Kingston Digital Announces MobileLite G3 with USB 3.0

You have to love a portable media card reader for its usefulness and portability, but today, Kingston Digital announced that it has improved on its MobileLite G3 by adding USB 3.0 support for the latest iteration.

The new MobileLite G3 is of course backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and also supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/SDHC/SDXC, and Memory Stick Pro Duo. Although the device is compatible with most Windows and Linux OSes, USB 3.0 functionality apparently won’t work on Macs.

For $17, you can take home the MobileLite G3, which is backed by a two-year warranty and free tech support.

Kingston Releases MobileLite G3 with USB 3.0 Compatibility
New Card Reader Essential Part of One's Mobile Gear

Fountain Valley, CA -- April 4, 2012 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it has released the third generation of its popular MobileLite portable card reader. MobileLite G3 (Kingston® part #: FCR-MLG3) is a compact, multi-functional USB 3.0 card reader that lets users easily transfer digital data, photos, games, music and more stored on memory expansion cards between all kinds of digital devices.

MobileLite G3 supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/SDHC/SDXC and MSPD*. It allows users to carry a single device to store, transfer or read data on any USB 3.0 or 2.0 host device while using a variety of Flash cards for mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets, netbooks, computers, MP3 players and more. MobileLite G3 meets the USB 3.0 specification and SDA 3.01 standard, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Ideal for personal or professional use, MobileLite G3 is an essential part of one?s mobile gear as it is ultra-portable, is simple plug and play and requires no external power source.

Kingston MobileLite G3 has a U.S. MSRP of $17.00 and is backed by a two-year warranty and free technical support. For more information visit

MobileLite G3 Features and Specifications
· Compliant: with the USB 3.0 specification, SDA 3.01 standard
· Versatile: multi-functional USB card reader
· Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC, microSD/SDHC/SDXC and MSPD*
· Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
· Portable: easily fits in your pocket
· Guaranteed: two-year warranty
· Dimensions: 2.45" x 1.16" x 0.646" (62.15mm x 29.40mm x 16.40mm)
· Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
· Storage Temperature: 4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)