Eye-Fi Brings Online Ubiquity to Almost Every Digital Camera

12 May

This is a pretty cool looking new product:

New versions of the Eye-Fi hitting the market today. Now available in the original model (at $100) that allows online and local file uploads, the new versions are desktop upload only ($80) and a new model that will work with paid hotspots as well as do geo-tagging as well (for $129).

The original model looks like any 2gb SD card but has an integrated WiFi chip that lets just about any camera that uses SD cards to automatically upload pictures to your PC over WiFi, upload to online photo sites (or both). There’s an even an option to allow content to flow directly into iTunes on a Mac.

It’s a neat tool that works well, especially for the online connection (a USB cable is going to work much faster to just transfer photos to a PC). Two issues are the fact that WiFi sucks a lot of battery life from your camera and it’s an all or nothing proposition. You can’t select which files to send over.

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