Legit Memory Reviews
Kingston MobileLite G2 8GB USB Card Reader Review
|Product:||Kingston MobileLite G2 USB Card Reader|
|Date:||Fri, Feb 05, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
Kingston MobileLite G2 USB Card Reader
I take a lot of pictures when I'm traveling and like to preview them on a PC before I get too far down the road and find out they aren't coming out as I had thought. As such, I always take along a card reader - even if I have one built into the PC. You never know when you might want to share with someone else who doesn't have a reader or maybe you simply want a back-up with you. However, I also like to travel light. Apparently, Kingston had people like me in mind when they designed the MobileLite G2 USB card reader.
Supporting SD/SDHC, microSD/SDHC, MSPD, MS Pro HG Duo, and M2 formats, it's surprisingly small, light, about the size of a cigarette lighter, and weighs in at a mere 18.9g (just over half an ounce). You can buy the reader by itself or bundled with an SDHC secure digital media card offering sizes ranging from 4GB to 32GB. The version we are testing came with the 8GB card and can be found for right around $31 online.
- Compliant — with the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 specification, USB storage Class V1.0, SD 2.00, SDHC 4.1 standards, new MS PRO-HG DUO standard, Universal Serial Bus specification rev 2.0
- Versatile — multi-functional USB card reader supports SD/SDHC, microSD/SDHC, MSPD, MS Pro HG Duo and M2
- Portable — easily fits in your pocket
- Easy — plug and play into any USB 2.0 or 1.1 port
- Guaranteed — two-year warranty on the MobileLiteG2 and lifetime warranty on the SDHC cards.
- MoblieLite G2 Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
- MoblieLite G2 Storage Temperature: -20°to 70°C/ -4° to 158° F
- MobileLite G2 Weight: 18.90g
- MobileLite G2 Dimensions: 2.45" x 1.16" x 0.646" (62.15mm x 29.40mm x 16.40mm).
In the packaging you'll find the G2 reader, the secure digital (SDHC) card, and a USB dongle cord for
connecting the reader to a USB port when there's not enough room to fit
the reader. More on this later. The paper packaging has basic instructions and warranty information in English as well as a handful of other languages.
The SDHC card is of the class 4 variety which means it's rated write speeds are 4MB/s. That's not screamingly fast but should be plenty fast enough for burst shots on most cameras; especially if they are relatively low resolution or have a decent sized write buffer.
So, now that we have made the introductions, let's take a closer look at the MobileLite G2 reader itself and the performance of the bundled SDHC card.
Next Page - External Observations & Use
Page 1 - Kingston MobileLite G2 USB Card Reader
Page 2 - External Observations & Use
Page 3 - Performance Testing
Page 4 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions