Toshiba Introduces All-New FlashAir SDHC Memory Card with Embedded Wi-Fi

Toshiba’s FlashAir Memory Cards Can Now Connect Multiple Devices At Once

by Anton Shilov
11/14/2013 | 11:18 PM

Toshiba Corp., a leading consumer electronics company, has introduced an all-new FlashAir SDHC memory card with 32GB of storage space and embedded wireless LAN communications. The new card is not only able to connect to various devices wirelessly, but can connect to multiple devices at the same time.

 

Toshiba’s FlashAir SDHC memory cards incorporates a wireless LAN chip set plus an antenna for wireless communications. The card supports wireless sharing and transfers of photos from digital cameras to smartphones and tablets.

The new 32GB card has a new feature, "Internet pass thru mode", which enables Internet connection even while the smartphone is connected to FlashAir, by using other access points, such as the wireless LAN router in the home. With the new feature, users do not have to manually change the wireless network settings of smartphones when downloading photos from the card to smartphones, uploading photos to SNS from a smartphone, or sending email. The new feature can also be used in the current FlashAir W-02 line-up (product names: "SD-WC008G" and "SD-WC016G") by updating the firmware of the card.

The new card will go on sale on November 16th in the Japanese market, and sales in markets around the world will follow.