Kingston reveals USB 3.0 memory card reader

Posted on Wednesday, August 03 2011 @ 13:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Kingston announced a new USB 3.0 Media Reader, it will be sold in retail stores for around $45. It supports various CF, SD, microSD and Memory Stick/M2 formats.
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. For more information visit

Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader Features and Specifications:

  • CF Type I (UDMA 0-6)
  • CF Type II (UDMA 0-6)

    Secure Digital
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC

  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC

    Memory Stick®/M2*
  • Memory Stick®
  • Memory Stick® PRO
  • Memory Stick® Duo™
  • Memory Stick® PRO Duo™
  • Memory Stick® M2

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