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Kingston's MobiSX Brings the Sexy Back to Storage

Kingston's MobiSX Brings the Sexy Back to Storage
By: Chris Ramseyer | Storage News | Posted: Jan 12, 2011 11:40 pm

CES 2011, Las Vegas - While visiting Kingston we learned quite a bit about the company's 2011 lineup. The big news for me was learning that Kingston will be rocking SandForce for their upper tier SSDs when the SF-2000 controller is ready.




Since the SF-2000 isn't quite ready yet the main attraction at the Kingston suite was the new MobiSX. To be fair the MobiSX isn't quite ready yet, Kingston is still hard at work with the software interface but other than a good polishing the product does what Kingston says it will do. Here we see the MobiSX next to an IPhone. The current case is translucent black and you can see a green and blue flashing light when the SSD / WiFi storage server / media transferer is activated. We are just making up words now since there isn't anything else like it on the market today but if I were to call it one thing is would be Wireless Storage Device.




After hitting the MobiSX through an IP address in your browser you get an interface for watching or listening to content. Everything is wireless but the MobiSX does have a USB 2.0 mini port for charging and most likely to aid in loading content to the drive. In the demo we actually had five devices connected and playing content at the same time. Two IPads and three IPhones, one TweakTown owner Cameron Wilmot's personal IPhone.


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