Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader

Kingston Media Reader USB 3.0

Kingston has joined the ranks of USRobotics and Lexar with its launch of a new USB 3.0 memory card reader that transfers data among CF, SD, microSD, and Memory Stick formats.  The new card reader should be available soon at an initial retail price of $45.00. Check availability on Amazon.com.

For those unfamiliar with USB 3.0, it’s much faster than USB 2.0 and even FireWire. [Read more...]

Sony Announces Fastest Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX

Sony’s new Memory Stick is its fastest ever made, chalking up data transfer rates of 50MB/s.  Sony claims the new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX is faster than the fastest UHS-I SD cards when used in Sony cameras.  However, I’m not aware of any Sony cameras that are UHS-I compliant in the first place.

The new 50MB/s Memory Sticks should be available this May at the same prices of the previous generation cards in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB flavors.  Look for them at B&H Photo.

More details in Sony’s press release below. [Read more...]

Sony Launches 8GB Memory Stick Micro

Paris, 8 July 2008 – With the launch of its first 8GB Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) card, Sony RME (Recording Media & Energy) has pushed up the current 4GB maximum capacity by 100%.

To put this in context, upgrading a Sony Ericsson mobile with the new M2™ card will give customers a choice of over 5,000 fine quality 5 megapixel photos, over 2000 MP3 songs (4min per song at 128kbps), or over 88 hours of high quality MPEG 4 video (at 192kbps).

The new card will be part of a special promotion also including 2GB and 4GB Memory Stick Micro products. Over the Summer Holidays, customers will be entitled to a free WAP download of the full version of Gameloft’s top-selling Brain Challenge 2.

With so much memory on your phone, easy communication with a PC is a must. The new, ultra-compact M2™ USB adaptor included with 2GB, 4GB and 8GB Memory Stick Micro™ cards gives you just that in a tiny, easy-to-use format. Having fun has never been simpler.

Memory Stick Micro™ cards are precision engineered by Sony Recording Media & Energy (RME) to provide ever-more capacity for games, video, photos and music, transforming your Sony Ericsson mobile phone into a hand-held entertainment centre.