What’s the worst part about taking pictures with a digital camera. If you’re like me, then the hardest part is getting the photos OFF the memory card. It’s a big pain and hassle. I always never do it as often as I should resulting in MEMORY CARD FULL errors every time I have a need to take photos. My lazy approach is to just keep buying new cards as they get cheaper, but that doesn’t solve the problem.
Well, rejoice, a solution exists. Behold the Eye-Fi Wireless SD card! It’s a standard sized SD memory card that goes in your camera. However, it comes with BUILT-IN Wi-fi. What it allows you to do is to wirelessly upload photos from your memory card straight to a media server at home OR directly to many of the popular online photo sharing sites including Flickr, SmugMug, Picasa, Shutterfly, Facebook, Photobucket and more.
I’ve read about this way back. I thought it was an awesome idea but I didn’t think the problem warranted this sort of solution. After being so lazy about offloading photos for so long, I decided the purchase would be worth it if it just makes my problem go away. So does it? Indeed it does. Set up for the Mac was a breeze. You just have to register your SD card and make sure it can see your WiFi network. Then you can set up where it uploads the photos. I had mine upload to Flickr and set to private by default. I took some photos the other day. To my pleasant surprise when I looked into my Flickr account, sure enough, those photos were there. That’s why I decided to blog about it right away.
There are several flavors of the card at several price points. The cheapest one (blue) only uploads to your computer. The best one comes with free hot spot access for 1 year, unlimited geotagging, unlimited websharing and uploads. There are 2GB and 4GB versions.
I highly recommend this gizmo. I like simple and elegant solutions like these that just makes your problems go away.
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