Toshiba showed off its first SD cards with TransferJet technology at CES in January. The technology allows you to quickly transfer files from the SD card to a PC or other TransferJet-enabled device without wires.

It’s not clear when you’ll actually be able to buy a TransferJet capable SD card, but you might not have to wait too much longer: one just showed up at the FCC website, which suggests that Toshiba is getting ready to bring this product to market.

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TransfJet is a proximity-based wireless transfer protocol that can move content between devices at speeds up to 560 Mbps. Real-world speeds are much slower, but Toshiba demonstrated the technology to me by shooting a video on a camera, bringing the camera close to a PC (which had a TransferJet USB dongle), and transferring the video at 189 Mbps, which allowed it to play on the PC almost immediately.

That’s a lot faster than NFC or Bluetooth, and a lot simpler to use than WiFi-enabled SD cards.

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2 replies on “Toshiba TransferJet SD card hits the FCC (speedy wireless transfers)”

  1. currently i use wlan/nfc for the same result
    just touching my sony a6000 to my phone, transmitting my last photo in seconds

    that works great for me and has the advantage of not needing a dongle on phone-side.
    sadly sony didn’t get the camera to detect if both devices already are in the same wlan, so even if they are, both leave that, create an own ad-hoc, transmit and disconnect.
    so that means a second or two more time until transmission starts and my phone loses network-connection for some seconds. :-/

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