Toshiba FlashAir

With so much technology Wifi enabled digital cameras have been slow in catching up with this. Wifi enabled cameras can be expensive and difficult to setup, configure and use. An alternative to this is to use a WIFI enabled Memory card. These have been available for a couple of years but a significant limitation (other than cost) was the loss of Internet connectivity of your computer / tablet when connected to the camera card.

Toshiba have expanded their range of devices with the addition of a “internet pass through mode”

Check out the unboxing and first use photos below.

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The instructions are very detailed and were very easy to follow through as the card was set up. Instructions for both iOS and Android devices are included.

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The card was instantly detected and the default password was accepted first time without complaint!

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After connection this image was displayed on the camera which I believed to be a menu option and after a few presses of the touch screen realised that it was an information image rather than a menu to touch.

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The menu and configuration was simply accessed through Safari on my iPhone and the my first test photo was soon available.

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The first look and setup of the FlashAir Wireless LAN SDHC Memory Card was very positive and worked well first time.

The next step will be trying to upload photos straight from the camera to social media sites such as Facebook.

With a price point starting at £21 for the 8GB card this is a great device which offers good value for money. The file transfer speeds across my home network were very encouraging.