PQI Air Drive Wireless Wi-Fi SD Card Storage Device

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About this product


  • Plug in a microSD or SDHC memory card and wirelessly stream it to iOS or Android devices
  • Supports up to 32GB of microSD/SDHC memory card
  • Built-in USB 2.0 cable ensures you don’t lose your cable and gives you transfer speed of up to 480Mbps

Product overview

• Plug in a microSD or SDHC memory card and wirelessly stream it to iOS or Android devices
• Supports up to 32GB of microSD/SDHC memory card
• Built-in USB 2.0 cable ensures you don’t lose your cable and gives you transfer speed of up to 480Mbps
• Free up space and backup important files by wirelessly transferring them via the PQI air drive+ app for iOS and Android devices
• Rechargeable lithium battery lets you stream continuously for five hours

What can I do with this storage device?
Wirelessly access the content stored on a microSD/SDHC memory card with this PQI Air Drive. It supports cards that have up to 32GB of capacity and is extremely portable, with only 8mm of thickness and a weight of 55g (excluding the memory card). Through the PQI air drive+ app (available for iOS 4.0 or later and Android 2.1 or later devices) up to five different devices can simultaneously connect to the emitted Wi-Fi connection. The range of the connection is up to 15 metres, so you can connect to it even if you are in another room. Through the app you can upload, download and stream files, music, pictures and videos. This allows you to free up limited mobile storage space for your files.

Can I use a wired connection?
A built-in USB 2.0 cable can be used to not only charge the PQI Air Drive, it can also be used to transfer files to and from the inserted microSD. When connected to a computer with Wi-Fi off you can access the microSD card as if it was connected as a USB hard drive. On the other hand, with Wi-Fi on, you charge the PQI air drive and you can wirelessly transfer files at the same time. This gives you the ability to transfer a file via the computer and then stream it to five different devices in a short period of time.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I got the Air Drive charged and working fine, and installed the free app on my Android device. I was able to view all the photos on my SD card from the Air Drive with no problems - but, unfortunately, that's where the functionality ended. There was no way to download files to my device, despite following instructions from the online User Manual. All online support from PQI seems to be out of date, and there are various reviews of the app on Google Play Store complaining that the most recent version of the app is useless and won't perform as advertised. This little device could be so good if PQI just fixed these problems with the app and restored its functionality. As it is, the Air Drive does not seem to be fit for purpose.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little gadget before it stopped charging after 6 months! Now I've just gotta find my receipt.
Date published: 2012-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works fine on a friends Android phone, but with iOS 5.1.1 I can write to the SD card but NOT read or play files from it.
Date published: 2012-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this neat little drive for my playbook, streams mp3 music. videos will stream as long as they are in avi format. Other formats such as mp4 will load on to the playbook same as a normal download, which you can then playback using the native player.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The PQI air drive is great, I use it with android nexus 4 and ipod Touch no problems. Music and HD videos on a 32Gb SD card, I can stream different movies to x2 nexus 4 phones and x2 ipod touches perfectly. Its about the size of a business card, perfect for traveling.
Date published: 2013-04-04
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Specification table
Capacity Supports SD/SDHC Card (up to 32GB)
Maximum Capacity 32GB
Number of hard drives N/A
Maximum number of hard drives N/A
Expandable storage Yes – Supports SD/SDHC Card (up to 32GB)
Backup Options N/A
RAID Options N/A
Integration with cloud services N/A
Connections USB2.0
Operating systems compatibility iOS / Android (iOS 4.0 or later / Android 2.1 or later recommended)
Remote access via web No
AirPlay No
Smart device app? Yes – Air Drive+
Compatibility with third party applications/devices No
Wi-Fi Yes – IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Protocols WPA2
Encryption N/A
Password protection Yes
Read speed Manufacturer not specified
Write speed Manufacturer not specified
Processor N/A
Memory Supports SD/SDHC Card (up to 32GB)
Dimensions 85 mm x 54 mm x 8 mm
Colour Iron Grey
Powered by Internal battery
Package contents
PQI Air Drive

App will not work with new IOS it says it needs updating

Asked by: Russ
You would need to wait until PQI release an update.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-19

Is this device able to upload files from an iPad 2?   So far it only seems capable of uploading from my PC via the usb and downloading to my iPad 2.  The instructions are hardly comprehensive!

Asked by: Spara01
This does not support uploading via a mobile device
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-03-23

Doesn't this just do the job of a card reader without the cable? I want to back up photos while travelling

Asked by: Lola
This would work fine for your intended purpose.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-08-23
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