Widget for Transmitting: The Eye-Fi

September 12th, 2011 | Widgets |

For many years I’ve wanted to pick up a wireless transmitter for my DSLR cameras. Not that I set up a lot of remotes, but because it would make my life a whole lot easier in the classroom. Currently, I tether my cameras when we’re doing a demonstration, but that gets pretty limited.

The wireless transmitters, though, are a bit pricey. But then I heard about the Eye-Fi and I started to wonder if this consumer level transmitter, built into a Secure Digital memory card, could work. Here’s what I found …

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My answer, for my classroom: probably. Transfer speeds are quick enough and if I can build an action to automatically display the images on screen, I think it’ll work.

Now to convince my boss to spend the $100 so I can have one.

If you’ve got a tip, if you’ve got a trick, if you’ve got a widget, if you’ve got a gadget that you think everybody else in the industry should know about, send me some information on it and I’ll get it out there.

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