Create a Wi-Fi connected camera with an Eye-Fi card

by Marcel 28 August 2011

Don't you hate having to connect your camera to your computer every time you want to retrieve photos from it? Wouldn't life be much, much easier if they were instantly transferred as soon as they are taken?

If you answered yes to this, then the Eye-Fi card is exactly what you need, it's a standard looking SD card, but the people at Eye-Fi have managed to actually build a fully capable Wi-Fi card into it!

I've been testing the most basic model for the last week and apart from a few niggles it's a very handy gadget to have, especially if your other half is less euhm... technically adept...

Setting it up is fairly easy, just install the software on your PC (or laptop) use the supplied USB adaptor to connect the card to your PC and follow the setup wizard, it only takes a few minutes for the standard setup. Now, whenever you take a photo, the Eye-fi card will automatically send it to your PC, isn't that great!

I ended up changing my settings though, my laptop isn't always on, and I don't really want to save my photos on it. But of course there are other options available. The Eye-fi card can also send your pictures to other destinations, such as Facebook, Flickr or what I use my NAS via FTP. This works great too, after taking a picture, within minutes it is available on our shared drive :)

Even on vacation it can send my photos home as long as it has a Wi-fi connection!

I highly recommend this card, if you've got a camera that accepts SD cards (full size) then you should get one of these.



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