updated 11:50 am EDT, Wed October 27, 2010
Eye-Fi launches View online locker for Wi-Fi cards
Eye-Fi today opted to go beyond relying only on other services for its Wi-Fi SD cards by launching Eye-Fi View and e-mail sharing. The service hosts the photos themselves for access from a computer, iPad or iPhone as well as a new e-mail sharing feature. Photographers can now send full-size images just by logging in and sending directly to those they know from their contact lists.
Owners of the Eye-Fi Pro X2 also have a simultaneous upload feature that will put RAW files on a private FTP server at the same time as it uploads copies to View as a backup.
View needs an Eye-Fi X2 card of any feature level but also carries different tier levels. Free service works as a temporary holding space for travelers and other occasional users and gives access to the most recent uploads over the past week. Unlimited access requires an Eye-Fi Premium account at $50 per year. E-mail sharing is always free.