Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 16GB USB Flash

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Logan King
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December 11, 2009
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Kingston
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Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 16GB USB Flash
The Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ 16GB combines an easy-to-use interface and good performance with strong and thorough security features.

Page 1: Intro, Packaging, Specs, Parts, Design

Intro

With USB flash drives having become nearly ubiquitous when it comes to transferring files from computers, it stands to reason that one might want to be able to move files with a net of security. In order to help protect your files, Kingston has created the DataTraveler Locker+ series USB Flash Drive, designed with normal consumers in mind but built with hardware-based security encryption.

Packaging

The front of the packaging proudly mentions the hardware-based data encryption, as well as the 5-year warranty. The rear of the packaging is mostly the same standard specifications and requirements info found on practically all flash drives. Of note, it mentions that Windows Vista and Windows 7 ReadyBoost is not supported.

Packaging FrontPackage Rear


The packaging itself is standard blister pack-type that most flash drives come with, which is disappointing but not unexpected. One thing of note that is either a misprint or an inconsistency with the product manual (available in .pdf form on the Kingston Product page) is that the manual mentions USB 2.0 is required, whereas the packaging mentions that USB 1.1 is acceptable.

Specs

Features:
  • Full Encryption — 100 percent of stored data is protected by hardware-based encryption
  • Secure — drive locks down and reformats after 10 intrusion attempts.
  • Enforced password protection — complex password issuer set with minimum characteristics to prevent unauthorized access
  • Easy to use — no admin rights or application installation required
  • Guaranteed — 5-year warranty and 24/7 free tech support


Specifications:
  • USB 2.0 Compliant, USB 1.1 Compatible
  • Compatible with Mac OS 10.4 and up (with 1.08 firmware), Windows 2000 SP4 and up.
  • Available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities
  • Dimensions: 2.58" (L) x 0.71" (W) x 0.41" (T)
  • LED Status Light
  • SKU: DTL+/16GB


Parts

The packaging includes two things: The drive itself, and a lanyard keychain connector. I think the inclusion of the keychain connector is a nice touch, allowing you more freedom with how you want to transport the drive than a standard lanyard would. In any case, lanyards are so common these days that it would be trivial to connect the drive to one, so it isn't really a problem that one isn't included. The keychain connector attaches itself through a pair of holes on the top of the drive, so it is out of the way when the drive is in use.

Package Contents


Design

The drive itself is the more recent swivel design rather than the more traditional cap or slide out styles. The swivel joint itself has good resistance, and the drive is fairly compact when everything is closed. The drive has a bit more grip than the cover, allowing it to be removed from the computer more easily from the sides rather than the top and bottom. Of note, there is a beveled hole in the cover of the drive for the light, which allows you to slightly close it in order to obscure the light if you don't want to see it. In addition to the ability of obscuring the light entirely, the cover of the drive helps cut down on the spread the light has when active. The light itself is the standard blue blinking activity light, but it is notable in that the light remains off when the drive is idling.

Datalocker+ Open
Datalocker+ Closed


All in all, it is a fairly standard drive with some nice touches towards practicality built into the design.

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