Turns out what she’d handed me was a Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 and I’d need it the next day when my phone died. Another example of a product that I didn’t know I needed until I did.
Charge. If you want to use the device as a charger then as long as you have a cable, connect your smartphone or tablet to the device and come back when it’s done. You don’t even need to turn the device on. You should get at least two full charges from the device before you need to charge it.
Connect. If you’re like me and take a lot of pictures then you’ve probably run out of space on your card. When that happens I’m usually at a show and birthday party, you know, somewhere where retakes aren’t possible. With this device, I can download my pictures from my card to my tablet and continue capturing taking pictures.
Stream. Living in the country has it’s advantages but one inconvenience is that we sometimes lose our internet. Fortunately, it hasn’t happened at a critical time but if it did, the router capabilities of this device would come in really handy because while my neighbours would be more than willing to let me use their internet, they don’t use routers.
If you’re looking to use some of the features mentioned above then you’ll need to complete a few simple steps first.
- Install the MobileLite app (Free from the Play Store)
- Turn on the device.
- Connect to the device via cable or wirelessly. I chose to connect wirelessly with my tablet so I had to go into my wireless settings and get my tablet to look for the device (which it found with no problem).
- Launch the app and all your external devices connected to the Mobilelite unit will be there. I had connected a USB Key and SD Card wirelessly to my tablet.
I’m not a very technical person but I knew what I was looking for and found it very quickly. I managed to move files around and free up some space on my SD card. I didn’t read the entire manual but it appeared that each photo had to be saved to my tablet individually. It would be convenient if it had a “Save All” function so that I could copy all my pictures over in one action.
Compact and Affordable
In order to stream, connect and charge your devices you’d need at least an SD card, router, and phone charger as well as a bigger purse to carry everything in. Instead, for around $42CDN (on Amazon.ca), the Mobilelite Wireless G2 provides all this functionality and more in a sleek, small and light weight package.
I don’t know about you but I can’t count the number of times that one of my electronic devices has died on me at the least opportune time. While I understand that we’ve lived without wireless technology and devices for many, many, many years, they have become a convenience in our lives and I’m happy to say that I won’t have to live without mine.
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Disclosure: Journeys of The Zoo received a copy of this product(s) that enabled us to complete this review.