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Kingston MobileLite Wireless Memory Card Reader-New price with code KINGSTON10+3%Quidco-£13.49 @ mymemory
Kingston MobileLite Wireless Memory Card Reader-New price with code KINGSTON10+3%Quidco-£13.49 @ mymemory

Kingston MobileLite Wireless Memory Card Reader-New price with code KINGSTON10+3%Quidco-£13.49 @ mymemory

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thanks, almost bought this the other day for £15, think i'll grab it now :-)

Bought one of these on the last deal, currently used with a portable HDD (300gb) in the car to serve movies and music.
In combination with BSplayer and Galaxy note 10.1. Had no issue with playing 1080p, high bitrate mkvs (25gb+ in size)

Bought this for an experiment. I am going to plug this into my 7 port powered usb3 hub and see it it will pick up the connected external HDD's. I'll add a note here if this half arsed idea works or not.
MM charge £1.79 for express delivery, royal mail first class 3 to 5 days? when did first class become that poor ? I went cheap git and did the free shipping.
Edited by: "ian30" 15th Jul 2014

Had this for a few weeks and the software is really annoying. It keeps freezing in the middle of transfers and I can't seem to copy from the phone to the device. It only seems to cut, what it calls Move. So it removes the file from my phone. And then when it freezes it still removes the files but they don't appear on the device. A real pain. Has anyone found an alternative as I can't seem to get ES Explorer to connect to the device.

if I plug an external hard drive into this can I use it to download torrents to?

anthony401

Had this for a few weeks and the software is really annoying. It keeps … Had this for a few weeks and the software is really annoying. It keeps freezing in the middle of transfers and I can't seem to copy from the phone to the device. It only seems to cut, what it calls Move. So it removes the file from my phone. And then when it freezes it still removes the files but they don't appear on the device. A real pain. Has anyone found an alternative as I can't seem to get ES Explorer to connect to the device.



Hi there, not the same scenario as yours but for streaming OFF (rather than copying to):
I had lots of problems with mine, but after upgrading the firmware and then using VLC, it works fine.
Attach to the wifi ssid, then open up VLC, go into Network, and this should appear under uPnP...and you can browse and play off it.
For copying to it I've used File Explorer from a Nexus and it's been ok, but very slow - possibly as much down to the SD card as the device.
Summary is: I ignore the software that came with it.

thanks. i was about to order yesterday from another company on ebay for £15 but the price went up to £18 so glad i spotted this. £13.50 is alright for mucking about with. if i can get my ipad to play files from a portable HDD it would be pretty cool

anthony401

Had this for a few weeks and the software is really annoying. It keeps … Had this for a few weeks and the software is really annoying. It keeps freezing in the middle of transfers and I can't seem to copy from the phone to the device. It only seems to cut, what it calls Move. So it removes the file from my phone. And then when it freezes it still removes the files but they don't appear on the device. A real pain. Has anyone found an alternative as I can't seem to get ES Explorer to connect to the device.



As ourdave has mentioned update the firmware first. Make sure you are connected to the mains power for this.

kingston.com/en/…4-2

Reading the review on Amazon there is mention of using the URL to access the device as the software is not great. Remember that the speed of the SD card and the Controller on the phone that writes to the SD card are likely to limit your speed. Also alot of HD video takes up a lot of space so copying the files even over a wired connection can take ages. Most Wifi (including the chipset in this unit) will also have a limited throughput, it is enough for 3 concurrent video streams but that is still not a huge amount and these devices are tuned for battery life not throughput. Also use Wifi Analyser free app on Play store to check the channels in use to make sure there are not conflicts and the wifi signal is not part of the problem. How big are the files you want to send from the phone to the device?. amazon.co.uk/Kin…s=1

"This is a great accessory for travel. Charges from a standard usb charger, let's you backup photos from your digital camera to a usb drive, and most importantly it streams movies and tv to your devices - I've tried it with my iPhone and ipad using nPlayer. The supplied software works ok but has some peculiarities where you can't stream mkv's but can stream mp4s.. To stream an mkv I had to use the web interface (not really publicised, access from mobilelite.com) and then copy and paste the http URL of the file into nplayer. You can use "send to" with a variety of players but this forces the file to copy entirely before playing, not necessarily a bad thing but you might have to wait a bit before watching! The software allows you to navigate around both USB and as cards, a facility to more easily select a lot of files would be beneficial as backing up many photos can take quite a time to select multiple files. Recommended product at a reasonable price."

