Wednesday, 9 December 2009

I spy Eye-Fi - Intelligent SD Cards spark a camera revolution

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Eye-Fi. All opinions are 100% mine.

Photo management is currently my biggest time-waster on the computer. Yes, even worse than Facebook. Often I will be looking for a photo that I took months ago, only to find it's still on the camera. Then I have to find a USB cable, memory card reader, and download the photos, search for duplicates from previous downloads, before finally getting back to the photo I was looking for.

Then what happens if I want to access those photos and my camera isn't accessible, or I downloaded them to another computer? There's no easy way to access the photos without uploading them to a web photo sharing service, and all this takes time and effort. Photo management has rapidly become an time and effort-intensive operation.

All this is set to change with the new wireless-enable memory cards from Eye-Fi. These 4GB SD cards come with built-in WiFi capabilities, as well as the smarts to automatically upload your photos from the camera to a suitable computer or web service which you have preconfigured.

Basically this card looks and acts just like a normal SD card. Stick it in your camera and shoot as normal. You can configure up to 32 wireless networks, and whenever the camera (with the memory card inside) comes within range of one of these networks, it will upload the latest photos to your selected destination - which could be folders on your computer, or one of 25 different locations online.

I definitely want to get one of these cards - it could save me hours of photo transfer time, and at just $60USD for the geo-tagging version it's quite cheap for the features.

Here's a video explaining the service in more detail:

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1 comment:

MariJewel said...

Cool SD cards. Love it!