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Eye-Fi Direct to iPhone or iPad

Imagine you’re taking photos in a rural cemetery then immediately checking them out on your iPad’s big screen. It’s not just a dream anymore, thanks to Eye-Fi Direct.

If you have an Eye-Fi card for your camera, you can now send photos and videos straight to your iPad or iPhone – even when there’s no wi-fi hot spot nearby. With their new Direct functionality, your Eye-Fi card becomes its own hot spot letting you connect to the photos from your iThings. Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen:

  • An Eye-Fi card with firmware version 4.5021 or higher
  • Eye-Fi Center version 3.3 or higher
  • iPhone or iPad running at least version 4.0 of the iOS operating system.

On your iThings, you’ll need to install the free Eye-Fi app and you’ll need to update your Eye-Fi Center software to the latest version. Then, you’ll need to update the firmware (built-in program) on your Eye-Fi card which adds the Direct functionality. Once that’s done, enable Direct mode and you’re ready to go. You’ll find complete instructions at Eye-Fi Support.

A quick look in Amazon shows the Eye-Fi 8GB Mobile X2 [$79.99] is already set up with Direct.

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