Digital Cameras

Transcend Wi-Fi SD cards give cameras a wireless boost

The Wi-Fi SD Memory Cards from Transcend feature a SDHC Class 10 speed rating and are available in 16GB or 32GB
The Wi-Fi SD Memory Cards from Transcend feature a SDHC Class 10 speed rating and are available in 16GB or 32GB
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The Wi-Fi SD Memory Cards from Transcend feature a SDHC Class 10 speed rating and are available in 16GB or 32GB
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The Wi-Fi SD Memory Cards from Transcend feature a SDHC Class 10 speed rating and are available in 16GB or 32GB
The Transcend Wi-Fi SD App automatically organizes the data on the card into a simple file system which is easy to navigate
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The Transcend Wi-Fi SD App automatically organizes the data on the card into a simple file system which is easy to navigate
The Transcend Wi-Fi SD App can be used to browse photos, watch videos, download content or share direct to Facebook or via email
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The Transcend Wi-Fi SD App can be used to browse photos, watch videos, download content or share direct to Facebook or via email
The Transcend Wi-Fi SD memory cards can be used in Direct Share Mode or Internet Mode
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The Transcend Wi-Fi SD memory cards can be used in Direct Share Mode or Internet Mode

While many cameras now pack Wi-Fi connectivity for the wireless sharing and transferring of captured images, those owning cameras without such capabilities need not necessarily have to shell out cash for an entirely new camera to get wireless connectivity. Transcend has announced a new range of Wi-Fi SD memory cards that add wireless capabilities to SDHC-compatible digital cameras, along with a companion app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to browse the contents of the card, instantly view images on their mobile device as they are taken, and share content online.

While smart-cameras and Wi-Fi add-ons are all the rage at the moment, wireless SD cards like those from Eye-Fi have been giving humble connection-challenged cameras a welcome wireless boost for several years. Unfortunately, they've traditionally been expensive, have somewhat limited capacities and have not been the quickest SD cards out there.

The Wi-Fi SD memory cards from Transcend feature a SDHC Class 10 speed rating to ensure fast read and write speeds, and are available in 16 or 32 GB capacities. Though the Eye-Fi Pro X2 was recently upgraded to Class 10 (the majority of wireless SD cards are only Class 6), its capacity still maxes out at 16 GB.

In Direct Share Mode, the card activates its own wireless signal to allow peer-to-peer connections between a camera and a mobile device, while Internet Mode sees the card connect to the internet via a hotspot – either that of your smart-device or an external one.

The accompanying free-to-download Wi-Fi SD App then automatically organizes the data on the card into a simple file system which is easy to navigate. The app can be used to browse photos, watch videos, download content, and share shots via email or to Facebook. Wi-Fi-enabled computers can also be used to access the card's contents via a web browser.

Another useful feature of the app and card is Shoot & View, whereby images can instantly be displayed on the screen of your iOS or Android device as they are taken by the camera. Images can then be downloaded to local memory and manipulated with other apps and shared online.

The cards will set you back US$69 and $99 for the 16 and 32 GB units respectively. A full list of compatible cameras is available on the Transcend website and the apps can be downloaded for free from the App Store, Google Play, or, for the Kindle Fire, from the Amazon Appstore.

Source: Transcend

10 comments
Kris Lee
Android and iOS.... Interesting that nobody favours good old desktop these days. Pity.
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@Kris - Checkout the user manual. Page 35 describes how to connect to make connections to the SD card via Wi-Fi: To wirelessly access digital content on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet: 1. Direct Share: Delete the Direct Share mode image from your camera, and then on your Wi-Fi enabled device, use the Wi-Fi connection settings to search and connect to the Wi-Fi SD card’s dedicated wireless network. 2. Once connected, launch an Internet browser and type “192.168.11.254” into the browser address bar. 3. Enter administrator username and password. Note: The default username and password are both admin (all lower case) 4. You will now be able to see the home screen of the Wi-Fi SD card, where you can view and download photos and videos from the Wi-Fi SD card, change Wi-Fi SD card settings, and view Wi-Fi SD information.
Ariel Dahan
Thanks for this explicite explanation. Question remains! Why on hell do professional developers ban all non-IOS or non-Android protocol? A lot - a huge lot of users should I say - are reluctant to both I-OS & Android!
Gregg Eshelman
I want a version of this in plain old ordinary 1 and 2 gig SD card format. Those would be perfect for older cameras and other devices that can't do SDHC.
Ben Moore
what about a version that can receive photos via wifi. that way you can put it in a digital photo frame and stream photos to it.
Huayi Lian
Hi, I just bought EZ share 2nd generation on Amazon. 1) The 2nd generation is now class 10. 2) It provides app in both IOS and Andriod which is easy to use. 3) The price now is 20% lower than eye-fi although eye-fi turned down their price.
Hannes Zietsman
This is the biggest piece of garbage that I ever bought. I have used it whit my Canon 700D and it is horrendously slow. not just in transferring or view pictures but writing to. Don't think you will be able to take 1 photo per second. forget it. 4MBs is way over it ability to write. But what really suck is that it deletes or "Lose" pictures. I did a timelaps of 2400 pictures over 1h and when got to my PC download it there where only 4.
James Rogers
Hi. Have the new firmwares or app updates made any difference?
John Carter
Hi guys, I want to use this card in my general embedded system. My Controller supports SD-Card interface protocol and I have made it working by connecting normal SD-Cards to my controller. But I was thinking to interface WIFI SD card instead of normal SD-Card in my project. Is it possible? Can anyone guide me on this topic?
johnsample
is there a way i can transfer photos from my nikon d90 dslr to my computer using transcend wifi sd card? thanks!