How often do you take a bunch of pictures and then forget to upload them to your computer? Or, how often do you take pictures and promise to share them with others, only to forget? It happens, and one start-up out of Mountain-View California called Eye-Fi is hoping to provide an easy way for you to auto-upload your photos to your computer or photo sharing site through the use of a Wi-Fi enabled SD card with built-in memory.
Sure, there are Wi-Fi equipped cameras available on the market, but they are a bit on the pricey side. Through the use of en Eye-Fi SD memory card, you’d be able to choose to send the photos to your computer or favorite photo sharing site as they’re taken, or at the end of a photos session.
While we tend to take more pictures these days, sometimes it takes a while before those pictures make it off of the camera and on to the computer. With Eye-Fi, all you’d have to do is turn the camera on and let the software do the rest of the work for you. Currently, they’re working to secure partnerships with more than 20 web photo service providers and social networks which would make the sharing process even easier.
According to Eye-Fi, four out of five digital photos are never printed or shared because of the complex process required. If you’re one of those who tends to take the pictures and then just forget about them, would Eye-Fi be something that you’d consider using?
One of my first thoughts after I thought about how cool it would be to have my pictures instantly uploaded to my computer, was battery-life. I wasn’t sure how the Wi-Fi would affect the longevity of the battery, however after reading into it, they explain that the network functions are off when photos aren’t being sent, thus saving on battery.
Hopefully it’s not too good to be true because this is something that could really change the way we take and share photos, and it’s reasonably priced. Eye-Fi is scheduled to debut in the Fall as a 2GB card priced at around $100.