Monday, June 10, 2013
Back at CES in January, Kingston showed off their Wi-Drive+ MobileLite, which was just a beta version of the product that we’re about to review today. You can check out the initial preview this product here. There have been a few changes since then, which may be disappointing to some.
The MobileLite Wireless is designed to allow up to three users to wirelessly share photos, video, documents, etc., via a central hub. For devices like the iPhone, iPad, or HTC One, that all have strictly fixed storage, this product will allow you to pull data off of said device to allow for even more storage.
Kingston chopped off Wi-Drive+ from the name and stuck with MobileLite Wireless instead. Unlike the Wi-Drive series, Kingston did not include any internal storage. This is traded off for allowing you to plug in an SD card or USB flash drive, providing you with virtually unlimited storage. They kept the MobileLite name, as the original MobileLite was strictly a USB plug-in card reader, and then they added Wireless to the name, signifying that it can do those same functions via wireless.
The MobileLite Wireless (or MLW for short), carries an MSRP of $69.99 and that is what it is listed for on Amazon with shipping. This is far off from their initial projected price point of under $40, which is rather disappointing.
Taking a quick look at the packaging, it tells you about the reader and streaming technologies, plus it informs you that it is a mobile device charger. It does fail to mention the finer details, such as what wireless standards it uses, SD card compatibility, battery capacity, etc. I would not feel informed enough to buy this, should I see it on a store shelf.
Kingston did a fine job of packaging the MLW device, as you can see in the picture below.
Included in the box was the MLW device itself, an 18” USB cable, a MicroSD card adapter, and the instruction booklet. Kingston also has a one year warranty on the MLW, and we know that they stand by their products, should you run into any issues.
Kingston’s MLW weighs in at 98 grams (3.46 ounces) and measures 124.8 x 59.9 x 16.65mm (4.91 x 2.36 x 0.66in). It is super light weight and small enough to fit in your pocket or purse.
Read on to learn more about the Kingston MobileLite Wireless unit, to find out how it works, and how it performs.
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Some weeks ago we had a look at the Dark Power Pro 10 650W, the first power supply that we received from Be Quiet!, an European manufacturer which is just starting to enter the North American markets. Today we are having our second review of a Be Quiet! power supply, the Dark Power Pro 10 850W. Although the name and even the appearance of these two products is virtually identical, the 850W version is based on an entirely different design which boasts even better performance and higher efficiency. Can it really be that much better than the already excellent 650W version? We will soon find out.
Unfortunately, although they are readily available in Europe and even some Asian countries, availability remains a great issue with Be Quiet’s products in the US and Canada. The 850W version can be found at Newegg for $239.99 plus $5.99 shipping. This is slightly higher than the MSRP of the power supply is virtually no competition at all in the North American market as very few retailers carry Be Quiet! power supplies. The Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 MSRP prices for the US market are:
be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 10 550W
be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 10 650W
be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 10 750W
be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 10 850W
be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 10 1000W
be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 10 1200W
Manufacturer’s features and specificationsVirtually silent operation achieved through a broad array of meticulous optimizations, including use of be quiet!’s custom-designed 135mm SilentWings® fanSilentWings fan features airflow-optimized fan blades, fluid dynamic bearing with copper core and high quality IC motor controller for the quietest possible operation80PLUS Platinum certification and up to 94% power conversion efficiency let you do more work with the same power and reduce your power bills850 Watts of continuous power provide deep power reserves for demanding computing applicationsNVidia SLI and AMD CrossfireX multi-GPU certifications allow you to build intense Quad-GPU systems with utter confidenceCable management with extra long cable reach simplifies component installation and reduces annoying clutter, increasing airflow and improving cooling in even the largest PC casesOverclocking key allows switchover between quadruple independent +12V rail mode and high-performance single-rail operationGerman product conception, design and quality controlPower consumption in standby (W)Operating temperature up to (°C)12 V Rails (Multi-Rail operation)Max. combined power 3,3V + 5V (W)