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(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Eye-Fi
Located in: SD / Secure Digital
 
A Wireless Memory Card? Yes, there really is Wi-Fi inside that tiny little card. It's going to change the way people take, save and share photos.

Photos shouldn't be trapped in your camera. Set them free effortlessly and wirelessly. The Eye-Fi Card is a wireless SD memory card for your digital camera. It stores pictures like a standard SD memory card, but also uses your home Wi-Fi network to automatically upload images from inside your camera to your PC or Mac and to your favorite photo or social networking website for sharing or printing. No cables, no cradles, no fuss.

 
Key Features
  • Unlimited Geotagging
  • Hotspot Access for 1 year
  • Unlimited WebShare Service
  • Wireless Uploads to Computer
  • 2GB of storage
 
For those who tag or organize, for those who blog or share in real-time, for those who need to upload here, there or somewhere else, and all the rest who are simply passionate about managing, sharing and saving their memories, there is now Eye-Fi Explore.

It uploads photos wirelessly to your computer and to the web, of course. But, Eye-Fi Explore also automatically adds geographic location labels to your photos and allows you to upload from more than 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. Your memories will be easier to search and more fun to share with geo tags, and you'll be able to upload them on the go.

 
How It Works
 
Geotagging

With Geotagging, your photos will be automatically labeled, or tagged, to show where they were taken. Today, tags make searching for photos easier and make sharing them more meaningful, but it's a time-consuming and manual process. With Eye-Fi's Geotagging Service, you won't have to spend your time entering the info. It's done for you when you upload your photo.

Using its built-in Wi-Fi, the Eye-Fi Card locates any surrounding Wi-Fi networks as you take pictures. Then, the Eye-Fi Service translates that data into geograhic location and adds the information to each picture (in the EXIF data) as it is delivered to the web or your computer. It's as easy as that. You snap the shot and the photo shows up labeled with the city and state in which it was taken.

The coverage area is expanding all the time, as new Wi-Fi access points appear and as the location of those wireless networks are mapped and added to the system. Today, in North America, about 70 percent of the populated areas have been mapped. In Europe, the top 50 metropolitan areas are covered, along with 70 percent of the populated areas in Germany, France and the UK. Coverage is expanding in Western Europe as well as several areas of Asia, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other countries.

Certain online photo sites already support geotagging and even have visualization tools that let you map your memories. Check out Flickr, Picasa and SmugMug to see what geotagging can do. Many desktop photo management programs also make good use of geotags as well, including Adobe's Photoshop Elements 6 (PC only), Google's Picasa (PC only), Ovolabs Geophoto (mac only) and Microsoft's Pro Photo Tools (PC only).

Eye-Fi Explore includes unlimited Geotagging.

Hotspot Access

With Hotspot Access, you'll be able to upload from more than 10,000 Wayport Wi-Fi hotspots across the US just as easily as at home. You don't need to have your laptop with you or even have an account with the hotspot provider. Your photos will be delivered to your photo-sharing website and to your computer, even if it's thousands of miles away.

To make this possible and easy, Eye-Fi has worked directly with hotspot provider Wayport. Wayport offers Wi-Fi access at thousands of locations, including most McDonald's restaurants, major hotels, airports, and other locales. To see a map of all the locations in the US, click here.

An Eye-Fi Card with Hotspot Access already includes access to Wayport hotspots. No separate account or membership is necessary. Simply walk into a Wayport location and turn on your camera. Your Eye-Fi Card will recognize the network, connect to it and start uploading your photos while you have a burger or wait for your flight.

If you want to be informed about your uploads, you can choose to receive status updates from Eye-Fi as either email or SMS messages. We'll let you know when you've connected to a supported hotspot network and are uploading and we'll let you know when your upload is finished. And, like all Eye-Fi uploads, if you leave the location before your upload is finished, it will pick up right where it left off the next time you're in a supported location.

Eye-Fi Explore includes 1 year of Wayport Hotspot Access. Eye-Fi Explore users will be able to renew Hotspot Access for $19 per year after the first year.

WebShare

With WebShare, your photos can be automatically uploaded to your favorite photo sharing, printing, blogging or social networking website. No wasted time sitting in front of your computer. No fussing with upload software. No delay in sharing your new memories with friends and family.

