USB flash drives are useful for a great many things. One of my favorites is turning them into bootable utility drives. Whenever I get a new version of OS X or Windows, I create bootable USB flash drives so I have hard copies of the OS installer. Another tool I use a lot is Parted Magic, a Linux-based utility. And while you don’t always need high-end flash drives for these purposes, a good one can go a long way to avoiding frustration and wasted time. I took a look at the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 specifically for use as a bootable drive after I experienced problems trying to create a bootable OS X Mavericks installer.
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Memory cards are continuously increasing in capacity and performance, which is a good thing. 64GB of memory may be a laughably high capacity to some of you, but when you realize that our devices are producing more data than ever before, it’s not as big as you might think. Our digital cameras take photos as well as HD videos and to capture all that data, we need big memory cards to store them. We also need fast memory cards to get the best performance out of our cameras. The Kingston 64GB SDXC UHS-I Ultimate memory card is such a card, boasting speeds of up to 60MB/s read and 35MB/s write.
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Sharing media files and content with mobile devices isn’t always an easy task. The Kingston MobileLite Wireless is a compact Wi-Fi device that aims to simplify file sharing while on the go and provide additional storage for devices with limited memory. Basically a Wi-Fi enabled card reader, the MobileLite Wireless comes without any on-board storage. Instead, it has a USB port and a built-in SD card reader that allows the user to plug in their own USB flash drives and microSD/SD memory cards. It also doubles as an external battery pack, capable of charging your mobile devices. Could the MobileLite Wireless be an ideal mobile travel companion? Read on to find out.
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Kingston recently announced the availability of their 64GB Class 10 microSDXC memory card. After reading the press release, it got me thinking: how many memory manufacturers make a 64GB Class 10 microSD card? A quick search on Newegg turned up just one. With Kingston’s hat in the ring, now there’s two. 64GB is enormous for small devices, like smartphones and tablets. The storage advantages are pretty obvious, but I took a look at the Kingston 64GB microSDXC card for performance as well. The results were pretty impressive.
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USB flash drives come in all shapes and sizes and are great for a variety of uses. One of the most common and basic uses, is toting around documents. The Kingston Locker+ G2, aims to secure those documents and make it as seamless and easy to use as possible.
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Kingston Technology, a leader in system memory, has a wide selection of USB flash drives to choose from. On the high-end is the DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. A respected gaming and enthusiast brand, products that bare the HyperX name, usually have three things in common: extreme performance, superb build quality, and the signature blue color.
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Whether you need to copy photos from your camera’s memory card or put some music on a microSD card for your smartphone or MP3 player, using a memory card reader is easier than getting tangled about with cables. The Kingston MobileLite G3 memory card reader is one of the least expensive and most convenient card readers around. I’ve been using the MobileLite G2 for years and decided to finally upgrade to G3 for USB 3.0 and SDXC compatibility.
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