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Wireless SD Card Connects Any Digital Camera to a Smart Device

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NadineJ
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nice solution
NadineJ   12/26/2013 10:02:22 AM
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As you mentioned Cabe, this would be great for expos and general research.  What about security?  Even a ten-digit code is hackable.  All of the press about people's very personal shots posted on sites without permission makes many more attuned to security on personal devices.

NadineJ
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battery life
NadineJ   12/26/2013 10:08:10 AM
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The website is done well.  It's direct and easy to navigate.  I couldn't find direct info about battery life.  How much shorter is the camera's battery-life with this device? 

We're all getting too used to carrying power packs, chargers and extra batteries for most of our devices.

TJ McDermott
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The original Eye-Fi
TJ McDermott   12/26/2013 9:43:18 PM
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I purchased the original Eye-fi for my daughter's camera.  It is simply terrific.  I hate dealing with cables to transfer pictures.  Popping the SD card out of the camera is better, but something as simple as the Eye-fi concept is a winner.  The MOBI one is going to be for me.

tekochip
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Re: nice solution
tekochip   12/27/2013 8:16:49 AM
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I wonder about the security too.  I'm surprised at how people are so willing to allow the details of their lives to be broadcast all over the world and be collected by intelligence gathering agencies (including Google).  The IoT may be great for the NSA, but I don't think I want every picture I take to be entered into a facial recognition database.


bobjengr
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WIRELESS SD CARD
bobjengr   12/27/2013 12:03:42 PM
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Cabe--Thank you for the information.   Is this a new development or has it been around awhile?  Really innovative and certainly useful.   I can definitely see applications when visiting a seminar, show, etc etc.  Security--are there secrets anymore?  With NSA, Google, and even commercial concerns data-gathering, do we really have absolute privacy? Will we ever again have privacy?   I think the only real secrets are thoughts not spoken or written.  Great post.

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Shadetree Engineer   12/27/2013 12:46:06 PM
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Did you happen to test how far away a phone or router can be and still get reliable file transfers? This ought to work with a networked drive too, but the most interesting way to use this is to use your phone to upload to a private cloud account. I would expect the security issues to be limited by the range of the Mobi & then it's up to how securely your phone can upload. If you're concerned about the NSA getting your pictures, then you shouldn't be on the net! Another way to look at the EyeFi cards concerning big brother is how lots of times people happen to photograph the police in public and the officers will demand that you hand over your camera, might take your memory card or just demand that you wipe the card. So you might think about removing the EyeFi sticker and replacing it with a generic-looking chinese label....

RichardBradleySmith
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I love this but...
RichardBradleySmith   12/27/2013 1:42:43 PM
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I take 98 per cent of my pictures with my        phone. Now if the camera talked to the computer directly then I might buy, no wait, see above. This SD carde begs the question "why are cameras not Wifi? If people are going to pay for this after market put it in the camera. Duh. I will make a note to see if my router will talk to my phone when the Wifi is on, never thought of that!

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Re: battery life
Pubudu   12/27/2013 1:47:10 PM
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Thanks for sharing Cabe.

NadineJ, you are highlighting a great point cause that when it comes to the cameras life time of the battery is important.

Cabe, Is there a any way of switching Wi-Fi on and off. 

Pubudu
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Re: nice solution
Pubudu   12/27/2013 1:53:54 PM
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Very true tekochip, I also strongly agree with you and it is very unnecessarily to put all the picks in to the web. Bu I feels that this will give a new life to all the old digital cameras. 

taimoortariq
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great device
taimoortariq   12/28/2013 12:45:04 AM
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I just bought note 3, the best smart phone that is presently out there, and I finally thought that It will fulfill my wish of taking high quality pictures, but the need of having a DSLR is always there. The cameras on smart phones are surely not enough. This device seems to be a great gadget to have.

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