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Kingston Digital wins award for its Wi-Drive device

The Fountain-Valley based company’s system gives Apple device users increased storage space.

By Kristen CervantesPublished: August 26, 2011 11:49 AM

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Digital, a flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, received the Flash Memory Summit's “Best of Show” award in the “Most Innovative Flash Consumer Application” category for its Wi-Drive device. The system gives Apple product users increased storage space for an enhanced experience, according to the company.

“We are honored to have received the Best of Show award this year as Wi-Drive is truly an innovative Flash memory-based wireless solution that extends the storage capacities of Apple devices,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash Memory business manager.

Wi-Drive features Wi-Fi and four hours of battery life. The company boasts that the pocket-sized system efficiently shares files between Apple devices, including the iPad, iPod, iPhone and iTouch. Wi-Drive adds 16GB or 32GB of extra space to any of the gadgets.

The Flash memory annual event, held this year in Santa Clara, featured exhibits and technical sessions. Many vendors, engineers and system designers showcased their products and ideas.

“The judges had the daunting task of selecting the Most Innovative Consumer Application from such a large pool of quality submissions,” said Tom Coughlin, summit chairperson and president of Coughlin Associates. “We are proud to select Kingston Digital’s Wi-Drive as a wireless, portable storage device that allows users of the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® to expand their storage.”

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