Eye-Fi Pro X2

80
Global
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Eye-Fi Pro X2 review

Summary

from $88.88+
Pros
  • Endless Memory works greatTransfers quickly on good networksEasy to use
Cons
  • ExpensiveAd hoc mode doesn't work consistentlyRequires Adobe Air-based utility to configure
Eye-Fi Pro X2 review

Five years ago, stuffing a fully-functional WiFi radio into the size of a standard SD card would've seemed like science fiction -- and actually, it kind of still does. Be that as it may, Eye-Fi is now well into its third generation of products, amazingly, and we've gotten a chance to check out the company's newest top-of-the-line model that just recently started shipping, the Pro X2. Like the original Pro model before it, the Pro X2 is differentiated from its less pricey stablemates in two major ways: one, its support for RAW uploads, and two, its ability to connect to ad-hoc networks -- in other words, you can wirelessly tether the card straight to your laptop rather than going through an access point. Where the Pro X2 gets the nod, though, is in what Eye-Fi calls the "X2 Engine," a three-pack of features that includes 802.11n support, Class 6 SD performance, and a nifty feature coined Endless Memory. Let's have a closer look at what's changed -- and for current Pro owners, whether the X2 warrants an upgrade.

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Speed
8.2
Reliability
7.1
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Specs

Pro

Type
SD (Class 6 / 6 MBps)
Capacity
8 GB
Read speed (max)
6 MBps
Write speed (max)
6 MBps
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Specs

Pro

Type
SD (Class 6 / 6 MBps)
Capacity
8 GB
Read speed (max)
6 MBps
Write speed (max)
6 MBps
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