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Old 12-06-07, 01:41 PM   #1
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Eye-Fi Wireless

Is this a gimmick or what? I mean i understand that it actually works, but I don't understand the need other than to say...."look what i can do." http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=8086710

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Old 12-06-07, 01:45 PM   #2
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I doubt you could fit a very good or powerful card + antenna in that.
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I doubt you could fit a very good or powerful card + antenna in that.
The card is 2 GB.
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You know how heavy those SD cards are. This way you don't have to pull it out, lug it all the way to the computer, and slide it into the slot. I'm tired just thinking about it!

Don't even get me started on CF...
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I'm wondering how it works. It probably has a program that comes with it that syncs with the card and hopefully just downloads pictures that are new. Hard to tell if that's the way it works or not.
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I know this kind of stuff is getting small, but built into a 2GB SD card? That's kind of insane. I'm sure it's missing a lot of logic circuitry or something, relying on the (no doubt Windows-only) software to do everything for it. Like a winmodem from the days of yore.
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review

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/eye-fi/

Sounds like it is slow and solves a problem that really did not exist. It has to be close to your computer to upload, so why not just plug in the USB and get it done faster?
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Even better, why bother with wi-fi (which is meant for relatively long distances and meant as a network transmission medium), and have this device work as a Bluetooth device, as Bluetooth is designed specifically for wireless high capacity storage media at short distances (under 15-20 feet)?

If the device has the latest rev of the Bluetooth spec, once paired, its very secure.
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