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01-06-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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Do any of these cards like eye-fi, flucard etc. work in the field direct to a laptop or do they need a router ? if so what distance are they good for ?

I would definitely prefer a direct type if they are available.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chromo Quote
Do any of these cards like eye-fi, flucard etc. work in the field direct to a laptop or do they need a router ? if so what distance are they good for ?

I would definitely prefer a direct type if they are available.
I think the eyefi cards allow for ad-hoc transfers. The flucard, AFAIK, requires a router for tethering.

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The Toshiba 32GB FlashAir II Wireless SD Card, Class 10 PFW032U-1BCW should not need a router either.
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I've got both flucard and a transcend wifi SD cards, and they both work directly. Both incredibly fidgitty though! I don't bother with them anymore. If I want or need connectivity, I just place my SD card directly into my tablet or cellphone with a SD cardreader.

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Might get the Toshiba then cos it's a little cheaper
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You should check the compatibility list at the cards website. Not all cards work with all cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mdave13 Quote
You should check the compatibility list at the cards website. Not all cards work with all cameras.
Ah crikey ! , too late now. Just bought one.

Well I guess I'm gonna find out if it works or not.


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Checked the site. Only Pentaxes listed as compatible are the Q series and some p&s cameras. Doesn't mean it won't work, just hasn't been tested by Toshiba.
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Well I'll test it and maybe Toshiba will pay me for the results ha ha ha.
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FlashAir card arrived today.

Toshiba,,,are you listening ?...ha ha

Tested with my K-5 and the card works great.
Sends an initial small tile sized image in about 2 seconds.
Sends a full screen image (on my Galaxy tab 3) in about 4 seconds.
Stated max distance is 10 metres and it did that for me through several walls.

The setup was dead easy :
1/ Download the FlashAir app to the tab.
2/ Insert the FlashAir card into the camera and turn the camera on.
3/ Turn on the tab's wifi then open the app. It will automatically search for the FlashAir.
4/ Enter the FlashAir's pin number. You only need to do this the first time it's used.
5/ Take photos.

To see the images on a PC, just connect to the FlashAir's network, open a browser and enter the FlashAir's URL.

Very pleasing results.
When I ordered the card, I did consider the possibility of reduced transmission distance or blocked signal because of shielding by the camera's metal chassis. Thankfully, my concerns are relieved.

I have read that some brands of wifi cards are a real pain to setup and apparently the eye-fi cards can have disruptive disconnection problems so I think the Toshiba FlashAir was the best choice for me.

Thanks everyone.
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