images you wish to lock on the card.

Along with mobile devices, the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card can also upload image files to your computer network with equal ease, enabling you to back up data to a remote location on the fly, not to mention clean the card and return it to active service with minimal down time.

Eye-Fi uses your home Wi-Fi network

Upon setup, specify which networks the Eye-Fi card uses to transfer your media. Add up to 32 networks for your card to use. The next time your camera is on within range of a specified network, your photos and videos will fly to your computer and to your favourite sharing site.

Instant uploads anywhere

If you are away from home, you can simply set up Direct Mode. Whether you are at the beach, on top of Yosemite, or visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, your Eye-Fi card can directly transfer photos and videos from your camera to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Gets media where you want it

During the quick set-up, you customize where you want your memories sent. The Eye-Fi card will only send them to the computer and to the sharing site you choose. Pick from one of over 25 popular sites.

What you’ll need

· An SDHC compatible camera. The Eye-Fi Connect X2 card works in hundreds of cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic and more. Not sure if yours is one of them? Find out by visiting www.eye.fi

· A broadband Internet connection to set up your Eye-Fi card

· A Wi-Fi router compatible with 802.11b/g/n on the 2.4GHz band. Note: 5 GHz band is not supported.

· A computer with Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/7 or Mac OSX (Intel) 10.5, or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

· 100MB of free space

· A compatible iOS or Android device (required to use Direct Mode only)

For more information on this please visit www.eye.fi

I really hope that this was as interesting to you as it was to me.

Elza Visser

Techspert, ms Maasdam

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One Response to “Eye-Fi Memory Card”

  1. Roel Knigge August 30, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    I saw that my camera, Sony Nex5, is compatible to this system but why should I pay so much more for a SD card? I have my laptop with me on cruises and longstay holidays so it’s more convenient to download the pictures once a day on my laptop and by using a 4Gb SDcard you don’t have to download every day.
    You are promoting a future what I, and maybe we, don’t need.

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