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Eye-Fi transfers photos and videos wirelessly straight to your smartphone

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Eye-Fi transfers photos and videos wirelessly straight to your smartphone
Eye-Fi is anything but your ordinary storage device. For those of you who have never heard about it before, Eye-Fi is actually a synergy between an SD card and a Wi-Fi module, which allows media to be transferred wirelessly straight to a computer without a single touch of a button.

The latest Eye-Fi Mobile X2 model expands these wireless transferring abilities even further making them accessible from an iPhone, an iPad, or any Android-powered smartphone through a feature called Direct Mode. Here is how you do it: you pop the Mobile X2 into your digital camera and install the free Eye-Fi application on your smart device. After setting the software up to work with the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 and enabling Direct Mode, any photo or video that you take with your digital camera will be instantly copied to your smartphone or tablet in their full resolution. Eye-Fi cards work by creating their own Wi-Fi network, over which the transfers are being made at speeds considerably faster than what Bluetooth, for example, might be capable of.

There is one little catch though. The software application that enables Eye-Fi cards to work with Android and iOS devices is still under development. Luckily, the manufacturer promises to deliver the software later this year with no price tag attached to it.

source: Eye-Fi via IntoMobile





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posted on 14 Apr 2011, 11:45

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


nice :3

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 12:32

2. fairly_mismatched (unregistered)


Does it have to be from a camera to a computer/smartphone specifically... or can it be computer/smartphone to computer/smartphone?

I only ask because of the, "...any photo or video that you take with your digital camera will be instantly copied to your smartphone or tablet in their full resolution." part.

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 16:52

3. PhoneG33k (unregistered)


I'm assuming it can transfer data between any "smart" device that is compatible with the software. For example smartphone to computer, computer to smartphone etc...

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 18:23 1

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


yea, this is a pretty awesome idea. Certainly better than trashy Bluetooth... as long as it works better.

posted on 15 Apr 2011, 00:28

7. LionStone (Posts: 447; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


I agree, this is awesome...always love options. Although whenever I transfer files via Bluetooth, its always works really well and pretty fast too.

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