MicroSD cards have been around since mid-2005. Initially designed to be used in smartphones where space was at a premium, these cards have now evolved and are being used in many devices.
Kingston, being one of the largest vendors in non-volatile memory solutions, has put together what they are calling the mobility kit. This solution gives you a 4, 8, 16, or 32GB microSD card in your choice of Class 4 or UHS I Class 10 with the added bonus of a SD adapter and USB adapter. The model we had sent over for review today is the 32GB UHS I Class 10 solution.
Compatibility extends to modern Windows operating system, OS X 10.5+, and Linux kernel 2.6+ support.
MSRP for the Kingston Mobility Kit in the 32GB flavour is listed at $19.99 with a lifetime warranty.
Scope of delivery includes the microSD card along with both adapters.
The USB adapter for the kit allows you to insert the microSD card in the back of the unit.
Here we have the microSD to SD adapter.
The 32GB Kingston microSD is factory formatted with the FAT32 file system, ensuring compatibility between Windows and Macintosh computers. The usable capacity after formatting is 29.8GB.
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The previous image shows the results from CDM. As you can see, our card was able to touch 30 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write, which is right in line with class standards.
Above, we have our Price/Performance chart where we find the Kingston kit coming in at 80 percent thanks to its amazing price and relatively good performance.
The Kingston Mobility Kit is one of those products that you really don't know you need until you have it. At this point, you find yourself using it on a consistent basis just because it's so handy to have both adapters.
Performance of the 32GB microSD was on par with UHS I specifications, coming in at 10.7 MB/s write, while read speeds were topping 30 MB/s.
For anyone that needs storage on their smartphone or a small digital camera that uses the technology, the Kingston Mobility kit is the all-in-one solution for you to take video, photos, and store data on your mobile devices, and then return home and offload to your PC or Macintosh.
MSRP of the 32GB Kingston Mobility Kit is set at $19.99 with a lifetime warranty. Current market pricing can be found below.
PRICING: You can find the 32GB Kingston Mobility Kit for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The 32GB Kingston Mobility Kit retails for $19.95 at Amazon.
Canada: The 32GB Kingston Mobility Kit retails for CDN$29.98 at Amazon Canada.