April 29th, 2013 by Josh Shaman
Kingston MobileLite Wireless Storage Hub Announced
Kingston announced their latest portable wireless storage device called MobileLite Wireless, building on the innovation of the Wi-Drive, which offers users the ability to wirelessly stream content from USB flash drives and memory cards (SD/SDHC/SDXC and microSD with included adapter). MobileLite Wireless can also serve as an emergency charger for cell phones. To use the Kingston MobileLite Wireless, users just need to pop in their flash drives to the USB port to view or share files, music or movies. The media slot for SD/SDHC/SDXC enables users to quickly share photos by removing their camera's memory card and plugging it in directly, while the adapter yields access to microSD cards that are commonly found on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
Kingston MobileLite Wireless Features and Specifications
- Inputs for Storage: USB and reads SD, SDHC, SDXC and microSD (with included adapter)
- Wireless Network Interface: Wi-Fi 802.11g/n with wireless security (WPA2)
- Rechargeable Battery: up to 5 hours of continuous use
- Battery: built-in Li-Polymer 1800mAh 3.7v
- Local Storage: wirelessly transfer files to and from app and hardware
- Camera Roll support: move photos from a mobile device to MobileLite Wireless
- Cable: USB to micro-USB cable included
- Guaranteed one-year warranty, free technical support
- Customizable Device Name (SSID): User selectable Wi-Fi priority list when there are multiple APN/Key available
- File Support: MobileLite Wireless can store any file type. Playback and viewing based on device support
- General file format support: MP3, WAV, m4v, mp4 (H. 264 video codec), jpg, tiff, pdf
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
- Storage Temperature: -10°C to 45°C
- Dimensions: 124.8mm x 59.9mm x 16.65mm
- Weight: 98g
MobileLite Wireless allows streaming and sharing with up to three unique users at the same time. MobileLite Wireless also features pass-through connection functionality. This enables users to stream and browse at the same time so that they can surf the net while streaming their favorite music. Additionally, Kingston is offering the MobileLite Wireless app for Apple devices with support for Android and Kindle Fire coming soon, as well as Windows Phone OS, Windows PC and Mac.
MobileLite Wireless serves as an emergency backup battery charger, which is really a handy feature. Charging is compatible with lots of phones since it uses USB to keep those devices up and running. The MobileLite Wireless device's rechargeable battery can operate up to five hours.
Pricing and Availability
MobileLite Wireless has an MSRP of $69.99 with a one-year warranty, and it is available in the US on Amazon, soon to be carried at Staples.
UPDATE - 4/30/2013 - Kingston MobileLite Wireless Review - Reviewed