3 July 2014

REVIEW: Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2

The Next Generation

When we reviewed the Kingston MobileLite Wireless Reader last year, we were extremely impressed by the device's versatility. Now it seems that Kingston are making the great even greater, with the release of the MobileLiteWireless G2. We leapt at the chance to test drive this new model and see what has changed.

In a nutshell, the MobileLite Wireless range are essentially mobile media streamers, allowing you to connect your phone, tablet or laptop - via a built-in WiFi connection - to an external source of storage. That is, you can attach USB flash drives, hard drives and SD cards to the MobileLite and shift all those very precious photos and videos from your phone to a safer, more secure location. So a great way to back-up important media. But that's not all...

The streaming of media is a two-way affair with the MobileLite Wireless G2. As most phones and tablet may only support up to 32GB of storage, what happens when you want to go on holiday with your entire digital film and TV collection? By connecting a hard drive to the MobileLite Wireless G2 you can stream photos and videos to your device, and all without using a home WiFi network. Furthermore, the MobileLite includes its own battery, meaning you can be totally wireless for up to 13 hours. And yes, you can plug in your phone and charge it from that battery as well.

So in terms of media entertainment the MobileLite Wireless G2 is perfect for travellers, especially now that the body of the device is sleeker and more rounder than its predecessor. That onboard WiFi capability certainly isn't wasted either, as  it can function as a small and tidy wireless router, thanks to the Ethernet port. It will also support most mobile 3G dongles, allowing you to go truly wireless while out and about.

To make all this happen you first need to download the app from either the App Store, Google Play or even the Amazon App Store. Fortunately this has been nicely put together by Kingston and offers a few good options to make all the above happen relatively easily.

A great pocket-sized mobile gadget that delivers far above what you'd imagine.


Available from www.amazon.co.uk

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