Toshiba's FlashAir: first memory card with wi-fi

Card that works like peer-to-peer networking announced

Not losing pictures from your memory card made easier.

Toshiba has announced it will launch FlashAir, the first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN.

The new card will have an 8GB capacity and supports both peer-to-peer transfers and uploads to and downloads from servers.

The new product will start going on sale from February 2012, and will save users the trouble of using other transfer devices to get their photos on their PCs.

It will allow users to upload and download photographs to and from a server and to exchange photographs and other data with other devices, including digital cameras that are FlashAir compliant and, smartphones and PCs that support wireless LAN.

All transfers are done wirelessly, without any need for a cable connection. Even in digital cameras not comppatible with FlashAir, the new card can share digital images with smartphones and PCs that support wireless LAN.

There is no information on pricing yet.

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