The Kingston Wi-Drive worked flawlessly with other devices. It was able to pinch and zoom photos, watch a video and browse other files on the Wi-Drive using 2 devices without any sense of lag. The advertised 30 feet of wireless access seemed to hold true.
The Wi-Drive got hot during use, mostly because it has an internal router constantly running to provide the service. This causes relatively short battery life and with the overall heat the device gives off, you would not want it in your pocket. Another minor gripe is the User Interface (UI) of the app could be more polished.
Overall the Kingston Wi-Drive performed flawlessly when accessing its files and it held up on the multi-user promise, by giving an extra 16GB of storage. We will report on it when it come out of beta for the Android platform. The Kingston Wi-Drive is a bargain at around 50 dollars for its functionality and practicality and it is a piece of tech that we will surely see more of in the future.
- It works great with multiple users to provide 16 (or 32) GB of wireless storage
- It provides up to 30 feet of wireless access
- It produces a lot of heat
- The Android apps are in beta
We would like to give the Kingston Wi-Drive our ABT Innovation Award!
–Mario Vasquez, ABT Contributing Editor
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