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Kingston outs microUSB flash drives for Android smartphones and tablets

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Wed Mar 05 2014, 14:09
Kingstone microDUO flash drive for Android smartphones and tablets

STORAGE COMPANY Kingston Technologies is the latest to throw its hat into the ring with a range of mobile oriented flash drives.

The Datatraveler Microduo has both standard USB 2.0 and microUSB slots allowing for easier data transfer between mobile and desktop devices.

Built with Android devices in mind, the device uses the On The Go (OTG) function in most modern Android microUSB ports to provide extra storage.

The device comes in capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB with a five year guarantee and full technical support for anyone struggling to use the device.

"[The Datatraveler] Microduo is a great companion device to mobile phones or tablets as it lets users back up files on the go thus freeing up space, or share files between devices with ease," said Nadine Frost, Kingston Technologies EMEA Business Manager,

"Its steel design has a built in key loop and rotating cap, so it is small on size and big on storage. Travellers can take entire libraries of music or videos with them on trips without worrying about filling up the memory on their own device."

Kingston is not the first company to bring out a twin input USB port. In December we reported on a similar product from Sony.

The OTG port is already compatible with flash drives through the use of an adapter, however as storage companies look for ways to stay one step ahead of the cloud, these products play on their added convenience and are already proving popular. µ


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