Kingston Launches 15-in-1 Hi-Speed Reader

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 17 / -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of its new Kingston® 15-in-1 Hi-Speed Reader.

Designed to support 15 popular types of Digital Memory cards using four media ports, this USB 2.0 Hi-Speed reader delivers up to 480 Mbps data transfer rates for high-resolution images, data and more. Kingston's 15-in-1 Reader installs quickly and easily with its plug-and-play design and is backward compatible with USB 1.1 specification standards. It is the essential reader to suit faster speed cards currently offered in the market, including Kingston's SD Ultimate memory card with 133x write speed.

"Kingston's 15-in-1 Reader is incredibly versatile for personal or business use. Compatible with 15 of the most popular media available today it is a must-have for any professional photographer or serious enthusiast who needs a fast and reliable data transfer device," said Mike Kuppinger, digital media product manager, Kingston. "It provides a direct gateway between digital media and your desktop or laptop, avoiding the hassle of moving photos, music, data and more between multiple platforms," Kuppinger added.


Kingston's 15-in-1 Reader delivers versatility by combining the interface for 15 of the most popular media card formats into once device. These formats include: CompactFlash, MMC, SD, SmartMedia, as well as small form factor mobile memory cards like miniSD and MMCMobile without the use of an adapter. The higher read/write speeds offer great value when using high-speed cards such as Kingston's SD Ultimate card with 133x write speed. This value is realized when moving high resolution files seamlessly/effortlessly from the device to your computer. The card reader's compact size and one cable operation for both power and USB connection decreases clutter and unnecessary wires while increasing its portability. Kingston's 15-in-1 Reader comes with a five-year warranty, 24/7 technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

Kingston 15-in-1 Reader

Part Number MSRP (U.S. only)
FCR-HS215/1 $19.00

Kingston 15-in-1 Reader Features and Benefits:
Dimensions - 3.46" x 2.19" x .63" (8.78 cm x 5.56 cm x 1.6 cm)
Operating Temperature - 0 degrees to 60 degrees C (32 degrees to 158 degrees F)
Storage Temperature - 20 degrees to 85 degrees C (-4 degrees to 185 degrees F)
Standardized - complies with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed specification standards for up to 480 Mbps data transfer and backwards compatible with USB 1.1 specification standards for up 12 Mbps data transfer.
Portable - convenient small size; no power cable required
Easy - plug and play into any USB 2.0 or 1.1 port
Guaranteed - five-year warranty
Versatile - works with 15 different Flash card formats:
    o CompactFlash (CF) I and II           o MMCplus(Version 4.0)
o Secure Digital o RS-MMC (Version 3.1)
o miniSD o Microdrive (CF Type II)
o microSD (SD adapter required) o Memory Stick
o MultiMediaCard (MMC) Version 3.1 o Memory Stick PRO
o MMCmicro (MMC adapter required) o Memory Stick PRO Duo
o MMCmobile (DV RS-MMC) o Smart Media
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory and digital media products. Kingston operates manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Fountain Valley, Calif. Kingston's back-end processing facility supports memory test and logistics. Kingston supports all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module. Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more than 3,000 locations worldwide. For more information on Kingston, call (800) 337-8410, or go to

Source: Kingston Technology Co., Inc.

CONTACT: Heather Skinner of Kingston Technology Co., Inc.,

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