Eye-Fi Deprecation Coming Soon

Technology is a marvelous thing, but it moves on and on, imploring you to follow. 

Eye-Fi cards are about to make a transition that you need to be aware of (most recent Nikon DSLRs support Eye-Fi cards directly). Short version: if your Eye-Fi card isn’t a Mobi or Mobi Pro one, support for it will end “no later than September 16, 2016” according to Eye-Fi.

Products impacted include all Geo, Connect, Explore, Mobile and Pro Eye-Fi cards and the Windows, Macintosh, iOS, and Android applications. They may simply stop working when end of life comes soon. You also need to migrate your old Eyefi data to Eyefi Cloud if you want those images to remain guaranteed available, and you need to move to Mobi or Mobi Pro versions of the cards to continue using Eye-Fi in the future.

Why the change? Simply put, the old Eye-Fi system was built on 2007 standards and parts that are now vulnerable from a security standpoint and outdated from the technology side. While technically you can keep trying to throw patches at old technology, at some point this becomes impractical. Eye-Fi’s old technology is at that point.

Three Web pages you need to know about if you’re affected by this:

Until September 16th, you can get a 20% discount by buying a Mobi or Mobi Pro card directly from Eye-Fi (see the FAQ page, above).

Most Eye-Fi users should have been notified in the past year about this coming deprecation, but if you weren’t, it’s past time for you to deal with. The end is near.

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