Wireless SD Memory Card Innovation
How did I celebrate Christmas Day on 25 December, 2015 in Singapore?
It was a blessed bright, sunny day to enjoy the festive holiday.
Although it was a public holiday in Singapore, many of the shops at Sim Lim Square were opened for business.
As my well-maintained 5-year-old Canon Exilim 27mm wide optical 4x was not working for many months, I decided to check with one of the camera shops at Sim Lim Square for my old faithful to be resurrected. Fortunately, the condition of this outdated camera was revived with a change of the batteries.
At the shop, a helpful Mr Ho Leng of SQuare United 2013 and I had a friendly chat and he wanted to know how this pioneer generation guy use the camera. He knows that I am an amateur photographer who cannot afford to own the latest and best camera to keep up my the latest photography trends. "Oldies but goodies" stuff to look for the best bargains whenever possible.
Mr Ho, an expert in cameras and photography for many years of experiences. Many things to learn from him about his photography hobby since he was young.
He then recommended me to use the wireless SD memory card to replace the conventional card for my camera. This is a "new thingy" which I have not heard about.
Although this product was not available in his shop, he advised me to buy it elsewhere in Sim Lim.
For an experiment on the use of the Wi-Fi SD card later, I took the 2 photos with the Canon Exilim below:
There are many things about photography and cameras which I do not know.
Knowledge is not confined to the resources from the text books in the old days.
Nowadays, a search on Googles for the required useful and helpful information discreetly from like-minded people to learn and share from them, not "spoon-fed" :)
Leading Innovation Products by Toshiba
Toshiba Announces Third Generation FlashAir III Wireless SD Card
Memory Card Provides Consumers with Quick and Seamless Ways to Share Captured Moments Wirelessly
LAS VEGAS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - CES 2015, LVCC Central Hall Booth #11028
Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the FlashAir III Wireless SD Card, a third generation memory card that serves as its own wireless LAN access point, allowing users to share images, videos and files wirelessly. Now with enhanced photo sharing and management features, users can quickly designate which photos to instantly share and easily manage files from a web browser on a PC.
The FlashAir III delivers speedy data transfers so users can quickly upload their images and videos. The FlashAir III Wireless SD Card's Internet pass - through feature allows users to access the card and Internet (via your separate wireless router) simultaneously - enabling the ability to upload images in real-time. Using a wireless LAN chip, The FlashAir III Wireless SD Card is accessible to any wireless capable computers, smartphones or tablets, and can support simultaneous access from up to seven devices. In addition, the built-in Wi-Fi access point also allows for transfers without an Internet connection.
"We understand how important it is for consumers to share their photo and video memories with family and friends," said Maciek Brzewski, Vice Presidenty, Branded Storage. Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We have eliminated the cumbersome task of uploading pictures via a USB cord so users can effortlessly share and manage their files, leaving more time for what's important."
Toshiba also offers a free FlashAir mobile app that makes it easy to share via iOS and Android-based devices. The FlashAir Wireless SD Card is backed by a five-year standard limited warranty.
Known as the "Inventor of Flash Memory," Toshiba has been providing storage solutions worldwide since 1967 and has more than 47 years of experience developing storage offerings that complement our comprehensive ecosystem of devices. Leveraging an annual $3.1 billion investment in research and development, Toshiba continues to push the boundaries of storage technology to meet customers' needs.
Test-run with the "New Tech Toy"
This is my "new tech toy" for Christmas !
All of a sudden, I was turning back the clock and became a child (second childhood?) filled with curiosity and anxiety to play with a toy to see how it works. Spending hours to play with the "toy" to learn from the experiences and where and why certain things went wrong. There's a sense of satisfaction when it works and we can share the experiments with friends on Facebook and the blog.
Its kinda fun because useful knowledge is to share and not keep only to myself ... as if I am the only person to own some trade secret information to make money :)
Of course, for those who are not interested in such stuff, its OK and no harm to go elsewhere.
Photography of Most Popular Tourist Spots in Singapore (Day & Night)
Memories of Merlion, Singapore's Mascot
The 43-year-old Merlion sculpture when it was built in 1972. It was originally located near the mouth of the Singapore River as shown in the archived photo courtesy of the National Archives of Singapore.
In the 11th century, a Palembang Prince landed in Singapore. From the shoreline, the Prince spotted a mythical beast. Was it a lion? A fish? A mythical creature borne out of the Prince's imagination? Whatever it is, the Merlion has definitely become Singapore's beloved unofficial mascot, and a symbol of Singapore's grander ambitions - its lion head gave birth to our name, and the fish tail represents Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village. And just like the Merlion, Singapore has become bigger than life - a vibrant island city with a lion's heart.
Source: Singapore50 .
The present location of the Merlion at the Merlion Park.
As I grew older and my looks had changed, the Merlion had remained the same after 43 years :)
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