Choose from among more than 20 of the most popular websites and some up-and-comers too. You can upload images privately and control if and when they are viewable by others. Many sites even let you edit your photo albums online. And, you can change your preferred upload site at any time.

You can even upload to the Web when your computer is turned off. The Eye-Fi Share and The Eye-Fi Explore will upload your photos directly to the Eye-Fi Service through your home Wi-Fi network. We'll deliver them to your photo site and then deliver them to your computer the next time you turn it on. The Eye-Fi Service is secure and encrypted, so your data and photos are safe and private.

Eye-Fi Share and Eye-Fi Explore include unlimited WebShare service. Upload and share all you want.

 
 
 
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3.5 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
60% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

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[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Does not work with antivirus software.
By mikeVerified Purchaser from Houston, Texas on 3/12/2009
Cons:
Can't get it to work yet
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Comments about Eye-Fi Eye-Fi Explore 2GB Wireless SD Memory Card:

The software does not work with ESET NOD32 antivirus software, so I am unable to get it setup without deleting the Antivirus software.

 
Changes the way you take pictures
By DanielVerified Reviewer from Tampa, FL on 2/9/2009
Pros:
Fast Transfer, Wireless Transfer
Best Uses:
Digital Capture, Digital Photography, Image Storage, Image Transfer, Viewing Images
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eye-Fi Eye-Fi Explore 2GB Wireless SD Memory Card:

The Eye-Fi server was overloaded on Christmas Day, but once we got it setup, it has run perfectly ever since. Taking pictures was never this much fun. Transferring photos has become so easy that I use my DSLR more frequently than my point-and-shoot, especially around the house, because it's that much easier!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
difficult to use
By usajaneVerified Purchaser from Pasadena, CA on 1/26/2009
Cons:
Difficult Setup
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eye-Fi Eye-Fi Explore 2GB Wireless SD Memory Card:

Haven't been able to even get started with this product yet.
Very difficult set-up. I will have to call customer service
to figure it out.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Product
By DelhawkVerified Purchaser from Newark, DE on 1/4/2009
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eye-Fi Eye-Fi Explore 2GB Wireless SD Memory Card:

This is a great product. It works as advertised. It was easy to set up and use. The only complaint I have is it was a little difficult to connect to my wireless network. It's conected now and working fine. I can't wait to take it on the road to get the most use of the geotagging feature.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Automatic uploading and GeoTagging
By GlenCooperVerified Reviewer from Reston, VA on 9/12/2008
Pros:
Durable construction, Easy To Use, Reliable Performance, Writes/Reads fast
Best Uses:
Portable images/multimedia, Storing images/multimedia
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eye-Fi Eye-Fi Explore 2GB Wireless SD Memory Card:

Forget what the other reviewer said, this product is absolutely amazing. The price is the same everywhere you look. [...]The SD card is the same exact physical size as any other SD card; I had absolutely no problem installing it. I'm still tinkering around with it, only had it for one day so far, but the automatic geotagging seems to be working from what I can tell.Eye-fi's website is very slick; Web 2.0 all the way. During the initial setup it asks you where on your local computer you want it to (automatically) save the pics to, in addition to which sites you want it to auto-upload to. It forces you to be in Adminstrator mode in order to run the install software. I didn't have one of my network drives mapped properly under my admin account so had to abort the initial setup routine halfway through and try again after rebooting. No problem there; the initial setup routine worked just fine the second time around.I use Flickr to host my photos. Setup / integration was a breeze, everything took less than 5 mins start to finish. Soon as I took my first photo, it appeared in my online Flickr photostream within 1 minute, AMAZING.This product rocks! Anyone who gives it less than 5 stars is insane.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Software not ready for prime time
By youngb58Verified Purchaser from Dayton, OH on 8/26/2008
Cons:
Difficult To Use
Pros:
Durable construction, Large Capacity
Best Uses:
Portable images/multimedia, Storing images/multimedia
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Primary use:
Personal
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Eye-Fi Eye-Fi Explore 2GB Wireless SD Memory Card:

The software would not run on my up-to-date Dell/Vista/IE desktop or my HP/XP/IE laptop. Several e-mails to/from support later, I had to load Firefox to get it to run.

The card is a tight fit in the camera and computer dock. It does not slide in easily.

Tagging feature works as advertised. Card will upload automatically through the home wifi. I have not yet tried this remotely.

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