Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C Review

Yeah… I got myself a new ultra-portable microSD card reader – Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C. It supports latest USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port and as well as the usual Type-A (backwards compatible with USB 2.0). And reads microSD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I and supports the latest card speeds. How does it perform? Let’s find out…

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  • Compact, lightweight microSD card reader
  • Dual interface accommodates USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports
  • Metal casing provides rugged portability
  • For devices with a limited number of expansion ports

Package Content & Design
Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C comes in a simple packaging. Once opened, you can find the card reader and keychain string. No user manual as expected. Excellent for build quality I can say thanks to solid metallic metal housing and hard blue plastic cap. The removable cap helps to protect both USB Type-C port and micro SD card. However, you might lose it if careless. Therefore, keychain string is here for you to help to solve the issue. Just tight card reader and cap together like below photo will do. Great to attach to keys as well.


  • Dimensions: 43mm x 18mm x 11mm
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
  • Storage Temperatures: -20°C to 70°C
  • Supported card formats: microSD/microSDHC UHS-I/microSDXC UHS-I
  • Warranty/support: 2-year warranty with free technical support

Performance Result
MobileLite Duo 3C supports microSD, microSDHC UHS-I and microSDXC UHS-I card formats. And the ultra fast USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) too. As expected, it is also backwards compatible with older USB 2.0. For your information, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2), Mac OS X v10.9.x+, Linux v2.6+ and Chrome OS are supported.

I tested the fastest microSD card that I own – Kingston micro SD UHS-I U3 90R/80W on MobileLite Duo 3C. It performs perfectly on Anvil’s Storage Utilities benchmark test. Yup, I am getting maximum transfer rate on both reading and writing. Surely, will help transfer all your photos and videos quicker and easier. Perfect to use on latest devices like smartphone, tablet and laptop with USB Type-C port.


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


  • None from me

Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C is a compact and fast microSD reader that serve me well. I surely enjoy its superior build quality and fast transfer rate. And can bring it wherever I want easily. Interested? More information can be found at Kingston Website. Get yours at GearBest.


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