Michael Topham tries out the Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB SDHC memory card, Eyefi's most advanced SD card to date
Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB at a glance:
- Price: £65
- Website: www.eyefi.com
If, like me, you own a camera that doesn’t feature built-in Wi-Fi, but you like the idea of wirelessly transferring your images to a device – whether a smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac – you’ll want to look at purchasing a connected memory card.
The Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB SDHC memory card integrates the functionality of Eyefi’s Mobi cards with the advanced features of its X2 Pro card. In a nutshell it’s the company’s most advanced SD card to date, and allows you to transfer raw and JPEG files wirelessly.
To use it, I first downloaded the Eyefi Mobi desktop software onto my MacBook (which took less than five minutes) and entered the activation code that came with the card. I then plugged the Mobi Pro card into my laptop using the supplied USB reader, and connected it to my home Wi-Fi network. This allowed me to use my home Wi-Fi to automatically upload images, including raw files, straight to my laptop.
Users will quickly discover the desktop software is fairly basic and that the Eyefi Mobi app (free from iTunes and Google Play) is more intuitive with options to browse images, create albums and quickly share via email or social media. There’s also the option to setup an Eyefi Cloud account: a year’s membership with unlimited storage space is included for free, after which it costs $49.99 (about £32) per year.
Once you get your head around how the Eyefi Mobi Pro works and have started to integrate it into your workflow, you’ll realise it’s a very sophisticated device.
If you don’t own a camera with built-in Wi-Fi, but are looking for a way of transferring your images instantly, this is currently one of the most advanced Wi-Fi cards available on the market and is certainly worth a closer look.