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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

[REVIEW] Kingston MobileLite Wireless

The Kingston MobileLite Wireless is an ingenious piece of kit and has become something that I carry with me at all times now.  This 3-in-1 device is not just about being connected but more about having unlimited access to files and photos from your portable hard drive (and other storage devices), streaming content to multiple devices and backing up your mobile phone battery.

Kingston MobileLite Wireless


Confused?  Let me break it down for you.

Portable Card Reader

The MobileLite Wireless works as a portable card reader to give you unlimited access to all of your data, anywhere you are.  I have been using it with both a SD card and my external hard drive to access presentations for work.  You can also store photographs, music, documents and more in the same way. 

Wireless and Streaming

Using the MobileLite app, available on iOS and Android, content can be shared and stored to three devices at once.  This is great for children on car journeys or if someone wants to watch a film in bed. 

Back-Up Battery

You can use the MobileLite unit to keep the power flowing without having to plug your phone or tablet into the wall.  The battery life on my phone is shocking because I'm addicted to Candy Crush Saga and keep checking my twitter account but because the MobileLite Wireless has a built-in 1800AH battery it can be used as a mobile device booster, which is the lifeline I was looking for. 

My thoughts

With the MobileLite Wireless unit you get a USB lead and a SD card adaptor.  At first, the unit seems very 'plasticky' and not very sturdy and I was disappointed not to actually receive a memory card with the unit.  However, those thoughts have now been eradicated because of how useful the unit is and how easy it is to set up.  It's been a lifesaver on many occasion when my mobile phone battery has been on its last legs (a regular occurrence) and it also means that I don't have to clog my mobile phone or tablet up with photos and videos.  This is great because I don't use up valuable memory space but also if I ever lost my phone (or tablet) or had it stolen then there are less personal pictures on there.

The RRP at the time of this review was £49.99 on Amazon.