At the International CES 2015, Kingston showcased a slew of their latest HyperX products. Kingston continues to cater to gamers and PC-modding enthusiasts as they stretch the performance in their storage components and gaming accessories as far as they possibly can. Their showcase included the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 Secure Personal Storage, the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, and a new microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3 card. They even teased the release of the new Hyper X Cloud II gaming headset. Now we can’t go too deeply into the Cloud II headset just yet, but we can show you pictures and promise you a review in February, before or on launch day. So let’s go into what we can talk about!
DataTraveler Locker+ G3
The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is a USB 3.0 flash drive with personal security. These USB’s have been around for a while now, protected with security features. Covered with a metal casing, the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 utilizes hardware encryption and password protection to protect the data on your device. One of the more note-worthy features is its ability to lock down and format itself, removing all data on the drive after 10 consecutive failed log-in attempts. What was newly announced at CES this year was the product of Kingston Digital’s collaboration with ClevX – the ability to use cloud storage back-up with the DataTraveler Locker+ G3. Using ClevX’s USBtoCLOUD software, you can further safeguard your data with automated back-ups to cloud services such as Google Drive™, OneDrive, Amazon S3, or Dropbox.
The DataTraveler Locker+ G3 is available today in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB drive sizes and comes with a 5-year warranty. You can check it out for yourself here.
New microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3
Another Kingston Digital CES announcement this year comes in the form of their new mircoSD – a card that far surpasses the SD Association latest spec release rated for 30 MB’s per second read and write. Kingston’s new microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3 leaps ahead with speeds of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write. Are you a mid-tier or high-end picture-taking enthusiast that wishes they can get a little more out of their microSD-using devices? Well thanks to this new-found power in Kingston’s latest microSD, Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D and 4K2K videos are now all possible should your device be capable to handle it. Even lag-free video playback using any resolutions up to 4K2K is now possible straight off of the card.
The new microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes with the option to purchase with or without an SD adapter. You can check it out for yourself here.
HyperX Predator PCIe SSD
Now onto Kingston’s HyperX announcements for PC gamers and modders. HyperX products will continue to push the envelope in terms of the storage you stuff into your rig. Here is no exception, even with small form-factor PC’s. Also announced at CES 2015 is the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD. Using the Marvell 88SS9293 controller, this new SSD is capable of insane speeds up to 1400MB/s read and 1000MB/s write. It can either connect to motherboards via an M.2 PCIe slot or to motherboards without the M.2 socket using an optional half-height, half-length (HHHL) adapter.
The HyperX Predator PCIe SSD will be offered at 240GB and 480GB right out of the gate. A 960GB version will ship in the 1st or 2nd quarter of this year.
HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Announced
Launching February 9 2015, the Hyper X Cloud II gaming headset will feature the latest innovations from Kingston HyperX’s collaboration with Qpad. Below are not only shots of the Hyper X Cloud II but also of the “evaluation station” setup at the Kingston display for running the headset through its paces.
However, if we’re going to talk about the Cloud II, then we want to get a little deeper than that…
We got our hands on it and will work to post a full review before its release. So be sure to stay tuned and check back with royalflushmagazine.com often!