After being only a dream for many years, several companies have now produced Wi-Fi SD cards. The latest offering is the AmbiCom WL11-SD Wave2Net Wireless SD Card.
SanDisk has been offering its version of a Wi-Fi SD card since the middle of last year, but, as yet, there is no Palm OS driver for it, so it can only be used by Pocket PCs. As it turns out, AmbiCom is in about the same situation. It has completed work on drivers for Pocket PC 2002 and Windows Mobile 2003, but it says the Palm OS drivers won’t be ready until June or July. The company plans to write drivers for both Palm OS 4 and Palm OS Garnet (the new name for OS 5).
Like just about all Wi-Fi accessories, this card will draw a lot of power, using 300 mAh while in active use, 13 mAh in Power Save mode, and 2.0 mAh or less in Deep Sleep mode.
AmbiCom does not sell directly to the public. Instead, it distributes its products through other retailers. For example, Mobile Planet will begin offering this Wi-Fi SD card later this week for $99.95.
More information about the Wave2Net Wireless SD Card is available on the AmbiCom web site.
Thanks to PalmOne City for the tip.