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The Kingston Wi-Drive is a portable wireless storage device for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and is available in 16Gb and 32Gb capacities. Kingston have also released a beta version of their app to use the drive with Android devices.
- Portable, wireless storage for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11g/n; 30-foot range
- 16Gb / 32Gb
- 4 hour battery life
- Share photos, videos, music and more with up to three users
- One-year warranty
The next step is to connect to the device. This is done by going into your iOS device settings and selecting the Wi-Drive from the list of available Wi-Fi networks. This means you are no longer connected to your own Wi-Fi, but you can configure the Wi-Drive to access your Wi-Fi and maintain your internet connection.
Once you are connected you need to open the app on your iOS device. Once opened you will see the Wi-drive at the top of the list. Click this and you now have access your your contents. The local drive is where anything which you save from the drive to your phone will be stored. It is also possible to email files, up to 10mb, from the drive. If you want to delete, email or copy a file from the Wi-Drive, you can do so via the Action menu. Simply select to the file you wish to copy (or delete) and swipe it in either direction, left or right, which reveals a red action button.
One major worry with the device is it gets incredibly hot during use, this surely can't be good!?
Value for moneyThe 16GB device uses embedded flash memory and is currently available for around £40, with the 32GB nearer the £90 mark. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite has a 500Gb capacity and costs £145.00 and the Hitachi G-Connect is also 500Gb but costs around £200. Both these devices use hard drives and aren't as thin as the Kingston Wi-Drive.
Kingston Kingston Wi-Drive With iPhone 4
Kingston 16Gb Wi-Drive Portable Wireless Storage ProsSimple way of carrying more media with you
Connects to internet to ensure your device is always connected
Extremely small and light-weight
Can be used by up to three users
Kingston 16Gb Wi-Drive Portable Wireless Storage ConsDevice gets very hot when in use
Can't save images using app to camera roll
Can't handle folders with massive numbers of files in them
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Kingston Kingston Wi-Drive Specifications