We Three Kingston Part 3: HyperX Cloud Revolver

kingston-cloud-revolverBy the way, if you haven’t caught the pun I’m trying to make in these titles, think “We Three Kings”. I figured since I was reviewing Kingston products, it kind of works. Anyway, this is the last of the Kingston products that we will be reviewing this year with the HyperX Cloud Revolver.

I might as well get to the comparison of the HyperX Cloud Stinger. I will say that the HyperX Cloud Revolver is much heavier than the latter video headphones. The reason for the higher weight is due to the durable steel frame, but what is interesting is that it has some memory foam on the earcups.

Now they do have next generation 50 mm drivers for some much better sound (well, 50 mm is higher than 30 mm). However, it has a studio-grade sound stage, but I am not certain what that means. If it is that the sound is good, who cares what you call it?

It means great sound for gaming, and like the Cloud Stinger, it works for the PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Mac, and Mobile. Yep, it’s pretty versatile, just like the HyperX Cloud Stinger. I suppose it would be easy to just say that the Cloud Revolver is a Stinger upgrade, but that might be too much an over-simplification.

Right now, you can find them on the Kingston site for $119.99, and I think that that could be a holiday markdown.

We Three Kingston Part 2: HyperX Cloud Stinger

kingston-cloud-stingerNow that we are on our second Kingston product, this is where I would like to discuss the first of Kingston’s gaming headset with the HyperX Cloud Stinger.

Now, this is billed as “an ideal headset for gamers looking for lightweight comfort”, and I am going to agree with that. Seriously, it is very light compared to some of the gaming headsets that I have reviewed in the past.

It is also very versatile. It says that it is good for the PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Mac, and Mobile. I can’t remember the last time I saw something with that much compatibility on the box.

You are also going to get a better fit because this has ear cups that can rotate at a 90-degree angle for a great fit. It has some HyperX signature memory foam, with a volume control on the headset ear cup. Speaking of volume, the sound is also good since it has 50 mm directional drivers that can position sound directly into the ear for gaming-grade sound and audio precision.

Oh, it also has a swivel-to-mute noise-cancellation microphone. You should be able to get the HyperX Cloud Stinger on the Kingston site, and it will cost about $49.99.

We Three Kingston Part 1: MobileLite Wireless G3

kingston-mobilelite-wireless-g3Okay, we will be writing about three products from Kingston, and two of them are headphone related. The other one is the MobileLite Wireless G3, which is a product that is somewhat difficult to describe.

The MobileLite Wireless G3 is made to be two things. I will start with a personal cloud. I talked about this with Apollo Cloud from Promise Technology. The personal cloud is a place where you can access files that exist in your personal space, and the Mobile Wireless G3 gives you a lot of it.

Maybe it’s not as much as the Apollo Cloud (which gives 4 TB), but you provide the SD card or insert a USB drive. If you want to clear off some space on your wireless device, you can do that for as much as you can put on your memory devices. By the way, you can get some great memory devices on Kingston.

Now there is another use for this: charging a mobile device. You can charge a phone up to 2 times when this thing is fully charged. Yes, this is a mobile device, and you can connect your tablet or smartphone to the USB port.

Now, the Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3 is available at a holiday rate for $65.00. Then there is the MobileLite Wireless Pro, which comes with 64 GB already installed, which costs a little more at $130.00 (also a holiday rate). Check them out on the Kingston site here.

The HyperX Cloud II Headset from Kingston

HyperX Cloud IIIt has been a year since I have reviewed the HyperX Cloud, so it stands to reason that I reviewing the HyperX Cloud II headset one year later. I have to say that I like this particular Headset for gaming and PC, and I’m trying it out now while watching the pilot for the Minority Report TV series. I’ll talk about that later.

The HyperX Cloud II has a newly designed USB sound card audio control box that amplfies audio and voice for an optimal Hi-Fi gaming experience. I will have to say that when I tried these out for the PC and the PS4, I am hearing all kinds of audio deals that I never would have heard before. In all honesty, I am a little afraid to play Slender: The Arrival again. These headphones let you know when an enemy is coming, and I believe it.

There is a controller for the HyperX Cloud II that attaches to the PC via USB, or to the controller via hook-up and you will need an adapter for the Xbox One. You can individually control the microphone and earphones via controls, and toggle off the Surround Sound 7.1 if you want. However, it is terrific, so I don’t know why you would even do that.

They certainly are quite a headset, and they are available on the Kingston site in Pink, Red, and Gun Metal for a price of $110.50. I don’t know how long it will stay that price.

MobileLite Wireless G2 from Kingston

KingstonKingston was nice enough to send me one of their MobileLite Wireless G2 units, and I remembered that I was part of beta-testing their MobileLite Wireless units before. For those of you who aren’t aware of this product, it is a good way to free up some space on your tablet and share as well.

So here is what this box is. You can charge it with a USB/micro USB cable, and then you can insert an SD card and/or put a USB stick on it. After it is charged, you can download an application on your phone or tablet, and then sync the Mobilelite network with your device. From here, you will be able to access anything on that SD card or USB stick wirelessly on your device.

I had a chance to try it out, and it is a pretty easy set up. In fact, it is so easy, that there were no instructions included. Fortunately, I downloaded the app, and it told me to connect my smartphone to Mobile Lite Wireless. I actually couldn’t find MobileLite Wireless to connect to, but I found a network with a prefix of MLW, and that worked. In a few seconds, I could access all of those files on the connected USB stick and/or SD card, and could send content with Facebook, Tweet about it, email it, copy it, and delete it.

In short, I have a lot of power with this little box. Not only that, it can be used as a charger, and that isn’t bad at all. Also, it has an Ethernet port for broadband Internet on the road.

All in all, it is pretty sweet, and I would recommend it if you need something like this. I found it on Amazon for about $47, and you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere, and more information about it here.

HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset from Kingston

HyperX CloudI had a chance to see Kingston at PAXPrime 2014, and this company known for storage devices like thumb drives had other terrific products out like the HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset.

I am assuming that they are called Pro Gaming Headset because pro-gamers (and they do exist) would love to use them. It has a solid aluminum build with 53mm drivers. I’m using them right now, and they really bring the world of the game into your head. The ambient sound is simply everywhere, and it certainly looks great on the outside with leather and everything.

In addition to the crystal-clear low, mid and high tones, there is a terrific bass-reproduction as well. There is also a detachable microphone as well for all kinds of gaming chats. Other features include an extra set of velour ear cups and leatherette memory foam ear cups.

You should be able to get the HyperX Pro Gaming Headset on sites like Amazon for about $79.00. This is a very good price reduction, and I’m not certain how long it will stay that price.

The Wi-Drive+ MobileLite from Kingston

mobilelite-2-500x281I know I have stated that I am still behind on CES stuff before, and I have finally got caught up beta-testing this Wi-Drive+ MobileLite from Kingston.

If you are not familiar with Kingston, they make a lot of thumb drives and other methods of memory storage. The Wi-Drive+ MobileLite is a wireless card and USB reader, and allows content to be shared with about 3 users.

The set up is quite simple. All you need to do is charge it with the USB cord, and its three ports are ready. The ports are SD, MicroSD, and USB port. All you need to do is get the App for iOS and Android, and you can access whatever is on the Wi-Drive + MobileLite wirelessly, provided your smartphone is set up for the Wi-Drive.

You can access your content plugged into the Wi-Drive+ MobileLite from your smartphone wirelessly, and you don’t need to clog up your phone with any more programs than you want to.

Now, I am going to fill out a Survey for this, which means that I have no idea when this will hit the market. You can go to the Kingston site and see what else they have.