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Kingston Digital Announces Wi-Drive App for Kindle Fire; 64GB Capacity Addition and Apple App Update

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PRESS RELEASE

  • Wireless Storage for Android-based Kindle Fire
  • 64GB Capacity Provides More Storage On the Go
  • App Update Includes Streaming viaAirPlayDevices, DRM Support

International CES 2012 Las Vegas, NV and Fountain Valley, CA -- January 10, 2012 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced an app to enable Wi-DriveTM 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.

"Since its debut, Kingston Wi-Drive has been a success with Apple mobile device users. As more consumers adopt Kindle Fire as their mobile device for personal media consumption, we are proud to help this new segment of users store and share photos, videos, music and much more," said Krystian JaroszynskiProduct Marketing Manager Flash, Kingston Technology. "The combination of the app update, higher capacity and Kindle Fire support makes Wi-Drive the perfect wireless storage solution for mobile users."

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.

A video of Kingston Wi-Drive can be seen here and photos can be found here.

Kingston Wi-Drive is backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 live technical support. For more information visit www.kingston.com/flash.

* DRM purchased content from iTunes can be played back via the Safari browser connected to Wi-Drive.  Not all of the functions and features that are found in the application will work within the browser and sharing may be limited to devices that are synched with iTunes.

** Playback from Airplay compatible devices supports one user session at a time. Requires an AirPlay compatible device. iOS 4.3+.

Kingston can be found on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kingstontechmemory

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kingstontechnologyeurope

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/kingstontech

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/kingston

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingstontechnologyemea/ 

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA.For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888 or visit www.kingston.com/europe.