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Kingston Unveils All-in-one USB Flash Drive and Card Reader

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    DRAM maker Kingston has launched quite an interesting flash drive and card reader combo called DataTraveler Micro Reader. This little USB 2.0-compatible device comes with its own on-board storage that reaches 1GB, 2GB or 4GB, depending on the model, plus an expansion slot that can read microSD, microSDHC, or Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards. The expansion slot makes the drive act as a card reader, but it also offers its user the possibility of expanding the overall memory space by adding a high-capacity card. The flash drive weights only 8.68 grams (without any memory card) and supports Windows Vista's ReadyBoost feature. Backed by a five year warranty, the DataTraveler Micro Reader will start shipping later this month in 1GB version with the 2GB and 4GB models set to follow soon. The suggested prices of the new drives are $19.25, $28.25 and $42 for the 1GB, 2GB and 4GB versions respectively.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
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    These have been around for a long time. My uncle has one. I don't think it's Kingston though.
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    nice.. I new these would comne out sooner or later.:p
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    they are only nice when the card reader don't show up as a drive without no card in it.
    (and yes i know that there will be 2 drive letters and that you can hide drives )
    and aren't they out for a long time :confused: at least for sd cards....
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    nice. my comp has a card reader in it already so i dont need one of those.
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    I want an 8gb version! NOWWW

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