Product Reviews

Break Free From Cables With The Eye-Fi Geo X2 [Giveaway]

Jackson Chung 06-12-2010

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It’s a tedious rigmarole — after snapping your photos, you’ve got to get home, whip out the sync cable, copy your images over to the desktop, and organise it before you get to enjoy the wonderful images that you shot. But with the Eye-Fi card, most of the work is done for you automagically.

The Eye-Fi product that we’re looking at this month is the Geo X2 — a 4GB SD card that has Wi-Fi and a GPS module built-in. It goes for around $70 but guess what? We’re giving some away.

The Eye-Fi Geo X2 is an amazing piece of kit. It is able to automatically sync your photos over your wireless network to the desktop, share images on Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and MobileMe automatically, and geotag your photos so that you know exactly where you took them.



In addition to all that, it also has a feature called endless memory — without having to manually delete any photos from the Eye-Fi Geo X2, it very cleverly frees up space after successfully delivering the photos to your desktop.


And over on the desktop side, your photos are intelligently organised into folders chronologically. And might I impress that all this is done automatically while the Eye-Fi Geo X2 card is still in the camera. No cables are required.



The Eye-Fi Geo X2 will work with any camera and any wireless network. Although, a little setting up is in order upon initial use. This entails using the provided SD card reader to connect the Eye-Fi Geo X2 to your desktop and configuring the network connection settings to allow the card to properly connect to your home wireless network.


However, the Geo X2 does have a few drawbacks i.e. it doesn’t allow transfers of RAW images nor does it transfer photos over an ad-hoc connection. But both of these requirements are usually demanded by professionals, who should get the Pro X2 anyway. So a casual photographer who doesn’t deal with RAW images or ad-hoc networks doesn’t have anything to worry about.

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The Eye-Fi Geo X2 card does come with a desktop client which handles the synchronisation process and image sharing features. The setup file for the client is on the Eye-Fi Geo X2 itself so you won’t need to download anything, unless there’s an update. The instructions that come along are quite clear about what you need to do to get things moving along.

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Once the desktop client is installed, it is always on and awaiting any possible transfers. As long as a new photo is taken with your camera (and the Eye-Fi Geo X2 card) and is powered on within the range of your home Wi-Fi network, the desktop client will retrieve and save the images to your computer.

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We’re giving three of the Eye-Fi Geo X2 cards away. Would you like to get one?

How do I win one?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Like it on Facebook

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You’re almost done. Now, all that’s left to do is to share the post. There are 2 options to choose from or you can do both!
And that’s it! You’re done!
Giveaway eligibility
You must be a fan of our Facebook page to enter;
Individuals who are over the age of 18. If you are under 18, get your parents to participate on your behalf;
Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, December 31st at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank Eye-Fi for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

Related topics: MakeUseOf Giveaway, Photography, Wi-Fi.

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  1. Binoy xavier
    December 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Bad MUO. Why avoiding India? :(

  2. Juaymah Balucas
    December 22, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I loveit!

  3. JazMinderr
    December 18, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    AAAAAH! I want this!! <3

  4. David Craker
    December 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I cannot begin to imagine how cool it would be to take and then edit my digital photos around workplace and home untethered to a notebook, pc or even a network without a cable... A truly brilliant idea and such a useful tool for any photographers workflow...

    I edit photos in Lightroom and Photoshop and to transfer my images untehered, wow, this is just a win win win for me...... How do they get these things in such a small and so versatile product... Amazing!

  5. Ben Lang
    December 14, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Awesome, entered!

  6. Dav532000
    December 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Thanx for all your giveaways.

  7. Jacraker
    December 13, 2010 at 5:37 am

    OMG, where have you been all my life, simple, simple, simple, with all the gadgets we have these days it's hard and time consuming to have to read all the manual instructions just to work this stuff out. Not with this gadget, great, one less stress in my life. I really hope I win, this is brilliant...

  8. Taylor Ling
    December 13, 2010 at 12:08 am

    A nice giveaway, I wonder if the technology actually allows this to be integrated into a microSD? Hahaha ...

  9. Robert Brock Jr
    December 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    count me in !

  10. Alvaro
    December 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for giving this away! Just one question: if I participate via Twitter but don't become a fan in Facebook because I don't use it, does it mean that I can't be a winner?
    Thanks again!

    • Taylor Ling
      December 13, 2010 at 12:07 am

      No, you still stand a chance. It's an 'or', not an 'and'. :)

  11. G Robi
    December 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Have they fixed the issues with the card losing all your pictures? I have an older 2GB model and I need both hands to count how many times I've lost entire shoots.

  12. Bluesky Vicky
    December 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Wonderful Innovation readily useful. but i think it doesn't have GPS module built-in but WPS (Wifi Positioning System).

  13. Osama
    December 7, 2010 at 7:39 am


  14. Aaron Couch
    December 7, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I could definitely use this!

  15. Kim Kay
    December 6, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks, this is something I could definitely use, now I have to find it.