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Eye-Fi8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card
 
4.1

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Fast transfer (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Excellent interface (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image transfer (11)
    • Digital photography (8)
    • Portraits (7)
    • Travel (7)
    • Digital capture (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (12), Enthusiast (10), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great transfer device for on the go...

    bought this WiFi card for use in my Canon 1D Mark III and I can say it works almost flawlessly. I say that because it's not yet clear to me what the conditions are...Read complete review

    bought this WiFi card for use in my Canon 1D Mark III and I can say it works almost flawlessly. I say that because it's not yet clear to me what the conditions are for immediate synchronization to my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy 3). It seems that it can take only less than one minute to automatically synch up, but other times it can take longer (about five to ten).
    Once synching occurs however, the pictures are transferred immediately with no problems. I chose to go with the smaller capacity (8GB) because my camera can support two memory cards (the other one being a CF card w/32GB of memory).
    However, in case you're wondering about how the 1D Mark III manages the two cards, here's a tip: the EyeFi card can only transfer JPEG images, so set your CF card (slot 1) for RAW and your EyeFi card (slot 2) for JPEG, then set your "Record Function" option to "Record Separately" and the "Function" selection to view "slot 2." These selections will allow you to store all pictures on both cards, but transfer only the images in slot 2 to your smart phone. You can then perform a "deletion" of all pictures from slot 2 because that's the card your viewing based on your "Function" selection, while the CF card will continue retaining its images.
    There are many other ways things can be managed, but this works best for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very disappointment to this product

    This product has too many restrictions. I definitely won't recommend it. If you want to buy a WiFi sd card for your camera, please go for Eye-Fi Pro or other brands. First,...Read complete review

    This product has too many restrictions. I definitely won't recommend it. If you want to buy a WiFi sd card for your camera, please go for Eye-Fi Pro or other brands. First, Mobi only works with one mobile device (PC/MAC is NOT supported) at the time. I installed Eye-fi app on my android phone and my android tablet. Both recognize my new Mobi but Mobi will only send new photos to my cell. Second, Mobi will automatically send ALL new photos to the linked device. You can not preview and only upload the selective photos (Selective Transfer is available in Eye-Fy Pro X2). And the connection is fast but not very stable. Sometimes the uploading will be interrupted. From my point of view, the only one pros of this product is its super easy set up. This product needs a lot of improvements.

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    5.0

    Great for Etsy!

    By figgs

    from Rhode Island

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Transfer

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Transfer

      Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

      I LOVE this little card. Yes, it could be a little easier to take continual photos without having to re-assign the network. But really, it makes running our multiple Etsy shops a snap. We don't even mess with our computer, we take a nice photo with our nice camera, use the eye-fi to transfer to our ipad, use vsco to clean up the photo if necessary, then upload to Etsy listings where it's re-sized and all ready to sell. We LOVE IT!.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Easy to set up and use

      By Dada

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Transfer

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Capture
        • Digital Photography
        • Image Storage
        • Image Transfer
        • Viewing Images

        Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

        Easy to set up and use
        Good item for dslr without Wi-Fi

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great device

        By ScottieTae

        from Walla Walla, WA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Interface
        • Fast Transfer
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Capture
          • Digital Photography
          • Image Transfer

          Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

          I have a card in two different cameras and was shooting an event. Both cameras were sending photos to my phone at the same time. This was exactly what I was looking for and was simple to setup.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Works well

          By JenniferWPhotography

          from Augusta, Ga

          About Me Getting started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography
              • Image Transfer

              Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

              Product does exactly what it says it will do. Uploading seems a little slow, but that may be my computer.

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              • No

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              5.0

              this is my 3rd card

              By Lyss Marie

              from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

              About Me Getting started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Transfer

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Capture
                • Digital Photography
                • Image Storage
                • Image Transfer
                • Viewing Images

                Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                I now have an eye-fi card in each of my cameras. Best card ever! I love that I can have my pictures on my phone within minutes to share with my family back home.

