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Eye-Fi 4GB or 8GB SDHC Memory Card

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conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3795 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Lots of reviews (3.6 out of 5 stars) at hsn.com

http://www.hsn.com/products/eye-fi-4gb-wi-fi-connect-sdhc-memory-card-and-reader/6591591?sz=6&sf=EC0415&ac=INCEC0415&cm_mmc=Shopping%20Engine-_-PLA-_-Electronics-_-6591591&channel=Froogle&mr:referralID=c20f322d-6cfe-11e2-97b3-001b2166becc

bizlur


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bizlur

I have one of these, love it. Check this out if you have an iPad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BrxFrYjZm8

BlueVoter


quality posts: 6 Private Messages BlueVoter

The 8Gb Pro X2 card has been updated to a 16Gb version, which is available for $80 FS from overstock.com, so the 8Gb card is not such a great deal, especially if you shoot in Raw format. Pass.

theguruguys


quality posts: 276 Private Messages theguruguys

I want to leave this in my car's music USB port (which stays powered when the car is off) and be able to upload new songs to the card from the house.

This is backwards of how it would be used in a camera. Will I be able to use it this way?

EDIT: I guess the easy thing to ask is, can you upload TO the Eye-Fi card, instead of from it?

Soapie0


quality posts: 18 Private Messages Soapie0

I bought one of these about two years ago from Woot and I only put it in my camera at Christmas when I needed a clean memory card to put in the new camera I was giving my mother-in-law. I am sooooo upset that I didn't put it in earlier. I love it! It absolutely makes uploading (automatic) and sorting (automatic) pictures so much easier! Love, love, love my Eye-Fi card!

Misty Walker

thewronggrape


quality posts: 49 Private Messages thewronggrape
bizlur wrote:I have one of these, love it. Check this out if you have an iPad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BrxFrYjZm8



Or an Android device, apparently. Direct mode seems pretty cool:

http://support.eye.fi/features/direct/eye-fi-android-app/

joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra

Aw, so close on buying this one.

The 8GB Pro X2 is a class 6, I need the 16GB class 10 because my Nikon V1 is a bit of a speed hog.

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dscottboggs


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dscottboggs

Here's what I want to know:

Why the hell would you pay $20 for a 4gb memory card when you could get one for $6 at radio shack, and I'm sure even cheaper someplace else. Plus that's a name brand, and I'm sorry, I've never heard of "eyefi".

Please, correct me if this is an incorrect analysis of this sale.

ugrasse2


quality posts: 7 Private Messages ugrasse2
dscottboggs wrote:Here's what I want to know:

Why would you pay $20 for a 4gb memory card when you could get one for $6 at radio shack, and I'm sure even cheaper someplace else. Plus that's a name brand, and I'm sorry, I've never heard of "eyefi".

Please, correct me if this is an incorrect analysis of this sale.



This card connects to your Wi-Fi network and uploads pictures to your computer or the internet, which the $6 special from RadioShack certainly won't do. There, you're corrected.

Here's what I want to know: Why would anyone but anything from RadioShack?

jensownzoo


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jensownzoo

From the Eye-Fi camera compatibility website:

In rare cases, Eye-Fi users have reported that the Nikon Coolpix P7000 will not function with Eye-Fi X2 cards. Eye-Fi has determined that the problem is a rare occurrence that has to do with the mechanical tolerance that varies between each Nikon Coolpix P7000 produced and the mechanical tolerances of each Eye-Fi X2 card produced. Unfortunately there is no none workaround or solution for customers experiencing this issue.



So, what are my options if I purchase one of these and it doesn't work in my camera?

ckeilah


quality posts: 149 Private Messages ckeilah

I bought one of these for my Nikon D300. As I recall it would ONLY upload JPEG files, not NEF "raw" files. That was a deal breaker for me, so I returned it.

Ah, yes--here is what I was talking about:
http://support.eye.fi/cards/problem/photos-videos-not-uploading/

Only the "Pro" cards upload RAW files.

I'm glad I didn't buy it from woot!, as "being ill informed" is not a valid return excuse. ;-P

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joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra
jensownzoo wrote:
So, what are my options if I purchase one of these and it doesn't work in my camera?



http://support.eye.fi/cameras/ is a pretty good start. If I'm not mistaken, most of the newer cameras shouldn't have a problem. But there are exceptions so the link above is the place to start to see which cards will or will not work.

I'd like to add to the poster above that you don't necessarily need wifi to transfer the pics. You can directly connect to the card via the Eye-Fi app on your smartphone or tablet.

Eye-Fi in theory is really great if you'd like to share pictures when on the go. I could take a picture from my Nikon V1, the photo transfers to my phone, then share! Essentially, you don't require a cable or card reader anymore.

