If you haven’t heard of it before, the Eye-Fi SD card allows users to directly transfer photos to other devices such as PC, smartphones, and tablets without the need to take the card out of your camera. Instead, the photos are transferred wirelessly via Eye-Fi’s built-in Wi-Fi capability which is rather convenient especially when you are too occupied to transfer those images manually.
Now, the company has decided to go slightly further by announcing the availability of Eyefi Cloud.
As the name suggests, Eyefi Cloud allows users to sync photos from their cameras to online storage. However, that doesn’t mean that the data transfer happens directly from the user’s camera to the cloud though. This is because users need to transfer their images to smartphone or tablets via Eyefi Mobi Android, Amazon Kindle, and iOS apps before they are synced to Eyefi Cloud’s servers.
Additionally, the support for Eyefi Cloud is also restricted to only Eye-Fi Mobi SD cards. That being said, users are able to upload photos that are taken with their smartphones or tablet to Eyefi Cloud servers as well. Not only that, users are able to view those synced images using web browsers and invite others to view those images without the need to register.
Another thing that users need to consider about Eyefi Cloud service is that it is not a free service. Priced at USD 49 (RM 159) per year, there is no transfer or storage limit on Eyefi Cloud service but Eye-Fi Mobi cards themselves are not cheap and they cost even more in countries that have no official Eye-Fi distributors such as Malaysia.