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If you own (and actively use, I suppose) an X1 or X2 card from Eye-Fi, you’re in a pickle. Eye-Fi has announced that they will be discontinuing service for the cards in September. When they initially shut the services down, most of the services will cease to work, and they won’t be updating the the apps that work will the older cards. Eventually they expect an OS update to wipe out functionality entirely.

There is a silver lining, if you want to call it that. Eye-Fi has been selling Mobi cards since 2014, which serve the same function: back up your photos in the cloud, despite your camera not having Wi-Fi capabilities. Existing customers will get 20-percent off on Mobi Pro cards through September 15th.

This is an unfortunate situation. Eye-Fi stopped selling X2 cards in March of last year, which means that there are people out there who have cards that are just over a year old and yet are already unsupported (or will be soon). The company’s justification is that the older technology just isn’t secure enough, but I would think that would be up to the consumer to decide if it’s worth the risk.

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