The folks over at GizMag gave us a little tip Lexar gave out. The storage specialist, Lexar Media, released a preview of one of its products that we think will be a winner a USB flash drive with a unique storage capacity meter to its popular drives by integrating an innovative electronic paper display from E Ink Corporation. The E Ink display is a paper-thin, shatter proof, easy-to-read meter thatâ€™s non-volatile in that it does not rely on power to show the capacity information when disconnected from the computer. The Lexar JumpDrive Mercury will be the first USB flash drive to feature the on-board non-volatile smart capacity meter that will let customers easily monitor their available storage capacity. No pricing or availablity dates where given at time of article post.
The SanDisk Cruzer Crossfire is especially designed for the hardcore gamer. Running from the U3 platform a player can view interactive game content, save game levels, check out previews and launch games directly from the Crossfire. With Xbox 360 already having USB ports and Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo to follow in their next console release the Cruzer Crossfire can be used in a variety of ways.
Didigo claims the world’s first USB flash drive which is capable of showing an 11 character personalized ID or label and 4-digit detail indicating remaining capacity via LCD – all without a battery. Patented firmware also detects and displays any changes in information to the drive after plugging in to the USB port. Device ranges from 128MB to 4GB with no price yet announced.
Does Michael Leung add a touch of class to the USB flash drive or does he stir up controversy? The elegant style and appeal of this wooden USB drive give a touch of old school craftsmanship with the beautiful stained wood hughs along with slim leather lanyard for that final touch. But, some folks are up in arms about the unnecessary use of natural resources to make this technology device as reported by Engaget.com.
Nice little twist to the USB flash drive…Lindy offers a USB lock and key solution. Insert the USB drive into the port and remove the key dongle. A USB lock remains in the port blocking access. This is a great deterrent from introducing viruses from a USB device or data theft via the USB port, but doesn’t lock down recorder drives, floppy drives or other ports. Pack of 4 just under $23USD. Obviously there is not flash storage with in lock.