Eye-Fi gets Venti

Company brings its older cards into the high-capacity, high-speed X2 era, and adds AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots to its free uploading locations.

Eye-Fi's current top-of-the-line Pro X2 card. Eye-Fi

While the big Eye-Fi news this year was the company's move to SDHC and 802.11n Wi-Fi with its new Pro X2 card at CES in January, Eye-Fi now follows up by bringing its Explore and Connect cards into the X2 age, along with an expansion of its free hot-spot network.

Eye-Fi had a relationship with Wayport before it was engulfed by AT&T , and it seems to have taken a long time before AT&T's Wi-Fi network could get added to Eye-Fi's locations. It's finally happened, however, giving Explore and Pro users access to upload locations including participating Starbucks and Harborlink (which services BP gas stations, among other public spots).

Now the company's Connect and Explore cards come in X2 versions, with 4GB ($49.99) and 8GB ($99.99) capacities. As a recap, the Connect version will wirelessly upload photos and videos to your computer and online sites via a Wi-Fi access point, while Explore adds Wi-Fi triangulation to geotag your photos and a year of hot-spot access.

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Lori Grunin is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. She's been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 1988.

 

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