Kingston urDrive Review and Giveaway (simply comment to win a 5 pack of urDrive USB flash drives)

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.

We are in the process of searching for a new computer so receiving the 8 GB Data Traveler 109 with added urDrive software could not have come at a more appropriate time. My old computer has tons of files on it including all my documents and picture files that I wanted to transfer over. When I took the flash drive out of the box, I could not believe how compact it was. It has a nice hole at the end that you can add a ribbon too or key chain so you never lose the drive. When I went to test out the data transfer on my husband’s computer, it was amazing! Not only does it transfer all your files accurately but it helps you organize your files, photos, videos, and music. It also offers a free bonus online back-up storage which is extremely useful in case of the dreaded unlikelihood of losing the drive.

 Video of the drive is posted above. Some of the features of this drive include:
a. Automatically scan your PC- Scan and improve the performance of your computer with Norton PC checkup
b. Browse the Internet from any PC- With the urDrive built in browser, you can take favorite and bookmarks with you. Browse the Internet with urDrive from any public or private PC
c. Access online storage- Securely backup, access. and share your files using urDrive. Not only can you store your files on urDrive, but your USB device gives you access to a world of online storage.

My personal favorites, however, was the FoozKids built in application. When I installed the drive, I opened up this and found a plethora of games/videos for Hayley. It has every imaginable educational tool for your kids. Hayley played the Smurf games, watched the Smurf videos, played Blue’s Clues matching game, watched the Dora videos all night tonight. It can literally keep a kid busy for hours. I can’t rave enough about this feature. I know it is a trial basis for the urDrive but we will definitely pay the small price per month to continue her using this drive once the initial trial runs out. Hours of fun for a 3 year old = Happy Mommy! For those with older kids, it also allows the kids to discover the Internet in a safe manner since the computer has a locking feature only to be opened by moms. With the drive you also have access to social and multiplayer games to play.

I know there are many drives that you can buy on the market but this Kingston 8Gb Data Traveler 109 with urDrive software is in a class of its own. You can buy the drive at,,, and to name a few. I was lucky enough to give away a 5 pack of Kingston urDrives (retail value: $50) to one lucky reader. It would make great Christmas stocking stuffers. Simply comment what features you like about the drive or what you would use it for. Please remember include your address. For an additional entry, tweet about the giveaway using the tweet button below and add another comment to let me know you did it. You have to Thursday, Nov 25 to enter this giveaway. Open to US only and winner chosen by Good luck!

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  1. Nykki says

    I would use it to backup all of Olivia's photos! I'm so scared to lose them!

    Thanks for this giveaway! :)

  2. Tiffany says

    I have over a thousand pictures already of my 5 month old, and I'm terrified my computer is going to die on us any day and I'll lose all of them. This would be just perfect!!!

  3. Amanda says

    I would use this for all of my school work …. 5 flash drive, 5 years of grad school…. I think it's is perfect!

  4. ShinerGirl says

    Already had one computer die and take all my photos with it so would love to be able to back it up!

  5. Katie says

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  6. Jenna says

    This would be perfect for storing photos as well as school documents!

    jenna at loveofbabyonline dot com

  7. Maria says

    First, rockin' baby onesies. Now these! :) you find some awesome products, Melissa! My husband would really appreciate this one! I love that you can browse the internet from any pc. And that it has tons of educations games as a bonus!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Lots of love to you!

  8. Isra says

    I'm on my third computer in 3 years and I keep them all because each one has photos on it that I don't know how to store or transfer, this is great idea, never knew about a product like this! Thanks!

  9. Beeb says

    Oh man, this would be an awesome Christmas present for my techie fiance! I like that it is compact and has 8 GB of storage.

    Thank you for the giveaway!


    supercoupongirl AT

  10. Jen says

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! With the multitude of computers in my house, a flash drive is essential for transferring data. Also, as a college student, it is a huge help to have a flash drive to transport information back and forth from school to home.

    jennifer.wilson529 (at)

  11. I'm the mom says

    I'm always in need of jump drives. I'm the official 'Momawrazzi' for my runner daughter as well as all her running friends…..pick me, pick me.

  12. Sheila says

    Between school projects and tons of digital photos, my family could really use these! :)

    showcasesisters (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. JR911 says

    Browse the Internet from any PC- With the urDrive built in browser, you can take favorite and bookmarks with you. Browse the Internet with urDrive from any public or private PC

    That is REALLY cool!

  14. Lois says

    Hiya! :) Oh, I'd use it to so much easily move stuff from my laptop to netbook… my 2gb one doesn't exactly cut it sometimes! :)


  15. Heather James says

    Totally picture and video backup. I have the majority backed up on my laptop, but since I take such high-res photos, I'm quickly losing hard drive space. This would be my perfect solution!!

  16. corey1971 says

    My kids are starting to really use the computer for thier school work so I would give some to each to be sure to back everything up (Corey Olomon) (

  17. Dana B. says

    I would use these to transfer files I use for graphic design. I know they'd come in very handy. Thanks for the great review & giveaway!
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. Jackie says

    My favorite feature is the built in browser. It will be helpful when visiting friends an family to be able to access my favorites, etc.

    I will also use this to store/back-up/share pictures.

  19. Lori Doherty says

    These look cool… I got a nasty Trojan virus that wiped out my computer in June and taught me a valuable lesson about not backing up files and especially the kids photos…. :( 7 years of baby pictures were on my computer. These can be lifesavers!

  20. Sara says

    I am always losing mine so I think my husband would love if i won this lol. I really like the size of it. 8gb is a lot.