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Kingston Wi-Drive - wireless, portable, shareable iPad & iPhone storage
The world's most poorly organized technology tradeshow, Computex Taipei, finished on the weekend, and one of the many wonderful products lost amongst the clutter caused by the dysfunctional organization was the Kingston Wi-Drive, a rugged Flash-based portable storage solution with built-in wifi that allows three Apple device users to stream different file types simultaneously without any performance disruption.
The additional 16GB (US$130) or 32GB (US$175) storage and convenient file sharing make it a perfect companion device for the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
There's no doubt the Wi drive can add significantly to the usefulness of your iPad or iPhone, particularly if you're limited for space compared to the media you wish to use or share. This video explains the tiny (121.5 x 61.8 x 9.8 mm) Wi Drive which will be available later this month.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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If Apple would put a miro-SD card reader in their devices, then this wouldn\'t be needed and you won\'t have to lug around another device.
They should have made it a piggy-back, so you only have one combined unit to carry around.
MicroSD card is something that Apple can\'t control (in any way), so for this reason the company probably will never include it in i-gadgets.
I am surprised they focus on using a app, when a simple web server could be just as useful. This especially of they applied webdav or similar.
Apple could install one if they wanted, but that would mean the user can add files without using their I-Tunes and dictatorship control of the users. Other manufacturers include them, so can Apple.
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