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                • No

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                3.0

                It doesn't do what I want

                By Scott

                from Teaneck, NJ

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                      All in all, I wish I hadn't bought this. I should have gotten the X2 series.

                      PROS: Setup was easy. It does transfer pictures from my Nikon 5100 to my iPhone 4

                      CONS: If the iPhone is in a WiFi environment you have to deliberately disconnect from WiFi in order to make it transfer pictures. When the camera is done uploading, the phone will pick up WiFi again. Unfortunately, that means that if you are taking pictures at home, you have to go back and forth.

                      Also, it does not automatically back up pictures to your computer, like the other eye-fi cards did. If you pay for the service, you can store them in the cloud.. The other cards did that for free.

                      Also, if you have the eye-fi software for one of the other cards on your computer, you can not install the software for this card at the same time.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Wireless SD Card for Canon = YES

                      By SFJR - Angel Cintron JR

                      from San Francisco, CA 94110

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Excellent Interface
                      • Fast Transfer

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Capture
                        • Digital Photography
                        • Image Transfer
                        • Viewing Images

                        Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                        I have to give this product 4 stars. I was reluctant to purchase this card, not knowing if it will be useful. WOW! I actually love this wireless SD card. I can view my images on my IPad or IPhone pretty instantly. Simple setup and easy to use. You can automatically see the quality and composition on your media device and share instantly. I definitely will recommend a card like this to any professional.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Amazing technology

                        By David

                        from Ft. Lauderdale

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                              It is unbelievable what we can do with camera gear these days. This little magic card makes it easy to get images from a camera to a phone, etc. Set up was smooth and it was ready to go in moments!

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Awesome product, has challenges though

                              By PhotoSnapper

                              from Andromeda, Near Milky Way

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Price

                              Cons

                              • Difficult Setup

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                The card is great. I did not notice any lag issues while shooting in sport mode and storing the files in Nikon RAW. Camera is D5100, its not a fast camera. You need to download app from the site noted on the card's safety packet. You also need to use an activation code to start using the app. This code is listed on the packet too. The app does the job of transferring and displaying the photos in your mobile(I use Samsung Note,an android). If you click too many photos and do not wish to transfer all them update the settings in the app or keep the mobile phone 20 feet or so away. I found deleting unwanted photos in the camera itself helps minimize data transfer which can be an issue if you are not on wi fi. Other wise I have not found any other issues. Yet. Price at B&H was better.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Love this

                                By Krekro

                                from NY

                                Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                Awesome product

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                                4.0

                                works as advertised...

                                By patrick

                                from st pete, florida

                                Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                ...the only downside to this card is that the support for Samsungs, especially the s4 and note 3, have not been properly programed to allow the storage of images transfered to go directly to the external SD card of the phone. eye-fi is currently working on this and doesn't have it solved yet for samsungs...might be a deal breaker for some

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                                5.0

                                Muy bueno

                                By Alvaro

                                from Uruguay

                                Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                Para usar con mi iPhone o iPad, la solución ideal, fácil solución, gasta un poco más de tus baterías, pero si lo activas cuando lo necesitas es excelente

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                                4.0

                                Great transfer device for on the go...

                                By Rob S.

                                from Gettysburg, PA

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Transfer

                                  Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                  bought this WiFi card for use in my Canon 1D Mark III and I can say it works almost flawlessly. I say that because it's not yet clear to me what the conditions are for immediate synchronization to my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy 3). It seems that it can take only less than one minute to automatically synch up, but other times it can take longer (about five to ten).
                                  Once synching occurs however, the pictures are transferred immediately with no problems. I chose to go with the smaller capacity (8GB) because my camera can support two memory cards (the other one being a CF card w/32GB of memory).
                                  However, in case you're wondering about how the 1D Mark III manages the two cards, here's a tip: the EyeFi card can only transfer JPEG images, so set your CF card (slot 1) for RAW and your EyeFi card (slot 2) for JPEG, then set your "Record Function" option to "Record Separately" and the "Function" selection to view "slot 2." These selections will allow you to store all pictures on both cards, but transfer only the images in slot 2 to your smart phone. You can then perform a "deletion" of all pictures from slot 2 because that's the card your viewing based on your "Function" selection, while the CF card will continue retaining its images.
                                  There are many other ways things can be managed, but this works best for me.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  I went too long without one of these

