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Kingston DataTraveler 100 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

December 25th, 2013 3 comments

4 stars

Kingston DataTraveler 100 USB3

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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Kanex simpleDock

November 7th, 2013 No comments

Kanex simpleDock4 stars

Kanex recently released the simpleDock, a docking/charging station for your MacBook Pro or Air. I’ve spent a few weeks using the dock on a daily basis, and it’s about time I shared my thoughts.

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Seagate Slim 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

October 13th, 2013 2 comments

5 Stars

Seagate Slim

Portable hard drives are great for carrying around data and for backups, but some “portable” hard drives aren’t always that portable. The Seagate Slim USB 3.0 portable hard drive, on the other hand, is amazingly thin and lightweight. But does it sacrifice performance for that svelte form factor?

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Patriot SuperSonic Rage XT USB 3.0 Flash Drive Hawken Bundle

August 17th, 2013 No comments

5 Stars
Patriot RageXT Hawken bundle

The Patriot SuperSonic Rage XT USB 3.0 flash drive is a stellar little flash drive on its own, but Patriot upped the ante by offering a bundle with the popular mech game, Hawken.

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Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 (DTHX30/64GB)

July 31st, 2012 1 comment

5 Stars

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0

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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BUFFALO Technology MiniStation 500 GB Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (HD-PA500TU3)

July 26th, 2012 No comments

4 stars
Buffalo HD-PA500TU3

The Buffalo MiniStation 500 GB Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 drive is one of only a few Thunderbolt drives out on the market right now. Thunderbolt drives can theoretically reach twice the speeds of USB 3.0, but you’ll have to pay a premium for those theoretical speeds. I took a look at the Buffalo Thunderbolt drive to see if the portable hard drive was worth the premium.

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Kingston MobileLite G3 Memory Card Reader (FCR-MLG3)

June 19th, 2012 2 comments

4 stars
Kingston MobileLite G3

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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