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SanDisk and Eye-Fi Join Forces to Offer Wireless SD Goodness in Europe

Last week Toshiba announced “FlashAir” SD card with built-in LAN functionality, and today SanDisk is launching a counterattack. Rather than develop its own wireless cards, the company is partnering with Eye-Fi to sell co-branded wireless SD cards to European customers. The cards, which allow photos to be transfered to a computer over Wi-Fi, will be available in 4GB and 8GB sizes, and are basically Eye-Fi cards with a SanDisk logo slapped onto them. No word on price or release date as of yet.

It looks like wireless memory cards are going to be one of the next big things in digital photography as more and more big players are hopping onto the bandwagon.

(via Eye-Fi via MegaPixel)


 
 
  • Anonymous

    Why SanDisk? Why?

    I love SanDisk SD cards, the failure rate has been almost non-existant, but my EyeFi X2 is horrible. It’s extremely slow, it corrupts RAW images, it basically sits in my card wallet as a last resort.

  • Anonymous

    They couldn’t just equip WiFi in Compact Flash cards then? I own 2 cameras with Compact Flash. Yes the little point & shoot has SD but i really wanted WiFi capability in the bigger cameras.

    Call me old fashioned and picky but I shouldn’t have to upgrade cameras for a li’l bit of functionality.

  • Anonymous

    They couldn’t just equip WiFi in Compact Flash cards then? I own 2 cameras with Compact Flash. Yes the little point & shoot has SD but i really wanted WiFi capability in the bigger cameras.

    Call me old fashioned and picky but I shouldn’t have to upgrade cameras for a li’l bit of functionality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    “Upgrade”?  CF is way quicker and more pro, SD is for the consumers, so I wouldn’t call SD an upgrade in the slightest.

    On top of that, CF is built on the PCI spec, which includes all the power needed by wifi adapters.  There’s no good reason that I can think of why they can’t make a native CF WiFi card.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    Has anybody had a perfect experience with EyeFi?  I own one, and am now abandoning it after months of fighting to get it to be not frustrating, and I’m honestly curious (not just underhandedly bashing EyeFi) if anybody is having great success with EyeFi.

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  • Mad Dawg

    Class 4 ?  Eye-fi’s are Class 6. And eye-fi’s are still too slow for most things- so I don’t see this one being much better. Class 4- 4MB/sec read/write- most DSLRs want minimum of class 6 if they use SD.  Won’t be holding my breath on this one.