Eye-Fi X2 Cards:
Pro X2: $149.99
Explorer S2: $99.00
Geo X2: $69.00
Connect X2: $49.00
iPhone App: FREE
When I reviewed my first Eye-Fi card almost two years ago in February of 2009, I was amazed at what I saw. A tiny little SD memory card with a WiFi radio inside. Inside! How did they do that? I hardly believed they could squeeze it all in to that tiny little space, and I am still amazed when I see it now, with an even better radio and even more memory capacity.
If you have been hiding in a cave for the last few years or simply not paying attention to new things, Eye-Fi is exactly that, a standard SD sized flash memory card with a built-in WiFi 802.11 b/n/g radio inside the SD case. When this device is inside your camera (or powered up in a SD card reader), and in the range of either an open WiFi, or even your own locked (keyed) WiFi, the card will upload images stored in its memory onto the Eye-Fi service.
It’s that time of year, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, and Christmas fast approaching, that the mind turns to gifts. Whether it be buying for a techy loved one, looking for inspiration for that letter to Santa, or simply looking to spend a holiday gift card, there are a myriad of reasons to be browsing the web or stalking the aisles of your local electronics emporium. To create some food for thought, I have assembled a few ideas for you – products I have either been reviewing for MyMac Magazine or that I have bought for myself over the last twelve months.