by Anton Shilov
04/29/2013 | 06:59 PM
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, on Monday announced the release of MobileLite Wireless. The new device wirelessly streams movies, music, photos and documents from USB flash drives, microSD (with included adapter) and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. MobileLite Wireless also serves as an emergency mobile charger when the user’s phone battery gets low.
Kingston’s new MobileLite Wireless is the ultimate companion to keep up with one’s active lifestyle, giving users access to mobile essentials at a great price. It is as easy as plugging in any USB flash drive into the USB port to quickly watch and share movies or view and share files wirelessly on mobile devices. The SD/SDHC/SDXC slot enables fast, easy sharing of images with friends and family by removing the card from a camera and plugging it directly into the MobileLite Wireless. The included adapter allows the same access and sharing for microSD cards used in many mobile phones and tablets. The device features Wi-Fi 802.11g/n with wireless security (WPA2) and rechargeable Li-Polymer 1800mAh 3.7v battery that lasts for up to 5 hours of continuous use.
MobileLite Wireless also serves as an emergency backup battery charger to keep devices going longer. The charging feature works with most mobile phones as it charges them via the device’s USB slot. MobileLite Wireless has a rechargeable battery which can handle up to five hours of continuous use as a wireless reader, easily handling long road trips.
MobileLite Wireless allows streaming and sharing of data with up to three users simultaneously. Like the Wi-Drive, the new device allows simultaneous connections to both device and router via Wi-Fi so, for example, one can stream music and browse the Internet at the same time. The MobileLite Wireless app is available now for Apple devices and soon for Android and Kindle Fire. Support for Windows Phone OS, Windows PC and Mac are forthcoming.
“When we released Wi-Drive, our customers loved the idea of storing and sharing content from a wireless device but wanted additional slots to plug in everyday items like USBs and cards. We listened to them through the entire process. MobileLite Wireless is really easy to use but just in case, we created videos and even a simple walkthrough tutorial when people first access the app. One thing people often forget is that Kingston offers free technical support. We are here to help people set it up if needed. I think once people give this product a try, they will recommend it to their friends,” said Craig Tilmont, wireless products business manager at Kingston.
The feature-rich MobileLite Wireless has a suggested price of $69.99. It is available via e-tail in the United States at Amazon.com, and will be carried in the coming weeks at Staples retail locations. It will be available globally soon via a ramped regional rollout. The MobileLite Wireless is backed by a one-year warranty and free technical support.