Market research firm, Forward Insights, recently released their 2016 SSD marketshare report and according to the report, 63 million SSDs were shipped in the channel over the past year despite the NAND shortage that occurred during a significant portion of the year. The channel market includes distributors, resellers, retail/e-tail, system builders, and solution providers.
As expected, Samsung took the #1 spot for SSDs shipped in the channel, racking up 21% of the market, or 13.23 million units. Following in the #2 spot is Kingston, which took 16% of the market, or 10.08 million units. This is followed by SanDisk, Micron, A-DATA and Toshiba with between 5%-7% [...]
HyperX, the performance and gaming brand of Kingston Technology, recently launched the new HyperX Cloud Revolver S, the newest headset in HyperX’s lineup of gaming headsets.
A headset we first saw at CES earlier this year, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S is based on HyperX’s Cloud Revolver which we reviewed previously, but now includes several improvements to make it better than its non-S counterpart. The primary feature is the inclusion of a dongle that features Dolby Headphone technology which delivers Dolby preset audio profiles with a touch of a button. The new headset also features 50mm drivers, a noise cancelling microphone, memory foam earpads, a new [...]
At CES 2017, Kingston impressed when they showed us their upcoming ultra high capacity 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate GT flash drive, which is a follow up to their HyperX Predator flash drive that was the first to reach the 1TB capacity back in 2013.
According to specifications, the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT will be available in two capacities: 1TB and 2TB, and will feature support for USB 3.1 Gen 1 which will allow it to reach speeds up to 300MB/s sequential reads and 200MB/s sequential writes. It’ll also feature a 5 year warranty with fre technical support for peace of mind.
Both Kingston’s new 1TB and 2TB DataTraveler Ultimate GT is now [...]
Down the hall from Kingston’s CES 2017 suite was HyperX, the gaming and performance components division of Kingston, which now seems to be becoming more independent than ever.
The most impressive showing at the HyperX suite was their upcoming HyperX Predator LED which is an upcoming RGB LED lit high performance memory kit. Unlike other kits on the market, the HyperX Predator LED is able to communicate with the system directly through the memory slots through a proprietary method which is supposed by all the biggest motherboard makers such as ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. With this, the LEDs on the HyperX Predator LED can be controlled via a software application [...]
During CES 2017, we stopped by the Kingston suite who had several new memory products to showcase including a brand new world’s highest capacity flash drive and an upcoming value SSD.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT
When Kingston launched the DataTraveler Ultimate back at CES 2013, it was touted as the highest capacity flash drive ever made, touting up to 1TB of storage in a very compact form factor. With the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT, Kingston beats that by doubling the capacity to 2TB while still keeping the drive in the same compact form factor.
Performance unfortunately hasn’t changed a whole lot [...]
Being an Editor here at Custom PC Review, I’m constantly in need of lots of mass storage. At CES 2017, I took over 1,000 14-bit RAW images using a Nikon D800 camera which generated files somewhere between 40MB-45MB each. After exporting them, another set of images are then created which take less, but still require quite a significant amount of storage space. Tack that onto 50Mbps 1080p video along with the thought of possibly doing 4K video down the road and the need for lots of reliable storage quickly adds up.
Of course, the easy solution is to throw a couple hard drives into your PC because that’s cheap and easy, but I also wanted the data [...]
With the ever expanding storage requirements of smartphones, cameras, and other mobile devices, the need for microSD storage capacity has been growing at an exponential rate prompting companies to offer ever increasing capacities of their memory cards.
Case in point is Kingston’s latest microSDXC memory card which now offers storage capacity up to 256GB. Previously, the Kingston microSDXC memory cards were only available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
“We are excited to ship our new higher capacity 256GB microSDXC card for consumers who need more storage for photos, videos and other data,” said Annette Chan, Flash memory business manager, [...]
Kingston’s HyperX brand has been aggressively expanding into the gaming peripherals market and their latest introduction is the ALLOY FPS mechanical gaming keyboard designed specifically for FPS gamers.
While many gaming keyboards go for the more “gamer” look with macro keys, LCD screens, embedded CPUs, etc., HyperX’s ALLOY FPS keeps it minimalistic by not only going with a basic full sized keyboard design, but also keeping the entire keyboard as compact as possible. According to HyperX, this “space-saving layout allowing gamers to maximize desktop real estate for FPS mouse movement.”
Despite the minimalistic design, HyperX [...]
Looking for a new headset, but aren’t interested in spending over $50? HyperX may have just what you’re looking for.
According to a recent announcement, HyperX is launching their new Cloud Stinger gaming headset, which will retail for just $49.99. Despite the relatively affordable pricetag, the HyperX Cloud Stinger isn’t short on features. Weighing in at just 275g, the HyperX Cloud Stinger will feature 50mm directional drivers which work alongside 90 degree rotating ear cups to provide not only comfort for long periods of gaming, but also broader and more accurate sound. Additionally, the HyperX Cloud Stinger will feature HyperX signature memory foam, [...]
Kingston’s HyperX brand has always catered towards enthusiasts and gamers, but up until last year it was always tied to the Kingston name. Not too long ago however, Kingston decided to develop HyperX into a separate gaming oriented brand and along with it they also revealed a whole host of new products including gaming headsets, gaming mice, gaming memory and more.
Last year we had the opportunity to test the Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro gaming headset where we came away very impressed. The headset was among the most comfortable and best sounding gaming headsets on the market and came in at under a $100 pricetag. It quickly became one of our [...]