We've praised the concept of Eye-Fi's wireless SD cards on more than one occasion, and as it turns out, we're not the only ones who values this tech's upshot. Toshiba, in collaboration with Singapore-based Trek 2000 International Ltd., announced the launch of an industry forum whose only purpose is to promote a SD card that integrates Wi-Fi with data storage capabilities, Toshiba said.
"In recent years, as digital cameras have achieved huge rates of market penetration, the need for quick and easy way to share photographs has grown," Toshiba says. "The new card offers an innovative solution that brings new capabilities to the already very popular SDHC format.
"The card is designed to bring Wi-Fi functionality to digital still cameras that have an SDHC slot. Once in a camera, a card can recognize and communicate with the same type of card in another camera (on a one-to-one basis), and users can exchange photographs quickly and easily. It also allows users to upload and download photographs to and from a server without any need for a cable connection or transfers of the memory card."
The card supports IEEE 802.11g/b and stores up to 8GB of data. Applicable formats include JPEG and RAW files, Toshiba says.