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Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Review

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The MobileLite application received an UI update for iOS 7 to better integrate with the new Apple UI design and I have to say that it looks better than its Android counterpart.

MobileLite Wireless does not offer access to a management interface like any other WiFi router. The only method of access to its settings is by using the apps from AppStore (iOS), Play Store (Android) or Amazon (Kindle). Of course, a notebook can connect to the WiFi network hosted by MobileLite and can access the content of the microSD card or the pendrive, but, you wouldn’t be able to access or see any other information regarding the network.

On the other side, on a smartphone or tablet we can find in the MobileLite app the Settings tab where we have information regarding the WiFi network used and evidently this is where we can also change them. For example, the network name (SSID), the WiFi channel used, SSID visibility, WPA2 security, all of these can be changed from Settings. We can also see information about the firmware version, estimated battery level, and we can also connect the device to a WiFi network with Internet access.

Through the use of the MobileLite application, users can have access to the microSD and USB pendrive content, the file formats supported being: mp3, wav, m4v, mp4, jpg, tif, pdf. Of course, on the card or pendrive we can store any other file format (mkv, avi etc) but in order to play or read them they’d have to be supported by the smartphone or tablet. The microSD and USB pendrive can also be used as storage space for any mobile device or for backups. For example, on iOS it was very easy to import a folder with pictures on the microSD card. We’re certain that on Android, with the help of a file management application, we could perform even more complex operations.

4 comments la: Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Review

    1. Hi, I just received my Mobilelite G2 today. It is charging now for 12hrs or so (unit is switched off) and the app says that is is still around 75%. USB charger is good for 2 Amps… so there should be enough current. Did you experienced a similar behaviour? How long does it take to charge this thing to 100% when switched off? Mine has Firmware 2.00.3.

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    2. First time you should leave it overnight. If it does not charge any further, use it and drain it and try charging it again. If you still have problems take it to the service.

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      1. Thats what I did. Now it will be replaced by Amazon. I am sure the next unit will perform better.

    3. Well, as long as it will be replaced I am sure everything will be ok.

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