If you’re lightening your business travel load with the Asus PadFone 2, you might well also look at this hero of miniaturisation from Kingston Technology. Its MobileLite Wireless all-in-one media hub and battery booster looks grey and boring, but is simply brilliant – all the more so because it measures just 12.5cm x 6cm x 1.7cm and weighs a puny 98g. When you consider that a media hub such as the Corsair Voyager Air, which I featured in May, measures 17.4cm x 5cm x 24.3cm and weighs 739g, you see my point.
The drawback is that the MobileLite doesn’t have a hard drive. This may seem a considerable problem, but what it does have is slots for SD cards and USB sticks, which are now readily available up to 256Gb. So it’s plausible to keep a few dozen films, say, on one, and all your business presentations on another, and have a very reasonable amount of storage that takes up no appreciable bag space. The MobileLite can stream to three devices simultaneously over a few metres’ range – and as a handy bonus, its lithium battery can also give your phone or tablet an emergency boost.