Tested with the 64GB Kingston SDXC MicroSD Card

On this review, we are going to take a look at the Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C. A card reader built for the PC and mobiles. It is a USB 3.1 interface device that supports USB Type-A and Type-C. The card reader is able to take MicroSD cards with support for SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I and other latest MicroSD specifications. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

The Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C takes in MicroSD cards. It is a USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C device. Warranty is at a maximum of 2 years, with free technical support.

Size 43mm x 18mm x 11mm
Weight 10g
Interface USB 3.1 Type-A, Type-C
Supported Cards SDHC (UHS-I), SDXC (UHS-I), microSDHC (UHS-I), microSDXC (UHS-I)

PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES:

The MobileLite Duo 3C comes in a blister packaging. Inside, you’ll find a small lace that could be hooked up to the card reader and its cover.

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Same thing goes for the 64GB MicroSD SDXC card. Cut the blister pack away without hesitation.

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DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY:

The Kingston MobileLite Duo 3C is a rather dinky card reader. It looks classy with the aluminum housing that Kingston used to pair with their older card readers. Even it’s small, it weighs in at 10g so you’d still notice it inside your pocket.

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There’s only one slot for a MicroSD device, while you’d get two interfaces in the form of a USB Type-C and a USB Type-A. The MicroSD slot is located at the covered USB Type-C area.

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I highly suggest that you use the included lace. It keeps the cover secured with the rest of the card reader.

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WRAPPING IT UP:

There isn’t much to say about this card reader. Just like the last one we checked out. It’s a card reader FFS and from our experience, it is a rather good one even though it’s just a simple MicroSD reader. Performance is great for a dinky device, enabling our SDXC card to blaze near its expected performance specifications.

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The strong points of this card reader are its size and performance. For such a pocketable device, you’d get the speed required to unleash your SDXC card at its potential. At the moment, the MobileLite Duo 3C retails at $30, which is kinda high for a single slot dual interface card reader. It has the performance to back it up though which is what really counts for professional and mobile setups.

  • EXCELLENT BUILD QUALITY
  • GREAT PERFORMANCE
  • REALLY SMALL FOOTPRINT
  • MICROSD SLOT ONLY
  • PRICE