Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Review
MobileLite G2 is a much more polished product then the first generation we have tested six months ago. We know it sounds like a truism, but this is not always the case – there are devices that have similar or worse performance than their previous counter parts. I might be wrong when I say that MobileLite G2 is a reiteration of the first MobileLite since on Kingston’s website both products are listed as available, side by side, so it might be possible that both are sold in parallel, although we don’t see the benefit for consumers.
G2 is undoubtedly better than the first MobileLite, it has a 2.5x bigger battery and offers a battery life of up to 14 hours if used as a WiFi router. As a side note, I have also tested the scenario where I charged the iPhone 5 from 0% to 98%, after which I was able to continue to use MobileLite G2 as a WiFi router for 8 more hours before its battery drained to 0%. Another added bonus, unlike the first MobileLite, G2 also has an ethernet port.
The speed of the WiFi network when we were transferring files from the MobileLite G2 (regardless if we were transferring from Internet or the storage medium – USB pendrive or micro-SD card) is quite slow, reaching an average of 3 MB/s, and when the distance between the MobileLite G2 and the mobile devices it is connected to increases, the transfer speed will decrease.
Even so, MobileLite Wireless G2 offers quite a lot at a decent price – around 43-45 Euro on Amazon.