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Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card review and giveaway

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What can I win?

In this giveaway you can win a Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card:

How do I win?

The rules are simple – just leave a comment to this post. One comment per person please. Don’t forget to add your email address (it will not be visible to the public and it will only be used to notify you in case you are the winner). I will close all comments in one week and will randomly pick the winner.

The best part?

This giveaway is open to anyone and is not restricted to US residents only, everyone is welcomed to participate.

Good luck!

Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card review


The Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card comes with a card reader and software that is embedded on the card. The software is installed by plugging the Eye-Fi card to the USB port of your computer (woks for both PC and Mac). The software can also be downloaded online.

The Eye-Fi software provides different settings for:

  • Network selection - this is where you can setup your Wi-Fi network.
  • Photos, RAW files and Videos is where you can specify the destination folder on your local computer and enable sharing to social network sites like Facebook, Flickr, MobileMe, Picasa, Nikon My PictureTown and others (see complete list).
  • Notifications: you can receive email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook notifications when media is uploaded to any of the social media sites.
  • Geotagging automatically tags images and videos with the current location.

All Eye-Fi X2 cards include 7 days free media storage on Eye-Fi View. If you want it to be available for longer than that, you can subscribe to Eye-Fi Premium either on a monthly ($4.99/mo) or annual ($49.99/year) basis.

Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card allows you also to upload RAW online (FTP):

Another interesting option is the Endless Memory where older images that are already uploaded online will be deleted:

Selective transfer: photographers can select which images are uploaded by using the cameras PROTECT function:

Here is an example where a sample image was automatically uploaded to my local computer, to the Eye-Fi View and to Nikon's MyPicturetown (the image is also present on the actual SD card):


Eye-Fi recently released also a free iPhone app (get it via iTunes) that allows you to wirelessly upload images from you iPhone to your computer.

The current version of the app will not receive photos or videos from the Eye-Fi SD card, but this functionality called Direct Mode will be added in the next few months and will open a whole new window of opportunities - you will be able to upload media online even if you do not have a Wi-Fi connection by simply using your iPhone (see also this video from the BBC):

The next video will give you an idea of the upload speed via a Wi-Fi 802.11n network (it took aprox. 25 seconds to transfer a 12.9MP NEF file from the camera to the computer):

At the time of this review the Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC memory card costs $129.

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Disclosure: This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. This giveaway is sponsored by Eye-Fi.
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    This is so cool. Hope I win one!

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    This is a fantastic giveaway!

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    woot! do want!

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    Great stuf,

    Where do they put everything nowadays? What’s next, SD Card with printer inside?

    Regards, Ron

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    This is fantastico! I want! =))

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    Gimme gimme gimme!

  • Tim Wilcox

    I’ve always been curious about those cards. I would love to win it!

  • Arcangelo

    Very nice product

  • http://billmetekphotography.com Bill

    How cool is that ?!?! Gotta love Nikon Rumors ! ;-)

  • Ivan Lockert

    The chances of winning is slim to none, but they are pretty cool and have always wanted to try one out now that I have a D7k I may have to give her a whirl.

  • snapper036

    EYE (spy with my little) FI……a whole lot of 8gb loveliness

    and I would love one, please

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    I like it….!!!

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    I’ve always wanted one of these. Hope I win!

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    Great invention!

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    I’d love to win!

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    Would be awesome to us this with my new D7000~!

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    Yay!

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    This would be AWESOME with my new nikon

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    Very cool!

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    This is a great product! I’d love to have one.

  • BenP

    Would be a nice memory card for my new Nikon body!

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    Awesome!

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    I heard a lot about it, please let me win one ?

  • WillK

    this is awesome!
    whoops, entered the wrong email address previously…

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  • Jennifer

    This is wonderful!!

  • Jonas

    Awesome product, awesome give-away! Hope I win!

  • Egmond

    Would be nice to shoot and transfer wireless to an iPad 2, for reviewing it:)

  • wooac

    Eye-Fi cards eat batteries.

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    Would love one of these cards to demonstrate to students just what modern things can do for their business.

  • http://Www.aroldvanderaa.nl Arold van der Aa

    Gimme, gimme, gimme a Eye-fi for midnight so a can shoot wireless untill the day i’ll die……
    He is on my wish list, i hope today thati can strikeout:-)

  • nikigo

    It would be great if I got one :)

  • MykCer

    I would like to own one of this cool product.

  • http://www.aaronmphotography.com Aaron Meyers

    Woo hoo, yay for Eye-Fi cards. Thanks for the right-up, I was always curious how it worked!

  • Jokke

    Cool :)

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    Count me in!

  • Jose Pelegrini

    that would be awesome!

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    Sounds like a great product – really useful for ‘wireless’ tethered shooting when combined with a Watched Folder or similar…!

  • Scott

    Can’t wait to try one!!!

  • Alan

    been waiting to try one of these!

  • Gilles

    Great card, and great blog!

  • Rene Leon

    Great giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  • Eddie lau

    The software works with PC AND Mac? Omg!

  • Jordan

    Yay!!! I won a pair of Eye-Fi Pro cards from @nikonrumors (that’s what I’ll tweet when you contact me as the winner atleast!).

  • http://shanegrant.com Shane Grant

    would love to win this!

  • Patrick R

    This is pretty awesome!

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