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Eyefi Mobi Pro Wi-Fi SD card adds support for RAW wireless transfer

By Shawn Knight
Mar 12, 2015
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    Eyefi, maker of Wi-Fi enabled SD cards that are popular among photographers, has launched a new 32GB Wi-Fi SD card called the Eyefi Mobi Pro. Described by the company as the most powerful Wi-Fi SD card ever, it certainly looks impressive on paper and could save professionals a lot of time on the job.

    Eyefi Mobi Pro allows photographers to determine which images get automatically transferred from their camera to their mobile device (JPEGs for quick review) or to a computer (RAW files for post-processing). The original Mobi card simply transferred every image taken to a single device or computer – not quite as flexible.

    On a mobile device, the card will momentarily take over your Wi-Fi to transfer images before dropping the connection. At home, the card can be set up on your local network so it can transfer seamlessly without interrupting anything.

    All of this sounds great but as CNET highlights, the card’s slow transfer speeds (23MB/sec read, 13MB/sec write) aren’t exactly ideal for burst shooting high-resolution images. Its $99.99 price tag for 32GB of storage is also rather steep although the added convenience will no doubt be worth it to some.

    Buyers also get a 1-year membership to the company’s cloud storage service as part of the price which normally sells for $49.99. After a year, however, you’ll need to foot the bill for the cloud service if you wish to keep it.

    Eyefi Mobi Pro is shipping as of writing.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    So, it is slow and expensive...is there more to it? Smart file copy doesn't sound like a good investment.

    In the meantime, Nikon, Canon and Sony are all already have USB 3.0 cameras on offer. So if someone is looking to get fast images off-load from the camera, that's the way to go, not some BS SD card.
     
  3. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Booster Posts: 161   +26

    I just got a new Nikon Coolpix L830 and I would love to have a card like this. I'm not a fan of having to use the USB cable to transfer images over to my PC... It would be very convenient if they automatically uploaded over my wireless network. The price is too high right now but I'm sure it will come down to a reasonable level before long.
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,609   +295

    Also Nikon, Sony and others already have Wi-Fi direct (with NFC for initiating connection) on many of their devices. I've also read reviews that it expends more camera battery power than built in solutions so I'm not that keen on it.
     
  5. dkbroadband

    dkbroadband TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Sounds very impressive, I'd love to test it in real life. It sounds very convenient even if it is slow.
     

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