Before heading over to the convention centre, Technology X was invited to the Kingston suite to take a look at the new products that they had to display. We were introduced to two new USB drives, a new gaming headset, Kingston’s HyperX Fury memory, as well as an intricate display of small form factor PC’s with over clocked HyperX Performance SO DIMM memory.
The first part of our visit at the Kingston Suite involved the displaying of the HyperX Cloud Headset. This gaming headset is constructed of high quality materials, which is clearly visible by the feel of the aluminum on the headset, as well as the high quality leather of the headset’s headband. A quick “comfort-check” of the headset proves that this will be a good competitor in the gaming headset market, as it will definitely suit gamers who are using their headset for hours.
Switching gears over to a storage state of mind, we were introduced to a new USB drive prototype, the DataTraveler MicroDUO. The MicroDUO features both micro USB, as well as USB 2.0 interfaces, which allows for Android users to easily transfer files from the smartphone/tablet to a computer. The capacities will be available from 8 to 64 GB, and will be out later this year.
Continuing with the storage tour, next up was the DataTraveler Locker+ G3. This metal-cased USB drive features USB 3.0 interface for fast transfer speeds, and advanced data security with hardware encryption as well as password protection to ensure that your files are kept safe and sound.
Kingston also showcased their HyperX Fury memory, which will be rebranding their HyperX Blu lineup of their entry level memory. With the launch of the new brand expected to be in March, the memory will be available in kits with capacities ranging from 4 to 64 GB, and speeds ranging from 1333 to 1866 MHz. The new branding will also be available in blue, white, red and black.
Meanwhile, Kingston also had an interesting table which was setup to demonstrate the various over clocking capabilities of their HyperX Performance SO DIMM memory lineup in small form factor PC’s. In a Zotac ZBOX, the SO DIMM was over clocked to 1600 MHz, in an Intel NUC the SO DIMM was brought up to 1866MHz, and in a GIGABYTE BRIX it was over clocked to 2133 MHz. Kingston also had their HyperX SO DIMM in an ASRock motherboard running at 2400 MHz.
Over all it was a very interesting and intriguing set up at the Kingston suite, as we were introduced to a wide variety of new audio, storage and memory products. If you are looking to find out more regarding Kingston’s new SSD’s, then head on over to The SSD Review for a complete briefing.