Kingston urDrive USB Review plus Giveaway

Thank you to Kingston for sponsoring this review. Please click here to learn more about Kingston. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

Kingston was kind enough to send me their new 8gb DataTraveler 109 pre-loaded with the urDrive software to review. They are also giving a USB gift pack to one lucky SheBudgets reader! Read the review and then scroll down to get the details on how to enter to win!

USB drives have become a vital part of our digital life. Kids use them for school, parents need them for backup and professionals use them to share documents and information across multiple computers. In a household like ours where we have two computers and two laptops it’s easy to see how a portable storage device would be beneficial. The Kingston DataTraveler with urDrive software certainly brings something new in an already crowded arena.

Besides being a standard 8gb Kingston USB drive, the one I received was loaded with urDrive, a free, pre-loaded application for organizing and exploring apps, games and music. It is meant to transform the Kingston USB drive into an active storage device – rather than the “old school” store and transfer drive. Here is a video that does a good job of explaining the urDrive software:


Upon opening the DataTraveler 109 package I was struck by the size of the drive, or should I say the lack of size. It is an extremely compact USB with a built-in loop that will fit on any keyring, making it perfect for portability and convenience. Once I plugged in the USB and installed the urDrive software the main screen looked like this:

The included features are:

  1. Free PC checkup from Norton
  2. 6gb of free online cloud storage from V-Drive
  3. Fooz Kids – Safe internet experience software for kids
  4. Games & Apps
  5. Built in web browser
  6. File Organization

Of the included features I can see myself getting the most use out of the V-Drive cloud storage which allows me to keep documents and pictures safely backed up. There is something about the peace of mind that comes with knowing the items documenting my children’s milestones are not going to be lost should my computer crash.

I also like the file organization and browsing functionality. The user interface was clean and straightforward allowing the ability to upload or create files quickly. However I wasn’t overly impressed with the apps and games. None were available to play immediately and either required registration at external websites or had costs ranging from $9.95 up to $669.00.

Overall, if you’re looking for a quality USB drive to help organize your documents and photos on your PC ( not Apple compatible) then the Kingston DataTraveler should be on the top of your list. It will help you remain organized and with a 5 year warranty you can’t go wrong.


Now it’s your chance to use the urDrive. To be entered to win a five pack of Kingston drives, do the following:

  1. Like SheBudgets on Facebook and leave a comment under this post on our wall letting us know that you did.
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  3. Violà – You’re entered to win!
Good luck! Winners will be chosen using on Wednesday November 16th at 9pm PST.


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