We were recently down in the Los Angeles area to check out E3, but we took a day to detour out to Fountain Valley to visit with our friends at Kingston Technology. As you might remember, Kingston had a beta testing program for what was called the Kingston Wi-Drive MobileLite+ wireless card reader earlier this year, but now the final retail version is ready to ship.
After taking in some feedback from the community (including our review of the beta product), Kingston revised the MobileLite Wireless into the version that is shipping now. They opted for a darker grey for the aluminum body, for example, and they abandoned the dedicated microSD card slot in favor of providing a microSD-to-SD card adapter instead. The USB port is still there for plugging in the flash drive of your choosing.
In my initial review, I said that the Wi-Drive app only sort of worked, but that’s because it wasn’t really programmed properly to work with this device. Now, Kingston has a dedicated MobileLite app for iOS and Android devices for that purpose, making it easy to access and stream all your media files. And yes, the Wi-Fi bridge feature is present, so you don’t lose Internet access on your smartphone or tablet. Check out the video below with David Leong from Kingston Technology as he discusses the new product, the changes, and the accompanying app.