The reviews mention MoliPlayer for iOS and Andriod and nplayer on iOS. I have used MXPlayer for playing MKVs even DTS is supported but you need to install a custom codec for this (also free)

Edited by: "frownbreaker" 15th Jul 2014

This looks like just what I need for my Nexus 4, as it would require a power source for OTG to work!

sorry for the ignorance... but what actually this does and can we use this without WiFi?

Thanks

gudenar

sorry for the ignorance... but what actually this does and can we use … sorry for the ignorance... but what actually this does and can we use this without WiFi?



youtu.be/aY_…Img

sorry for the ignorance... but what actually this does and can we use this without WiFi?

Thanks

Guys, thanks for all your very helpful comments. Much appreciated.

A day of deliberation and I've internally justified it (_;)
I do want my music at work and it will give my family access to media when we're away from a wifi network.
I'll probably use it with a power bank to get more than the meager 5 hours out of it.

Cheers OP

Edit: Will this work with DLNA TVs etc?
Edited by: "BubaMan" 16th Jul 2014

frownbreaker

As ourdave has mentioned update the firmware first. Make sure you are … As ourdave has mentioned update the firmware first. Make sure you are connected to the mains power for this.http://www.kingston.com/en/support/technical/downloads?product=mlw221&filename=mlwfw_v1-1-4-2Reading the review on Amazon there is mention of using the URL to access the device as the software is not great. Remember that the speed of the SD card and the Controller on the phone that writes to the SD card are likely to limit your speed. Also alot of HD video takes up a lot of space so copying the files even over a wired connection can take ages. Most Wifi (including the chipset in this unit) will also have a limited throughput, it is enough for 3 concurrent video streams but that is still not a huge amount and these devices are tuned for battery life not throughput. Also use Wifi Analyser free app on Play store to check the channels in use to make sure there are not conflicts and the wifi signal is not part of the problem. How big are the files you want to send from the phone to the device?. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Technology-MLW221-Mobilelite-Wireless/product-reviews/B00CEB5QU2/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1"This is a great accessory for travel. Charges from a standard usb charger, let's you backup photos from your digital camera to a usb drive, and most importantly it streams movies and tv to your devices - I've tried it with my iPhone and ipad using nPlayer. The supplied software works ok but has some peculiarities where you can't stream mkv's but can stream mp4s.. To stream an mkv I had to use the web interface (not really publicised, access from mobilelite.com) and then copy and paste the http URL of the file into nplayer. You can use "send to" with a variety of players but this forces the file to copy entirely before playing, not necessarily a bad thing but you might have to wait a bit before watching! The software allows you to navigate around both USB and as cards, a facility to more easily select a lot of files would be beneficial as backing up many photos can take quite a time to select multiple files. Recommended product at a reasonable price."The reviews mention MoliPlayer for iOS and Andriod and nplayer on iOS. I have used MXPlayer for playing MKVs even DTS is supported but you need to install a custom codec for this (also free)



Thanks frownbreaker. One of the reasons I bought this was to send files from my Nexus 5 to the device and so save having to use a cable all the time. My first activity was the folder of camera images. The software froze before the end. I have tried to transfer folders up to 5GB but normally around 1GB or less. Most times the app freezes. But the thing I hate is that I can't seem to find a copy and paste option in the app. Only copy and Move which then deletes the file from the N5. I will try the suggestions made.

Thanks!
Edited by: "anthony401" 16th Jul 2014

anthony401

Thanks frownbreaker. One of the reasons I bought this was to send files … Thanks frownbreaker. One of the reasons I bought this was to send files from my Nexus 5 to the device and so save having to use a cable all the time. My first activity was the folder of camera images. The software froze before the end. I have tried to transfer folders up to 5GB but normally around 1GB or less. Most times the app freezes. But the thing I hate is that I can't seem to find a copy and paste option in the app. Only copy and Move which then deletes the file from the N5. I will try the suggestions made.Thanks!



Ok a some points that came to mind...

