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Eye-Fi

A wireless SD Card from Eye-Fi, Inc., Mountain View, CA (www.eye.fi). Eye-Fi adds Wi-Fi capability to a regular SD memory card and automatically transmits images from the card still inside the camera to the user's computer when in range of a selected Wi-Fi network. To configure the Eye-Fi card, a small reader that holds the card plugs into a USB port, and the desired folders and networks are selected on the computer and recorded on the card. Images may be stored in the computer and/or sent over the Internet to an Eye-Fi photo sharing site. See SD Card and Wi-Fi.


The Eye-Fi Card
When the Eye-Fi card is within range of a selected Wi-Fi hotspot, the latest images are sent to the user's computer or the Internet. (Image courtesy of Eye-Fi, Inc., www.eye.fi)
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Eye-Fi provides a memory card that turns standard cameras into connected devices enabling photos and videos to be transferred wirelessly to a mobile device for immediate upload on social media and email.
Niels van der Valk, VP Americas & EMEA Sales, Eye-Fi
We are planning to introduce the product in other Gulf markets within a month," Niels van der Valk, vice-president of Emea sales and marketing at Eye-Fi, told Khaleej Times after the event.
There are three Eye-Fi cards available, which typically range in price from $39.
Yuval Koren, the chief executive of Eye-Fi, said that camera thieves often do not notice the card or the way it tracks the camera's location.
DOCOMO and Eye-Fi also are already discussing additional possibilities for combining their respective technologies for other convenient, innovative personal-cloud services from DOCOMO.
With this investment, NTT DOCOMO joins Eye-Fi as an investor and strategic partner.
With the Eye-Fi Pro X2 wireless memory card, existing cameras are transformed into wireless, uploading machines.
This Secure Digital (SD) memory card has built-in Wi-Fi hardware that, once programmed, will automatically upload your photos to your computer or Flickr, Picasa, MobileMe, Facebook or Eye-Fi accounts.
Other new products unveiled by Olympus yesterday include the XZ-1, an ultra-compact with a built-in ZUIKO lens for high-quality, high-performance, low-light imaging, as well as a range of point-and-shoot cameras offering features including 3D photo mode, Eye-Fi Card Compatibility and new Magic Filters for adding artistic effects to videos.
The cards debuted in 2007, and the California-based Eye-Fi expanded its line considerably in 2010 with the X2 series, ranging from the 4-gigabyte Connect X2 to the 8-gigabyte Pro X2, with all manner of digital bells and whistles.
EYE-FI PRO X2 8GB pounds 120 These memory cards have a cool trick up their sleeves.