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USB thumb drive or face drive?

Nantai Technology, a leading USB device manufacturer, has put a new face to USB flash drives, but what face is it? We sat around for a while trying to figure this one out. Anyone have ideas?  With a swivel memory chip and USB port this little guy is as small as 64MBs or as large as 1GB. Continue Reading

2GB USB soccer ball

Now here is a fun idea to kick around – how about make a USB flash drive in the shape of a soccer ball. Flastar Electronics did just that with their F-PL002 Football-shaped USB flash disk drive with Read Speed of 1,000Kbps. The soccerball (or football) comes in sizes from the very small of 32MB to the very large of 2GBs. Continue Reading

Review: 2GB SWISS MEMORY USB Victorinox

I’ve had Swiss Army knives on my keychain for years, it’s come in handy on many occasions. Recently I always seem to have a USB flash drive in my pocket too. When I received the SWISS MEMORY USB Victorinox drive from Swissbit it was obvious that combining the two was actually a very good idea. The Victorinox is compact, easy to use and brings the usefulness of the Swiss Arm tools. The USB drive comes in a variety of sizes from 128MB to 2GB and is a plug-n-play (unless Win 98) device and price points range from $50USD to $225USD respectively. Continue Reading

Western Digital with 3,600RPM mini hard drive

3,600 RPM mini hard drive from Western Digital is 6GB in storage capacity and appropriately named, Passport. With it’s compact size, folding USB connector and rubberized protective sleeve this seems like a good idea. Might be a little late to market considering there are 4GB flash drives for about the same price. A clear advantage for Western Digital are the re-write abilities of a standard disk drive verse that of flash memory, but even then we’re looking at a million writes before WD pulls ahead in that feature category. Prices start at $129 right from the WD website. Continue Reading

Gizmo Overdrive has micro-controller for speedy performance

Crucial Technology adds Overdrive to their line of very successful Gizmo flash drives. The Gizmo Overdrive is powered by a dual-channel micro controller inside the USB enclosure to ensure high-performance data transfer rates – speeds up to 13MB/sec transfer rate. Gizmo Overdrive is also available with security software by StompSoft. The security software includes password protection, 256kb Blowfish-level encryption and hide function. The Overdrive is available in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacities. Continue Reading

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