Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SD card connects cameras to smartphones, tablets

Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SD card connects cameras to smartphones, tablets

Summary: Eye-Fi is expanding its wireless SD card collection with the new 8GB Mobile X2 card, which creates its own wireless network with mobile devices.

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Eye-Fi is expanding its wireless SD card collection with the new 8GB Mobile X2 card, which creates its own wireless network with mobile devices.

The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 can allow a photographer to upload photos from anywhere by connecting to a smartphone or tablet. Ideally, the mobile device should have 3G/4G access to really be able to upload from anywhere.

This card is integrated with Eye-Fi's new Direct Mode, making these uploads possible even when far away from a Wi-Fi hotspot. Note that the apps that will becoming out to be paired with the Mobile X2 card will only be for Android and iOS devices.

Interested buyers can pre-order the Mobile X2 card immediately, and it will start shipping on April 17 for $79.99.

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  • Any indication on speed.

    The first eye-fi devices were so slow as to be unusable. The concept has always been sweet but the implementation so substandard that it hindered its adoption.
    Bruizer
  • RE: Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SD card connects cameras to smartphones, tablets

    3g/4g would indeed be nice in these thigns, but the carriers have all but ruined this venue with their stingy data caps and inconsistent pricing on different devices, not to mention separate data plan requirements per device. This absurd situation needs to be severely remedied in short order in order for ubiquitous 3g/4g connectivity to be commodotized ala vi-fi.
    podstolom
    • RE: Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SD card connects cameras to smartphones, tablets

      @podstolom the whole 3G / 4G and data caps is different, between carriers. For example, Sprint and Verizon have unlimited 4G plans. T-Mobile also has unlimited plans. I'm not fully caught up on AT&T's plans.

      But if using 3G/4G is a concern for you, just tell the free Eye-Fi app to NOT upload over 3G/4G, and only over Wi-Fi. Totally up to you.
      gillat
  • RE: Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SD card connects cameras to smartphones, tablets

    The first cards WERE slow, but they were super cool, no? They were our first cards :-)

    The X2 cards:

    Class 6 and will sustain 12MBps (mega bytes)
    upload at 12mbps (mega bits) over 802.11n

    So with Eye-Fi Direct, the card will upload quickly, to your mobile device, and then from there, either over Wi-Fi, or 3G/4G -- to your destination (PC or sharing site, or both).

    Thx --

    Ziv.
    Eye-Fi co-founder
    gillat
  • RE: Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SD card connects cameras to smartphones, tablets

    Suckers.
    james347
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