Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 Review

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Introduction

Kingston, who at one point were most well known for their PC Memory solutions have branched out and now offer a number of storage based products and even some peripherals. They have also launched a division more geared towards gamers and enthusiasts they call ‘HyperX’. Kingston has come a long way since it was established in 1987 with their surface-mount memory module but have kept their reputation as a quality manufacturer of products that offer outstanding performance.

Today I will be taking a look at one of their latest USB products by way of the DataTraveler microDuo 3.0. This USB is designed to be used not only as a storage device for PCs and laptops but to also allow users to connect it to compatible android devices for a bit of extra storage and to be able to transfer files with ease. It is very small in size and is really not much bigger than a USB 3.0 plug, with the exception of the micro-USB port on the other side.

Let’s see what Kingston has to say about the DataTraveler microDuo 3.0:

Kingston’s DataTraveler® microDuo Flash drives provide additional storage in a
small, convenient form factor for tablets and smartphones that support the USB
OTG (On-The-Go) functionality. The USB OTG standard allows mobile devices to
directly connect to supported USB devices.
DataTraveler microDuo Flash drives allow microUSB ports, often used for charging
devices, to be used as expansion ports for up to 64GB of additional storage. Ideal
for storing large files while traveling, DTDUO gives plug-and-play functionality to
tablets and smartphones without microSD ports at a lower price per GB than the
extra built-in storage on a mobile device.
With smartphones and tablets recording HD video and taking higher resolution
photos, space on these devices gets used up faster than ever. DTDUO Flash drives
let users move files, photos, videos and more — without plugging into a PC1

to offload or backup content. Sharing large files between mobile devices is easier
than using online cloud services, and there’s no need for a cable to transfer data
between the device and a PC.
Available in USB 2.0 or USB 3.0, DT microDuo Flash drives are small, lightweight
and easy to take anywhere, plus their sleek design complements any mobile
device. The rotating cap protects the microUSB connector from damage.
DataTraveler microDuo Flash drives are backed by a five-year warranty, free
technical support and legendary Kingston® reliability.

Specifications

Capacities1: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

Speed2:
16GB – 70MB/s read, 10MB/s write
32GB – 64GB – 70MB/s read, 15MB/s write

Interface: USB 3.0, microUSB

Dimensions: 27.63mm x 16.46mm x 8.56mm

Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C

Storage Temperature : -20°C to 85°C

Warranty/support: 5-year warranty with free technical support

Compatible with: Windows® 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows RT, Mac OS X v.10.6.x+, Linux v.2.6+

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