The Toshiba 8GB FlashAir Wireless SD Card incorporates flash memory and can be used as a standard SD Memory Card for storing any kind of digital data. It is fully compliant with the SD Card standards defined by the SD-Association. In addition, FlashAir includes a Wireless LAN chip set plus antenna for wireless communications.
By offering this Wireless LAN functionality, FlashAir provides the advantage of allowing access to the data stored on the SD Card without the need to remove the card or plug a cable to the device. Simply connect the remote host by linking it to the Wireless LAN Access Point of the FlashAir SD Card, start a browser tool and all the data on the card can be read and transferred from the FlashAir SD Card to the remote host. This basic functionality does not require any special driver or software installation on either side. The Wireless LAN function transfers any type of data and can be secured with WPA2.
The FlashAir SD Card will create a Wireless LAN (WLAN) Access Point (AP). Any other device which has a WLAN function (e.g. PC, Tablet, Smartphone) can connect to this AP and create a direct communication channel to the FlashAir SD Card inside the camera. There is no need to remove the card or to plug a cable into the camera. FlashAir includes a HTML Server function which allows easy access to all data stored on the card by simply using any kind of browser on the remote Host (e.g. PC, Tablet, Smartphone). Now you can see all pictures or movies taken by the camera inside the browser window. You may decide to store a local copy of the files to the remote Host.
The Toshiba 8GB SD is commonly used for Digital capture, Digital photography, Image storage, Image transfer and more.The Toshiba 8GB SD is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual user, Enthusiast among others.The Toshiba 8GB SD is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Toshiba 8GB SD: Fast transfer, Lightweight and Reliable
Most Liked Positive Review
Good alternative to eye-fi
I purchased because I liked the idea of not having to install software to download the pictures into my computer or phone / tablet; however you have to open in the browser one picture at the time and transfer it in your device; not very convenient when you took a few shots; there is no other way to do it. On this aspect eye-fi is more convenient
Most Liked Negative Review
Works ... Sort of
Very easy to connect to the wifi built in card but It was too slow to be practical. It will speed up a little the closer you are to the computer but that kind of defeats the purpose of being wireless. Also I use a wireless network in my house and I have to disconnect from that to connect to the card. Theres no simple way to have wifi internet and connect th card at the same time.
Reviewed by 30 customers
Two big problems for me, not sure if there is a work around but in the end just opted for the eye-fi card. 1. you have to come off your LAN to hook up to the card. If you have an all wireless set up like I do, that takes you off everything while you download the pics. 2. which, incidentaly, you have to do ONE AT A TIME! Overall, a miserable experience further compounded by the fact this vendor does not honor extended return periods over the holidays.
Product worked like a regular SD card. No WiFi detected. The way it works is when it gets powered up through your camera or computer card reader, it starts the WiFi for a duration of 5 min by default (Adjustable). You can control that in the software form you computer. After that, you should be able to detect a WiFi connection on your computer/phone/tablet. You connect to it like you connect to any WiFi router. Unfortunately, there is no working app to download yet to get your pictures though. You basically go to your broswer and type in the link provided with device. Very poor design. Not to mention, I never got that far since I never could detect a WiFi signal to begin with! Thanks to Adorama, they returned the FlashAir and refunded 100% of the money. Took them a little while but everything is good at last!
other cons: if you format it in camera wifi will stop working
Transfers are so slow, I could draw them faster Maybe I could file off a side and use it as an ice scraper. I'm giving mine away- iogear works better
I bought this 12/23 as an afterthough because Adorama dropped the price to <$20 -maybe a mistake on their part--it did warm me about deals too good to be true- Even with the updates, it isn't even fun to use. The MacBook Air-Nikon D5100 is terribly slow at even 2 ft. It also disconnects. Because it's so slow, one wonders if it has disconnected again or is just slow. . I would not trust this in any professional setup. I won't use it and I won't even give it to a son-in-law. The most frustating photo item since oval plastic filter and shade threads. Maybe I could use it as a tiny ice scraper. Buy an Iogear, or even 4 for the price. I love the other Toshiba electronics we have but this is rediculous
Great for sharing
Works but to much trouble when used on a Mac. If inserted in MacBook after copying pictures do NOT delete FA000001.jpg. Tried to update firmware using Mac; instructions do not work since I turned the card into a brick, will not mount on Mac. Buy the Eye-Fi.
I picked up one of these cards for my Canon EOS-M. It was easy to set up and works like a champ with the iPhone app. I appreciate how the app allows you to preview thumbnails of your photos and only download the photos you want-- not everything you shoot. This card also works well with my Nikon1 V1. Unfortunately, this product does not work with every camera including my Olympus E-PL3. It is only class 6 speed but it is adequate for what I need it for.
I like the fact toshiba made the card web based. It's great to have options and not be limited in terms of platforms. The device takes a few attempts before it works. I did some research on the card, watched YouTube videos and soon I had it up and running with my iPad, PC, blackberry and touchpad in no time. Kudos to toshiba for offering an alternative!
Doesn't work, wi-fi drops. D7000