PMA 2007: The Kingston DataTraveler Reader is a USB 2.0 Flash memory drive that provides up to 4GB of storage and includes an onboard SD/MMC expansion slot for reading nine different Flash memory card formats (including SDHC). Available in storage capacities of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB, the Kingston DataTraveler Reader is compatible with both Mac (OS 10.x or higher) and Windows. Prices are $19.99 / £11.60 for 1GB and $34.99 / £19.60 for the 2GB DataTraveler Reader (price of the 4Gb version to be confirmed). Kingston’s DataTraveler Card Reader will be available by the end of March.
Kingston Technology Press Release
Kingston Combines USB Flash Drive with Memory Card Reader in Launch of New DataTraveler Reader
Windows and Mac Compatible USB Drive Available in Capacities Up to 4GB*; Reads SD/MMC Memory Card Formats Including SDHC
Photo Marketing Association/PMA Expo, Las Vegas, NV – March 8, 2007—Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its new DataTraveler® Reader, a USB 2.0 Flash memory drive that provides up to 4GB of Flash storage, and includes an onboard SD/MMC expansion slot for reading nine different Flash memory card formats, including the new Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) format.
“Consumers today are more mobile than ever before and the need to store and share digital information has increased dramatically,” said Joe Teng, Flash product manager, Kingston®. “The DataTraveler Reader is a powerful way to capture, save and share pictures, videos and documents in a safe and ultra-compact form factor,” added Teng.
Available in storage capacities of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB, the Kingston DataTraveler Reader is compatible with both Mac (OS 10.x or higher) and Windows (2000, XP and Vista) platforms. The new USB reader is compatible with SD, SDHC, miniSD**, microSD**, MMC**, MMCplus**, RS-MMC**, MMCmobile** and MMCmicro** card formats.
When inserted into a computer’s USB port, the DataTraveler Reader is assigned two drive letters (for example, G:\ and H:\ ). One drive letter is assigned to the Reader’s internal storage while the other is designated for the expansion slot. Users can quickly and easily work with both drives to either transfer files to the computer or between the USB drive and the Flash memory card inside the DataTraveler Reader.
Pricing and Availability
Kingston’s DataTraveler Card Reader will be available by the end of March through distributors, resellers, retailers, e-tailers or online at http://www.kingston.com
Kingston DataTraveler Reader (DTCR)
Capacity and Description
MSRP (U.S. only). Prices subject to change.
1GB USB drive & card reader
2GB USB drive & card reader
4GB* USB drive & card reader
*DataTraveler Reader 4GB USB drive will be available Second Quarter, 2007.
** Requires adapter (not included).
For more detailed information on Kingston memory products, please call 800-337-8410 or visit the Kingston Web site at: http://www.kingston.com.
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, China, and Latin America.