Eye-Fi: Make Your Camera Wireless

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Eye-Fi. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whenever I go for a vacation, I take my camera with me and click loads of pictures to capture those moments forever. As soon as the vacation ends, the people around me make me feel that carrying my camera with me was the biggest mistake of my life. Every friend, relative I meet has the same old question to ask- “Where are the photos from your vacation?”. All of a sudden everyone around me mercilessly asks for the pictures without understanding the hassles of transferring and uploading all the pictures. Whenever I decide that its about time and I should transfer the photos to my computer, I waste an hour looking for the USB cable which often ruins my plans of transferring the pictures. Eventually, the photos stay in the camera till my memory card gets full and I have no option but to transfer the photos. Does this sound familiar? I’m sure I’m not the only one who faces this problem.

I definitely need something to make photo sharing simpler. Eye-Fi is a Wi-Fi enabled SD card. Sounds interesting? Read on. Just insert the eye-fi card into your existing camera, snap photos and videos and all you need to do when you go home is to turn the camera on with your computer or wireless router on. It automatically transfers all your pictures and videos to your computer and organizes it in date based folders. It can also upload your photos and videos to your favorite web sharing site like Flickr and Facebook. Here’s a video that shows how the eye-fi card works-

To give you an idea of how good it can be to have a eye-fi card, consider a situation when you’re on a vacation and you don’t have access to a computer. You run out of memory and you need all the pictures stored in your card. Sounds like a very probable situation, doesn’t it? You are helpless if you own an ordinary card. If you are using a eye-fi SD card, all you need to do is step into a Wi-fi hotspot and turn your camera on. The pictures and videos will be uploaded to your favorite sharing site and you can free space on your card without loosing your photos. So if you’ve had enough of depending on the unreliable USB cable and memory card reader that get lost very often, switching to Eye-Fi can truly make your camera wireless.
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Schumi Returns

While writing this paragraph of this post, I was thinking about how I used to spend my weekends in 2006 and before that, long before I started this blog. Every alternate weekend, I used to be glued to the Television at 4:30pm to watch live Formula 1 action. But at the end of the 2006 F1 season, something happened that changed the way things were. I am a BIG fan of Michael Schumacher. I don’t use caps to highlight things too often but on this occasion it was absolutely necessary. Michael Schumacher retired at the end of the 2006 F1 season. Here’s a short tribute to him, with clips of his last race-

I was not sure what would happen to my interest in F1 after Schumi’s retirement. Initially my interest faded a bit in the absence of Schumi but I enjoyed watching a Ferrari win. The Brawn GP domination this season spoiled the show completely. I also started living in a hostel so couldn’t catch up with the latest F1 action regularly. But 25th July 2009 turned out to be an eventful day with Felipe Massa crashing at the end of the 2nd qualifying session after a spring hit him at the top of his left eye. He got multiple skull fractures and questions started to raise on the safety of F1 drivers and the HANS device. Here’s a video which shows how the crash happened. Note that Massa was knocked out as soon as the screw hit him. This can be seen from the fact that he crashed at full throttle.

Massa is alright now but won’t be able to race for the rest of the season. Ferrari has asked Michael Schumacher to replace Massa for the rest of the season and he will be doing so. Yes, its true, Michael Schumacher is coming out of retirement. He announced his retirement at Monza in 2006 and in 2009 he will be racing in Italy again. I’m just waiting for the European Grand Prix qualifying at 4:30 pm on 22nd August. So are millions of Schumacher fans. All of a sudden my hunger for watching F1 has increased manifold. Everyone is waiting for Michael Schumacher’s comeback and are expecting him to set the track on fire. So what should a die-hard Schumi fan do while he waits for the next 21 days. Just sit back, relax, get nostalgic and watch videos like this one-

I just hope Michael Schumacher races for Ferrari atleast till the end of this season.

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The Carlton Draught ad is the best beer ad I’ve ever seen. It also stands at a good position in the list of my favorite ads of all time. This one is a must watch-

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