Eye-Fi: The Wireless Memory Card

card-home-reflect.gifI am working on my review of my new Panasonic Lumix LX3 digital camera, but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about the Eye-Fi memory card. If you have never heard of it, it is your typical SD memory card with one amazing feature. It has the ability to wirelessly transfer your photos from your camera to your computer or websites like Flickr. Don’t ask me how it works, I have no idea how they pack a wireless transceiver into a card that small. All I know is it works like a champ and I love it.

After setting up my Eye-Fi card I have literally never had to plug my camera into my computer again. Just by turning my camera on the card will detect my wireless network and start transferring photos. I don’t have to carry cords around with me. I have it set to send photos to my Flickr account as well as iPhoto. You can set it up do that the photos are private when they go to Flickr which is nice so people never have to see your junk shots. Then you can go back into Flickr and name, tag, and organize your photos before making them “live.”

More than likely, the next round of digital cameras will all have wireless capabilities built it. If I had to make a guess I suspect wireless will probably be the next “buzz” feature for consumer cameras. With the Eye-Fi card you can turn your camera into a wireless machine instantly. Visit the Eye-Fi website to learn more.

Here are some of the Eye-Fi auctions on Ebay that you might be interested in:

3 Responses to “Eye-Fi: The Wireless Memory Card”

  1. mark Says:

    Apologies for this unsolicited comment, but I am tinkering with minor camera repair, and think that you may be able to help me. I couldnt seem to find an email address on the site, so i am using a comment.

    My SLR suffered a cracked viewfinder cover, due to an unfortunate fall. The metering and operation of the camera is not affected, but the crack is obviously a dust hazard (and annoying to look through). The cracked material appears to be of plastic or glass and attached using adhesive.

    http://www.flickr.com/gp/57935122@N00/o67XHc

    I was able to unscrew the 4 screws, which makes it easy to remove and replace the cracked material. So i would appreciate any advice on what replacement material and adhesive to use.

    Thanks, Mark

  2. Sigivald Says:

    Mark – Were it me, I’d consider contacting the manufacturer and seeing if they’ll sell you the factory replacement part. That’ll be a much better fit than trying to find a decent and appropriate plastic/glass, especially of a proper thickness.

    (It may well even be optically coated…)

    And then use any good contact adhesive to attach it; the screws and bracket should keep it in place, I’d think.

  3. bodydetoxtechy Says:

    Eye-Fi is indeed very useful. you do not need to physcially connect your digital camera to your pc whenver you want to transfer pictures. it is not yet available on our local stores so i might just have to wait a bit.

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