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Kingston Technology Adds Two New Multi-Product Bundles to Growing Mobile Family

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London, UK -- (September 22nd, 2008) -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the 8GB Multi-Kit and 4GB microSDHC card plus USB reader. These two new products make transferring and saving files between mobile phones and multiple devices much easier and convenient as well as increasing storage for music, photos, videos, ringtones and other files.

“The 8GB Multi-Kit is a terrific all-in-one solution that combines a large capacity microSDHC card with dual adapters and a USB reader,” said Wendy Lecot, Flash business manager, Kingston®. “The 4GB microSDHC card plus USB Flash reader bundle makes transferring or ‘side-loading’ content between a PC and mobile phone easy. Consumer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive on our ultra-small USB reader. It is the perfect accessory to attach to a phone via the included loop, making it handy for quick data transfers.”

Kingston’s 8GB Multi-Kit features an 8GB microSDHC card along with mini- and full-size SD adapters as well as a USB reader. The versatile kit allows consumers to store large amounts of data on a single card while utilizing adapters to easily convert the card for use on multiple device platforms.

Designed for the growing content choices available to mobile phones, the 4GB microSDHC card plus USB reader provides a handy way to store large amounts of data. Both cards are covered by a lifetime warranty* and Kingston’s free 24/7 technical support. The USB reader is covered by a two-year warranty.

microSDHC card Features and Specifications:

  • Compliant: with the SD Specification Version 2.00
  • Versatile: 8GB Multi-Kit can be used as a USB and full-size SDHC card with write protection or as a miniSDHC card to transfer data (with adapters)
  • Compatible: with microSDHC, miniSDHC and SDHC host devices (with adapter); not compatible with standard microSD/miniSD/SD-enabled devices/readers
  • File Format: FAT 32
  • Reliable: lifetime warranty on cards*; two-year warranty on reader
  • Capacity**: 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions: 0.43" x 0.59" x 0.039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
  • High-Speed Class Rating***: Class 4: 4MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate
  • Operating Temperature: -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Weight: 0.1 oz (2.7g)

Reader Features and Specifications:

  • Compliant: with USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 1.29" x 0.60" x 0.30" (32.89mm x 15.3mm x 7.66mm)
  • Speed Rating***: Up to 13MB/sec. read rate and up to 3.5MB/sec write rate
  • Operating Temperatures: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperatures: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Weight: 0.15 oz (4.1g)
  • System Requirements: System with USB support, Windows Vista (ReadyBoost not supported), Windows 2000 (SP4), WinXP (SP1, SP2),Mac OS X (10.3.x and higher)

Kingston 8GB Multi-Kit and 4GB microSDHC Card + USB Reader

Part Number

Description

MSRP Subject to change.

MBLY/8GB

8GB Multi-Kit

£18.30 without VAT

FCR-MRB+SDC4/4GB

Black Flash Card Reader + Class 4 microSDHC card

£10.60 without VAT


* 10-year warranty in France, Germany and Austria
** Please note: Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.
*** Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.

For more information on Kingston or its products visit the Web site at: www.kingston.com/europe