Phanfare and Eye-Fi have teamed up to offer significant discounts on Eye-Fi wireless memory cards. Phanfare users can get $30 off their Anniversary Edition, Explore, Share and Home cards. Goto http://www.eye.fi/phanfare for details.
The Eye-Fi wireless memory card is a SD memory card that looks like any other SD memory card, except that it has built in Wi-Fi and can automatically transfer your photos to Phanfare in the background.
You can also setup the card to simultaneously transfer your images to your home computer. What makes Phanfare+Eye-Fi so interesting is that we are an archival photo and video sharing service. Hence, you can setup Eye-Fi to only transfer images to Phanfare and still get your fullsize original bits back whenever you want.
Here is a suggested workflow: Setup the Eye-Fi card to transfer only to Phanfare, but setup your account at Eye-Fi to mark your albums private. Each day you take photos, Eye-Fi will create a new album at Phanfare with the album name being the day’s date. Then go in to Phanfare, change the name of the album to be something more creative, hide the photos not good enough to show to friends, and set the privileges on the album appropriately (friends/family). That’s it. You never need to attach your camera to your computer.
Once the photos are on Phanfare, you can share them however you want. You can share on facebook using our facebook application, or buy prints and photo books for friends directly from Phanfare. You can see your entirely collection wirelessly synchronized to your iPhone or iPod Touch using Phanfare Photon.
The Eye-Fi explore cards offers geotagging, giving you approximate coordinates for your photos by noting which Wi-Fi access point you are close to when shooting.
The Eye-Fi card is a great convenience. If you have been considering an Eye-Fi card, this new partnership offers a great opportunity to buy a card at a significant discount. Let me know your experiences in the comments.