June 16, 2008 The makers of the world’s first wireless SD memory card for digital cameras have complemented the original offering with two additional devices tailored to meet specific user needs. The original Eye-Fi (now called Eye-Fi Share) is joined by the Eye-Fi Explore, which adds geographic location tags to each photo, and the Eye-Fi Home, which is aimed specifically at home users.
The top of the range, 2GB, USD$129 Eye-Fi Explore automatically locates nearby Wi-Fi networks and adds location tags using Skyhook’s global Wi-Fi Positioning System. Syhook claims more than 70 percent of population in North America along with the top 50 metropolitan areas in Europe including 70 percent of the population in Germany, France and the UK. The rest of Western Europe will be covered in mid-summer 2008. Coverage expansion in key Asian markets, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other countries is currently underway. Wi-fi functionality also means you can upload photos to the web or your computer while on the road via more than 10,000 Wayport hotspots in the U.S.
The Eye-Fi Share has a 2GB capacity and retains the features of the original offering at a price of $99.
The final addition - Eye-Fi Home - provides a cheaper alternative for users who just want to wirelessly uploading photos to their home computer without dealing with cables and card readers. It costs $79.
The full Eye-Fi range is available from this month.