KINGSTON Technology has released the Kingston U3 DataTraveler, a U3-powered, portable USB smartdrive that helps streamline and support the 'digital life' experience.
Available in capacities up to two gigabytes, and smaller than a pack of chewing gum, the latest Kingston U3 DataTraveler includes software to help file, organise and share photos, automatically populate forms, generate, manage and secure passwords, and read and interact with digital publications.
Representing a new paradigm in computing, the U3 smartdrive computing platform transforms a USB Flash drive from a simple storage device into a new consumer product that can be used to carry, store and launch their own applications from any PC, wherever they go.
One of the goals of the U3 platform is to make software programs, personal preferences, passwords, settings and files more portable, personal and protected. U3 smartdrives feature a 'U3 launchpad' from which applications can be opened on Windows 2000/XP.
Kingston's U3 DataTraveler smartdrive comes pre-loaded with Pass2Go, ACDSee and Zinio software packages. The Pass2Go portable automated password manager, form filler and password generator offers users secure, automated logins to online accounts and completes online registration forms with one click.
No trace of Pass2Go is left on any computer and it encrypts passwords (and generates random passwords) for complete data security. Pass2Go is the portable version of RoboForm, named PC Magazine Editors' Choice and CNET's Downlaods.com Software of the Year.
The ACDSee image-viewer, graphics converter and digital imaging software solutions enables users to acquire, find, organise, edit, manage and share photos and slideshows from any PC in the world, without compromising data privacy or mobility. ACDSee supports JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF and PNG file formats.
The Zinio reader transforms print magazines into digital format, for the look and feel of print with the convenience of digital. Publications are instantly available and accessible online and offline, fully interactive with links to flash, video and audio clips – and users have the ability to search, highlight, paper-clip, annotate, print and more.
Users receive four free issues of six popular titles of digital publications and can then subscribe to additional titles at substantial discounts over news stand prices.
Likewise, Kingston U3 users can upgrade to enhanced versions of the Pass2Go and ACDSee software packages at 50-60 per cent off the retail price.