Kingston's cute little SD pack is very practical

I like devices that use SD. Not only is it cheap and easy to find, but it’s easy to adapt. SD, MiniSD, and MicroSD by all rights should be a nightmare to deal with, but with a couple cheap pieces of plastic (much like the cards themselves) makes things as easy as cake. You’ve got your microSD for your phone, a miniSD adapter for what have you, and an SD adapter for cameras, camcorders, and miscellaneous things like my GP2X.

I realize this is hardly groundbreaking news but it’s a nice little package (8GB MicroSD, adapters, and a little reader) and we could probably all use a boost in our SD capacity (I’m ashamed to say I’m using a 1GB card at the moment), especially with stuff like the Pandora coming out. The kit will be available soon.

8GB Multi-Kit and 4GB microSDHC Card plus USB Reader Allow High Capacity
Versatile Storage, Transfer Options

SAN FRANCISCO and FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ —
CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment — 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(R). “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

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
— Compatible: with microSDHC, miniSDHC and SDHC host devices (with
adapter); not compatible with standard microSD/miniSD/SD-enabled
— 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
— Operating Temperature: -13 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-25 degrees C to
85 degrees C)
— Storage Temperature: -40 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-40 degrees C to
85 degrees 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
— Operating Temperatures: 32 degrees F to 140 degrees F (0 degrees C to
60 degrees C)
— Storage Temperatures: -40 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-40 degrees C to
85 degrees 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 (U.S. only)
Subject to change.

MBLY/8GB 8GB Multi-Kit $39.00
FCR-MRB+SDC4/4GB Black Flash Card Reader +
Class 4 microSDHC card $22.00

* 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

*** Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.

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About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent
manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and
distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and
Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3
players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates,
Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan,
China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia,
Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin
America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit

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