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TabletPc2.com Product of the Month
 
August 2005 

Migo

Linda A. Epstein
August 2005

For the Month of August we bring you kingston's new Data Traveler II Plus - Migo Edition which allows you to sync data on multiple Tablet PCs and a true "Knight in Shining Armour"- the new Kingston 4-GB Data Traveler Elite.  

Kingston Migo Edition

 

DataTraveler II Plus - Migo Edition

An easier way to share PCs.   Kingston MIGO

Kingston's DataTraveler® II Plus - Migo Edition Hi-Speed USB Flash drive gives you the freedom to work on multiple PCs in different locations, using your own desktop's Microsoft Outlook® email contents, Microsoft Internet Explorer settings, favorites, cookies and history, plus your files, folders and icons.


Migo offers something people have been asking for since the launch of the Tablet PC nearly three years ago.  A fast and easy way to synchronize files on one computer and use them on another.     Besides Migo you also have the option of using the included Kingston Secure Traveler software if you want to password protect your information.  

Once you have used Migo you will wonder how you ever got along without it !

Migo sync screen

Migo gives you plenty of options and choices so that you sync the files you choose at the intervals of your choice

Migo options screen

From the options window you can chose what files you want synchronized between computers.   Should you chose more files than you have room for on the Drive, the bar at the top turns from blue to red, so that you can quickly resolve the problem or switch to a higher capacity DataTraveler® II Plus - Migo Edition USB Drive.  

Migo Outlook options

As you can see from the photo above you can pick and choose which Outlook features you want to synchronize

Once you have synchronized your Tablet Pc  (or any other computer you use)  with the Migo  you can plug the Migo into any Tablet PC or computers usb port, Log into you main machine and use the files on the migo just as you would use them if you were on that machine.   WHen you return to your main machine the Migo will search for any files that have changed and allow you to sync them.

From the Press release:

"Kingston teamed up with PowerHouse to make DataTraveler II Plus - Migo Edition the easiest and safest way to take your desktop with you everywhere you go on a device small enough to fit on a keychain," said Mike Kuppinger, digital media product manager, Kingston. "The DataTraveler II Plus -Migo Edition gives you the freedom and security to work just about anywhere and when you return to your PC, it automatically synchronizes your work, keeps versions current and leaves no trace of your personal data behind," continued Kuppinger.
With the award-winning Migo software on board, DataTraveler II Plus is the solution for seamlessly turning any Windows-based PC into a personalized workspace, complete with all or part of the following: Microsoft Outlook® email contents, Microsoft Internet Explorer settings, favorites, cookies and history; plus one's files, folders, applications, icons, and more.

Using DataTraveler II Plus - Migo Edition, users can maintain multiple computer profiles on a single device managing home, work, school, laptop, clients, and projects with the option to password-protect everything with Kingston's included SecureTraveler privacy feature. The on-board Migo Meter keeps track of available space for storing files and settings.

The DataTraveler II Plus - Migo Edition is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Flash drive designed for both advanced consumers and small to midsize business professionals. Power-users who demand greater capacity plus speed will find DataTraveler II Plus - Migo Edition the fastest in its class with data transfer rates of up to 19 MB/sec. read; 13 MB/sec. write.

Available in :

  • 256-MB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • 512-MB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • 1-GB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • 2-GB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)

Kingston Data Travler Elite

Kingston 4-GB DataTraveler Elite

DataTraveler Elite

Kingston's DataTraveler Elite is a leading-edge solution for business and corporate IT users. Combines advanced data security with outstanding performance

The new 4 GB capacity Data Traveler Elite is my person favorite USB FLash Drive.   Last Kingston Data Traveler Eliteweek after spending hours downloading Longhorn beta 1 ISO file,  I discovered that my DVD  writer was not in the mood to burn DVD's.   Thankfully I had a 4 GB Data Traveler Elite so I was able to transfer the ISO from my Desktop computer to the Data Traveler, drive over to my brothers and burn the file on the USB Drive to a DVD from his computer.     Had I not had the 4 GB DTE  I would have had to run out and buy a new DVD writer!    So now I refer to the 4 GB Data Traveler Elite as my "Knight in Shining Armour"!

Does everyone need a 4-GB, probably not.  But its nice to know you have can have a Key chain size drive that you can use for everything rather than six to eight smaller drives that work for most thing but leave you stranded if you have a file larger than 2-GB that you need to take with you and cant.

Available in :

  • 256-MB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • 512-MB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • 1-GB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • 2-GB* USB flash drive (2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • 4-GB USB Flash Drive (2.0 Hi-Speed) 


Pros:

  • Migo allows you to access and use the file from your main computer  on any computer.
  • Easy to use
  • lightweight and portable
  • With a 4 GB you can move as much data as you need on one USB drive

Cons:

  • Cap's can get lost
  • If you hand the Kingston's DataTraveler® II Plus - Migo Edition or a 4-GB Kingston's DataTraveler Elite to someone to transfer files to their Tablet PC, you have to keep an eye on it an make sure you get it back!

In Conclusion: 

Kingston has taken a good thing and made it even beter. 

Migo offers something people have been asking for since the launch of the Tablet PC nearly three years ago.  A fast and easy way to synchronize files on one computer and use them on another.     Besides Migo you also have the option of using the included Kingston Secure Traveler software if you want to password protect your information.  

If you use USB FLash Drives you cant go wrong with either of these.    Kingston's Hi Speed large capacity USB Drives give you the flexibility to take large quaintly of data, MP3's Photo, Video, Programs and ISO files for operating systems anywhere you need them. 

 

Kingston Digital Media

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Please visit the links below for past products of the month, or take a look at the reviews accessories and software pages.

Previous Products of the month can be found at the links below 2004 Accessory of the Year- Oakley Thump Ziplinq, Fujitsu Bump case, Franklin Covey Leather Case , Motion HardTop Keyboard Diskeeper Pro, SecuriKey Pro,  GoBinder 2005 Targus Rolling Backpack, Motion Field Case & Motion Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard, Casio EX Z50, OtterBox 4600, Xhifi Speakers, Targus Jackie Leather Tote , Zen Portable Media Center , Targus Accessories , Kingston's DataTraveler® II Plus - Migo Edition & 4-GB Kingston's DataTraveler Elite

 

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