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 -|
Final Thoughts & Conclusions
The Kingston MobileLite G2 card reader makes for a nice travel companion for those using one of the variety of cards it supports. If you are compact flash card user, you are out of luck here but that's hardly surprising given the reader is near the same size as a compact flash card. I don't have any real complaints about the reader or the accompanying
SDHC card. There was the minor issue with the amount of play with the
retractable cover on the card end of the device but this was minimal and
at no point was I concerned that it may break or become stuck. For reassurance, Kingston offers a 2-year warranty on the G2 reader and a lifetime warranty on the SDHC card.
For just over $30, you'd be hard pressed to find another combination of card reader and name brand class 4 SDHC card for less money so it's a good deal for someone who needs one of each - especially when factoring in the warranties. However, there doesn't appear to be a significant discount for buying them bundled as opposed to purcahsing each Kingston component separately. It's about as small as it gets when it comes to mobile readers supporting multiple cards. It will also work on all versions of Windows from 2000 on, Linux 2.6+ and Mac OS X 10.3.x+ although it does not support Windows ReadyBoost, although I'm not sure why anyone would want to use this device for that purpose.
Legit Bottom Line: Simply put, the Kingston MobileLite G2 reader works as advertised and perfectly capable of meeting the needs of those looking for small and portable but effective media card reader. Having an SDHC card bundled in the package makes it all the more attractive as a nice gift or starter pack for someone in need of storage for their camera or other electronic device.
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Page 1 - Kingston MobileLite G2 USB Card Reader
Page 2 - External Observations & Use
Page 3 - Performance Testing
Page 4 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions