Overview Transcend SD-card with Wi-Fi module




Overview Transcend SD-card with Wi-Fi module




The world of technology never ceases to amaze, and this is almost the most important reason why I love my job with all my heart. Constantly changing trends do not give to get bored, and if 10 years ago I could not imagine that the wireless internet is in every microwave, mobile phones will be able to some extent to replace computers, and Flash-drives will gain not only a large capacity and small size , but they still find a place module Wi-Fi, but today it is completely objective reality for many. Today we look at an amazing memory card format SD from one of the leaders in this market – at Transcend.


SD card format microSD compared to quite large, if the latter is often used in a variety of medium-sized electronics, such as smartphones, Wi-Fi-routers, and other tablets, the usual big SD card is still widely used in cameras. However, the question “transport” pictures still remained unchanged. Chain of actions familiar to anyone who has at least from time to time makes photos – photo made, pulled the stick was inserted into the computer, transferred photos. The procedure is not too capacious in terms of time, but, you see, is not always easy when you’re on, and photos of “pull” from the camera without fail need.


Just here will be very handy SD card with built-in Wi-Fi. How it works, we’ll talk about below, but now look at the technical specifications.

Dimensions (LxWxH) mm: 32 x 24 x 2.1
Weight, g: 2
Network Interface: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Encryption: WEP / WPA, WPA2
Power, V: 2.7 ~ 3.6
Operating temperature, C: 0-60
Speed ​​class: 10

Externally Wi-Fi SD Card absolutely no different from the usual “bezvayfaynoy” cards – cards are identical in appearance, except that the presence of advanced features fellow label «Wi-Fi» on the front side of the housing. The rest of the card can not be distinguished from each other.


As to the immediate performance read / write, in this regard, Transcend card shows an expected result – 8 MB / s write and read almost 18. Map tested on MacBook Air late 2010 utility Blackmagic Disk Speed ​​Test Stress 5 GB.


But the most interesting in this card is the ability to wirelessly transfer photos directly from your camera to your smartphone or tablet. For this will need to download the app for iOS or Android, and then make the initial setup of the card – change the default password to create a local Wi-Fi network and “make friends” card from your home network, it will need to upload photos to social networks directly from App. A little surprised that the setup process was very simple and did not take much time.


So, what can be useful bunch of flash card + application? First, the user can gain access to just take a picture without having to remove the memory card from the camera. The application has the ability to save images directly into the gallery system or directly into the application. Also, no less interesting would be an opportunity to see just made the photo on the screen of the smartphone, this is called “Take off and see.” Choose this option, make photos, and after a few seconds it appears on the screen of your smartphone, where it already can be stored and then upload, say, Instagram.


Besides, there is also the possibility of “make friends” with the stick another Wi-Fi network to the application via post photos on social networks. However, domestic “VKontakte” and “Classmates” are not supported, must be content with “bourgeois» Twitter and Facebook, that in any case it is better than nothing.


It should be noted that due to the higher than traditional energy SD cards Transcend WiFi SD is not compatible with all models of cameras and camcorders. Supported devices have on its official website, most of the camera there can be found. Moreover, we even managed to use a stick with a camcorder Sony HDR-CX440, true video on iPhone 5s were unable to reproduce, probably due to features of the format in which the camera shoots. With photos all excellent.


Of course, the device is not without drawbacks. Despite the fact that such a card is indeed convenient to use, it should be noted that wirelessly card will not provide the same transmission rate as the conventional manner. “By Air” can count on the speed of 0.5-1 MB per second, which is considerably less. We can assume that this kind of fee for the complete absence of wires and the need to retrieve the card to copy photos. The cost of such stick with Wi-Fi module on the market is around 3 thousand rubles for 32GB of memory, that on average two times more than similar drives with wireless communication module.


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