Eye-Fi Mobile X2 Card Connects Cameras To Android, iPhone And iPad

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New Eye-Fi Mobile X2 Card Connects Cameras To Android, iPhone And iPadThe folks at Eye-Fi have done some neat stuff with their Wi-Fi digital camera memory cards. But their latest announcement takes the cake. With their new Mobile X2 SDHC memory card and a corresponding Eye-Fi app for your Android phone, iPhone, iPad, or Android tablet you can wirelessly transfer photos from your digital camera to your phone or tablet – even if there’s no Wi-Fi network available.

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How does the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 work? I have no idea – magic, probably. All that really matters is I can take pictures with one of my many sweet point-and-shoot cameras, transfer them to my phone and then upload to the Internet. Unlike the millions of hipsters plastering the Web with over-processed Hipstamatic photos, I am not a fan of low quality iPhone photography. I love the image quality and exposure control of my real cameras and I’d much rather share those photos than a crappy camera phone photo. Thank you, Eye-Fi for making this possible!

Ok, I actually did read the press release and I do know how the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card and Direct Mode work. The X2 card generates its own mini Wi-Fi network, which allows your phone or tablet to connect and snatch up the photos from your camera. Olympus has a Bluetooth accessory called the Penpal that essentially does the same thing except it’s only compatible with Android devices. As an iPhone owner, I’m psyched that I will soon be able to do the same thing – and with any SDHC memory card-compatible camera! Check out the video below to see it in action.

The new Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SDHC memory card will be available at Best Buy and Apple stores later this week. The retail price for the 8 GB card is US $79.99. The Eye-Fi mobile apps and a free Direct Mode upgrade for previous Eye-Fi X2 memory cards will also be available later this week. Gimme.

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About the author: Photo-John

Photo-John, a.k.a. John Shafer, is the managing editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com and has been since the site launched back in 1999. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends as much time as possible on his mountain bike, hiking or skiing in the mountains. He's been taking pictures for ever and ever, and never goes anywhere without a camera.

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  • Photo-John says:

    I didn’t say this in my article but I’m saying it now – I’m buying one of these for sure!

  • Jeff h says:

    I’m am all over this, I’ve been looking for something like this for my iphone 3 for the last year!

    Thanks John

  • smartwombat says:

    I don’t even have an iPhone and I’m interested.
    Just to send to my laptop.

  • Photo-John says:

    Are you talking about with or without a wi-fi connection? Because if you’ve got a wi-fi connection you can do it with any standard Eye-Fi SD card. I’ll let you know more about the new card soon. I visited Eye-Fi while I was in the bay Area and picked up a card to test. I’m really excited about this one!

  • raynardo says:

    I can’t help but think that this is a cure for a disease that doesn’t exist.

    Why not just take the card out of your camera and use a USB card reader to load your photos into your computer? It probably a ton faster than WiFi.

    Oh, your computer doesn’t have a USB port….then you picked the wrong computer.

    • Photo-John says:

      I was kind of with you with the Eye-Fi cards, until this new one. The reason I’m excited about this card is I can now replace camera phone photos with *real* photos when I’m out doing stuff. The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 card will allow me to take pictures with a good point-and-shoot, transfer them to my phone, then upload them to the Web. I share a lot of camera phone photos when I’m at events, skiing and mountain biking. Now I don’t have to post crappy photos anymore.

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