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Review: Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB Wireless SDHC Card

Up until recent years, memory cards for cameras were all about the same. Sure there were different sizes and shapes, but as far as memory went, there was very little difference between them. In 2005, a small startup in Mountain View, CA changed the way we think about memory cards and shooting photos. A new product was released that was like no other: The Eye-Fi Card, created by a company with the same name. These engineering geniuses stuffed a WiFi chipset inside the already seemingly tiny SD card format. Wait, why WiFi? By having WiFi in the card, this enables the card to transfer your photos from your camera to your computer wirelessly without the need for plugging the camera in and then having to import the photos into your computer. The fun doesn’t end there, however. As if wireless photo transfer wasn’t enough, the card also will upload your photos directly to your favorite online photo sharing services effortlessly!

The product has come a very long way in just a few years. The first Eye-Fi card was a 2GB model that supported transfer of JPEG images to your computer and your favorite photo sharing sites. Flash forward to 2010 when the newest card, the Eye-Fi Pro X2, was released. This insanely powerful card boasts 8GB of storage, the ability to transfer the RAW file format, geotagging, 802.11n WiFi, SDHC Class 6 Read&Write speeds, and a brand new feature called “Endless Memory Mode”. With 8GB of memory, you might think it is basically endless already, but what they have done with this new feature is quite brilliant. Endless Memory Mode will begin to free up space on the card by removing images that have already been uploaded safely to their destination. Finally, a card that never runs out! A huge bonus that comes along with this feature is that the card is effectively backing up your photos as well. It is all well and good to have a giant card for your photos, but if that card is the only place they exist, if that card dies on you, you have lost everything.

Of course, the new Pro X2 card is not for everyone, as you may not need all of these very high-end features. Good news is that Eye-Fi offers a range of cards which will fit any style and level of photographer. From Point & Shoot to Digital SLR, these cards are a must have for your camera!

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