Toshiba is to launch the world’s first SD memory card with embedded wireless LAN.; the FlashAir card.
The new FlashAir card was announced by Toshiba today at the IFA consumer technology show in Berlin. It looks like a standard SDHC memory card and weighs only 2g. It will initially go on sale with a capacity of 8GB.
The card 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.
The main selling point for FlashAir is, it doesn’t require any setup process as it generates a wireless network of its own. This means that any device with a WLAN is able to connect to it and browse it’s files. When using a PC you simply select the cards Wi-Fi network from the list of available Wi-Fi networks and you ready to go.
Some other features include an auto-refresh feature which means your view of the contents on the card gets refreshed as they are changed. When the card is inside a compatabile camera you are able to download from and upload data to the card.