Direct Mode on an Eye-Fi card makes a lot of sense when you want to beam photos from your camera straight to your smartphone. The latest edition — the Mobile X2 — promises to simplify this process by coming pre-configured for Direct Mode from the factory, and being accompanied by a 10-digit pairing code that’ll let you register the camera securely with the Eye-Fi app on your Android phone without recourse to a PC. We’d feel more excited about this if Toshiba’s FlashAir card hadn’t done something similar already using a clever browser-based connection we saw at CES. Still, if Eye-Fi is the brand and workflow you want to stick with, then be advised that the Mobile X2 is Japan-only for now. However, a worldwide release is planned at some point, along with an update to the iOS app that’ll make the key-code pairing thing work for that other section of humanity too.