The Kingston MobileLite G4 is a USB 3 card reader. With slots for both micro and standard SD cards, it is compatible with all the current formats, including the stupidly quick UHS-II.

Made mainly from a single piece of metal, it’s sturdy and looks good. A plastic slot at the end ensures no accidental transfer of current to the card as it’s inserted but even this is well made with a hexagonal pattern etched into it. Also in the plastic end are two slots for adding key-ring loops.


In test, particularly with a UHS-II card, it gives excellent speeds from any card used in it.

Packaging, annoyingly, is the kind of plastic that requires cutting into. Inside is a simple cardboard surround. No instructions, to speak of. Ok, there’s a diagram showing you slot in a card and slot the device into a USB port. What else do you need?

The whole thing is topped off with a 2 year guarantee.



Fast, robust, looks good and compatible with anything you can throw at it, there’s nothing more you could need. The price isn’t bad considering the quality. Recommended.

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Kingston MobileLite G4

Kingston MobileLite G4


10.0 /10

The Ups

  • Well built
  • Fast
  • Good value for money

The Downs

  • Horrible packaging!