Wirelessly download pictures from a Samsung camera to your computer? Maybe Nabee
by Mark R
I believe we have previously reported on devices that can help users wirelessly download images from a camera directly to the PC. One of the most famous is the Eye-Fi, a memory card that allows such a transfer, and now there is the Nabee.
The Nabee is designed by Samsung Techwin and Alereon, and designed specifically for wireless connectivity with Samsung brand cameras. All the user has to do is plug one end into the camera, and plug the other into the PC with a USB key. The transfer is fast, and efficient up to 10 meters.
The Nabee is powered by Alereon’s AL5000 worldwide wireless USB chipset, and the company claims it is the easiest way to connect the camera into the PC. It receives WiMedia band groups, which can span frequencies 3.1 to 10.6 GHz.
Something tells me that both the Nabee and Eye-Fi are not going to be the last products that can download wirelessly to a PC. Personally, I don’t like connecting the cable from the camera to the PC. I don’t know why, either, it doesn’t take that much time. Perhaps it is just laziness, or that whole downloading process. I suppose wireless transfers could simplify it.
You should be able to find the Nabee on its release in December 2008. I don’t have any word on a price as yet.