Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by P07r0457, Jan 30, 2008.
welcome to october 2007
I dont need that. Wifi will drain my battery so I would much rather just pull out my card and do a quick transfer.
I just use a card reader, as well. But I know people that refuse to do so -- and insist on using a usb cable connected to the camera (which I *hate*) and then they use that shitty software that comes with the camera... etc...
My camera has wifi.
do you have ANY idea how many of your posts have been worthless? all of them.
I think my irony meter just exploded.
lol, i had to reread that a few times myself.
i always hook my camera up using usb to the camera using the Windows camera wizard. it is much faster than my card reader for some reason.
Yeah yeah...what I meant was it's a cool idea in theory but it accomplishes either jack or shit in real life, but not both -- it's not that useful in a practical sense.
Throw that in a palm and you've got wifi and just expanded your storage
Yeah, but is it capable of internet browsing or just picture uploading?
To be honest, I have never, ever seen anybody do anything with a Palm that required more than the onboard storage.
I also haven't seen a Palm in person since 2002.
What's the range on that card? Considering it fits entirely into an SD card slot, with no external antenna of any sort, I'm guessing the effective range is about ten feet.
I know someone who still uses their palm and has the need for extra storage. BUT, his primary use for it is as a portable digital photo and video player and for scheduling. So, no need for a wireless memory card.
I will say that I agree with you in that I see no practicle use for it. It would just be a "hey, look what my cool new memory card can do!" type of thing.
It also makes me wonder how secure it is. Would a person with wireless capability on a laptop near by be able to see the card and start taking all the photos off it. I don't see how the camera would have any options for the wireless as its a 3rd party card.
^^ It'll be as secure as your wireless network is...
I was referring to when you have your camera out in public and in use. Maybe I misunderstood the way the wireless on the card works.
No WiFi client can force another WiFi client to join a network against their will. Bluetooth makes it more obvious that this is the case, but it's the same for both protocols.
My guess is you plug the card into a computer and you use a piece of software installed on the card to configure the WiFi settings, and then the card tries to use those settings every n seconds as long as it's powered-on.
Exactly... I watched a video on it and you have to plug the card into your PC with the supplied reader to setup the wireless settings. Then you plug it into the camera and can use it.
O, I didn't realize that something was plugged into the comptuer that was used to connect the card wirelessly. I thought based on the pictures that it was just an optional method of connected that wasn't wireless... oops
what's wrong with the usb cable? I have a card reader but I normally just plug in the cable.
The video I watched shows the card being plugged into the supplied reader to setup the network settings. I'm not sure if the reader needs to stay plugged in though. I wouldn't think so.
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I don't really understand the point of this product. Seems like a huge waste of money. By the time you've configured the device to work on your network, you could have already transferred the photos to your computer. Besides, you're usually sitting at your computer when you transfer photos anyway, so what's the issue with taking it out of your camera and putting it in your card reader?