Kingston has come up with a new device that can be used by the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners as an additional portable storage space, and has been dubbed as Wi-Drive.
The new Kingston Wi-Drive is available in 16GB and 32GB storage options and will allow users to access data wirelessly using iPhone (3G and higher), iPod touch (3rd Gen and higher) and iPad.
Indians will have to wait till June end to buy this additional storage for their iOS devices. At present, Wi-Drive is available outside India for $130 (Rs 5850 approximately) and $175 (Rs 7875 approximately).
Several users are either not aware of the Cloud Storage services offered or believe in carrying their own data with them. Apple iOS device’s shortcoming of non-expandable storage can be dealt with this Kingston Wi-Drive that is Wi-Fi enabled.
The Wi-Drive device comes with its own battery backup and supports streaming of music, photos, videos, PDFs and more. Apple devices need to connect with the device using the Wi-Drive App (which will be available soon) over Wi-Fi to access their files.
The Wi-Drive supports different audio file formats such as AAC, MP3, WAV. Besides, it also supports different video files (m4v, mp4, mov, Motion JPEG, AVI), image (jpg, bmp, tiff) and document formats (pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, txt, rtf, and xls).
The Wi-Drive also works as a portable storage which one can simply hook to Windows, Mac or Linux platform based computer to quickly transfer data.
Being pocket friendly, you can carry this portable storage anywhere with you and simply enjoy streaming of content provided you have Wi-Fi setup or you can create a personal mobile Wi-Fi hotspot using the iPhone 4 (requires running iOS 4.3 update or higher).