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Strontium Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud Review

Strontium Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud Review

Strontium's Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud is a feature-rich storage device for your tablets and smartphones. Let's take a close look at it now.

@TylerBernath
Tyler Bernath
Published Fri, Dec 4 2015 11:49 PM CST   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 84%Manufacturer: Strontium
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Strontium is one of those vendors that is always updating and launching new and unique solutions into the market. While Wi-Fi storage is nothing new to the market, the way this latest device from Strontium is doing it, is pushing the boundaries.

The Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud isn't your typical Wi-Fi storage solution. In fact, it doesn't even have onboard storage, and that's not really a bad thing either. The Wi-Fi Cloud as we will call it allows the consumer to dictate their storage capacity, by using a combination of SD and USB storage, there are unlimited options for configuring your solution. On the flip side, we have a USB 2.0 input for charging the device and moving data to it while there is a secondary USB port for charging your mobile devices via the 3000mAh internal battery. Wireless connectivity is done over 802.11n allowing five simultaneous streams.

Compatibility extends to Android and iOS along with modern Windows, Mac OS X 10.6+ and Linux v.2.6+. MSRP of the Strontium Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud is set at $64.99 with a one-year warranty.

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Product packaging allows you to get a look at the device itself while features are listed out across the top.

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The scope of delivery includes the USB 2.0 cable, user manuals, and the device.

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Around the edge of the Cloud, we have two USB ports both on a 2.0 interface; one for charging and one for data and charging other devices.

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Lastly, we have the SD slot that Strontium has populated with an adapter for microSD devices.

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The Strontium Hub app available on Android and iOS is what powers the Wi-Fi Cloud.

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Once inside the app, you are greeted with your attached storage at the top. Down below are several categories while all the way to the bottom you can access your mobile device to transfer data.

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The settings menu includes options for setting up Wi-Fi security and bridge along with the status of the Wi-Fi Cloud.

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Within the system menu, you will find the firmware upgrade and reset options.

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Testing the transfer performance of the SD slot while connected via USB, the Strontium device was able to reach 18 MB/s read and 19 MB/s write.

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While switching over to USB with our Extreme Pro from SanDisk, we achieved peak USB 2.0 performance at 39 MB/s read and 35 MB/s write.

After using the Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud for a full week, I can say that this solution is great for when you are on the go. It allows you to choose between SD for a sleek tucked away storage option or go big with high capacity flash drives when you are at home or stationary. Adding to this, you can even go for broke and connect to a USB and SD storage solution at the same time.

The build quality seems to be rather decent though I did have some issues with the power button and it does take a minute or two for the wireless to kick in once turned on. Outside of that, the plastics are great and fit together quite well, and the slots both USB and SD work without any hang-ups and this device was able to charge my iPhone 6 a full 1 ¼ times which is quite a nice feature to have.

Performance, as seen in our quick tests, is limited to the USB 2.0 connection peaking at 40 MB/s, so you will want to load your storage devices before connecting or risk waiting a few minutes for large files. Over Wi-Fi, I was able to stream video without issue to my iPhone and at the same time my wife was loading pictures to the SD card via her phone.

The Strontium Hub app is a very well put together piece of software that interfaces quite well with the Wi-Fi Cloud, and as I look at a lot of apps each month, I can say this is one I don't mind using. Overall, the Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud is a solid piece of kit from Strontium as it offers several options for moving data, the ability to charge your mobile device, and its MSRP isn't too bad either coming in at $64.99.

Tyler's Test System Specifications

TweakTown award
Performance76%
Quality including Design and Build85%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging82%
Value for Money86%
Overall84%

The Bottom Line: Strontium's Mobile Wi-Fi Cloud has a number of options for storing your data including SD and USB, but adding to this you can charge your devices and stream to five devices simultaneously.

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Growing up in a small farm town, tech wasn't around, unless it was in a tractor. At an early age, Tyler's parents brought home their first PC. Tyler was hooked and learned what it meant to format a HDD, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95. Tyler's love and enthusiast nature always kept his PC nearby. Eager to get deeper into tech, he started reviewing.

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