What can you do when you just shot a good picture with your unconnected camera that you want to see on your tablet, or share online through your phone? While many new cameras can connect to your smartphone, it can be tricky if not impossible to do it with an older model.
Now Eye-Fi says it’s not just enabled but simplified the connection. “Mobi instantly delivers your best photos and videos from your camera to your smartphone or tablet,” the company says. “No wireless network required. Mobi creates its own WiFi so it works anywhere you are.”
Once you add the app, the new SD storage card pairs to your mobile device — without the requirement of previous cards to first be configured through your computer. From then on, it will transfer photos whenever new content is detected by the device. Once the transfer completes, the card disconnects its WiFi to save your battery.
“Smartphones fall short for life’s many moments that require zooming, high-speed shooting, low light and other features that make digital cameras superior,” Eye-Fi says. “Mobi provides photo lovers a no compromises solution: great quality pictures and videos of a digital camera and instant access on the smartphone to enjoy and share.”
The cards start at $50 for 8GB.