While some camps are pumping out larger microSDHC cards, Kingston's done the world a favor by working on speed instead. The result is this Class 10 16GB microSDHC card -- possibly the world's fastest of its kind (at a minimum data transfer rate of 10MB/s). Who would need this, you ask? Well, there's the speed freak in your own self that you're trying to suppress, for starters, and don't forget all those snazzy phones that can do 1080p video recording. As with most nice things in life, this blistering card will cost you a fair bit -- $138 for the card sans adapters. Oh, go on, it's totally worth your liver.
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Kingston Digital Ships Speedy Class 10 MicroSDHC Card

Large Capacity, Fast Performance a Perfect Match for Memory-Hungry Devices

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of a 16GB microSDHC Class 10 card. The high-capacity card complies with the SD™ Association Specification 3.00 to meet Class 10 requirements. The 16GB microSDHC card has a minimum data transfer rate of 10MB/sec. and ships either as a stand-alone microSDHC card or with adapters.

"With the new speed class, host devices such as high-definition cameras or the latest smartphones are being designed to optimize their write performance to take advantage of the more responsive memory card speeds," said Wendy Lecot, Flash card business manager, Kingston®. "Now that the Class 10 card specification is five times faster than a Class 2 card, users will see swifter copying and transferring of photos, music, videos and e-books when using a multi-format card reader such as the Kingston Media Reader or MobileLiteG2 with a PC.

Kingston takes mobility and versatility a step further with the addition of the SD adapter pack (Kingston part #: SDC10/16GB), and the SD and miniSD adapter pack (Kingston part #: SDC10/16GB-2ADP). Inserting the card into the SD adapter turns it into a large-storage, speedy SDHC card that can be used to capture continuous images or videos in digital cameras. Kingston also includes an adapter for other devices that utilize the miniSD form factor. Either adapter pack allows users to store all data on one card across multiple Class 10 device platforms.

The 16GB microSDHC Class 10 card is backed by a lifetime warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.

Kingston 16GB microSDHC Class 10 Features and Specifications:

* Compliant: with the SD Specification Version 3.00
* Versatile: when combined with an adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC card with write protection or as a miniSDHC card to transfer data
* Compatible: with microSDHC, miniSDHC and SDHC host devices; not compatible with standard microSD-enabled device/readers
* File Format: FAT32
* Reliable: lifetime warranty
* Capacities*: 16GB
* Dimensions: 0.43" x 0.59" x 0.039" (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
* High-Speed Class Rating: Class 10 – 10MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate
* Operating Temperature: -13 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-25 degrees C to 85 degrees C)
* Storage Temperature: -40 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-40 degrees C to 85 degrees C)


*Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.





Kingston 16GB microSDHC Class 10 Card
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Part Number Capacity and Features MSRP (U.S. only)
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SDC10/16GBSP 16GB microSDHC Class 10 single pack
------------ (card only) $138.00
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SDC10/16GB 16GB microSDHC Class 10 card
---------- with SD adapter $139.00
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SDC10/16GB-2ADP 16GB microSDHC Class 10 card
--------------- with two adapter pack (miniSD
& SD adapter) $140.00
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