Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3 & Pro
|Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3 & Pro|
|Features and Specifications|
|Testing the MobileLite|
If you enjoy your media on the go, you've probably complained that your phone doesn't have enough storage. The Kingston MobileLite G3 and MobileLite Pro aims to help you with your mobile needs. The MobileLite acts as a wireless hard drive, portable router and even gives you extra battery capacity as it does triple-duty as a Power bank.
Before we dive into the review, here are a few facts about Kingston. Kingston's main HQ is located in Fountain Valley California and while they are not a new company (founded in 1987), they have more recently expanded their product line to include mobile products. Their goal - with any product - is to produce reliable and usable products. We've met with Kingston many times at CES and they always seem to want to give customers their best. In fact, Kingston has grown to be the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products.
Kingston has sent us two products to try out for them - and they are the Kingston MobileLite G3 and the MobileLite Pro. These products are very similar, with the only differences being the size of the battery and the included 64GB of storage in the "Pro" version.
The G3 is white, while the Pro is black and both come with charging cables, instructions and a MicroSD to SD adapter card. On the device itself, there are two USB ports - one for charging your devices - and the other for charging the MobileLite. Also on the device is a single power button, an SD card slot, an Ethernet port and three LED indicator lights. These lights show whether the device is charging, Wi-Fi connectivity as well as an Internet connection via the Ethernet port.
These current generations of MobileLite products will primarily be used for wireless storage as well as a Power bank. I'm not sure how often it would be used as a portable router - but this could come in very handy when on the road and you don't want to connect to the unsecured hotel Wi-Fi.
Perhaps the coolest feature of the device is the seamless wireless storage. You can put movie, music, picture and more on an SD card, USB drive - or even internally on the Pro version and then access, view and watch them on your device(s). We will certainly find out more about these products as we head into testing, but let's check out the specifications on the next page to see all the extra details.