Eye-Fi SD cards add Twitter, Flickr, RSS support

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In a market saturated by indistinguishable flash memory competitors, Eye-Fi has managed time and time again to smartly separate itself from its memory card doppelgangers... first, simply by slapping a Wi-Fi transmitter and built-in geotracking into an SD card, and now — even neater — with built-in Flickr and Twitter support.

If you download and install the latest version of the Eye-Fi manager software, you'll have access to the new features. The Flickr function allows you to upload photos directly from your camera to Flickr or other supported photo hosting sites, and the Twitter feature allows you to automatically notify your followers with a link to your latest photos... or simply publish an RSS feed with them.

Charlie Sorrel's right on the money: "Eye-Fi gets it. What started as a simple SD card with Wi-Fi transfer and geotagging is fast turning into a full-on Web 2.0 gadget." There's just a giddy neatness to owning an SD card that not only does something besides store data, but gets cool new features pushed to it over time.

Eye-Fi Manager Update Released [Eye-Fi via Gadget Lab]

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  1. There’s just a giddy neatness to owning an SD card that not only does something besides store data, but gets cool new features pushed to it over time

    This is what so many more peripheral device makers should be doing – genuinely useful feature creep, be it hardware or software. Although it’s even better when it’s the latter and free.

    No-one’s really got it, yet. Apple have made the idea sellable with the slab-of-glass blankness that is the iPhone, something that software can dictate alot too. But that’s a multi-thousand dollar device (at the end of your contract). We all wanna see this thinking in our $20 bits of tech, too.

    This is what the accessory makers of the world should be taking note of.

  2. I can see the automatic upload feature being pretty handy for when the riot police are smashing cameras, but for me, whose pictures tend towards the not-so-good and not-at-all-newsworthy, I prefer to pick, choose and edit which pictures I put on Flickr.

  3. @#2: Well, I’m sure you can upload it to on the private side of your flickr stuff, right? Not that I actually read the product page (bo-ring) but that’s jus’ gotta be an option! I mean, I’m totally pumped about this, it’s the future, and there ain’t no way it can be broken! Just no how! As for editing… ah. Hum. I guess you’d better have a pro account if you want to upload the whole thing? But at least it’s somewhere, for sure. Also useful if you lose your card!

    God, this future thing. So. Cool.

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