WiFi Enabled SD Memory Card 2020 Detailed Review

WiFi Enabled SD Memory Card 2020 Detailed Review

WiFi Enabled SD Memory Card 2020 Detailed Review.

WiFi Enabled SD Memory Card: Nowadays, some manufacturers have taken SD card technology a step further. They’ve begun to include WiFi technology in their cards. For many devices, this is unnecessary. For example, modern smartphones invariably support WiFi technology. But many cameras don’t, and adding this capability can allow you to take advantage of additional features.

 

Overview 

Since WiFi SD cards have started to become popular, we’ve done our own reviews. Most recently, back in January, we updated this article. But even in these few short months, manufacturers have been adding new features. 

When Can I Use a WiFi SD Card? 

One important thing to keep in mind is that we’re talking about SD cards, not Micro SD cards. While full-sized SD cards can use WiFi technology, it’s not yet available on Micro SD cards. This is an important distinction since many SD-enabled devices actually use Micro SD. That said, depending on your device, all hope is not lost. 

Toshiba FlashAir 

Toshiba FlashAir  card with a maximum of 64GB capacity. It weighs only 2 grams, and at first glance, it looks like only a regular SD card. And, in a sense, it is. Even if you have no WiFi needs, you can still use the FlashAir to store your data.

With a write speed of 70 MB/s and a write speed of 90 MB/s, it’s certainly no slouch. However, there are plenty of SD cards on the market that offers fast read/write times. 

To begin with, the FlashAir is advertised as a plug-and-play solution. And, to be fair, it comes pre-formatted in exFAT format, which is compatible with both Windows and iOS.

In this sense, it’s truly plug-and-play. Insert it into a Windows, iOS, or Android device, and you’ll instantly be able to use it for data storage.

Additional steps are necessary if you’re trying to use the FlashAir for its intended purpose. To activate the WiFi, you’ll have to utilize the FlashAir app to get the FlashAir to pair with your device. 

 ez Share 

 ez Share 

While Toshiba is a well-known, established brand, ez Share is somewhat less well-known. This brand is owned by LZEAL Information Technology Company, a Chinese computer parts firm. But despite being made in China, there’s still plenty to like.

The first thing you’ll notice is the unique orange color of their SD cards, as opposed to the standard black. This is a throwback to EYE-Fi, the original WiFi SD card manufacturer, and it’s a worthwhile tribute. But color and design don’t tell us much about overall quality. To determine that, we need to look under the hood and see what the ez Share is actually capable of. 

In terms of raw storage, the ez Share comes in several sizes. In addition to the base 16GB version, there are also 32, 64, and 128GB versions available. While this might not be as impressive as some newer, 256GB SD cards, it’s important to keep things in perspective. 

WiFi SD technology is a marvel, but it’s not a miracle. The WiFi hardware needs to fit somewhere, and this limits how much space can be dedicated to storage. Still, 128GB is a lot of space, and many amateur photographers make do with a 64 or even 32GB card. 

Final Verdict 

So, which WiFi SD card is the best? At first glance, it’s tough to make a decision. There’s only so much one of these products can do to differentiate themselves. And they’re both very well designed, so we’re basically counting angels dancing on the head of a pin. Still, there are a couple of differences that are well worth considering. 

To begin with, the FlashAir’s app has an edge, but only by a hair. While the ez Share can connect to 5 devices simultaneously, the FlashAir WiFi SD Card can connect to 7. Their app is also more intuitive and easy to use.

That said, “intuitive” is a subjective term. Suffice it to say that for most people, the FlashAir app will have an easier learning curve. But either way, the apps are more or less equivalent, especially in terms of functionality. 

However, the ez Share WiFi SD Card wins out on capacity. While the FlashAir is limited to 64GB, the ez Share is available with up to 128GB of space. Obviously, this depends on which size you decide to buy. Still, if you’re a serious photo bug who needs lots of memory, the ez Share is a better choice.

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