I have several USB thumb drives that I use for different purposes. They all have their purpose, but security is not among those purposes. I simply don’t put things on those thumb drives that need to be secured; however, if you do have something that needs a layer of protection, the Kingston DataTraveler Locker + G2 is your friend.

This is one of those really simple ideas that get overly complicated. How does the DataTraveler Locker + G2 work? It has a system that allows you to create up to 20 accounts with user names and passwords. That;s it. It is a thumb drive wrapped in a metal skin with password security built into the drive.

The Locker + G2 will be available in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB sized for those who need to use this in a work enviroment or just a easy way to hide your digital “stash” away from outsiders. Free technical support and a 5 year warranty is also good for the peace of mind you need. The Locker + G2 is USB 2.0 which is a bit of a let down, but it also ensure it works with pretty much everything that can be described as an operating system.

[hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”]

Kingston Digital Ships Next-generation Secure USB Flash Drive for Consumers

DataTraveler Locker+ G2 Safeguards Sensitive, Personal Information

Lower Price for Peace of Mind Data Security

Versatile Data Protection Works on Both Mac and PC Systems

July 10, 2012 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the second-generation of its popular DataTraveler Locker+ secure USB Flash drive for consumers. The new, lower priced DataTraveler Locker+ G2 works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems and all data is secured with hardware-based encryption.

Users simply setup a password upon first use for access and the drive is as simple as plug and play with no extra software or partitions needed. The DataTraveler Locker+ G2 also features a password manager that allows users to store names and passwords for up to 20 accounts. The stylish, durable metal casing also features a key loop for easy attachment to a backpack, briefcase or purse.

“Data security for consumers is simple and affordable with the new DataTraveler Locker+ G2. The data encryption makes this the perfect USB drive to keep your information safe and out of strangers hands in case it ever gets lost,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. “Users can take their data between Mac and PC systems with ease, and also safely store login information to websites with the included password manager.

The DataTraveler Locker+ G2 is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities. It is backed by a five-year warranty and free technical support.

Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 Features and Specifications:

  • Hardware encryption: the best in personal security to keep your data safe
  • Superior password protection: user sets a password to prevent unauthorized access
  • Versatile: works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems
  • Secure: drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid login attempts
  • Easy to use: no application installation required
  • Password Manager: access and store user names and passwords for up to 20 accounts
  • Stylish: durable metal casing with built-in key loop
  • Customizable1: Co-Logo program available
  • Supports: Windows 7, Vista, XP & Mac OS X
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty with free technical support
  • Capacities2: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
  • Speed3: 10MB/s read and 5MB/s write
  • Compatibility: designed to USB 2.0 specifications]
  • No admin rights required

Minimum System Requirements:

  • USB 2.0 compliant and 3.0 compatible
  • Two (2) free consecutive drive letters required for use
  • Dimensions: 2.28″ x 0.73″ x 0.38″ (58.00mm x 18.6mm x 9.75mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32F to 140F (0C to 60C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4F to 185F (-20C to 85C)


Share This With The World!