Transcend Wi-Fi SD Card: an economical alternative to Eye-Fi cards

Transcend announced yesterday the Wi-Fi SD Memory Card, which performs substantially the same functions as other Wi-Fi SD cards on the market, but has the advantage of being the cheapest.

As the Eye-Fi card, it offers two modes for wireless transfer the content of a camera. Share Direct mode allows access to photos and videos stored on a memory card from Android or iOS, without an access point, to copy and/or share them instantly via email or social networks. The Internet Mode allows for him to use an access point Wi-Fi at home, for example, to allow computers to access content through a web browser. Unlike Eye-Fi, Transcend does not seem to offer based online backup or sharing self, and we do not know if the RAW format is supported.

The card itself is anyway stamped Class 10, which ensures that it offers a speed writing at least of 10 MB/s, suitable for all large public uses (including Full HD video ).

The memory card Transcend Wi-Fi SD is available in capacity of 16 GB and 32, respectively for 70 and 100 dollars. By comparison, the Eye-Fi equivalent of 8 and 16 GB down to just $80 and $100. They are available now in the U.S., but no information is given about the rest of the world.

5 thoughts on “Transcend Wi-Fi SD Card: an economical alternative to Eye-Fi cards

  • November 24, 2012 at 1:32 am
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    Transcend has come up with a great move. It is much cheaper and better than EYE Fi cards. Going to buy a one soon .

  • December 23, 2012 at 2:53 am
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    the main problem as i see is that if you shoot with a canon 5d mark iii you will have to keep live view on which would use up the battery rather fast. so I will not be buying one.

  • February 2, 2013 at 1:27 am
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    But do the transcend cards also geotag your photos like the eye-fi pro x2? I don’t believe they do, so that’s something to consider.

  • April 12, 2013 at 10:45 am
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    I have used Eye-Fi extensively at my job and i mus say that the software and the cards are very flaky. I am anxious to try this as an alternative. I am still looking for a camera that has his solution built in.

  • April 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm
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    Does the transcend wifi product require you to create an account or be connected to Net to function. I was so interested in eyefi till I read all the reviews complaining about this aspect of eyefi’s product. I was immediately turned off from the product and will not be buying their product because of those issues who wants there images exploited by there privacy policies either… I’d rather geotag manually than to put up with that crap.

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