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Eye-Fi Mobile X2 brings camera, smartphone integration

On Tuesday, Eye-Fi released the latest model in its popular digital camera memory card line, the Eye-Fi Mobile X2. The Mobile X2 is an 8GB SDHC memory card that works with many popular digital cameras and, like the company's previous products, it bakes in a special ingredient: Wi-Fi.

Like earlier Eye-Fi cards, the Mobile X2 can send pictures to your computer or certain photo-sharing sites without the need for any cables. But the Mobile X2 also marks the addition of a powerful new feature, Direct Mode, which was first teased in January. Direct Mode allows users to connect their digital camera to their smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi, and then use an iOS or Android app to store the pictures, transfer them to other apps, or upload them wherever they like.

The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 is $80 and available for preorder now via Amazon, and will be available at Amazon and Best Buy on April 17.

If you own one of Eye-Fi's older X2 cards, don't fret: You'll reap the benefits of Direct Mode as well, thanks to a free update due later this week, alongside the release of the iOS and Android apps. In addition, Eye-Fi will be dropping the price of its X2 Pro card from $150 to $100.


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