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O-M-G! That Squirrel stole my Bag of Crap!

trailtroll


quality posts: 2 Private Messages trailtroll

will this work on a touchpad?

tunewoot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tunewoot

[quote postid="5333799" user="dscottboggs"]Here's what I want to know:
It's a wifi enabled device. No putting the card in one slot and then transferring it to another.

kennyminot


quality posts: 5 Private Messages kennyminot
dscottboggs wrote:Here's what I want to know:

Why the hell would you pay $20 for a 4gb memory card when you could get one for $6 at radio shack, and I'm sure even cheaper someplace else. Plus that's a name brand, and I'm sorry, I've never heard of "eyefi".

Please, correct me if this is an incorrect analysis of this sale.



I hope this is a joke. Otherwise, I might suggest something called "reading," which is helpful to avoid such confusion.

Gators2001


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Gators2001
theguruguys wrote:I want to leave this in my car's music USB port (which stays powered when the car is off) and be able to upload new songs to the card from the house.

This is backwards of how it would be used in a camera. Will I be able to use it this way?

EDIT: I guess the easy thing to ask is, can you upload TO the Eye-Fi card, instead of from it?



The dock station gets connected and it has software to install. It will work if you have a "car PC" installed.

Gators2001


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Gators2001

I have the pro in all my SD cameras. I wish I needed more to buy some.

Mine always did RAW and videos. Guess bc they are the Pro models.

Best idea for cameras in a long time!!!
Love the automatic picture dump!

It's great to come home from vacation and all I have to do place the camera and it handles the rest.

ScottFromWyoming


quality posts: 11 Private Messages ScottFromWyoming

I've been trying to get my workplace to buy these for the sales staff cameras. I design newspaper ads, and the sales guys will come in with photos of products or a store or whatever and whatever I'm doing, I have to stop and take the card out of their camera for them, plug it in, drag their crap onto my computer, etc etc. With this I could just keep on surfing Woot I mean "working."

cosmictrucker


quality posts: 5 Private Messages cosmictrucker

Love these. I own two. Paid $50 or more each at retail.
Very easy and painless setup.

Works like magic. Highly recommend for a buy.

jensownzoo


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jensownzoo
joshobra wrote:http://support.eye.fi/cameras/ is a pretty good start.



Yeah, that's were I pulled the info about it randomly not working in the P7000 -- no way to predict if it will work or not until you try it. Neither device would technically be defective, which is why I wanted to know my options if it didn't work my camera.

radi0j0hn


quality posts: 98 Private Messages radi0j0hn
jensownzoo wrote:From the Eye-Fi camera compatibility website:


So, what are my options if I purchase one of these and it doesn't work in my camera?



SOL. eBay it.

acpress.com Not cute, but useful.

jeanmcguire


quality posts: 3 Private Messages jeanmcguire
dscottboggs wrote:Here's what I want to know:

Why the hell would you pay $20 for a 4gb memory card when you could get one for $6 at radio shack, and I'm sure even cheaper someplace else. Plus that's a name brand, and I'm sorry, I've never heard of "eyefi".

Please, correct me if this is an incorrect analysis of this sale.


For the WiFi capability. It's the radio link you're paying for, not the memory.

I have several of them in "BirdCam" automatic cameras pointed at my bird feeders and birdbath. Pictures of birds (or squirrels, or blowing leaves, or whatever the BirdCam thinks is a good idea) are transmitted to a computer on my desk. So I can see what pictures I've taken of my birds immediately (best to date: a hummingbird caught in mid-air at the hummingbird feeder) without having to go out and disturb them.

In short, that was an incorrect analysis of the sale. Consider yourself corrected.

Meanwhile, I'm considering whether I can use any more of these.

spiralduct


quality posts: 0 Private Messages spiralduct

So if I'm at a party and I have this eye-fi card in my camera...can it upload to everyone's phones at the same time? How many people can connect to my eye-fi network at the same time? Is the card designed for this type of use? Or do I have to select one picture at a time and send it to one person at a time?
Thanks.

jeanmcguire


quality posts: 3 Private Messages jeanmcguire
spiralduct wrote:So if I'm at a party and I have this eye-fi card in my camera...can it upload to everyone's phones at the same time? How many people can connect to my eye-fi network at the same time? Is the card designed for this type of use? Or do I have to select one picture at a time and send it to one person at a time?
Thanks.



From what I know: The card communicates with software running on the host computer. It sends its pictures to that, not to any other random device that asks for them.

At least, that's how I've been using mine. I have the "EyeFi Center" thingie running on the computer I use for this sort of thing (and various other control-type purposes; it's kind of the utility PC) and all of the photos from my BirdCams are transferred automatically.

jwoolleymn


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jwoolleymn

Will this work with a Doxie Go portable scanner for wireless transfer?

kriby2011


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kriby2011

If you have a dslr that uses compact flash can this be used via an adaptor? I noticed my Sony A100 was not on the compatability list and it usese cf cards

rom


quality posts: 54 Private Messages rom
jwoolleymn wrote:Will this work with a Doxie Go portable scanner for wireless transfer?



yes

http://www.getdoxie.com/resources/docs/wifi-card/

sstaylor


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sstaylor
ckeilah wrote:
Only the "Pro" cards upload RAW files.

