Toshiba announced the launch of its fourth-generation FlashAir SD memory cards at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover. The new FlashAir W-04 series is designed to smoothen the wireless direct transfer of photographic and video data from cameras to external devices, such as tablets or smartphones. Besides even faster transmission rates and improved SD memory card functions, the FlashAir W-04 also boasts a new feature called Eyefi Connected, which stops cameras automatically switching off while wirelessly linked to the FlashAir SD card.
The FlashAir W-04 cards are certified to UHS-I Speed Class 3 and the data sheet cites maximum reading/writing speeds of 90/70 Megabits per second. UHS Speed Class 3 also guarantees an uninterrupted data rate of 30 Megabits per second for video recordings. The FlashAir W-04 achieves almost three times the WLAN speed of the FlashAir W-03. In fact, each and every one of the FlashAir W-04's specifications beats its predecessor hands-down. The first shipments of FlashAir W-04 cards, which are available with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of memory, are on the brink of being dispatched.