Kingston MobileLite G4 Review

Introduction
Hey guys, check out my latest compact card reader that support both SD and microSD card – Kingston MobileLite G4. It is loaded with USB 3.0 performance to save time when transferring digital files, photos, games, music and video. In addition, it supports the latest card speeds up to UHS-II standard. And backed by two years warranty. Is this the best card reader in town? Read this review to find out…

Features

  • Multi-function card reader ideal for personal or professional use
  • USB 3.0 performance
  • Small metallic form factor
  • Reads SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-II and microSD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I and supports the latest card speeds
  • Guaranteed – 2-year warranty, free technical support

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Packaging and Design
Kingston MobileLite G4 comes with a simple packaging. No user manual there as you don’t need one to use a card reader, right? Just plug and play will do. MobileLite G4 build quality is top notch thanks to metallic metal and solid plastic (for black part). And it is roughly 20 per cent smaller than the previous generation. There are SD slot on one side and microSD slot on the other one. By the way, there are lanyard slots for strap on the microSD side too. Overall, it is light in weight and easily fits in pocket, handbag or camera bag for ease carry around.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 52mm x 33mm x 9m
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to 60°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to 70°C

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Performance Results
MobileLite G4 reads SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-II and microSD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I and supports the latest card speeds with USB 3.0 specification, SDA 4.20 standard. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Works on most operating systems out there like Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2), Mac OS X v10.9.x+, Linux v2.6+ and Chrome OS. For your information, you can use both SD and microSD slots at the same time.

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64GB Kingston UHS-I U3 90R/80W microSD

I don’t have UHS-II card to push the limit of this card reader. But I do have 64GB Kingston microSD UHS-I U3 90R/80W with me. And above are the performance result from it. Yup, I am getting maximum transfer rate on both reading and writing here. This will surely speed up and shorten file transferring time, right?

Advantages

  • Supports latest card standards up to UHS-II
  • Fast performance
  • Excellent build quality
  • Stylish design
  • Ultra-portable

Limitations

  • No from me

Conclusion
Kingston MobileLite G4 is a solid multi-function card reader no doubt. Loaded with excellent build quality and fast transfer rate. With price around US$10, this is the card reader with UHS-II support that you don’t want to miss. As usual, more information can be found at Kingston Website. And buy yours at Amazon.