MobieLite G2 is a new version of MobieLite Wireless Media Reader. We had reviewed the old series already. This one brings a lot of new features and great design. The old series looks bit outdated with few things in it. But the new one has a major change in the design and also Kingston has it equipped with battery so that you can charge your Smartphone through rechargeable 4640mah battery. It is not like a regular card reader. The benefit of Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader is that you can get an affordable media streaming and storage solution compared to a high storage usb or external hard drive in which you have to limitation of connectivity. And if you go with wireless portable hard drive, then also you have to pay a high amount. Here we are having a portable device with few good benefits. It is easy to carry and can be handy to use also. Other card readers are basic and do not offer you features that Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader does. The only limitation I found is that it has as single slot to insert a memory card. You can put two types of card in that. First a full size memory card that you can commonly see in digital cameras, and second a microSD card using a full size adapter.
This is the most common one, but still there is some different type of memory card used like Mini SD card. There is no option to use that. The size of Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader is big enough to add a bit different slots on the circuit. Even a dedicated slot of MicroSD card will also help. In case you lose the adapter then you can insert the same directly. Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader is a smart card reader with charging capabilities. And the usage is more extended due to a usb support and it can act as a bridge for internet connection. It has Ethernet port, you can use this devices as portable wifi router also or you can just use your USB 3G dongle on that. You can also connect a pen drive to the device and stream its content through wifi. All you have to do is use a MobileLite app on your android or iOS device. The same app is also available for Amazon devices. The cost of Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader comes around Rs.4500. It might look like a costly device, but if you need a simple wireless streaming solution with integrated power bank then it can help.
- Extend your phone storage through USB support.
- Wireless Media Streaming.
- Integrated power bank to charge your devices.
- Easy Connectivity and portable design.
- Ethernet port to bridge wireless connection.
- Transfer your content to usb or memory card on wifi connection.
- Connect multiple devices at the same time.
- Double your mobile charging speed upto 2 times faster.
- Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC and microSD/SDHC/SDXC
- Share internet through USB 3G Dongle
- 2 Year Warranty
- 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; built-in Li-ion 4640 mAh 3.8v battery
- Local storage2 wirelessly transfer files to and from the MobileLite Wireless app and the MobileLite Wireless hardware
- Camera Roll support2 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
- Customizable device name (SSID) User-selectable Wi-Fi priority list when there are multiple APN/keys available
- File support3 MobileLite Wireless can store any file type. Playback and viewing are based on the files supported by the mobile device.
- General file format support – MP3, WAV, m4V, mp4 (H. 264 video codec), jpg, tiff & pdf.
Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader comes with minimum accessories. There is a micro usb cable in the box with a full size SD card adapter.
Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader has an upgraded design compared to its predecessor. It is better in looks. It is quite portable to carry. You can also keep that in your pocket. It has a black and white color design where the body is mostly made up of plastic. It is comfortable to hold.
At the top side you can see Kingston logo in center and at the bottom other details related to device. The looks are classy here. The top part features matte finish.
At the front you can see three lights with power and reset hole. The first light belongs to charging. If it is orange then it is low on charging and turns to red if there is no battery left. Next to that lies the wifi connection light. When it is blue you can scan for the connection in your phone and the last one is for internet access. This turns on when you connect the device to internet through LAN cable or through wifi. A white color power button is next to that with a reset hole. You can use a pin to press that and restore the default settings of device.
Just next to that lies a Micro USB port. This one is used for charging and for transferring data. You can connect the device to your pc through that to move data from the SD card or from the pen drive. Also when you eject the removable media, the first orange light will blink, which mean it is charging. You can find the amount of battery life through MobileLite App which is available for Android, iOS and Amazon devices. At the backside lies the Ethernet port. Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader can be used as a portable wifi router. If you are having a LAN connection at your home you can connect this device directly on that and share that internet on mobile or tablet that has a wifi support in it.
At the left side you can see two slots. The first one is for usb 2.0 port. Here you can connect a pen drive, an external hard drive and usb dongles. If you are using a 3G usb dongle you can connect that to card reader and through Kingston MobileLite app you can configure the 3G usb dongle. Next to that is the single full size memory card slot where you can add the memory card. The right side has nothing.
Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader works well with different devices. It allows you around 3 device connections at a time through MobileLite app. Most of things in the card reader are configurable through the application. It does anything for desktop. You have to install the app in your phone if you want to use a 3G usb dongle, or if you are willing to share your LAN internet connection by adding a portable wifi router. It is very easy to use. There is very less options or settings needed to manage it. Through a usb port you get an option to extend your device storage by connecting a pen drive to it. And you can stream videos and content directly from that. Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader will be a handy accessory for your tablet or Smartphone. It comes loaded with 4640 mAh battery. That is capable of giving you upto 13horus of usage, once fully charged. Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader is a great device. Kingston has added many things in it to make it an ideal solution for portable devices. Being a card reader it allows you instant file sharing through wifi. You can play videos, stream images or even read pdf eBooks through it.
Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader can only be configured through MobileLite App. There is no other way you can configure this. Atleast it must have a web access page through which we can configure the router. Without MobileLite it's just a card reader. The app has a simple interface. When you connect your mobile device, you can check out all the content of SD card storage in it. You can stream your videos and images through the same. It is fast and accurate and the range is also good. Streaming quality is nice here. You can also free up your storage space by moving up the files from your phone to the sd card storage through MobileLite app. It is good to have some instructions on the same. So that users can also use it more effectively. There are ample of things that you have to figure out when you have the device.
Kingston MobieLite G2 Wireless Media Reader brings a lot of extra things compared to a regular card reader. It allows you to connect a usb port on the card reader and through that you can stream 5 movies on 3 different devices. It is easy to use with simple features. It also has an Ethernet port that allows you to create a portable wifi hotspot in your home if you are not having a router. It is an amazing product with decent design and also holds a 4640 mAh battery. That allows upto 13hours of charging time. It is an ideal solution if you want to extend the storage. Like you can hook up a 16GB memory card on that or a pen drive and stream the content from it. It is a simple device. The cost is around Rs.4,500.
- Portable Router
- Power Bank
- Wireless Media Streaming
- USB connectivity
- MobileLite app crash while using as portable router