Kingston Wi-Drive Wins Best of Show at Flash Memory Summit

Kingston Wi-Drive Wins Best of Show at Flash Memory Summit


Fountain Valley, CA—Kingston Digital’s Wi-Drive was chosen by the Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2011 in the Most Innovative Flash Consumer Application category. Kingston Digital is the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology 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 allows users to wirelessly view documents and media files, and choose to share them with others, while on the go for work or pleasure.”

The Flash Memory Summit conference, held once a year, is dedicated entirely to flash memory and its applications. It features exhibits and technical sessions that bring together flash vendors, engineers, system designers and other professions.

The Wi-Drive was reviewed by a panel of industry experts prior to the show. Winning products were evaluated according to the following criteria: distinctiveness of the application, technology or product; central use of flash memory as a solution or innovation; and technical and business significance to the general marketplace.

The Wi-Drive began shipping in July and is available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. Through the Kingston Wi-Drive app from the App Store, three users can simultaneously view photos or documents, watch movies and listen to music. Its portable design allows users to view their files anywhere, without having to rely on cloud-based technology or Internet access. A video demonstration and more information is available at

For a complete list of all the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show awards winners, visit