Eye-Fi Mobi Review

Eye-Fi App


Currently, the Eye-Fi Mobi supports mobile devices running iOS 5.1+ or Android 2.3+. Sorry BlackBerry and Windows Phone, you’re out of luck when it comes to this. Naturally, the app is available as a free download through the App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store with Android.

Checking out the app, it’s pretty simple and basic, since it mostly aggregates content taken from the Eye-Fi Mobi card. Some will appreciate the automatic download feature, but it would’ve been nice to be given the choice of what content should be downloaded from the card – more so when larger video files take longer to transmit.

Once they’re downloaded, not only are we able to view them (both photos and videos) on our device, but we also have the option to share them via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Beyond that, there’s nothing else that the app offers in terms of additional features.

Performance

The Eye-Fi Mobi takes the hassle out of getting access to our photos and videos. Point, shoot, and it’ll automatically upload it to your mobile device.

Setting up the Eye-Fi Mobi is a simple procedure that requires us to connect via Wi-Fi to the network established by the card. After inputting the activation code, the card is ready to work with our mobile device. Fortunately, even though it’s transferring content via Wi-Fi, our smartphone/tablet can still surf the web thanks to cellular connectivity. Now, it would’ve been nice if there were a way to connect the Eye-Fi card to an existing home network.

Conclusion
No one likes having to work hard in order to get photos and videos from their digital cameras to their mobile devices. Fortunately for all of us, the Eye-Fi Mobi takes the hassle by granting any camera with Wi-Fi functionality – so that content can be wirelessly transferred. Frankly, there’s nothing to the entire process, seeing that it’s simple, intuitive, and downright fast. And best of all, there is no hassle with it.

For those of you wondering, the Eye-Fi Mobi is available in different capacities – 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. Pricing for the three is set for $49.99, $79.99, and $99.99 respectively. Photogs surely know that those are pricey things when taking into consideration the storage options, but for those who desperately want a better and faster way of downloading and sharing content, this is one of the few options available for you. Hell, it’s better than having to do it the old fashion way.


Pros

  • Fast wireless transfers
  • Easy setup
  • Straightforward & intuitive mobile app

Cons

  • Low storage options
  • No way to connect it to an existing home network
  • No support for Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

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4 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

genious!!!!

2. AppleHateBoy unregistered

But expensive. Really expensive.

4. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

use micro sd card in sd card adapter in your dslr or any other device. put that card in phone with 5+ inch screen and TADA!!!!! thats what i did when i was out on road trip. also phones process card fast so u can delete those images all togather much faster from it. something that this wifi card would take ages to do. cool concept but meh, old school is better.

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

$50 for 8GB, and almost $70 for 16GB? I'll just stick with my current "dumb" SD cards, and transfer them to my computer. I'll save about $40-60 dollars that way. Cool concept though.

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