Transfer Photos Wirelessly

By on Feb 11, 2010

Eye-Fi is an SD (Secure Digital) memory card with WiFi integrated. This enables you to wirelessly send photos directly to your PC or Mac. Once the files are transferred, they are automatically saved to a folder that you pre-define so you can easily find the photos later.

A new version of the card, the Eye-Fi Explore Video, adds the ability to also transfer videos. It also “geotags” photos, showing where you took them. The card only connects to WiFi networks, computers, and sharing sites (like Flickr, Picasa, KodakGallery, or any one of more than 25 websites) that you specify. You can also choose the privacy levels that your sharing site supports, as well as establish notifications so you know when your photos and videos are uploaded.

The geotagging is achieved through GPS and other technologies, and the geotags are a reasonably accurate way to keep track of where you took photos, although not perfect in every case. You can use Eye-Fi Explore with most digital cameras; see the site for a list of compatible cameras. The Eye-Fi Explore has a list price of $99.99 but you can find it online for under $90.

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