Because the wireless functionality resides on the card, the networking functions won't interfere with the camera, the company said. Thus, people can keep snapping away without worrying about the Wi-Fi chip hogging the camera's processor.
The card is set to cost about $100 with storage capacities around 2GB and is expected to go on sale later this year. While a little on the expensive side, particularly with flash prices constantly dropping, the card does offer the added wireless functionality without the need to buy a camera with integrated Wi-Fi. The company is currently negotiating with about a dozen websites to allow direct uploads from cameras containing the cards.