Product Verification

Identifying Genuine Kingston Product

Kingston® has become synonymous with quality memory products worldwide. But like other global companies with quality products, Kingston’s brand recognition has not made it immune to counterfeiting. Kingston has found a number of fraudulent items being falsely represented as Kingston products in the worldwide market.

To protect our customers and Kingston’s image as a quality brand, we have produced this guide to allow you to instantly verify whether the product you have purchased or are planning to buy is a genuine Kingston product.

Product labels for SSDNow solid-state drives are designed with both color shift and Phantom technologies. For these drives, the Phantom technology area changes colors from light red to dark red, or grey to dark grey when held at different angles.

The following products do not feature Phantom or color shift technology: microSD, microSDHC (4GB-32GB), IronKey drives, DataTraveler 2000, DataTraveler SE9, DataTraveler SE9 G2, DataTraveler microDuo 3.0, DataTraveler microDuo 3C, DataTraveler Elite G2, DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0, DataTraveler Valut Privacy 3.0 Anti-Virus & Management-Ready, DataTraveler 4000G2 and DataTraveler 4000G2 Management Ready, USB 3.0 Media Reader, MobileLite G4 Reader, USB microSD/SDHC/SDXC Reader and MobileLite Duo 3C.

Phantom Technology / Color-Shift Technology

  • Phantom Technology

    For verification, a product label design may use Phantom technology. When the label is tilted away from viewer, the effect area will reveal the letter “K” or Kingston Head.

  • Color-Shift Technology

    For verification, a product may use color shift technology, in which the colors on the product label or imprint will change from olive green to rose when held at different angles.

Products with
Phantom Technology

  • Memory Modules
  • CompactFlash
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC Cards
  • MobileLite Wireless
  • HyperX FURY SSD
  • HyperX 3K SSD
  • SSD mS200
  • SSD M.2 SATA
  • Wi-Drive
  • SSDNow E Series
  • SSDNow KC Series
  • SSDNow S Series
  • SSDNow V Series

Products with
Color-Shift Technology

  • microSDXC
  • DataTraveler Micro
  • DataTraveler G4
  • DataTraveler 50
  • DataTraveler 100 G3
  • DataTraveler 104
  • DataTraveler 106
  • DataTraveler Locker+ G3
  • DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0
  • DataTraveler Ultimate GT
  • DataTraveler Workspace
  • HyperX Savage
  • SSDNow E Series
  • SSDNow KC Series
  • SSDNow S Series
  • SSDNow V Series

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