The wireless SD card maker has launched a new memory card specifically for photographers who can immediately upload photos from camera to tablets and smartphones.
The card’s ease of use is due to its built in Wi-Fi that can transfer photos in the absence of an Internet connection thus allowing people to upload photos in real time from remote locations. The SD card uses an iOS or Android app that comes with a 10 digit code for access. This comes as good news to photojournalists working from exotic travel destinations and for DSLR enthusiasts who can easily share photos on social media, jumping traditional hurdles of electronic transfer.
The new Mobi is priced at 49.99$ for 8GB and 79.99$ for 16GB. Eye-Fi’s other SD cards, the Pro X2 are priced at 99.99$ for 16 GB and can transfer photos from camera to laptop and are also able to send out photos in different file formats. However, for the everyday photography enthusiast, these SD cards might prove to be expensive and superfluous since most modern smartphone cameras can easily upload photos without SD cards.
Eye-Fi first launched its wireless SD card in 2006 and their memory card has grown in relevance over the past few years with the increased usage of tablets and smart phones.