Kingston Wi-Drive: Wireless storage solution for iOS devices

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Are you running out of storage space on your Apple iPad or iPhone due to the amount of music, videos and photos you have stored? If you are, then you might like to know about the recently announced Kingston Wi-Drive, a wireless, battery-powered storage solution designed exclusively for iOS devices.

However, according to Zack Honig over at engadget.com, the Kingston Wi-Drive is strictly a content server. Although it enables you to move content off and transfer it back at a later time, it does not comes with a backup tool and according to Kingston, you shouldn’t expect one in the future either.

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Users can connect their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the Kingston Wi-Drive – which serves as a Wi-FI access point – just like they would with any other hotspot, and then access content via a dedicated iOS app. You can load the drive with photos, documents files and videos etc, by using the mini-USB cable included.

Kingston is offering the Wi-Drive in both 16GB and 32GB sizes. Zach stated that although accessing the Wi-Drive device is rather straightforward, the disconnecting and reconnecting part may be a bit of a pain. This is because the process from power-on until the app launches takes up to a minute to complete.

The Kingston Wi-Drive features a rechargeable battery that provides up to 4 hours of continuous usage. As for pricing and availability, the 16GB will cost $129.99 and the 32GB will set you back $174.99. Both drives will be available later this year.

Would you buy the Kingston Wi-Drive storage solution?