Instant, Wireless Transfer from Digital Camera to Smartphones and Tablets
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3, 2013 — Eye-Fi (www.eye.fi), the global leader in wireless memory cards, today launches Eye-Fi Mobi — the first card designed for the modern photo enthusiast to deliver high-quality digital photography combined with the convenience and connectivity of mobile devices. Mobi users can now share smarter, easier and faster, as their best photos and videos, from their favorite digital cameras, are instantly available on their smartphones or tablets.
"People like smartphones for taking pictures, mostly because of accessibility and instant sharing. Unfortunately, smartphones fall short for life's many moments that require zooming, high-speed shooting, low light and other features that make digital cameras superior," said Matt DiMaria, CEO of Eye-Fi. "Mobi is our simplest card yet, designed to provide photo lovers a no-compromises solution: the great quality pictures and videos of a digital camera and instant access on the smartphone to enjoy and share."
Mobi removes the hassle of transferring images so today's photographer can freely focus on taking beautiful, memorable photos. No more juggling devices, using a camera to capture quality images and then separately, taking similar, but inferior shots from a smartphone just to share. Simply replace any camera's standard SD card with Mobi, and just two quick steps later, the camera's photos instantly appear on the selected iOS or Android™ smartphone or tablet.
"Our research shows that the capabilities of Eye-Fi's Mobi cards are bridging a market gap: a majority of digital camera users are expressing interest in wireless transfer to mobile devices," commented Alan Bullock, associate director of InfoTrends. "Even more compelling is the data that many consumers say they would likely use their digital camera more if it had such a feature."
Editing and sharing photos are just as easy, because the higher quality images become part of the camera roll on the phone — ready for any favorite apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapseed, Pixlr, and even a quick text or email. Any sharing, editing or display options people love about their phones and tablets are now easily used and enjoyed with their best photos and videos.
"Until now, sharing high-quality camera pictures while traveling meant waiting until the end of the day, or worse, waiting until the end of the trip to get images off my camera," says Francesco Rovetta, an avid Eye-Fi user and founder of Summit Stories, a philanthropic mountaineering project that helps disadvantaged children. "But with the Mobi card, I can take great pictures from places as remote as Mount Kilimanjaro, while still getting the real-time editing, sharing and backup of my phone. This new card connects my phone and camera so I can share my passion for photography in a way that's convenient and fun again."
Most notably, the new Eye-Fi Mobi lets photographers:
Eye-Fi will continue to provide wireless solutions for professional and amateur photographers with the Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB card, which has feature-rich capabilities like RAW upload support, wireless transfer to PC/Mac and optional integrated backup in the cloud.
The Mobi card will retail for $49.99 for the 8GB card and $79.99 for the 16GB card and is available now on through www.eye.fi, Amazon and in Best Buy stores nationwide. For more information about the Mobi card or Eye-Fi products and services, please visit www.eye.fi.
Eye-Fi is dedicated to building products and services that help consumers manage, nurture and share their digital memories. Eye-Fi's patented and patent-pending technology wirelessly and automatically uploads photos and videos from digital cameras and smartphones to online, in-home and retail destinations. Eye-Fi has helped people wirelessly upload more than 500 million photos since being founded in 2005.
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company's investors include NTT DOCOMO, Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures and TransLink Capital. Eye-Fi Inc. card products include proprietary technology developed and patented by Eye-Fi, Inc. See patents at www.eye.fi/patent.
For more information about Eye-Fi, please visit www.eye.fi.