Lexar has partnered with Eye-Fi to bring out its own range of WiFi enabled SD cards for digital cameras. As with Eye-Fi's own range, the Lexar Shoot-n-Sync automatically transfers stored images to your computer once in range of your network. Initially the card will be available in 2GB capacity, though presumably Lexar will be working on packing in more flash memory alongside the shrunken networking.
No special setup on the camera is required, though the PC or Mac being used does need a specific piece of software installing before it can act as a remote depository. It doesn't appear as though you can offload images via a WiFi hotspot, however, only your home network.
The Lexar Shoot-n-Sync 2GB WiFi Memory Card will begin shipping in October. It'll be priced, as with the Eye-Fi cards, at $99.
New Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi Memory Card Gives Consumers Exciting Wireless Option for Uploading and Sharing Digital Photos
2GB SD-Compatible Memory Card Enables Users to Wirelessly Send Photos to Their Computers, Social Networking and Photo-Sharing Websites
FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sep. 18, 2008 Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, is giving digital photo enthusiasts the opportunity to "cut the cord" with the introduction of its Shoot-n-Sync(TM) Wi-Fi(R) memory card -- a convenient wireless solution for uploading digital photos to computers as well as sharing them via social networking and photo-sharing websites. The 2GB memory card, compatible with SD-compatible digital cameras, reliably records and stores digital photos in a camera just like a standard memory card, but adds the time-saving convenience and simplicity of wireless uploading from camera to computer -- and directly to the Internet.
Easy, No-Hassle Photo Uploading
With its advanced Wi-Fi connectivity, the Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card is a great product for a wide range of photographers from bloggers, web surfers, and social-networkers to busy parents, traveling executives, and students. The Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card provides a simple and convenient solution for managing all their digital photos. Instead of removing the memory card from a camera, transferring it to a reader, connecting the reader, and then dragging each individual photo onto the computer, the Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card offers users a much simpler solution.
How It Works
As an Eye-Fi Connected product, the Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card features Eye-Fi technology and connects to Eye-Fi's web service to wirelessly and automatically upload photos from a digital camera to the web and to a computer. Eye-Fi is dedicated to building products and services that help consumers navigate, nurture and share their digital memories. After the brief initial installation of Eye-Fi Manager software on your PC, the card is ready to wirelessly download copies of any photos stored on it, automatically to your computer, as soon as it comes within range of your home computer's wireless network. Without removing the card from the camera, users can back up photos to a computer or transfer them to photo-sharing, social networking, or blog sites. After the digital photo copies are sent, all a user has to do is approve the transfers and they can be instantly shared with the world. Learn more about the Lexar Shoot-n-Sync memory card at http://www.lexar.com/digfilm/sd_wifi.html.
Manisha Sharma, Lexar director of product marketing, noted: "Lexar is committed to delivering innovative products that enhance people's enjoyment of digital photography. The Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card not only provides our customers the reliability and quality of Lexar memory, but the opportunity to enjoy a new level of wireless convenience -- free from the hassles of cables and greatly simplifies transferring photos from camera to PC."
Compatible with both Windows(R) and Mac(R) operating systems, the 2GB Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card will ship in October.
About Lexar Media
Lexar Media is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of NAND flash and DRAM memory products under the Lexar and Crucial brand names. Lexar offers products in all major flash and DRAM memory categories, including consumer and enterprise-level USB flash drives, industry-leading memory cards for photography, and all popular form factors of memory cards for mobile devices. For computers, Lexar also offers a full range of DRAM computer memory upgrades for PCs and Mac systems, and solid state drives (SSD). An industry leader in innovative, patented flash memory technology, Lexar is vertically integrated with Micron Technology, one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers worldwide.
For more information about Lexar, visit http://www.lexar.com. For more information about Crucial products, visit http://www.crucial.com, http://www.crucial.com/uk or http://www.crucial.com/eu. Lexar Media, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Lexar Media is a division of Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., and a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.