A very interestin 3-in-1 device 10/12/2013
This review is from: Kingston Black/Gray 1800 mAh MobileLite Wireless G1 MLW221
The Kingston MobileLite Wireless is essentially a wireless portable file server that can be accessed by 3 devices simultaneously, that also happens to be a portable battery backup and can be used as a card reader.
This combination of functionality is a very interesting approach by Kingston. I have used the device for few weekends and can't stop thinking of new scenarios it could be useful. On the other hand, I didn't find myself in a situation where this device would be absolutely necessary, since all it does could be done with the gear i always have with me in the car when on a road trip.
I used it mostly as a battery backup for my iPhone. It will charge it from approx. 15% to a full charge. I have tested the media streaming capability with 3 iOS devices streaming 3 different HD videos at the same time and it worked flawlessly. I tried that with both a USB Flash Drive and a SDHC memory card - Sandisk Extreme.
The most probable scenario where I can see this device coming in handy is a few days long backpacking trip with no access to any computer and very limited access to electrical outlet. Then you can use the device to charge your camera/phone, free up space on your camera's memory card and maybe even use it as a wireless media hub for sharing videos, music and photos between devices.
Note that storage media connected to MobileLite can be accessed in two ways:
Anytime you can connect your device to WiFi network generated by the MobileLite (you will not be able to use internet connection other than wireless data).
In home or office environment you can configure the device to connect to your Wi-Fi network, and than use iOS or Android app to access the device connected media staying connected to your Wi-Fi network (you are able to use your WiFi network intenet connection and access the device).
Built quality is good, it's very light and looks sturdy.
Included in the package is the device itself, short USB charging cord and a SD to microSD adapter.
Other than I still can't find a scenario where this device would be absolutely necessary, none. It's a cool gadget. One of these "when you need it, you will be glad you have it".
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