If you are looking for an average guy device that you can carry along with you when you travel and serves several purposes in one, you might have that option with the Kingston Technology MobileLite Digital 5-in-1 Mobile Companion.  Weighing in at just a hair over 171 grams or 6 oz, this very light and portable device is portable Wifi connected storage and battery back up all in one!

We covered this on the Home Gadget Geeks Podcasts with VIDEO.  You can find it here: https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/03/28/kingston-5-in-1-spring-means-bbq-microsoft-band-and-apple-watch-jabra-speak-410-hgg207/

 

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Kingston Digital 5-in-1 Mobile Companion
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Kingston Digital 16 GB SDHC/SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 30MB/s (SD10V/16GB)  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0064Z71T8?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=B0064Z71T8&linkCode=shr&tag=avestufrothea-20&linkId=L4RVU2LY7XS5GYFA&qid=1426376650&sr=8-1&keywords=sd10v

DataTraveler SE9 G2 USB 3.0 by Kingston 16GB
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It’s smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy Note 4 in size and almost just a thin. You could throw in a pocket or a backpack for travel, just remember to bring along the cord and it sports a 4640 mAh battery for recharging cell phones and other USB-rechargeable devices while on-the-go. It can also function as a WiFi hot spot by connecting to a wired Internet connection, either at home or on the road. Lastly, it functions as a way to connect an SD card or USB flash drive to shared files wirelessly or you can back up the photos from your iPhone or Android device wirelessly for easy storage.  It does a lot. 

Features:

  • Extend your storage up to 2TB using USB flash drives, SD cards, or microSD cards
  • 4640 mAh battery allows you to charge your smartphone up to 2X
  • Stream movies, listen to music, and view different photos on multiple mobile devices simultaneously
  • Backup photos and videos from your camera roll to free up space
  • Read SD cards and USB flash drives from your mobile device or your PC
  • Create a Wi-Fi hotspot from a wired Internet connection
  • Free Google Play, iOS and Kindle Apps available

The set up requires you to install the Kingston MobileLite App from either iTunes or the Android Play store for initial setup. 

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Once you have the app installed and you connect your phone’s Wifi connection to the device, you can see files that are either on the USB drive or the SD Card.  In my case, I loaded a movie, some music and some pictures.  I also backed up 105 pictures from my phone.

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Playing a Movie on the iPhone:

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Testing

Pros

Streaming Movies from the device was excellent.  They were loaded as mp4s that had been ripped with Handbrake using the iPhone & iPod touch settings.  Played music to a second device at the same time with no skipping or lagging issues.

The unit comes with one plug that doubles as a charger for the device, and then can be switched around to charge your phone.  They don’t recommend you charge anything larger than a phone in the documentation.  Unplug Flash drive, plug in USB cable and charge phone.  When done, reverse it to a power source and you can recharge the unit. Very slick

I copied all 105 photos from iPhone to the USB card in the device.  Quick and simple.  Good back up if you are doing that any other way.

Kingston Technology G2 Specifications

Inputs for storage
USB and SD reads SD, SDHC, SDXC and microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (with included adapter)
Supported file systems
FAT, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT
Dimensions
129.14mm x 79.09mm x 19.28mm
Weight
171g
Wireless network interface
Wi-Fi 802.11g/n with wireless security (WPA2)
WLAN Ethernet port
to function as a mobile router
Rechargeable battery
up to 13 hours of continuous use; builtin Li-ion 4640 mAh 3.8v battery
Local storage
wirelessly transfer files to and from the MobileLite Wireless app and the MobileLite Wireless hardware
Camera Roll support
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
0-40°C
Storage temperature
-10 45°C
Guaranteed
two-year warranty, free technical support
Customisable device name (SSID)
User-selectable Wi-Fi priority list when there are multiple APN/keys available
File support
MobileLite Wireless can store any file type. Playback and viewing are based on the files supported by the mobile device
General file format support
Audio: MP3, WAV, Video4: m4V, mp4 (H. 264 video codec) Image: jpg, tif Document: pdf
Operating System (as a wired reader)
Windows® 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7 (SP1)
Windows Vista® (SP2)
Mac OS X v. 10.6.x +
Linux v. 2.6.x +
Compatible mobile devices
iPad2, iPad (3rd Gen), iPad (4th Gen), iPad Air iPad mini* iPhone 4/4S/5* iPod touch* Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD Android (4.0+)

Setup Guide – http://media.kingston.com/support/downloads/MLWG2_StartGuide.pdf

We tested a similar device like this back in February of 2014, you can find that review here – https://theaverageguy.tv/2014/02/17/hands-on-review-of-the-5-in-1-ravpower-filehub-wireless-sd-card-reader-with-3000mah-backup-battery-wireless-mobile-storage-media-sharing-wlan-hot-spot-nas-file-server/