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5/16/2012 04:57 PM EDT
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TarraTarra!
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TarraTarra!   5/29/2012 9:25:47 PM
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Very interesting. The real advantage will be to spread these things around. But this is where the price is too high. $25 would limit its use to appliances that cost a whole lot more. The electric socket example though cute is a non-started. I doublt anyone would see the value of a ~$25 socket. I don't see the price coming down a whole lot as they have to pay for the margins of the silicon vendors. Reminds me of Cypress PSoC chips which have all of this functionality in a single chip and costs a whole lot less.

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GREAT-Terry   5/29/2012 3:34:39 PM
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Interesting stuff. Hope the price will be lowered once the acceptance level in the field becomes higher.

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t.alex   5/27/2012 4:00:41 AM
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eye-fi seems to be selling to end consumers while this Imp card is not.

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ukzw   5/25/2012 3:11:53 PM
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very good stuff but too expensive for consumer products. It mentioned passive infrared sensor (PIR), which is what I am working on. A PIR is priced $10, how can I afford put a $25 card in it? By looking at the picture of the card, I guess the BOM should be just a few dollars, whay they charge $25?

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Peter Clarke   5/22/2012 10:36:01 AM
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@spiralbrain From what I can see at www.eye-fi.com this is not the same. Mainly because Electric Imp is NOT being offered as a memory card. Whether it could be is another matter. Electric Imp has not revealed how much memory is on their card. So in one sense Eye-Fi is superior. However, Eye-Fi appears limited to digital photograph uploads, while Electric Imp is an enabler of a broad range of networked things.

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spiralbrain   5/22/2012 10:15:21 AM
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Hasn't this been done before? I wonder if its the same as Eye-Fi

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DrFPGA   5/21/2012 3:05:00 PM
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It would be great to have a reader try this out and report back what they find out. Any takers?

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Peter Clarke   5/21/2012 2:55:38 PM
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It is not a memory card. There is memory on it but that is working memory i think rather than storage. Electric Imp would not say how much memory when I asked. Enough to run the virtual machine I suppose. Peter Hartley is a meant to be a wizz at writing compact software.

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KB3001   5/21/2012 2:42:50 PM
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Napster-esque :-)

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t.alex   5/21/2012 2:19:43 PM
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The logo looks evil :)

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