                                  By Phantompwr

                                  from Cape Cod, MA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent Interface
                                  • Fast Transfer

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult Setup

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Transfer

                                  Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                  I have wanted to be able to share photos taken on my DSLR quickly for a long time. A lot of the new cameras have wifi built in but for those that don't, this is perfect!
                                  As long as my camera and phone are on and within a few feet of each other, pictures transfer from the camera to the phone automatically.
                                  I will admit that it was a little tricky to do the initial setup, but once I got it working its been wonderful.
                                  If your phone is connected to another wifi hotspot you have to change it to the mobi one, and you have to enable the wifi on your camera the first time you use it (on my Canon DSLR, the option appeared in the cameras menu).
                                  The only issue is that if you use Magic Lantern on your camera, you must disable it before attempting to use this card, and you can't put ML on the eye-fi card. I only use ML for video, and this card isn't really fast enough to record video either, but that's not what I wanted the Eye-fi for anyway. If you can;t live without ML for taking photos then this isn't for you, but otherwise don't wait any longer. This made sharing photos so much easier that I have been motivated to get out and shoot more, and that's the goal.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  It Works

                                  By Tran

                                  from San Jose, CA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast Transfer
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Interface

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Transfer
                                  • Viewing Images

                                  Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                  Bought Eye-Fi 8GB Mobi for my Fujifilm X-E1 so I can upload my pictures to Instagram (LOL sad but true) and also to send pictures to my friends quickly. It works but with some minor problems. It sends every single picture (JPEG only) and video taken to the phone only once. Can't select what gets sent to the phone. The other problem is it takes a few seconds for the phone to connect to the Eye-Fi card and transfer. Which means you cannot turn the camera off right away or allow it to be on standby after you take pictures. Would only recommend if there is no wifi built into the camera.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  its not realtime

                                  By Conceptoproductions

                                  from Austin Tx

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable Dock
                                  • Fast Transfer
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Digital Photography
                                    • Image Transfer

                                    Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                    The card transfers very fast and with very easy setup. But my problem was it only transfers taken photos or videos so you can't have a live feed from the camera. This is not very clear in the specs of the product or in their webpage.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Amazing Cost Saving product

                                    By CBD

                                    from Chester, CT

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Excellent Interface
                                    • Fast Transfer
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Capture
                                      • Digital Photography

                                      Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                      This is so easy to set up and use and costs a mere fraction of a wireless transmitter to do the same job.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Easy to setup and use

                                      By Tony

                                      from Oceanside, CA

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Excellent Interface
                                      • Fast Transfer
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Digital Capture
                                        • Digital Photography
                                        • Image Storage
                                        • Image Transfer
                                        • Viewing Images

                                        Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                        Easy to setup and use with my iPhone and Ipad. Works great with my Canon G15.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Easy WiFi

                                        By Martyman

                                        from NJ

                                        Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                        Very easy set up
                                        Card works well
                                        Recommended

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                                        5.0

                                        Fast and Fun

                                        By Mike

                                        from Montana

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Eye-Fi 8GB SDHC Mobi Wireless Class 10 Memory Card:

                                          I wanted clients (or myself) to review photos on my iPad instantly. This works really well. Plus, I'm using it for an event so we can instantly push photos from my Canon 5D to iPad to Facebook.

                                          This unit only transfers jpegs but if you have two card slots, you can still record RAW to one and smaller jpegs to the eye-fi. I think it still records raw as well if you want both on one card.

                                          Setup was fairly simple on iPhone and iPad.

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                                          • No

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