I'm glad I didn't buy it from woot!, as "being ill informed" is not a valid return excuse. ;-P



Er, the 8 Gb version here is the "Pro".

woottoady


quality posts: 34 Private Messages woottoady

I bought the 8GB Pro last offer. I'm not impressed. The WiFi link is only good for unencrypted, password free, WiFi networks... so it's virtually unusable, unless you tether your cell in an open wifi mode. So even if you're at McD's, you're hosed because they require web authentication of their terms before you can access the 'net.

There's also no way to determine from the camera interface, the uploading status.

Finally, I had several "unable to write" situations, which required me to reboot my camera to acquire photos.

My advice... save your $$ and buy and extra memory card. This wifi concept is poorly implemented.

stevenstepheni


quality posts: 5 Private Messages stevenstepheni

We have two (non-wireless) PCs and my husband and I would both want to access the same pictures on our camera, if I bought two can we both access the one card sitting in our camera? Are they interchangeable like that? Or is the reader programmed to read only its own card?

yesmyok


quality posts: 2 Private Messages yesmyok

I've had a Pro for a while (bought retail). It worked well enough for a long time. I will say that data transfer was kind of slow, but it worked as advertised. For some reason that I have yet to investigate it stopped working. I suspect due to router change. I like these cards (when I get it working).



@spiralduct - if you want to share a party, then this will upload to a directory - say dropbox which you could share w/ everyone. They get the link and view.

@stevenstepheni... - I imagine they are interchangeable. I have used the eye-fi reader with other SD cards (non eye-fi) with no problem.

@woottoady - I'm not sure you need pw free wifi. I've always had pw protected network at home and this worked. I assigned it an IP and I'm guessing there was pw entry during setup (can't remember). I know this worked on WEP pw protected wifi.

Maybe I'll use this as impetus to figure out why mine stopped working today.

theguruguys


quality posts: 276 Private Messages theguruguys
Gators2001 wrote:The dock station gets connected and it has software to install. It will work if you have a "car PC" installed.



I used to have a car pc (RideRunner running LSX Void 3.0), however, now I use MyFordTouch (which is nowhere as good).

Basically you are saying as a stand alone usb device you can not upload files to it, just from it?

I'll have to look at a Kingston Wi-Drive instead I think.

ptr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ptr
spiralduct wrote:So if I'm at a party and I have this eye-fi card in my camera...can it upload to everyone's phones at the same time? How many people can connect to my eye-fi network at the same time? Is the card designed for this type of use? Or do I have to select one picture at a time and send it to one person at a time?
Thanks.



It only knows about networks and devices you're told it about. Either a router, wifi PC/laptop, or similar. It will not randomly connect to whatever is out there.

Solution: Have it upload to a specified folder at the party location. Everyone can connect to that instead.
Or upload directly to flikr/facebook/etc.

ptr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ptr
woottoady wrote:I bought the 8GB Pro last offer. I'm not impressed. The WiFi link is only good for unencrypted, password free, WiFi networks... so it's virtually unusable, unless you tether your cell in an open wifi mode.



No. It will connect to a WEP/WPA network no problem. Mine (8gb Pro) has done so for the last 15 months/~4,000 pictures or so.

Yes, the speed isn't the greatest, but the convenience can't be beat.

ptr


quality posts: 3 Private Messages ptr

I do a lot of macro photography at home. This thing is a godsend for that.
Having the camera and object in exactly the right position, shoot pics, and they transfer to the PC with no intervention. I don't have to move the camera to take out the card.

And the save options work well. Define a different folder for each type of image. jpg here, RAW over there, video somewhere else. All folders correctly and automatically date stamped.

RolandGunner


quality posts: 0 Private Messages RolandGunner
theguruguys wrote:
EDIT: I guess the easy thing to ask is, can you upload TO the Eye-Fi card, instead of from it?



I'm interested in the same capability to put photos on a digital photo frame. I can't find anything that says that the device will work this way.

spelluck


quality posts: 1 Private Messages spelluck

Someone should purchase this and send it over to Darian Long so his "evidence" cant be deleted.

For more information on Darian Long, see here
http://www.reddit.com/r/JusticePorn/comments/17nbpt/so_i_found_kickass_mall_cop_in_atlanta_told_him/

editorkid


quality posts: 94 Private Messages editorkid
joshobra wrote:Aw, so close on buying this one.

The 8GB Pro X2 is a class 6, I need the 16GB class 10 because my Nikon V1 is a bit of a speed hog.


Unless you're shooting video, it isn't a problem, actually. I shoot RAW + JPEG on my D90 with an 8GB Class 4 and can even do burst-mode shots perfectly well.

Bill3W


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Bill3W

Is the card reader required in any way to use this?