The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 (MLWG2) is a multipurpose device. It can function as a router, can be used for reading / sharing data / streaming media and can also be used to charge smartphones and tablets. This Wireless G2 is priced at ₹3,399.
Inside the box you will find the G2 device, data cable and a free micro SD card adapter.
When compared with its predecessor the Kingston MobileLite Wireless reader, the MobileLite Wireless G2 looks much better and comes with additional functionality (router), though this G2 is slightly heavier.
Build quality and finishing is very good. Body is made of plastic with a matte black finish on top and bottom and sides are white coloured. Weight with built-in battery is 174 grams.
On the front there are 3 indicators – for battery, Wi-Fi and Network; next to it is the power button, reset point and micro USB port. On the left side there is a USB 2.0 port and SD card slot. On the back you will find a RJ45 port to connect wired network.
Usage and Performance
Press the power button for few seconds to switch on this device. The Wi-Fi will switch on after few seconds and the Wi-Fi LED will stop blinking once the Wi-Fi is enabled.
Plugin your wired network cable into the RJ45 port on the back and you will be able to share the net with multiple devices (up to 8). For more info on connecting wired network check here.
You can also share data from a pendrive and / or from the SD card. Plug in pendrive into the USB port and SD card / micro SD card (using micro SD card adapter) into the SD card slot. Now to access the contents you will need to download the Kingston MobileLite app from Google Play (app also available for iOS devices) on your smartphone or tablet.
Once installed you will need to connect your smartphone / tablet Wi-Fi to the Wireless G2 network (check video review). Once connected to the G2 network you will be able to access the SD card content as well as the USB pendrive content. You can also connect a HDD drive via USB and share data on multiple devices.
When you connect your smartphone using the USB port, you can not only charge the smartphone but also access its content / share it with other devices.
Performance is good, though the Wi-Fi range is a little less but since it is a portable device you have the option to bring it closer to other devices you are sharing the data with.
There is a 4640 mAh built in battery that takes over 3 hours to fully charge, use the micro USB port to charge the device. You can expect battery backup of 4 to 7 hours depending on your usage and the devices that are connected to the G2. You can connect HDD (up to 2TB) but that will drain a lot of battery juice.
The 4640 mAh battery can charge smartphones with 2000 mAh battery for up to 2x times.
If you are occasionally sharing data with multiple users or if you want a portable router with additional functionality then the Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 is a good option for ₹3,399.
You can buy the G2 from Amazon.in.