1) If you are using this for photos etc it will be fine for looking at photos off SD or moving photo off SD to other storage say while you are on holiday.
2) If you want to move 5gb plus of data use a cable or a 802.11ac device (I recommend the Asus range) this is just a portable unit so it is low power (and not 802.11ac) the Asus AP I have cost around £140 it has USB3 but is mains powered
3) If you want to try moving data between Wifi devices (e.g. phone to tablet) try the excellent SuperBeam app on the Play store it's free. You will get fast transfer if both devices are 802.11ac or 802.11n
4) For moving files over OTG without root use the NexusMedia converter the photo version is free
5) when sending files try apps like ESFILE Manager its free works well not sure if it support this Kingston unit
6) The Kingston unit seems more suited to streaming video
7) The Kingston software looks poor, try some other software

Looking at this review it states SMB support to ESFile Manager should work fine! Use the IP address of the Kingston if the name of the server does not work.This demo uses an iPAD but on Android SMB support is available for the free ad-free app ESFileManager

showyou.com/v/y…res

I missed my delivery today for this Kingston unit lets see if I get it tomorrow will try it out and report back.
*Update that was another parcel* will update when my unit arrives (I opted for free delivery)
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 18th Jul 2014

Many thanks frownbreaker.

BubaMan

A day of deliberation and I've internally justified it (_;)I do want my … A day of deliberation and I've internally justified it (_;)I do want my music at work and it will give my family access to media when we're away from a wifi network.I'll probably use it with a power bank to get more than the meager 5 hours out of it.Cheers OP :)Edit: Will this work with DLNA TVs etc?


If your DNLA TV has Wifi or is bridged to Wifi then you could stream content from this mobile device to your TV but that would use the Web or SMB or DNLA interfaces. I've only got a dumb TV but I have a WDTV Live this has SMB support so should be able to access this unit, If you want to retain internet access you will have to bridge this to your existing broadband Wifi eg.

Smart TV-> Kingston -> Current Broadband Wifi

This setup will rate cap your internet to the TV and may not be enough for HD streaming (>2 Mbs)

Also not sure if this unit can operate while charging its really a mobile unit not really for domestic fixed line setup. Not sure about DNLA support but this review seems to think it DOES supprot DNLA! Also note the review states peak 2Mbs through per stream but the reviewer is not that technical (they could not get MKVs to play)

pcworld.com/art…tml

Nice review, the video shows how the SD card is flush with the case- Nice. Again reviewer uses an IOS device not Andriod but if it works on iOS then Andriod should not be an issue.

avforums.com/thr…32/
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 18th Jul 2014

Mine arrived in the post today. It would not power up, charged it for a few minutes, then it powered up.

1) Unit seems to operate while charging - Excellent
2) Unit supports SMB out of the box. I powered it up connected my tablet to if via wifi, ran ESFILE Explorer (free and no ads on play store) clicked the network option, then the scan button to find servers it dicovered the SMB server on the Mobilite. Could copy files to a USB drive no problem. Got 4 or 5 Mbs which is fine
3) Upgraded to the latest firmware no problems can confirm WPA2 is the default for Wireless security - Excellent, the device acts as a DNLA server so movies etc are avaialbe via uPNP or DNLA apps, SMB works as does the web interface.
4) Use the App from the App Store (iOS) or Playstore (Andriod) app works ok and has some options not on the web interface.

Thanks OP
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 19th Jul 2014

frownbreaker

Mine arrived in the post today. It would not power up, charged it for a … Mine arrived in the post today. It would not power up, charged it for a few minutes, then it powered up.1) Unit seems to operate while charging - Excellent2) Unit supports SMB out of the box. I powered it up connected my tablet to if via wifi, ran ESFILE Explorer (free and no ads on play store) clicked the network option, then the scan button to find servers it dicovered the SMB server on the Mobilite. Could copy files to a USB drive no problem. Got 4 or 5 Mbs which is fine3) Upgraded to the latest firmware no problems can confirm WPA2 is the default for Wireless security - Excellent, the device acts as a DNLA server so movies etc are avaialbe via uPNP or DNLA apps, SMB works as does the web interface.4) Use the App from the App Store (iOS) or Playstore (Andriod) app works ok and has some options not on the web interface.Thanks OP

Great run-down - thanks
FYI, for Operating systems without the app (WP8, BBOS, etc) you can type in 192.168.200.254 or http://mobilelite.home into your browser to get the same functionality as the app.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 24th Jul 2014
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