Eye-Fi have announced their latest wireless memory card, the 4GB Eye-Fi Pro. Using the SDHC format, the new Eye-Fi Pro offers the usual automatic wireless transfer of images from digital cameras to a computer or website; however it also adds new file-type support, increased control over which images are synchronized, more flexible WiFi connectivity and video functionality.
The Eye-Fi Pro 4GB now includes "Selective Transfer", which allows users to choose which photos and/or videos are uploaded. This bypasses the issue with the older cards where every shot was transferred; according to Eye-Fi all users will now be able to use Selective Transfer, not just those with the Pro 4GB. Images are selected by locking them through the camera's own menus.
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro range, announcing a new 15-inch MBP with a built-in battery that is apparently good for up to 7hrs of runtime. It also drops the ExpressCard slot of the previous model and replaces it with a far more user-friendly SD card slot. Meanwhile the 17-inch MacBook Pro gets a price cut to $2,499, while the 13-inch MacBook now graduates to the Pro line with integrated 7hr battery among other things. Full details after the cut, plus a big price-cut for the MacBook Air.
Eye-Fi's latest Explore Video 4GB card has come in for examination over at GeekTonic, and if you've ever wished you could get on with sharing video clips rather than going through the hassle of retrieving them from your digital camera, this could be the SDHC card for you. Reviewer Brent was impressed by how straightforward the system is, though battery life on your device will take a hit from powering the WiFi radio.
Touch of Color was always too slick to be restricted to Samsung's TV ranges, and the company obviously agrees: the new Samsung SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 camcorders get the glossy red accents across their slickly-curved casings. Announced today, the pair each have Hyper Image Stabilization, 2.7-inch flip-out 230,000 pixel displays, and Samsung's Active Angle Lens which allows for a "more relaxed" shooting angle.
XM-I have introduced a new PMP version of their expanding capsule speaker, the X-mini Happy. Keeping roughly the same design and tweeter of the X-mini II (shown on the right), the Happy adds an SD/SDHC slot for up to 8GB cards and onboard mediaplayer, meaning it can be used as a palm-sized music system.
We caught up with SanDisk while at CTIA this week, to check out their Service Delivery Cards. SDCs are pre-loaded custom memory cards, each full of digital content ranging from videos clips, TV shows and music, to games and wallpapers. SanDisk also whipped out their CompactFlash Extreme IV series storage to try to tempt resident SlashGear photographer Daniel Lim.
Chubby, lurid and with a definitely Apple-inspired UI, the GAME-800 PMP could easily be dismissed as yet another Chinese knock-off. In doing that, though, you'd be missing out on some retro gaming action, as this "MP5 Player" not only has video and audio playback but an emulator for NES, Famicom, GameBoy, GameBoy Color and Sega Mega Drive games.
Nintendo announced at the Game Developer Conference that the Wii will now be able to utilize SDHC cards up to 32GB for users to store their WiiWare, Virtual Console video games, and Channels directly on the cards. This feature will be included in latest update through the update menu.
Eye-Fi have now officially launched their latest wireless memory cards, that not only offer 4GB of storage but can automatically upload video to YouTube and Flickr. The cards, which were first announced back at CES, in fact support more than 20 online media sharing sites, and will automatically transfer images and video content when in a predefined WiFi hotspot. The company has also announced a new iPhone application for Eye-Fi owners.