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More[edit]

Can anyone add more info about it? Use homepage http://eye.fi for more details. --Rsrikanth05 (talk)

Not a 'reliable source' surely? --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 11:59, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes it is. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 16:04, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Rival[edit]

I have to connect my nikon DSLR to my laptop wirelessly. I am not really satisfy by the Eye-Fi cards I would like to know if there is any rival who offer same feature in order to compare performances and without having to register you device online (which is problematic when you don't have internet connexion). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.252.100.202 (talk) 15:04, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

+1 I reckon this is a poor step to have to go through, what if eyefi went under and people wanted to change settings etc? I'm currently looking at possible ways around this (which brought me here in the first place). Look for "eyefi alternative" a few items come up. 81.6.244.121 (talk) 21:14, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

This isn't really the right place to talk about this. Try some other Forum or Discussion Board ... --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 12:22, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

gb/gib[edit]

shouldnt the link point to gib and not gb. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 09:58, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Neutralising[edit]

Neutralised the article a bit. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 10:36, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

New Eye-Fi card[edit]

On June 10, 2009, Eye-Fi launched a new 4 gb card that supports raw files and peer to peer networking among other features. I've personally tried it and feel it is both unique and notable. Just wanted to declare my intentions to amend the page with the details in advance so please step forward if you have concerns. On the record I am saying I am not affiliated with the company. Thanks!

Jack's daddy (talk) 15:17, 11 June 2009 (UTC)


Go ahead and add the info related... --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 15:31, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

eCos License[edit]

At the link in the heading, EyeFi talks about hardware briefly, and contributions to eCos. --PidGin128 (talk) 17:41, 7 January 2010 (UTC) [Heh, I remember to sign in, and forget to sign the post.]

I don't get it.. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 19:42, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

3rd Party apps[edit]

I'm not certain of the worthiness of mentioning 3rd party apps/ upload servers. I doubt they are as notable/ mature as other prolific mods, but they do exist, and might deserve a passing mention. --PidGin128 (talk) 17:45, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree. If it ain't about Eye-Fi, it shouldn't be on the page... --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 19:41, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

-- Should not similar be listed EG other with GPS memory cards? -

Link updates?[edit]

It looks like the ikontools link for the component breakdown is pointing to a site that has expired. Is there an alternative or cached version somewhere?--RossO (talk) 16:34, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Try the Web Archive. Archive.org --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 11:01, 4 January 2012 (UTC
I replaced the broken link today to one with similar content. DFH (talk) 13:42, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Approval in some jurisdictions[edit]

I'm unable to find a list of jurisdictions where use approval is required, as per Canon's user guide notice. Presumably they're referring to the usual list of countries that are police states and dictatorships but it would be good to see a definitive list if one exists. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.181.103.146 (talk) 09:58, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

I suspect that the determining factor is that countries have different frequencies allowed for Wi-Fi communications. Oosoom Talk 21:29, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Article is very out of date and getting increasingly biased[edit]

This is partly inevitable, as the article is about one company that was a pioneer in a particular field dating back to 2005. But time has moved on, and other players have entered the field. See for example Transcend Crashes the Wireless Memory Card Party - Launches Wi-Fi SD Cards

Currently there is no mention of rival firms here - or of rival approaches that have also emerged since 2005. So the encyclopedia entry ends up giving the misleading impression that the original pioneer Eye-Fi has the field completely to itself.

I'm happy to have a go at minor amendments, but a better solution might be to split the article into two. One can remain about the particular firm Eye-Fi, and another should be about the category of wireless memory cards and similar devices. There is the article Secure Digital, but it's already long and gives hardly any space to WiFi SD cards.

The Eye-Fi article could have a short history section added, and then continue as now about its products. Coverage of the technology better belongs in the general wireless memory cards article. Anything more than a mention of other brands such as such SanDisk, PQI, Transcend and Toshiba also belongs there, or in the entries for those particular firms. But if we stick with just this Eye-Fi article to deal with Wi-Fi SD cards, they do need some mention here for balance.

Finally it is important to say that all these products that build WiFi capability into the memory card are now facing growing competition from a different source. The cameras and other devices into which people put SD cards are acquiring their own WiFi functionality. This may end up being a better or worse approach - it's not for Wikipedia to say. But as a reference work it does need to reflect that this movement is happening. The general article could touch on the players (e.g. virtually all consumer camera makers!) and perhaps the pros and cons of the alternative cards-versus-camera approaches.

Eye-Fi first started started putting beta devices into the hands of the paying public at the end of 2006. By the end of the following year they were widely on sale. That's a long time ago in technology terms. It's hardly surprising the category covered here has developed.

History: see for example Eye-Fi on sale at Walmart, archived from the original on 2007-11-03, retrieved 2013-06-30  .

Istobe (talk) 17:16, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
I agree the article should briefly mention (and link to) articles about alternatives, but this particular article is about Eye-Fi, not wireless-enabled SHDC cards in general. --Northernhenge (talk) 19:36, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
This isn;t a general article. it is specific about this brand as it was the first one. We can create one, about the generic card with wifi enabled. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 08:19, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Eyefi has dropped support for Evernote (October 2014)[edit]

[1] You can now upload to Evernote via IFTTT only (requires mobi version of their card and Eyefi cloud subscription) 2.25.245.73 (talk) 13:45, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Eyefi has abruptly dropped support many of their cards[edit]

In an e-mail titled "Important News Regarding your Eye-Fi Card" dated June 30, 2016 they announced that shutting off support and required functionality for many of their cards:

LISTING OF IMPACTED PRODUCTS

Customers with Eye-Fi 1.0 product line and Eye-Fi Premium subscriptions will be impacted by this EOL process. Effective September 16, 2016 the following products may no longer operate:

Eye-Fi 1.0 Products:

   All original pre-X2 products (Original, Home, Share, Explore, Video Share, Video Explore, Pro)
   4GB Geo X2
   4GB Connect X2
   8GB Explore X2
   8GB Mobile X2
   8GB Pro X2
   16GB Pro X2
   Visioneer X2
   Sandisk X2
   Eye-Fi Windows desktop software (Eye-Fi Center)
   Eye-Fi Mac desktop software (Eye-Fi Center)
   Eye-Fi app for iOS
   Eye-Fi app for Android
   Eye-Fi Center web app (center.eye.fi)

The Mobi, Mobi Pro and Eyefi Cloud products and applications are unaffected and will remain operational with continued future developments

For more information, please see: http://x2migration.eyefi.com/hc/en-us/articles/216741158


Robert Alatalo — Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.254.4.9 (talk) 19:59, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

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