Toshiba released new SD-cards with embedded Wi-Fi. These allow users to send images from a camera to a laptop or tablet wirelessly.
The card looks exactly like every other SD-Card on the market. The Class-6-Logo shows that it has a minimum writespeed of about 6 Megabytes per second. As a result Flashair-SD cards are also suitable for recording larger video-files in high definition and are faster than Sandisk Eye-Fi-cards.
In order to activate the Wi-Fi-function for the first time, users have to install a rather small program on their computers. In the next step, SSID and password have to be set. In its' standard configuration the Wireless LAN is protected with the WPA2-standard.
In order to transfer files, users have to connect for example an iPad to the Flashair over Wi-Fi. The data is then accessed via the internet browser - there is no need for a special program or app.
Flashair-SD-Cards also allow access to files of every type - not just pictures or videos. A feature that Sandisk-Eye-Fi-cards lack. Nontheless at the moment it is a rather uncomfortable process to access and save every file individually with the browser. Apps for iOS and Android are scheduled for summer 2012 in order to resolve this issue.