Eye-Fi Mobi

7.6/10 AVG.
RATING

  • Eye-Fi Mobi
  • Eye-Fi Mobi
  • Eye-Fi Mobi

Specs / Features


Includes 90 day Eyefi Cloud membership with unlimited photos (sign up inmobile app) | Ready to use -- simple activation code pairs your mobile device to yourMobi SD card | Transfer photos from your camera to your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Android ordesktop/laptop as you take them | Organize, sync and share photos through Eyefi Cloud to enjoy on anyweb-enabled device | Shoot HD video and fast action shots thanks to Class 10 read and write

Includes 90 day Eyefi Cloud membership with unlimited photos (sign up inmobile app) | Ready to use -- simple activation code pairs your mobile device to yourMobi SD card | Transfer photos from your camera to your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Android ordesktop/laptop as you take them | Organize, sync and share photos through Eyefi Cloud to enjoy on anyweb-enabled device | Shoot HD video and fast action shots thanks to Class 10 read and write

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Specification

Brand Eye-Fi
Model MOBI-8-FF
Size 15 cm (5.9 in)

Reviews summary

7.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 8 reviews

What's good  

  • Easy to use
  • Quick setup
  • Extensive camera support
  • Multiple capacity options

What's bad  

  • Weak app design and features
  • Expensive
  • Lack of RAW support
  • Slower read and write speeds

By simplifying features and streamlining how you use your camera, Eye-Fi is hoping to make the Eye-Fi Mobi the most popular Wi-Fi enabled SD card yet. Available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models, the Class 10 SD card offers plenty of storage for any camera. However, does the addition of Wi-Fi justify the price? Let’s see what the reviews have to say.

Every review we’ve found praises the simplicity of the card. PC Magazine calls the Mobi “one of the best Wi-Fi camera add-ons we've used.” Simply insert it into your camera, install a free app on your phone and enter the code from the carrying case. Connecting to the Wi-Fi network created by the Mobi triggers streaming of the photos and you are ready to go. SlashGear notes, “We’ve experienced nothing but high-quality speed that makes the card entirely worth the cash it costs.”

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While it appears to work exactly as intended, there are a few minor concerns. The first is the speed. As a Class 10 card, there are certainly much faster options for less money. Unfortunately, none of them adds Wi-Fi to your camera. In regards to image writing speeds, PC Magazine says, “If you love the burst mode on your D-SLR, you're likely to be disappointed by its write speeds.”

The other concerns are with the app required to use the Mobi. Many reviews consider this the weakest part of the product. Cult of Mac states, “The app is confusing and lacks very basic functions.” PC Magazine discovered that when transferring video, the app would not copy videos in formats unsupported by your device. Finally, for aspiring and professional photographers, the card will not transfer RAW files.

Overall, despite a relatively steep price, the Eye-Fi Mobi receives positive reviews. Trusted Reviews sums up the general opinion of the SD card when they say, “If your camera doesn't have Wi-Fi, the Eye-Fi Mobi is worth serious consideration.”

Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)


PC Magazine

One of the simplest ways to transfer photos from your camera to your phone

from PC Magazine
The Mobi isn't a great choice if you shoot action with a camera that supports high frame rates, as it's not the fastest card in the world. But if you want to share photos on social networks, aren't satisfied with the image quality that your phone camera provides, and aren't ready to buy a newer camera with built-in Wi-Fi, then the Mobi is for you. It takes all headaches out of setup and makes it quite simple to transfer photos from your digital camera to your phone. It's one of the best Wi-Fi camera add-ons we've used... Full review
Mobile Syrup

A great solution for those looking to casually transfer photos to a smartphone

from Mobile Syrup
Eyefi has created a consummate, if simple, product with the Mobi. It certainly makes it easier to transfer high-quality photos to your smartphone, at which time it’s a couple of taps to uploading to Dropbox, Instagram or any number of apps... Full review
Cnet

Promises easier photo transfer to mobile devices

from Cnet

The Eye-Fi Mobi simplifies the process of connecting your camera to a mobile phone by pairing with an iOS, Android or Kindle Fire device through a dedicated app. Enter a unique 10-digit code, and the card will automatically send images to your device wirelessly. Aimed at photographers who want to share quickly with online services like Instagram or Facebook, the Mobi will cost less than the original X2 card.

While most compact cameras from the 2013 crop feature some sort of built-in wireless connectivity, the Mobi card will be useful for anyone with an older camera who wants to i... Full review

Digital Photography Review

Simple setup, reliable performance

from Digital Photography Review

At the end of my experience with the Eye-Fi Mobi, I was beyond pleased. Despite its simplistic nature, I found the card to do all of the things I did with the Pro X2, while exhibiting identical performance characteristics. For someone just looking to showcase small JPEGs for a client on a shoot, or someone who frequently uploads images to social networking sites, the Eye-Fi Mobi is a fantastic choice.

If I was in the market, I would opt for a 32GB Mobi, which is twice the capacity of the Pro X2 at the same price. Photographers who need an Ad Hoc connection, advanced Eye-Fi Center... Full review

TrustedReviews

Decent wireless transfer speed and very easy to setup

from TrustedReviews
The Eye-Fi Mobi is an outstanding bit of hardware let down by rudimentary software. There's promise here but for the premium being asked we want something slicker and more complete... Full review
PC Magazine

One of the easiest ways to transfer photos from your camera to your phone

from PC Magazine

There's a lot to like about the Eye-Fi Mobi. It's an SD card, and it does the one thing that an SD card is expected to, but it also adds Wi-Fi to nearly every camera on the market. (Eye-Fi maintains a list of compatible cameras.) If 8GB isn't enough storage, there's also a 16GB version available. It's simple to set up, and it actually benefits from not offering the plethora of unnecessary options that made the Pro X2 such a hassle to configure. You just need the card and a smartphone; there's no need to install anything on your computer. It's not the fastest card in the world, so it's not f... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

797 from Amazon.com

797 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Eye-Fi Mobi. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.6 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.2/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

67 from Amazon.ca

67 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Eye-Fi Mobi. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.8 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

7.6/10

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