Wi-Drive: Bring the cloud home
We are approaching the end of 2012, and it seems that cloud storage is developing and developing. Starting withGoogle Drive
Up toOffice 2013
Microsoft's, Everyone Understands - Hard Drives It's So 2006, While Storage On cloud
Is probably what will lead the whole world of computers, gadgets, smart devices and even the gaming world in the coming years.
but also storage
In the cloud is not perfect. The big drawback is that it requires constant connection to the network, which is also the case when every branch of Aroma every 5 meters has a hot spot, not always possible.
Just at this point Kingston enters the picture and presents us with theWi-Drive
, hard drive radio
, Which connects to the user's wireless network as a point Wireless LAN
, So you can access the information on your hard drive, regardless of theWAN
, Or in Hebrew - without the need for the Internet.
From Kingston, We met for the first time
At the "Computex
Held in Taiwan in 2011. God-Wi-Drive
Comes in three volumes: 16, 32 and 64 Gb, when the product price exceeds the available storage capacity.
Convenient interface, small size, simple connection to the smart devices of the computer, can be used as an external drive to any smart device with wireless connectivity, can be configured to connect to the Internet bridge, Supports protocols Security Wireless network, excellent reception range
We did not like it
No cover in the slotMini USB
Which leaves it vulnerable to sand and dust damage, battery
Relatively weak, volume storage
Relatively small, heating up in prolonged use, file transfer inUSB
From the computer is relatively slow, supports very few formats and file types, does not support smart tags
It is elegant, secure, knows to secure your Internet, increase your reception and also very simple to use. On the other hand, there are daunting shortcomings such as its warming problem, slow file transfer speed, poor support of file types, etc. The straw that broke the camel's back in the case of theWi-Drive Of Kingston is the astronomical price it sells in Israel, making it worthless to buy.
When we first met him, it seemed to be available only toi-Devices
From Apple, which is running the familiar operating system iOS
. But right now, it seems that Kingston has made a serious twist, and on their website you can see that it also interfaces with smart devices that run Android
, And even more than that - even theKindle
Knows to work with him.
In the next review,Wi-Drive
For a long ride in our testing lab, and we tried to find out whether it was really worthwhile to bring storage
The cloud to our home, what can be done with it, how exactly it works, and how much this pleasure costs. To be honest - we were quite surprised by the results.
Inside the box
The packaging of theWi-Drive From Kingston is big in relation to the size of the device itself. On the packaging you can see a picture of the device, the logo of the application that is running the device, and the size of the drive. We got the 16 gigabyte version, the smallest volumeWi-Drive offer.
Inside the package we found a user manual, which contains explanations about the operation of the device in several different languages. In addition, we also found a cable Mini-USB Which allows you to connect theWi-Drive PC or laptop.
Below is the technical specification of theWi-Drive, Just as we took from the manufacturer's website:
Available volumes: 16,32 and 64 gigabytes
Wireless Link: Wi-Fi 802.11g / n
Wireless type WEP
Dimensions: 121.5 X 61.8 X 9.8 Millimeters.
battery: Up to 4 consecutive working hours
Supported files: You can move toWi-Drive All file types, but running them with the app is only possible for type files PDF, JPG, JPEG, TIF, M4V, MP4, MP3 and-WAV. With the right software, you can also open files such as ppt, pptx, doc, docx, xls And other files Office.
Supported operating systems on your computer: Windows
), Windows XP
), Windows Vista
), Mac OS v.10.5.x +
, And Linux version 2.6 at the very least.
All appliances Dark
Which include a wireless link, all Android devices that include a wireless link, andKindle
Types of domestic Amazon