Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB SD card with Wi-Fi
The Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB is a Secure Digital memory card with wireless connectivity as well as video-sharing capabilities.
- Neat idea, convenient
- Expensive, doesn't work well with netbooks
The Eye-Fi idea is a neat one as it turns any SD Card-compatible digital camera into a wireless one and, when used with the supplied mini adapter for the PC or laptop, can send video and images wirelessly to the web. However, the Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB is an expensive workaround gigabyte for gigabyte and doesn’t work well with netbooks.
Price$ 79.99 (AUD)
Eye-Fi is a brand of Secure Digital memory card that adds wireless connectivity to the mix so you send photos from your digital camera straight to the web for backup or display. This means you can share your photos with the wider world very easily and quickly.
The latest version of the Eye-Fi concept brings video sharing and sending to the clever SD Card — the Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB. While the 4GB card itself is appreciably more expensive than a standard SD Card, it's far cheaper option than buying a Wi-Fi-enabled camera.
Two versions of the 4GB Eye-Fi Video are offered, the Share Video card and the Explore Video card that automatically adds geo-tagging information to photos taken and saved to its flash memory. While 4GB is a healthy amount of storage space for most digital photographers, it's possible to get 16GB SD Cards for less money — and you may prefer to do so if shooting memory-eating video is your main interest.
The extra cost is for the Eye-Fi Manager, which runs inside a browser and lets you manage the content on the card. The upload smarts remain in the card itself, so you don't need to install the Eye-Fi each time you want to use it with a different PC or laptop.
As with the original Eye-Fi card, it's able to automatically detect the settings for your existing wireless setup and can be set to automatically commence uploads to a designated website.
Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, Google Picasa and others are all supported — Eye-Fi now works with 30 such services. You aren't restricted in the file size you can upload (though the destination site may place restrictions on them), although multi-megabyte uploads are likely to take several minutes.
Using the Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB card is a straightforward processs, but it doesn't work well with a netbook — exactly the sort of robust and lightweight laptop you're likely to take out and about on your travels. We found the Eye-Fi Manager software wouldn't display properly on our MSI Wind U100 netbook as the software's resolution couldn't adapt to its small screen.
The Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB card is certainly convenient to use, but we didn't like the fact uploads start automatically by default and were concerned that images not meant for public viewing could end up on the web.
Since the card takes longer to transfer the images to the web than to copy them to a PC, it would have been helpful to have more file management and pre-selection options before the upload process began.
You get text messages informing you of the progress of uploads and we liked the fact that with the Eye-Fi Share Video you can copy images from the card to both web and your PC simultaneously.
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