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Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review (DTLPG2/16GB)

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Safeguarding your data on the go need not come at an exorbitant price. With metal shells, secure password protection, and hardware encryption, the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 series of USB drives have many ways of refusing interrogation. The 16GB drive is the bargain of the family at just $1.56 per gigabyte, and you'll have a quick and easy way to transport your sensitive data.
 

Overview


Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 (DTLPG2/16GB)

Get the peace of mind that comes from knowing all your personal data is safe. DataTraveler® Locker+ G2 automatically protects all of your data with a dual layer of hardware encryption and password protection. DataTraveler Locker + G2 works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems and is easy to use, with no extra software or partitions needed. It’s stylish, with a durable metal casing and a built-in key loop that easily attaches to a briefcase, bag or backpack.

  • Hardware encryption — the best in personal security to keep your data safe
  • Superior password protection — user sets a password to prevent unauthorized access
  • Versatile — works interchangeably between Mac OS X and Windows systems
  • Secure —drive locks down and reformats after 10 invalid login attempts
  • Easy to use — no application installation required
  • Stylish — durable metal casing with built-in key loop
  • Customizable — Co-Logo program available
  • Supports — Windows® 7, Vista® XP & Mac OS X
  • Guaranteed — five-year warranty with free technical support

 

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Courtesy of Kingston

 

 Specifications


Capacities
4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Speed
10MB/s read and 5MB/s write
Compatibility
designed to USB 2.0 specifications
System Requirements

– USB 2.0 compliant and 3.0 compatible
– Two (2) free consecutive drive letters required for use.

Dimensions
(58.00mm x 18.6mm x 9.75mm)
Operating Temperature
32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature
-4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
Courtesy of Kingston

 

Packaging


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The DataTraveler Locker+ G2 comes encased in a plastic shell typical of small consumer electronics, requiring buyers to seek out a cutting tool and a little bit of patience. Besides the flash drive itself, the packaging contains instructions and a lanyard.

 

Design


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With a silver metallic finish and weighty feel, the DataTraveler Locker+ G2 is attractive without resorting to bulking up like the 64GB HyperX DataTraveler that we reviewed recently. A flash drive that blocks other ports on your computer is more of a nuisance than a good travel companion, and we're glad to report that the Locker+ G2 leaves room to spare. A small blue indicator LED blinks to let you know when the drive is active, and a lanyard can be attached to the end to lessen the chance of losing the device. Unfortunately, there is no way to tether the cap, so you run the risk of misplacing it if you're not careful. The cap seats onto the front of the drive with a reassuring click to keep out dust and debris

 

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# M.Tkadlec 2013-02-25 00:43
the main failure of the sw Locker+ is that the only input is a keybord, not virtual keybord via mouse; this would be much safer against loggers or voice recognition of the password typed via keybord
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