Wireless Cards

The days of inserting a memory card into a memory card reader might be over. Instead, allow the Eye-Fi SD combined-memory and Wifi card do the legwork for you. When your computer is on, the Eye-Fi can automatically upload your pictures not only to your PC, but to the web.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a camera that takes an SD card. What do you think the chances are that this will work in an SD to CF converter?

2 Comments so far

  1. n1zyy on November 1st, 2007

    I wanted to post this before, but had in the back of my head that I’d patent the idea. Owing to the fact that it’s too much work for me right now, and ambiguously obvious, I’ll just come out and say it… And, hopefully, keep anyone else from patenting it now. 😉

    WiFi is down to being a little chip. It’s no longer a bulky card you have to add. You can get a tiny cell phone with WiFi. Or a PDA.

    Why is the ONLY WiFi device a big bolt-on for already enormous digital SLRs? And why does it only let you do stuff like upload it to your server via FTP?

    Why can’t I buy a $200 point-and-shoot and have it save pictures to the memory and/or just upload them over WiFi to Flickr, Webshots, Facebook, or even just e-mail them?

    WiFi SD cards are a crappy hack. I want a camera with it as a built-in function that lets me use on-camera controls to say “Send to Flickr” or whatever.

    Besides being busy/lazy and patents being really expensive, one reason I decided not to pursue this is that IT’S SO DARN OBVIOUS! No camera offers it, though, and a rudimentary (e.g., 2 minutes of queries) search through the patent database turned up nothing other than lower-level “Transmitting an image over a network device” stuff.

    Neat concept, but it’s still not enough if you ask me.

  2. andrew on November 1st, 2007

    Perhaps you’d be interested in the Nikon P1.

    The reason I like the SD card is that it allows you to keep your current camera. For instance, I just bought a 10D — I wouldn’t want to have to buy yet another new camera.

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