As Apple's iOS machine, the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, do not have memorize card ports, you can not include more stoarge if your library of media documents has outgrown your automobile. Kingston's Wi-Drive is an funny and creative results to this trouble.
It is a movable, battery-provided network attached storage (NAS) machine planned for iOS machines.Even though the Wi-Drive comprises flash memory, a battery and a wireless access point, it is no larger than an iPod Touch. We reviewed the 16 gigabyte example, but a 32GB edition is too present.
You copy media documents to the Wi-Drive through linking it to your PC over USBII, which too charges the battery. You will require to fix aside few time to do this, though, as big documents copied to the machine at a relatively slow 12.3MB/s, which is around half the velocity of a good Universal Serial Bus flash drive.
When you switch it on, the Wi - Drive makes its own Wi - Fi network, and you connection to it from your iOS machine utilizing a relinquish application from the iTunes Save to access your documents. An Android application is not recently available, which is unsurprising since most Android machines have memory card ports, although one is apparently in the functions.
Through error, the Wi-Drive's wireless network is not password-secured, but protection can be enabled from within the application. Cleverly, the Wi-Drive supports bridging with your living wireless network, so you can approach your media and the internet less having to switch networks.
There is no battery indicant on the hardware itself or within the application, which is discouraging. The Wi-Drive too has importantly without battery capacity than together the iPhone and iPad, lasting for only 4 hours and 26 min when playing an H.264-converted video on repetition.
The iPhone/iPod Touch application is rough around the shapes, but it acquires the job finish. We had no trouble streaming the similar standard-definition H.264 movie to two different iOS devices at the same time, though undertaking to stream to a third solution in dropped frames.
Dissimilar Apple's Videos application, there is no support for additional such as chapters and subtitles, nor can you summarize seeing from where you left off.Although the most usual utilize for the Wi-Drive is probably to be streaming films, the application can too be utilized to stream music and pictures.
Although it screens album art and song data when playing music, just browsing through documents name is possible – there is no support for browsing through IDIII tags such as artist and album. There is no play list support either, although play lists can be about utilizing directories.
Showing picture function well sufficient but, depending on the results of the pictures, there can be a lag when swiping from photo to photo.
Last edited by laxmi29; 01-16-2012 at 12:16 PM.