Kingston is a company that needs no introduction. We've already reviewed many of their products here at circuitREMIX, and overall found them to be pretty good. Today we're going to be looking at a product from Kingston's performance oriented line of products, HyperX. No, it's not RAM, but a USB flash drive. Kingston's DataTraveler HyperX is the fastest USB flash drive series that Kingston currently offers, and we'll see how it stacks up to the competition. It is offered in 2, 4 and 8GB capacities, and we're going to be playing with the 4GB variety.
Kingston's DataTraveler HyperX USB flash drive is made almost completely of black plastic. It has a dull, matte surface which gives it some grip.
A Kingston-blue panel covers part of the surface of the drive. Kingston's logo and the HyperX branding are printed on the blue surface.
The drive's activity LED flashes blue, and the drive's capacity is printed on the side.
The USB connector is retractable within the flash drive itself. It easily slides in and out by pushing in a button on the side of the drive, then sliding it. There is no cover for the USB connector, so it's still exposed when retracted.