is a leader in memory products, and they offer a wide range of system memory, solid state drives, and flash memory solutions. While flash memory capacities continue to grow, read/write speeds from computers have typically been limited by USB 2.0 performance. With USB 3.0 capable of much higher transfer rates, this opens the opportunity to increase the speed at which you access your flash memory.
In this review we will be taking a look at Kingston's new MobileLite G3, an extremely compact USB 3.0 SDHC and Micro SDHC UHS-I card reader. In order to put this new card reader to the test, Kingston also provided one of their new 16GB UHS-I 233X SDHC cards, which takes advantage of the UHS (Ultra High Speed) transfer rates.
Before taking a look at these devices, lets take a look at some information provided on Kingston's official product page
for the MobileLite G3...
Kingston's MobileLite G3 is an essential part of your mobile gear. This compact, multi-functional USB 3.0 card reader lets your easily transfer digital data, photos, games, music and more stored on Flash cards between all kinds of digital devices. MobileLite G3 has retractable covers on each side that make it compact and protect the USB connector and Flash cards from damage. It's ultra-portable and backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
» Compliant — with the USB 3.0 specification, SDA 3.01 standard
» Versatile — multi-functional USB card reader supports:
» Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
» Portable — easily fits in your pocket
» Guaranteed — two-year warranty, free technical support
» Dimensions 2.45" x 1.16" x 0.646" (62.15mm x 29.40mm x 16.40mm)
» Operating Temperature 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
» Storage Temperature -4° to 158° F (-20°to 70°C)