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While looking for a solution to transfer photos to my iPad while on vacation I came across this. Pretty neat device and a little more flexible than the eye-fi SD cards.

http://www.airstash.com/

Unfortunately they are back-ordered until August - long after I'll be back from the Grand Canyon.
 

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Neat little device, but I don't see this as competition to the Eye-Fi memory cards. It doesn't do anything the Eye-Fi cards do.

That said, this device is perfect for virtually expanding the storage on an iPad or Iphone/iPod touch (which they advertise).
 

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My objective was to find a way to transfer photos from my camera or SD card to my iPad. The iPad camera connection kit is the obvious choice, but none are currently available.

So I started my hunt for other options. A wireless SD card reader (like the AirStash) seemed like a possibility - but since the iPad cannot create an adhoc wifi network, I don't think it would work.

The other option was an eye-fi card. I didn't know much about them other than that they have embedded wifi. After some research and experimentation, I have the following, albeit weird, solution.

I purchased an eye-fi card and paired it with a old wireless router. In order to pair successfully, the eye-fi manager needs to be able to connect to the internet. So, I had to hook this wireless router up to my internet service first.

Then I configured the router for access on my iPad as well. Now the two devices (eye-fi card, and the iPad) can communicate through the wireless router, whether or not it is internet connected.

Then I purchased the iPad app called Shuttersnitch which has a built-in FTP server that can communicate with the eye-fi card (which essentially uses FTP to send files to your computer or a photo sharing site).

Seems excessive, but now, with the wireless router in tow, I can transfer photos to the iPad while on vacation (anywhere I can plug the router in).

Ok, I know I'm nuts.
 
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