Kingston announces 4GB miniSDHC cards, eMusic microSD card/reader

Chris Scott Barr - Jul 23, 2007

Kingston is releasing all kinds of goodies these days. Last week we heard about their Collegiate microSD cards, earlier we saw their speedy CF Ultimate Cards, now they’ve dropped two more announcements in our laps.

The first announcement is that they will be releasing their 4GB miniSDHC cards in Class 2, 4 and 6 speed ratings. Who cares what the class rating is, as long as it’s big right? Well, if you don’t mind transferring your data at a painfully slow rate, then there’s no reason to worry. If aren’t familiar with the class ratings, the number represents the minimum sustained data transfer rate (or DTR) in MB/sec. So a Class 6 card would have a minimum DTR of 6MB/sec. The new 4GB cards will range only from $62 to $66, however, you’ll want to make sure you get the right card for your device, as they are not backwards-compatible with regular miniSD devices.

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the second announcement. Kingston is also releasing their eMusic microSD cards. The eMusic microSD is a card/reader combo that comes pre-loaded with 10 music tracks, and 50 free MP3 downloads from the eMusic service. With the bundled USB card reader, you can download music to your card and pop it into your phone or music player with ease. These are available now for $19.99.

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