Kingston Wi-Drive

76
Global
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Kingston Wi-Drive wireless storage for iOS review

Summary

from $59.99+
Pros
  • Slim, attractive designGood battery life while streaming videoInternet pass-through allows web access
Cons
  • Only compatible with iOS devicesCapacity limited to 16GB or 32GBPricier than selecting a higher-capacity device
Kingston Wi-Drive wireless storage for iOS review

With nearly 350,000 apps and counting, the iPhone's maximum capacity of 32GB doesn't allow you to even scratch the surface of the App Store's catalog. Throw in an HD movie, some TV episodes, hundreds of tracks and a few thousand photos, and you'll be chewing through those available bytes in no time. Most manufacturers compensate this limitation by including a microSD slot for additional storage, but not Apple -- you're stuck with that original capacity until you're ready to upgrade to a new device. Luckily, for those who need more storage now and don't mind paying for it, AirStash, Seagate's GoFlex Satellite, and now Kingston's ultra-slim Wi-Drive allow you to boost gigs without upgrading, or switching to another platform. None of these pocket servers come without compromise, however -- you'll be spending over $100 for even the most basic option, while adding yet another device to your portable mix.

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Breakdown

Durability
6.0
Portability
8.3
Speed
8.0
Design and form factor
8.4
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Specs

Wi-Drive

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
16 GB
Drive type
SSD
USB
yes
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Specs

Wi-Drive

Type
Portable hard drive
Storage space
16 GB
Drive type
SSD
USB
yes
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Video

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