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Kingston Technology: MobileLite Wireless and accessories NI review

WP_20130823_09_06_26_ProMany of cameras, mobile phones can take high resolution pictures and phone memory can easily fill up the main memory.  There are many micro SD cards or USB sticks manufacturers and I have been using Kingston Technology products for years and I love how reliable they are.

I still remember using the 256 MB compact flash card for my PDA a decade ago and it was very expensive.  I could only store a handful of music and other media stuff  on the CF card.  As phones became more compact and the expandable memory slot became smaller.  I had a SD card for my Nokia 6600 color phone.  Currently, many cell phone manufacturers have devices out with either micro SD card slot or without (non removable flash) and the capacity has increased tremendously compared to 10 years ago.

WP_20130823_09_08_30_ProI received the MobileLite Wireless flash card reader, 16 GB micro SD (class 10) and 16 GB DataTraveler USB stick to review.

16 Micro SD (class 10) card with Mobility kit

I have a 64 GB micro SD card from a different manufacturer that I picked up when it was on sale for $40.  The only issue I am having with this micro SD card is that it is slow (class 6) transferring data.  I do feel the speed impact when using a class 10 or class 6.  I used the 16 GB micro SD card for my Lumia 820 and didn’t notice any performance issue while listening to mp3s or saving pictures.  It comes with a Mobility kit that includes a SD card adapter to use with devices that require one and a USB adapter for use with your computer as a USB stick.

16 GB DataTraveler USB Stick

The design of the DataTraveler USB stick is nice and sleek, not bulky as the earlier USB sticks that many of us still have.  The DataTraveler stick is compact and made out of durable metal and it’s very light.  I transferred over 100 songs and another few hundred pictures from my computer onto it and was able to listen to the music and view the pictures in my wife’s car.  It is certainly more convenient than burning the songs and pictures onto a CDR disc to play in the Nissan Pathfinder.

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MobileLite Wireless Flash card reader

The MobileLite Wireless is a unique device, it can be used to access the content of your USB stick or SD card wirelessly from your mobile device or tablet via the MobileLite App (iOS and Android).  It also doubles as a mobile device charger with the built-in battery (1810 mAh).  It allows for easy transfer of files from and to your mobile device.

Setup was quite easy, I made sure the reader was fully charged by simply plugging the the micro USB to USB cable to any USB wall charger.  I downloaded the MobileLite for iOS app and MobileLite for Android for my mobile phone. Turned on the device, change the wifi setting on the tablet and mobile phone to connect to the MobileLite network and was able to stream content instantly.

Here is a list of files supported

  • Audio: MP3, WAV
  • Video3: m4V, mp4 (H. 264 video codec)
  • Image: jpg, tif
  • Document: pdf

MobileLite Wireless is your personal DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance®) server that allows multiple connection and allows accessing multiple content concurrently. You can definitely save up some space on your mobile device and store the digital content on a USB stick or SD card (micro SD card with SD card adapter).  Since it has a battery, you can provide hours of uninterrupted entertainment for the family on a road trip.

As mentioned before, the MobileLite Wireless has an internal battery that can be charged via USB cable, it can also be used to charge your mobile device on the go.

I wish that the MobileLite Wireless comes with an internal storage but it would definitely add more weight to the reader and the battery life would drain the battery a little faster.

I would like to thank Kingston Technologies for providing Nokia Innovation with the products I reviewed and I have added some pictures on our Flickr site and can be access by clicking on this link.

You can get the MobileLite Wireless reader, 16 GB Micro SD card with 2 adapters, 16 GB DataTraveler from Amazon or you favorite retail stores.

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