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.
I am not a fan of social networking, but my wife is always on Facebook uploading pictures and what not. The problem for me is that no matter how many times I show her how to upload photos, she forgets each time. I think it may be a wife scam to get me to do the uploads for her.
Monday's here and we've got another week ahead of us. And today's already been pretty busy, considering Apple's gone and outed the official release date of their upcoming OS, and even Nokia got some netbook action unveiled. And while I'm sure someone at Sanyo cares about all of that, we're sure they're thinking you should be more excited about a small camcorder that's capable of recording at 720p. And, if that's not all, there's something else that might entice you to grab this little camera.
Eye-Fi have announced a new model in their wireless SD card range, the Eye-Fi Geo, and it's aimed squarely at Apple users. Designed to integrate with iPhone '09 and '08, together with the iPhone and MobileMe, the Eye-Fi Geo offers lifetime geotagging and full compatibility with iLife's geo-aware "Places" feature.
The 2GB card can also be used with MobileMe and other online galleries and social networking sites for $9.99 per year. The company already offers a free iPhone application which allows for direct uploads from the iPhone together with geotagging.
KDDI Corp have been showing off two microSD cards with integrated WiFi b/g in Japan this week. Although SD cards with integrated WLAN are not uncommon - Eye-Fi is a good example of the technology, used to add wireless photo and video uploads to digital cameras and camcorders - it's more unusual to find the components sufficiently shrunk down to fit on a microSD card.