First things first, the Eye-Fi Connect X2 card was introduced almost two years ago. So, it's not exactly new on the market. It's not even new to me. I bought it sometime last year, probably about nine months ago. Why did I buy it? To use Eye-Fi's Direct Mode with my wife's camera going to the iPAD. Why am I blowing the horn about it now? Because it works, finally. When I first got it I spent about a week fiddling with it, trying to get it to work. After throwing up my hands, I called Eye-Fi tech support. They were as patient and helpful as could be, but we still couldn't get it to work. Something was missing. Last week I had a couple minutes to kill and picked up the camera again, still with the Eye-Fi card in it. It works fine as a straight memory card, so why not use it. I watched a couple YouTube views and one from F-Stoppers and decided to have another run at it. A couple videos talked about an update for the Eye-Fi Center that sits on the computer and a firmware update for the card itself. I downloaded and installed both. Played the F-Stoppers, stopping the video at each step, following the instructions and going on to the next step. Once I completed all the steps, TADA, still nothing. To find out what the key to getting it working was, hit the "Read More".
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