Eye-Fi Inc. (http://www.eye.fi) has developed what it says is the
next generation Eye-Fi experience, which includes an entirely new
platform and more flexible sharing options. The 8GB Eye-Fi Pro X2 is
powered by Eye-Fi’s proprietary X2 engine.
Photo enthusiasts will benefit from increased storage capacity, Class
6 performance for faster read/write speeds, faster-than-ever wireless
photo and video uploads and increased Wi-Fi range, according to Jef
Holove, CEO of Eye-Fi. Eye-Fi Pro X2 users will also benefit from a
new feature, Endless Memory mode, which enables the Eye-Fi card to
automatically make space available after photos and videos are
uploaded. Last, Eye-Fi is introducing Eye-Fi Center, a new desktop
application that gives users more options in sharing their digital
The Eye-Fi Pro X2 wirelessly uploads JPEG and RAW images and videos
from the camera to computer and one of 25 online photo and video
sharing sites, such as Flickr, Picasa or Facebook. It also allows
users to create an ad hoc connection directly to their computer to
wirelessly upload photos and videos while away from a wireless
router. Or users can upload away from home at more than 10,000
Wayport and open hotspots. Pro X2 automatically geotags photos with
information about where the images were taken.
It is available for pre-order at the Eye-Fi and at select online
retailers such as Amazon.com for a manufacturer’s suggested retail
price of US$149.99.