Eye-Fi launches bigger faster, 8GB Pro X2 SD card

The world's favourite Wi-Fi SD card maker has taken another step closer to photographers' hearts at CES with the launch the 8GB Eye-Fi Pro X2.

The card sees a doubling of the previous top storage capacity plus the addition of the X2 engine, which increases read/write speeds and range with the inclusion of a 802.11n radio and improved antenna design. It can also automatically delete files which it's already safely uploaded to make continuous working space on the card.

The card can create ad-hoc connections direct to your computer if the wireless router is out of range and will also work away from home at any one of 10,000 Wayports and open hotspots in the US.

The Pro X2 can send JPEG, RAW and video files to your machine as well as to one of 25 online media sharing sites ready tagged. It's available for pre-order now for $150.

At the same time, the company is launching a desktop facility called Eye-Fi Centre for better control of your Eye-Fi experience. You'll be able to download the software later this month.