Eye-Fi has been around for a long time with its slick little SD storage cards for any device supporting the format that have integrated Wi-Fi. These memory cards allow users to store pictures on the card inside their camera and have the photos uploaded automatically to their computer and photo sharing sites. The company has unveiled a new Eye-Fi SD card called the Mobile X2.
The memory card has 8 GB of internal storage and integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi. The card also supports direct mode that will send photos and video taken to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device when you’re not in Wi-Fi range. The card is compatible with most cameras on the market.
Direct mode does require the Eye-Fi app to be installed on your iOS or Android device. The app is free to download on both platforms and works with the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 memory card. If you have a data plan, and don’t mind using your edge or 3G data you can also upload the pictures from the Mobile X2 to your favorite photo sharing sites. The new version of the Mobile X2 is available right now in Japan. Note that this is an updated version of the Mobile X2 that came out last year in the US. The new version is pre-configured for Direct Mode for easier use and has a key-code to use with the camera for security. Updated apps will support the feature in Japan with a roll out to other countries expected.