Eye-Fi Announces Eye-Fi Pro X2 for Wireless Photo and Movie Uploads

SAN FRANCISCO -- At this week's Macworld Expo, Eye-Fi announced the flagship memory card in their new X2 series, the Eye-Fi Pro X2.  Christina Pacelli took a few moments to brief us on the features of this new card.

The cards starts with a performance boost, providing 8GB of Class 6 SDHC, providing throughput for more demanding applications.  The wireless technology has been upgraded from 802.11b/g to 802.11n, enabling faster uploading of pictures and video, and the wireless range has been increased form the 45 feet of the prior models.  The card also supports an "endless memory" feature, which can automatically delete older photos from the card, giving you what is essentially a card that will not get full.  There is also support for RAW photographs, ad-hoc networking so you don't need an access point to send photos to your computer, and geotagging which is supported in earlier cards.  There will also be an update to the Eye-Fi Manager software, from a menu item to an Adobe AIR application.  The updated Eye-Fi Manager will be available as a free download to all Eye-Fi users.

The Eye-Fi Pro X2 will be available in Q1 2010, and be priced at US$149.