Kingston USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader Review

Posted by Michael Pabia on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:00am

Introduction

Flash cards are commonly used today in many different devices such as smartphones, digital cameras, video cameras, media players and so on. Accessing the data stored in these flash cards are done with the help of card readers. Some are built-in into laptops or use an external card reader for that matter. Today, we will look at an external card reader from Kingston Technology, the Kingston USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader. Kingston provided a 32GB Class 10 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC SD card to test the media reader. We will also be using the Kingston 16GB microSDHC/SDXC Card — Class 10 UHS-Imicro SD we reviewed before.

About Kingston Technology Company

In 1987, Kingston® entered the market with a single product. Founders John Tu and David Sun addressed a severe shortage of surface-mount memory chips with a memory module that would serve to redefine industry standards for years to come.

Combining one of the most extensive and stringent testing processes in the memory industry, an exceptional free tech support centre and a consistent roll-out of innovative technologies, Kingston Technology has continually set industry standards of quality and reliability throughout its history.

About Kingston’s USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader

Versatile card reader for seamless data transfer.

Kingston’s USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader reads all major card format types and supports UHS-I and UHS-II SD card speeds, making it ideal for photographers, videographers, design studios and printing houses. This versatile reader lets you easily transfer photos, videos, music and other data between your favorite cards and your PC.

To maximize the performance of your memory cards and save time when transferring files, it features USB 3.0 high-speed performance with up to 5.0Gb/s data transfer speed, up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

The USB 3.0 media reader has a sleek design, with a white body and brushed nickel case in a small form factor, and an easily read, built-in LED indicator. It’s backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, which is convenient for systems with limited USB 3.0 ports. For peace of mind, it’s covered by a two-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability.

Check out the short clip about the media reader from Kingston below:

Move on to the next page for the features and specifications.

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