Adventures in Eye-Fi
My genea-buddy, Diane MacLean Boumenot who blogs at One Rhode Island Family, is a "cousin" with my Hubs, lives in Warwick, RI not far from the Cranston neighborhood where I grew up. Isn't is it amazing how these things happen?
Her goal was to extend the life of her "aging" digital camera so she decided to buy a Eye-Fi card. As I already had my eye on one (pun intended), I waited to read her blog post, before I "copied" her and bought one for myself. Hubs loves that I buy my own gifts. What 65 year old mom wants this for Mother's Day? Me.
Read her post and then come back here. I'll wait.
So you're back. She wrote a great post and covered a lot of ground as well as her experience with the set-up.
I looked over the one she bought and decided that I needed the 8GB one (which cost more but was available for the Amazon Prime shipping cost of, well, nothing). Cost to me with two-day shipping was $58. (My invoice was $56.99 but the price today was $58.)
It arrived this past Thursday and I decided to wait until the weekend to start this project. I studied the box and opened it this morning.
But, before I did, I re-read Diane's post. She and I talked. I want mine for my Flip-Pal mobile scanner so our goals were a bit different. This way, we both learn about the benefits and limitations.
Let's talk about the two sides of the box: One the front you can see clearly the basic tech requirements and that it should work with mobile devices. I have an SD card reader for my iPad mini so I have put that on the list of things to test.
Moving on to take a look at the back of the box....