The growth of technology in recent times has resulted in more people using gadgets that can store data such as videos, images, audio etc. There is always a need for extra memory and external SD cards have been there to provide such needed extra memories but with the types of sophisticated gadgets coming into the market these days there is even more need for bigger memories and most especially the convenience to integrate and use them seamlessly.
I want to be able to take photos from my digital camera and transfer them to my PC or tablet without having to switch the memory card, I want to be able to transfer files from a device to my PC wirelessly avoiding the need to remove the SD card from the device and plug it into the SD card reader on my computer or laptop to import the files, then safely eject and slot it back to the device. This is really tiresome!
Features of Wi-Fi SD Cards & Prices
But with a wireless SD card (Wi-Fi SD Card) all you need to do is connect through the supplied transfer utility and transfer your files to your PC wirelessly or to the cloud. Wi-Fi SD card can automatically upload your files to a connected device even as you are creating the files. For example if you have a Wi-Fi SD card on your digital camera it could automatically upload the images you are taking from your camera while you are still shooting.
Some Wi-Fi SD Cards can allow immediate and automatic sharing to social media sites or even automatically upload to cloud storage such as Dropbox. Wi-Fi SD card can be used in Smartphones such as iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini running iOS5.1 and above or Android smartphones and tablets running 2.3 Gingerbread or higher. You can also use wireless SD cards on PCs running Windows 7/8 or higher or Apple computers running OS X 10.7 or higher.
While many newer cameras come with Wi-Fi capability for wireless sharing and wireless transfer of captured images some older ones do not have such Wi-Fi capability, the Wi-Fi SD Card can add such capabilities to your digital camera so you don’t have to spend extra money in buying camera with Wi-Fi capability.
While smart-cameras and Wi-Fi add-ons are all the rage at the moment, Wi-Fi SD cards like those from Eye-Fi, FlashAir and Transcend have been giving humble connection-challenged cameras a welcome wireless boost.
The Shoot & View mode allows you to instantly display on the screen of your Android or iOS smartphones or tablets pictures as they are being taken by the digital camera. The Wireless SD card can also be used in a direct share mode where it activates its own wireless signal to allow peer-to-peer connections between the camera and a mobile device.
These Wi-Fi SD Cards also have mobile apps that can allow you to use a tablet or smartphone to preview photos or watch videos recorded in the card. So you can preview images, watch videos, download photos/videos to your smartphone, share to your favorite social media such as Facebook or email to a friend even while it is still in the digital camera.
If you are interested in making your digital photography job easier whether you do it for fun or as a career, you can obtain the Wi-Fi SD Card. You won’t have to eject your SD Card always to copy your files and risk damaging your card and losing your files, you can have a wireless card in your digital camera and access your files from multiple devices or even share them online without having to use the computer to upload them.
You can get any of Transcend 32 GB Wi-Fi SDHC Memory Card ($71.49), Eye-Fi 16GB Pro X2 SDHC Wireless Flash Memory Card ($79.99), Toshiba Flash Air II Wireless 32GB SDHC Memory Card ($55.50) and Trek Flucard 8GB ($35.00). These are the best Wi-Fi SD Cards you can find anywhere.
Do you currently have a WiFi SD card, and are you happy with it? Which are you currently using? How is its performance? Will you like me to specifically review any particular WIFI SD Card for you? Then let me know via the comments.