Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives


Kingston, long known for their computer memory products, have added some new USB flash drives to their DataTraveler line of offerings. Today I am going to tell you about their Mini Fun and Mini – Migo drives.

kingston data traveler

Both models come housed in hard to open plastic packaging. Shears are required for extraction.

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Left to Right: Mini – Migo, Mini Fun

The Mini Fun and Mini – Migo are both available in 3 memory capacities (1GB, 2GB and 4GB) which correspond to specific body colors. With the Mini Fun, the 1GB is Yellow, 2GB is Purple and 4GB is Red. The Mini – Migo comes in Light Blue (1GB), Light Purple (2GB) and Dark Blue (4GB). As you can see from the image above, I was sent the 4GB versions of both drives.

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The Mini Fun DataTraveler flash drive is 1.5 inches from end to end. Its design will remind any gadgeteer of one of our favorite building toys: LEGO.

kingston data traveler

The cap comes off and can plug into the other end for safe keeping while the flash drive is inserted into a USB slot on your computer.

There is a small Green LED located in the main half of the drive. It will blink during activity.

So, what gives the Mini Fun drive it’s fun? It is pre-loaded with two free Windows XP (or later) games from Big Fish Games.

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kingston data traveler
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I’m not sure if each Mini Fun drive comes with the same two free games, but mine came pre-loaded with Atlantis and Sudoku. Atlantis is a fun arcade style game and Sudoku is the popular puzzle game. I’m not a big fan of Sudoku, but I really liked the Atlantis game (sorry, I couldn’t get a screen shot as it will only run in full screen mode). It has good graphics and sound. Nice little freebie. The games are installed on your computer, so you can delete them off the flash drive after they are installed, to make more room for files.

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The Mini – Migo flash drive is slightly shorter than 1.5 inches tall, and it has a unique design that allows you to slide an attached protective cover over the USB connector end. The sliding mechanism is a bit stiff and as such, I prefer a regular detachable cap like the Mini Fun drive.

kingston data traveler
kingston data traveler
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The Mini – Migo comes loaded with Migo software. We’ve looked at that software before in another flash drive review, here on The Gadgeteer. It’s basically a Windows XP application that allows you to sync your Documents and Settings, Desktop files, Email from Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird, and your bookmarks from Internet Explorer or Firefox to the flash drive. That way you can take your settings, emails and bookmarks with you where you go. When you plug the drive into another Windows computer, it will transform it into your computer with the settings saved on the drive.

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kingston data traveler
Here they are in action…

Both of these USB flash drives are small and will easily fit in a pocket or gear bag so that you can take your files with you where ever you go.

Price: Either style drive 1GB, 2GB, 4GB : $15.00, $26.00, $61.00 respectively.


Product Information

  • Windows XP or later for pre-loaded software
  • Mini Fun drive comes pre-loaded with 2 games
  • Mini - Migo drive comes pre-loaded with Migo software
  • Tiny
  • Mini - Migo slider is sometimes hard to open and close
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{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Julie November 28, 2007, 3:25 am

    Post your comments on the Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives review.

    Just click the POST REPLY button on this page.

  • Mark Hammill November 28, 2007, 10:14 am

    Is it just me or does the mini fun one look a bit rude 😮

  • Julie November 28, 2007, 12:12 pm


    Hahahahaha! When I read your comment I was totally confused, so I went back to the review to look at the pictures. Now I see what you’re talking about! 😉 Too funny!!! You don’t notice this ‘issue’ when you look at the product normally. So let’s blame it on the macro pix.

  • Mark Hammill November 28, 2007, 12:33 pm

    Glad it’s not only me. I was shocked no one else had mentioned it.

  • wiangube November 28, 2007, 3:27 pm


    I wanted to know which is better from the Kingston DataTraveler family. I’m planning to buy the Kingston 2GB USB 2.0 Grey DataTraveler from here:

  • seabass November 28, 2007, 4:51 pm

    For us Canadians, there seems to be a great tool to get through those darn plastic packages…

    I seen it showcased on TV and it looks very useful, particularly during Xmas season 😉

    Thanks for the review.

  • Julie November 28, 2007, 5:48 pm


    I don’t know if one is better than another. I like the Mini – Migo because there’s no cap to lose.

  • DannyOB November 30, 2007, 2:36 pm

    Hi Julie. Still loving the site after these years. Finally decided to register to this forum thing 🙂
    With these USB sticks, I can’t notice any way of attaching it to a key chain or lanyard, is there any?
    I only ask cause I fear I would lose something that small if it’s not attached to something else!! :unsure:
    Thanks, Dan.

  • Julie November 30, 2007, 3:18 pm


    I failed to show the little thread loop thing that is included for each one. Each flash drive has an eyelet to attach the tiny lanyard, which you can then attach to a keychain. The Mini – Migo has a large enough loop that you can just attach it directly to your keychain though…

  • DannyOB December 1, 2007, 12:52 am

    Hi Julie, thanks very much for the quick response.
    I ended up buying the Super Stick 4GB from Kingmax – it’s the size of a paper clip, really quite amazing! But fear not, it’s has a little ringlet 😀
    Something you would be interested in covering perhaps? 🙂

  • Julie December 1, 2007, 4:28 am

    Sure, give me a link to go check it out. 🙂

  • denni eggleston March 9, 2010, 4:20 pm

    Where can we purchase these, i found the first three on ebay, and amazon, are there more. What do they cost

    • Julie March 9, 2010, 4:38 pm

      @denni It sounds like you’ve already found places to buy them, so I don’t understand your question 🙂

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