updated 02:45 pm EDT, Mon May 7, 2007
Kingston on Monday grew its media reader line with the advent of the MobileLite, a new card reader built just for the portability and small size of notebooks. Its housing can accept any of nine SD-based formats ranging from full-sized SDHC cards to standards for cellphones and music players such as MMCmicro and miniSD or microSD. Plugging the device into a USB port lists as many as three separate drives and lets files shuttle between cards as well as to the attached computer.
The MobileLite supports Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows 2000/XP/Vista PCs, and is already shipping as of today. Prices start at $9 for a basic reader without any extra storage but increase to $23 and $35 for bundles with 1GB and 2GB SD cards respectively. A version with a 1GB microSD card ships for $24.