Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3 / Pro
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 05-17-2016
Provided by: Kingston
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What's in the box

Let's compare the MobileLite Wireless G3 in white side-by-side with the MobileLite Wireless Pro in black. Aside from the color they otherwise appear identical.


The unit comes with a Quick Start Guide, micro-USB to USB cable and micro-SD to SD Card adapter. For the MobileLite Wireless G3, Kingston has included a DataTraveler SE9 G2 16GB USB 3.0 drive to test with. Unfortunately the MobileLite units limit throughput to USB 2.0 speeds for external storage.


The unit top features three LEDs for Wi-Fi Bridge Mode, Wi-Fi and Battery/Power status indicators. The Battery/Power LED changes color to indicate the amount of battery power remaining; green for 51% to 100%, orange for 26% to 50% and red for <25% remaining.


The left side has the SD Card slot and USB 2.0 port for connecting external storage and mobile device charging. The USB port is rated for 3.7V / 2A charging on the G3 and 3.6V / 2A charging on the Pro for external devices. Kingston claims the internal battery is good for up to two typical smartphone charges on the G3, and two and a half charges on the Pro.


The front has the power button, recessed reset button and micro-USB charging jack. The non-replaceable internal battery is rated for up to 11 hours of continuous use on the 5400mAh MobileLite Wireless G3 and up to 12 hours on the 6700mAh MobileLite Wireless Pro. Charging another device at the same time will of course shorten the unit's run-time.


The right side houses the RJ45 network port to allow the unit to function as a wireless access point.

Next let's take a look at usage and performance.


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