updated 09:45 am EDT, Wed July 29, 2009
Eye-Fi adds Geo SD card
Eye-Fi on Wednesday announced it will soon add a Geo wireless SD memory card to its lineup that will be capable of geotagging photos exclusively for Mac computers. The 2GB SD card automatically saves GPS mapping information for captured photos and videos before transferring them to a given computer. It's primarily intended for Mac users and fully supports Apple's iPhoto '08 and '09 as well as MobileMe. As with other Eye-Fi cards, the photos are wirelessly transferred to a pre-selected folder on a Mac over a user's Wi-Fi network.
Using iPhoto '09's Places function, users can then sort of search their photo libraries by location. Users can also upgrade their Eye-Fi Geo card to share images online at MobileMe or one of 20 other photo-hosting sites for a $10 annual fee. The Eye-Fi Geo is now available at larger electronics shops as well as online via the Apple Store, priced at $60. The price includes lifetime geotagging services without an annual fee, unlike some other EyeFi cards.