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Olympus Penpal Cube Bluetooth

B&H # OLPCBS Mfr # 260546
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Product Highlights
  • Sends Photos From PEN Camera
  • Transmits to Smartphone, Computer, etc.
  • Stores Up to 2600 Photos
  • Uses Bluetooth Technology
  • Compatible With E-PL2

If you have an E-PL2 PEN camera, this Olympus Penpal Cube Bluetooth will put your photography firmly into the 21st century, technologically speaking--the Penpal snaps into the accessory port 2 of your E-PL2 PEN camera and allows you to wirelessly send photos to your friends, your own smartphone or laptop computer, or even another PEN camera. Using the widely compatible Bluetooth standard, the Penpal is an easy, non-technical way to make your photos Internet-ready. You don't have to worry about re-sizing or re-formatting your pictures--just send them to your mobile phone and they're ready to be posted to Facebook or other social networks. You can store up to 2600 photos on the Penpal.

Note! Do not use Olympus PENPAL outside the country or area of purchase. Depending on the country or area you are in, the usage may infringe wave regulations.

Sends photos from E-PL2 PEN camera to your smartphone, computer, or another PEN camera.
Stores up to 2600 photos
Uses Bluetooth technology
Dimensions 1.12 x 1.04 x 1.5" (2.86 x 2.66 x 3.83 cm)
Weight 0.45 0z (13 g)

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OlympusPenpal Cube Bluetooth
 
2.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

A little clunky

By rybu

from Victoria, BC, Canada

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Poor documentation
  • Poor Menus

Best Uses

  • Everyday use

Comments about Olympus Penpal Cube Bluetooth:

This unit feels like it was designed before the Android phone. Technically it does everything as claimed, but the documentation is poor, the menus a bit confusing to understand... but it works. It works fine, in fact. The main defect of the unit is that one can only transfer a single file at a time. Hopefully in some future firmware upgrade one could batch upload photos -- or even auto-upload without having to prompt the phone. There are a few odd features of the PP-1. The menu titled "Please wait" is to allow for bluetooth devices to transfer files *to* the PP-1. It's not clear why one would want to do this, but one can. Another feature not obvious from the documentation is that the PP-1 has memory of its own. So one *can* transfer images from your camera to the PP-1. You can also use the PP-1 to bypass this altogether and transfer files direct from the camera to your bluetooth devices (most commonly one's phone or computer). And one can transfer images from the PP-1 to bluetooth devices. The supplied documentation does *not* tell you how to use the PP-1. For that, see your Olympus camera body documentation. My EPL6 camera documentation explains how to use the PP-1 with the camera... barely. It looks like the documentation was perhaps generated by pushing the original Japanese through Google Translate. For all that, the unit works great and is perfectly reliable, as far as I can tell in the few months I've had it. If not a firmware upgrade, hopefully the features of the PP-1 get integrated into future camera bodies. It shouldn't be difficult, as the circuitry is miniscule.

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1.0

Difficult to Link

By CRKPhoto

from Columbus, OH

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Functional

Best Uses

  • Everyday use

Comments about Olympus Penpal Cube Bluetooth:

Does not link to Apple gear and very problematic linkage to Microsoft 8/Asus notepad.

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