Eye-Fi has announced an update to their WiFi SD card service, Eye-Fi View, which promises straightforward web-access of content uploaded through the company's latest Eye-Fi Manager app. Eye-Fi View basically (and optionally) uploads newly transferred images to an online gallery, where they can be viewed from any internet-connected device.
Toshiba are looking to bring the wireless camera storage fight to Eye-Fi's door, with the announcement that they're setting up the "Standard Promotion Forum for Memory Cards Embedding Wireless LAN". A collaboration with Trek 2000, the SPFMCEWL group would promote a standardized WiFi-enabled SDHC card that would communicate with the camera with cross-manufacturer consistency, wirelessly transferring its 8GB of storage to remote servers or directly to other cameras.
Eye-Fi have managed to do - if not the impossible - then then unlikely: make camera storage fun. The new Eye-Fi Pro X2 is an 8GB SDHC memory card that promises to wirelessly transfer your photos and video to your home or work computer without demanding you mess with cables and card readers. It'll also upload shots automatically to Facebook, Flickr and other online galleries, together with geotagging them, and it'll do it faster too thanks to WiFi 802.11n and a new chipset. Still, is it worth $149.99? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Eye-Fi's Pro X2 WiFi-enabled memory card has only been shipping for little over a week but the company has already outed some siblings for it. The Eye-Fi Connect X2 and Eye-Fi Explore X2 have 4GB and 8GB of storage respectively, and each offer WiFi 802.11n connectivity and Class 6 performance.
It's taken them longer than expected, but hot on the heels of their Eye-Fi Pro X2 WiFi-enabled SDHC memory card comes the general release of Eye-Fi Center. Announced back at CES 2010 in January, the new app supplants the current web-app for management of one or more Eye-Fi cards together with adding in new media sharing functionality.
How long does it take to get an 8GB memory card to the market? If you're Eye-Fi, and the card is the WiFi 802.11n-toting Eye-Fi Pro X2, then it's a couple of months; the company has announced that its latest wireless-enabled memory card is shipping from today, promising faster transfer speeds and improved overall performance.
According to the Eye-Fi blog, that's all down to their new X2 engine, which bundles together a 200 MHz ARM926 processor with an MMU, dedicated flash and radio interface engines, and encryption acceleration hardware. Combined, they're good for improved WiFi-triangulation geotagging accuracy and "Endless Memory", Eye-Fi's new system whereby images and video are automatically deleted from the X2 once the card has verified that they've been correctly uploaded to the server.
Sanyo Japan have outed another new XACTI high-definition camcorder, the DMX-CG110. Capable of 1080i 60fps/1080p 30fps video capture together with 14.4-megapixel still images, the GC110 has the familiar pistol-grip form factor Sanyo have become known for, and squeezes in 16GB of onboard memory.
Eye-Fi have updated their top-spec Eye-Fi Pro WiFi memory card with WiFi b/g/n support and twice the storage. The new Eye-Fi Pro X2 packs 8GB of flash memory, together with 802.11n along with a redesigned antenna, into a Class 6 SD card form-factor, offering significantly faster uploads for images and video. The company have also used the Pro X2 to introduce Endless Memory, whereby once an image is confirmed uploaded to a user's gallery, it's automatically deleted from the Eye-Fi card to save space.
I think one of the coolest accessories for your digital camera or camcorder that saves to SD cards is the Eye-Fi card. I know the thing saves me lots of grief since my wife can never seem to remember how to put pictures on her Facebook page. Eye-Fi announced a new update that adds the ability to upload video to Facebook.
Novatel Wireless have announced the first round of applications which will be offered on its MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, including photo uploads, NAS-style network drive functionality, and VPN support. The apps - which are produced by developer partners Eye-Fi, Nomadesk and Alcatel-Lucent respectively - will run on the applications processor found in the European MiFi 2352 (which we reviewed back in June) and the MiFi 2372 which will offer AT&T and Rogers Wireless HSPA.