Eye-Fi How It Works – The Basics
Congratulations on being cunning and buying an Eye-Fi card or thinking about buying one. You are our type of customer, forward thinking and living on the edge of this digital world we find ourselves in.
So you are looking at the Eye-Fi but want to know how the Dickens it works, not an unreasonable question so let’s get started. Grab a cuppa and sit comfortably.
The Eye-Fi is an SDHC Card with Wi-Fi capability, it allows you to transfer photos wirelessly from a digital camera to your computer and to one of several online sharing sites.
Wireless uploading is a capability that has been slow to catch on with digital cameras, perhaps because the models that have offered it haven’t been otherwise compelling, or because getting a wireless connection to work is often a hassle. But the Eye-Fi Card addresses both of those issues.
makes your camera wireless
The Eye-Fi card is the 1st wireless memory card. It looks, stores media, and fits into cameras just like a regular SD/SDHC card. On top of that, the Eye-Fi card has built-in Wi-Fi that uses your wireless network to effortlessly transfer photos and videos.
Upon setup, specify which networks the Eye-Fi card uses to transfer your media. Add up to 32 networks for your card to use. The next time your camera is on within range of a specified network, your photos and videos will fly to your computer and to your favorite sharing site.
gets media where you want it
During the quick set-up, you customize where you want your memories sent. The Eye-Fi card will only send them to the computer and to the sharing site you choose. Pick from one of 10 popular sites »
memory + Wi-Fi = Eye-Fi
It all started with a very simple idea: what if photos could just fly to where you want them to be? That’s how an SD card with antenna and magical superpowers was born.