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Kingston Wi-Drive 128GB

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No doubt you’ve seen Kingston’s fully portable wireless storage Wi-Drive before but the 128GB version only came out this month. This doubling of the previous maximum capacity takes the Wi-Drive beyond its iOS/Android tablet/talker top-up role, to places where it can perform as a versatile storage platform. Its 2.4GHz 802.11g/n wireless connectivity allows sharing for three people and you’re not limited to Android or iOS devices either.

Computers can access content wirelessly too, as the Wi-Drive can act as a bridge on an existing network or perform as a standalone access point. Then out on the road it doesn’t matter what device you’ve got to hand, you can hook up to it wirelessly from the Wi-Drive app for iOS and Android. And of course, the mini USB charging point also allows you to mount it as a desktop drive to ferry content to and from it. If you’ve a multiplatform lifestyle or family and a media habit, the Wi-Drive offers content contentment.

Kingston Wi-Drive 128GB portable wireless storage and access point
Price £155
More info Kingston

Landmice Aston Martin wireless mouse

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My brother, lucky fellow, has an Aston Martin and unbeknownst to him, so do I. While he parks his in a garage overnight, my Quantum Grey model rolls up next to the keyboard on my desk – it even has working lights at the front and rear. I’m not sure what 0-60mph would work out as, for the cursor flying across the screen, but this 1750dpi optical mouse is certainly extremely nippy.

If it’s too responsive, you can shift gear by simply holding down the left and right click buttons simultaneously to drop the resolution to 750 or 1250dpi – the scroll wheel on the bonnet flashes the changes. This will also light up when the battery is low, something that those car lights will bring on sooner than its 2.4G wireless connection that uses a mini dongle that's Mac and PC compatible. Along with the auto off feature, there's a three way switch on the bottom for lights on/off and all off – the latter is a good idea at the end of the day, so you’re not parked with the engine running. Comfortable to use and light weight too, a perfect stocking filler for Bond fans or a sibling with the real thing. Merry Christmas, bro.

Thanks to Prezzybox for the review sample.

Landmice Aston Martin wireless mouse
Price £40
More info Landmice and Prezzybox

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