Kingston Digital Releases Wireless Reader, Battery Charger

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Kingston Digital Releases Wireless Reader, Battery Charger

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:10 am

Kingston Digital Releases Wireless Reader, Battery Charger for Apple, Android Mobile Devices

MobileLite Wireless Reader Allows Unlimited Access to Favorite Audio, Video, Images and Documents from USB Drives and SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards
Charges Mobile Devices with Built-in Emergency Charger
Share Data with Up to Three Users Simultaneously

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Fountain Valley, CA -- April 29, 2013 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of MobileLite Wireless. MobileLite Wireless is the next generation of the innovative Wi-Drive® portable wireless storage device Kingston® released in 2011, for Apple and Android devices. The new reader is enhanced as it 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 unprecedented 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.

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,” said Craig Tilmont, wireless products business manager, Kingston. “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.”

The feature-rich MobileLite Wireless has a suggested price of $69.99 USD. 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.

A video with a demonstration of the MobileLite Wireless is available on our YouTube page if you need the embedded link. The MobileLite Wireless is backed by a one-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information, visit Kingston’s official web site. For a full list of videos explaining how easy the MobileLite Wireless is to use, please visit our product page.

Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video and information including a timeline of Kingston's history can be found on the Kingston 25th anniversary webpage. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002.

Kingston MobileLite Wireless Features and Specifications:

Inputs for Storage:USB and SD ― reads SD, SDHC, SDXC and microSD (with included adapter)
Dimensions: 124.8mm x 59.9mm x 16.65mm
Weight: 98g
Wireless Network Interface: Wi-Fi 802.11g/n with wireless security (WPA2)
Rechargeable Battery: up to 5 hours of continuous use
Battery: built-in Li-Polymer 1800mAh 3.7v
Local Storage¹: wirelessly transfer files to and from the MobileLite Wireless app and the MobileLite Wireless hardware
Camera Roll support¹: allows users to move photos from their mobile device to MobileLite Wireless in order to free up space
Cable: USB to micro-USB cable included
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -10°C to 45°C
Guaranteed one-year warranty, free technical support
Customizable Device Name (SSID): User selectable Wi-Fi priority list when there are multiple APN/Key available
File Support²: MobileLite Wireless can store any file type. Playback and viewing are based on the files supported by the mobile device
General file format support²:
Audio: MP3, WAV
Video³: m4v, mp4 (H. 264 video codec)
Image: jpg, tiff
Document: pdf

Requires the MobileLite Wireless app.
Please check the user guide of your mobile device for a full list of supported files.
For Android and Kindle Fire, video support is limited to 2GB.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit kingston.com
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Re: Kingston Digital Releases Wireless Reader, Battery Charg

Postby FZ1 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:38 am

We did a preview of this HERE
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Re: Kingston Digital Releases Wireless Reader, Battery Charg

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:37 am

yup, the main feature dropped on the retail models was the microSD card slot. Was supposed to be under $40, but the final product is $70 and has less features to help reduce costs. :ANAL:
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Re: Kingston Digital Releases Wireless Reader, Battery Charg

Postby sgkean » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:08 pm

Yea, big time disappointed they dropped the MicroSD slot. Was really looking forward to that feature when using it on vacation to transfer pictures off the cell phones. Oh well, at least mine has the MicroSD slot :D Limited Edition!
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