A couple of years ago, owning a 32GB memory card was the in thing. I mean, who could stand up to you with their measly 500MB or 4GB memory card? The answer was and could still be plain and simple hadn’t people like Eye-Fi come up with the next generation Wi-Fi enabled memory cards.
Apart from just storing your camera photos, these SDs have built-in Wi-Fi that transfers photos to your devices or uploads it straight to the internet.
Even though Eye-Fi started off with bulky SD solutions that need be reconfigured by a computer for new functionality, its latest solutions features a seamless merge with iOS, Android of Windows Phone that let you access your camera’s SD wirelessly.
Downloading photos from your SD card is as simple as connecting to the memory card’s wireless network, launching the Eye-Fi app and choosing the photos you need. The download is pretty fast and convenient.
This, however, is a far cry from the convenience you get from subscribing to Eye-Fi cloud and having the camera automatically upload your photos to the cloud.
What does this mean?
One, it changes the SD superiority verticals and gives us something better to think of other than the memory card’s mere storage capability and access speeds. Moreover, we will have something to look forward to if more manufacturers enter the market with the intent of bringing this technology to the mini and micro-SD
As for now, the Wi-Fi enabled SD is a great additive to photo lovers who aren’t willing to spend a fortune on a Wi-Fi enabled camera or can’t wait to log onto a computer to share their photos with the world. With smartphone cameras being surprisingly sufficient to the selfie lovers, I do believe this SD card will only find solace in the hearts of thoroughbred photo enthusiasts.