Today we are looking at the Kingston Wi-Drive. This portable device can be used to wirelessly transmit and share content with up to three tablets or smartphones simultaneously. Photos, videos and music can be shared with iOS and Android devices. Simply download a free Wi-Drive application, or access directly through a web browser. We have already reviewed similar devices, such as the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 and the Patriot Gauntlet. How does the Kingston Wi-Drive compare?
The ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 was a useful product and it scored well in our review in March this year. It had no storage onboard, but you could pair it up with an SD card. The Kingston Wi-Drive is different as there are 32GB, 64GB and 128GB flash memory options available. Today we are looking at the 64GB version, which is available for around £75 inc vat.
Many smartphones and tablets are supplied without expansion slots. This makes media storage rather difficult especially if you have a small capacity Nexus device for instance. The battery powered Kingston Wi-Drive is designed to solve this problem.
Capacities: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Dimensions: 121.5mm x 61.8mm x 9.8mm
Wireless Network Interface: Wi-Fi 802.11g/n with wireless security (WPA/WEP)
Rechargeable battery: up to four hours of continuous use
Local storage: wirelessly transfer files to and from the Wi-Drive app and the Wi-Drive hardware
Camera Roll support: Allows users to move photos from an iOS device to Wi-Drive in order to free up space
Cable: MiniUSB to USB cable included, users can upload files and content from their PC/Mac to the Wi-Drive using the USB cable
Operating Temperature: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Storage Temperature: 14°F to 158°F (-10°C to 70°C)
Convenient: pocket-sized for ease of transport
Guaranteed: one-year warranty, free technical support
Customisable device name (SSID): User-selectable Wi-Fi priority list when multiple APN/keys are available
File support: Wi-Drive can store any file type, but playback and viewing are Based on the files supported by the mobile device.
General file format support:
Audio: MP3, WAV
Video: m4V, mp4 (H. 264 video codec)
Image: jpg, tif