Since I purchased my beautiful Canon T2i back in March- I have been doing a LOT of picture taking. Maybe you’ve noticed the difference maybe not, BUT one thing is for certain-I spend a lot of time moving things off my card to my computer (and even more time picking which ones I like to edit! LOL). So when I was given the Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card to try out as part of my Best Buy Blog Ambassador program, I was definitely intrigued.
The Eye-Fi required a quick set up on my computer. It wasn’t terribly easy, but it wasn’t hard either. The hooking up to my computer wasn’t bad… it took me a few minutes to figure out how to get my camera to register my computer. But once I figured that out, it was smooth sailing.
So, I decided to stalk my husband and take a pic or two just to see it in action. Sure enough, within second of my camera click, I saw a picture being transmitted. Cool, I thought. However, since I proceeded to click away and each of my files is HUGE cause I like to keep my photos in tip top pixel quality… it took a REALLY long time to transmit. The following day, I switched the card out and put it in my slightly smaller, where I had the file size set significantly smaller, point and shoot camera. Those went a lot quicker and it was nice to just have my camera just sit and do all the work itself. It did cause a little drain on the battery but for those of us with smartphones, we know that anything using a “wireless” setting typically does use battery life.
There is another feature the Eye-Fi offers which I have yet to try. Apparently you can upload to a cloud set up, so you don’t need to be near your computer to upload your pics (additional fee). This is perfect for vacations, as you can have them uploaded and ready to view before you even set foot in your home again.
Disclosure: I am a Best Buy Brand Ambassador. All opinions are my own and I received an Eye-Fi in order to review it. No other compensation was provided.