Flash memory specialist Kingston Digital has taken its storage wireless with a Wi-Fi-linking portable media server purpose-built for streaming to multiple iOS devices at a time.The 86 gram drive is topped up with files and media content when hooked up to a PC or Mac via USB. An access point name and password is configured, and the Wi-Drive is ready to go.
Apple device users running iPads, iPhones or iPod Touches (running versions of iOS 4.2.1 and above) download the Wi-Drive App from the App Store, connect to the Wi-Drive through the app and can then manage and share content saved onto the drive across iOS devices.
The drive is supported wirelessly by its integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi and can run up to four hours on a single charge. Kingston claims that three users can simultaneously work on the drive with different file types without disrupting performance.
The drive has a limited array of supported files as an Apple-centric product, compatible with the files listed below:
Audio: AAC, MP3, WAV
Video: m4v, mp4, mov, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG), AVI
Image: jpg, bmp, tiff
Document: pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, txt, rtf, xls
The Kingston Digital Wi-Drive is due out on August 8, retailing at $150 for a 16GB version and $199 for the 32GB.