Monday, August 1st 2011

Kingston Digital Launches USB 3.0 Media Reader

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader. The reader takes advantage of performance benefits offered by USB 3.0 technology, allowing for faster data download times.

The Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader supports multiple card formats including the newer high-capacity SDXC. With its quick and easy plug-and-play design, it delivers up to 5.0Gb/s data transfer speed for high-resolution images, large data files and more making it ideal for serious enthusiasts who need a fast and reliable data transfer device. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
“The Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader’s ability to handle multiple card formats combined with its small form factor makes it perfect for use at home, on the road or in the office,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “It is the essential device for reading higher-speed cards currently offered in the market and a convenient way to move photos, music, data and more between multiple platforms.”

The Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader comes with a three-foot USB 3.0 cable. It is backed by a two-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader Features and Specifications:
  • Portable: convenient small size
  • Versatile: works with the following Flash card formats:
  • CompactFlash
  • o CF Type I (UDMA 0-6)
    o CF Type II (UDMA 0-6)
  • Secure Digital
  • o SD
    o SDHC
    o SDHC UHS-I
    o SDXC
    o SDXC UHS-I
    o microSD
    o microSDHC
    o microSDXC
  • Memory Stick/M2
  • o Memory Stick
    o Memory Stick PRO
    o Memory Stick Duo
    o Memory Stick PRO Duo
    o Memory Stick M2
  • Requirements: system with USB 3.0 port
  • Backwards Compatible: with USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 3.66" x 2.07" x 0.63" (93.17mm x 52.68mm x 16.00mm)
  • Speed Rating: USB 3.0, up to 5.0Gb/s data transfer speed
  • Operating Temperature: 32º to 140ºF / 0º to 60ºC
  • Storage Temperature: -4º to 185ºF / -20º to 85ºC
  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1, SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
  • Guaranteed: two-year warranty
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3 Comments on Kingston Digital Launches USB 3.0 Media Reader

Overpriced gadget, useless for 90% of normal pc's...
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I'm sure this would be awesome for someone working in a photo lab or similar but I never understood the appeal of these for most people. Every device I have that uses a media card also has a USB connector.

The design looks good, well except for the odd red "Kingston". I guess they really want their brand name to stand out.
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Seems pointless to me unless your using CF cards.
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