mobilelite g3 Kingston launches pocket friendly USB 3.0 card reader

Memory card readers built into notebooks are generally not the fastest ones around and if you happen to own a notebook with USB 3.0 connectivity, you're definitely going to want to invest in a USB 3.0 card reader. Kingston's new MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 reader might just fit the ticket, at least as long as you only use SD or MS cards with your camera.

Memory card readers built into notebooks are generally not the fastest ones around and if you happen to own a notebook with USB 3.0 connectivity, you're definitely going to want to invest in a USB 3.0 card reader. Kingston's new MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 reader might just fit the ticket, at least as long as you only use SD or MS cards with your camera.

The chubby, yet compact card reader measures 62x29x16mm and features sliding covers for the USB connector and the card reader slot. There are two slots, one for SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Duo cards and one for microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards.

mobilelite g3 Kingston launches pocket friendly USB 3.0 card reader

Judging by a quick benchmark by German website ComputerBase we're looking a pretty snappy little card reader too, at least if you have a fast enough memory card that is. They managed to hit read speeds in excess of 92MB/s and write speeds of over 46MB/s which can hardly be considered slow.

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The MobileLite G3 is available as of now, comes with a two year warranty and retails for an affordable US$17 (S$21).

Source: Kingston, ComputerBase