Kingston Announces Wi-Drive App for Kindle Fire and More


Kingston Announces Wi-Drive App for Kindle Fire and More

Kingston announces an app to enable Wi-Drive use with Kindle Fire.

Kingston Wi-Drive users can get a free app update for Apple devices allowing AirPlay and DRM support.  Allowing users to store and share content wirelessly with three users concurrently, the Wi-Drive wireless portable storage was first released in 2011 for Apple devices. The usage is now being extended to Kindle Fire owners.

Initially only available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, the soon to be launched 64GB version allows for more storage and sharing.

Read on for the full press release.


Hsinchu, Taiwan – Kingston today announced an app to enable Wi-Drive use with Kindle Fire. Shipping in later Q1, Kingston Wi-Drive will also be available in a 64GB capacity. In addition, existing Wi-Drive users can get a free app update for Apple devices that allow AirPlay and DRM support. The award-winning Kingston Wi-Drive is wireless portable storage for tablets and smartphone devices including Kindle Fire, Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and lets users store and share content wirelessly with three users simultaneously.

Kingston Wi-Drive was first released in 2011 for Apple devices and can now be used for the Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. The app, available on the Amazon Appstore for Android, allows Kindle Fire users to expand the capacity of the device beyond the 8GB of internal storage.

The 64GB version coming soon allows even more storage and sharing, and joins the Wi-Drive family currently available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. An app update for Apple devices allows AirPlay support for streaming of music, photos and videos. For iPhone users working with documents, Wi-Drive presents the “Open in” option so the user can select which app to use to view the document, and also allows copying to the Wi-Drive app. Purchased or DRM content can now be accessed on Apple mobile devices through the Safari browser via the Wi-Drive’s IP address as long as the device is assigned to a computer using an iTunes account.

Kingston Wi-Drive allows users to stream videos, access music or share files with tablets and smartphone owners. The distinctively designed, pocket-sized Wi-Drive utilizes Flash-based technology to store data from USB-compatible PCs. These files are then easily retrieved via Wi-Drive’s built-in wireless signal without requiring cables or an Internet connection. Three users can work simultaneously with different file types from a single Wi-Drive without any performance disruption.

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