MEGATech Videos: Kingston Covers 4K microSD and Secure Cloud Backup (CES 2015)

Making our way over to Caesars Palace during CES 2015 week in Las Vegas, we dropped by the Kingston Digital presentation suite to see what the company had up its flash memory sleeve. If you’re looking for a better and more reliable way to record high quality 4K video or you want a safe and secure flash drive that will automatically back up your data to the cloud, Kingston’s got you covered.

First, with products like the GoPro Hero series of action cameras, 4K video recording has become increasingly commonplace even among regular consumers. When you have that much data being pushed through, you need to have memory that can keep up with those speeds. To that end, Kingston Digital revealed a new microSD card that not only adheres to the standards for the UHS-1, Speed Class 3 standards set out by the SD Association, but far exceeds them.

The UHS-1 U3 standard calls for a minimum 30 MB/s read and write speed. With Kingston’s card, you get far more impressive 90-80 MB/s read-write speeds. This way, you’ll have no trouble recording super high quality video, even in 3D, without skipping a bit. And given the context of “extreme” cameras, it’s good to hear that this little thumbnail-sized memory card is really durable too. It’s waterproof, shockproof, X-ray proof and temperature proof too.

For a flash drive that’s more than just a flash drive, Kingston has its DataTraveler Locker+ G3. This USB 3.0 flash drive is notable for two key reasons. First, It has been designed to be highly secure, offering both hardware encryption and password protection. This way, should you misplace your drive, you don’t have to worry about someone stealing your information. Second, if you do happen to lose your drive, you’ll have the peace of mind that your data has already been automatically backed up to the cloud too.

The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 features the option to automatically back up your data to a cloud service of your choosing, including support for Dropbox, Amazon S3, OneDrive and Google Drive. Just plug it into an Internet-connected computer and it’ll do its thing, all at fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds.

The Kingston 4K-ready microSD card is shipping in capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, while the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 USB flash drive comes in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations. Both products aim for about the $1/GB benchmark, so shop around for the best deal.

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Kingston Digital Releases Ultra-High Speed microSD For 4K and HD Video Capture

  • UHS-I Speed Class 3 90MB/s Read, 80MB/s Write Performance
  • microSD Form Factor Compatible with Adventure Cameras & Mobile Devices
  • Durable: Water & Temperature-proof; Shock + Vibration-proof; X-ray-proof

2015 International CES & Fountain Valley, CA January 6, 2015 Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3 90MB/s read, 80MB/s write card (SDCA3). The card far exceeds the SD Associations latest specification release, UHS-1 U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3) rated for 30MB/s read/write.

The 90-80MB/s read-write speeds allow sports/adventure enthusiasts and users alike to capture cinema-quality Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D and 4K2K videos on high performance small form factor devices such as smartphones and cameras used by adventure and thrill seekers. Additionally, video playback at all resolutions up to 4K2K can be played without stutter or interruption. Fast speeds also translate to faster file uploads for computer editing, especially when using USB 3.0 card readers such as the Kingston MobileLite G4 or USB 3.0 Media Reader.

With the emergence of tough and rugged performance cameras, users can rely on the SDCA3 card for its durability and reliability. It is the perfect companion card when capturing a downhill ski run, surfboarding and hang-gliding as the card is water-, shock/vibration-, X-ray- and temperature-proof.

The growing adoption of high performance cameras and Android-based mobile devices has prompted Kingston to provide fast microSD cards to maximize device performance, said Jean Wong, Flash Business Manager. We are confident that our new 90-80MB/s microSD card is built for extreme conditions and users will be able to capture all the memories they want on the card.

SDCA3 is available as a stand-alone card or with an SD card adapter in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities. Kingston recommends its latest readers for best card transfer speeds to and from a computer. The SDCA3 is backed by a lifetime warranty, free technical support, and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Flash Card Features & Specifications:

Fast/Performance: UHS-I Speed Class 3 :up to 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write for continuous shooting, video recording and fast file transfer
Resistant: waterproof1 shock proof2, X-ray proof3 and temperature proof4 to perform even in harsh environments
Compliant: with the SD Association specifications
Compatible: with microSDHC & microSDXC host devices; not compatible with standard microSD-enabled devices/readers; microSDXC cards are not compatible with microSDHC-enabled devices/readers
Flexible/Multi-functional: when combined with the SD adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC/SDXC card to fit in DSL-R or DSL-M cameras, 4K camcorders and other devices
Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
Capacities5: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Performance6: 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)
microSDHC/SDXC Card Dimensions: 11mm x 15mm x 1mm
SD Adapter Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm
Operating Temperature: -25C to 85C
Storage Temperature: -40C to 85C
Voltage: 3.3V
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Kingston Digital Offers Automatic Cloud Backup to Personal Secure USB Flash Drive

  • DataTraveler Locker+ G3 Safeguards Personal Information
  • New Cloud Option With Automatic Back Up
  • USB 3.0 Speeds to Secure Files Faster

2015 International CES & Fountain Valley, CA ? January 6, 2015 ? Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the additional feature of cloud backup to the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 (DTLPG3) USB 3.0 Flash drive for personal security. DTLPG3 offers hardware encryption, password protection and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds to keep ones personal data safe.

Consumers now have the option of automatically backing up a DataTraveler Locker+ G3 to their preferred cloud storage provider such as Google Drive, OneDrive (Microsoft), Amazon S3, Dropbox or Box via included ClevX USBtoCLOUD software. Kingston and ClevX first worked together in 2012 on an encrypted USB drive with a built-in anti-malware scan engine for enterprise customers. With the DTLPG3, consumers can rest assured that if the DTLPG3 is lost or misplaced, photos, personal documents and other files are still safely stored and accessible in the cloud.

We are excited to offer cloud backup to our existing fast and secure consumer level USB Flash drive, said Ken Campbell, Flash Business Manager, Kingston. The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is easy to use, durable and ensures consumers personal documents are safe and also always available to them.

DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities and is backed by a five-year warranty, free live technical support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information please visit www.kingston.com.


Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 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
Easy to use: no application installation required
Versatile: works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems
Secure: drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid login attempts
Stylish: durable metal casing with built-in key loop
Optional Cloud Backup: access data stored on DataTraveler Locker+ G3 from your personal cloud storage (see below for Cloud Services Supported)
Co-Logo Program available1: customize DataTraveler Locker+ G3 by adding your logo and/or digital files and instantly increase your organizations brand recognition. The Customization Program offers unique packaging, custom profiles, color adjustments, content loading and more, all with easy and convenient ordering.
Supports: Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP & Mac OS X
Guaranteed: five-year warranty with free technical support
Capacities2: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Speed3: USB 3.0 speed: 8GB: 80MB/s read, 10MB/s write
16GB: 135MB/s read, 20MB/s write
32GB64GB: 135MB/s read, 40MB/s write
USB 2.0 speed: 8GB: 30MB/s read, 10MB/s write
16GB64GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write
Cloud Services Supported: Google Drive, OneDrive (Microsoft), Amazon S3, Dropbox, Box
Dimensions: 60.56mm x 18.6 mm x 9.75 mm
Minimum System Requirements:
– USB 3.0 compliant and 2.0 compatible
– Two (2) free consecutive drive letters required for use4
Operating Temperature: 32F to 140F (0C to 60C)
Storage Temperature: -4F to 185F (-20C to 85C)
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