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EyeFi Direct Transfer - No Router Required

April 22, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

The people at Eye Fi recently announced a new product. A product that would make every Apple iPad and Google Android Tablet users extremely happy. The release of Eye Fi Direct Mode! As the people at Eye Fi put it in their News Press announcement, "Great Images and Instant Gratification With Eye Fi Direct Mode Solution.." For the past year, we were able to achieve pictures from camera to tablet through a couple of work around. The old methods were: (see below)

Apple iPad User - http://blog.knguyentu.com/2010/11/apple-ipad-nikon-d300s-wireless.html
Google Tablet Users - http://blog.knguyentu.com/2011/03/motorola-xoom-eyefi-nikon-d300s-android.html



Starting last week with the release of the new firmware, users of Eye Fi X2 Pro can download the firmware and get started. The procedure is simple compared with previous. No unlocking of the tablet required. No router required. And best of all, it works!

Once you have the firmware upgraded, go to the setting of the eye-fi card and now you have a "direct mode" tab. Enable that, I recommend set the top timer to above 1 minute and bottom timer way low. Click on Start Direct Mode. Now head over to tablet and download the software from the market place. For Apple iPad user you can find it in the App store and Google tablet user can find it in Market. While you are waiting for the install, plug in the EyeFi card into your camera. For me, my trusty Nikon D300s.

On the tablet software, go to the setting and make sure your tablet WIFI detect the Eye-Fi Card. It should take only a minute for the detection to occur.  Once detection is done, start taking some sample pictures and enjoy. Below are some sample pictures of the Motorola XOOM showing images taking from the camera directly.
 










 

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