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SanDisk offers SD/USB combo card at 2GBs

The SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus card is now at 2GB capacity, a jump in size which doubles the older model. The card looks and operates like a typical SD card but can fold in half to expose a USB 2.0 connection for quick connect to PCs. The card is High Speed 2.0 making it an ideal card for digital cameras, camera phones, PDAs and digital video cameras. SanDisk is quoting a 9MB per second transfer rate (when stars are perfectly aligned) and read speeds of 10MB/sec. The Ultra II speed increases camera performance with quick writes to the flash memory. Expect the SanDisk Ultra II Plus card around June 06 and with a list price of $135USD. Continue Reading

MP3 features for Swiss Army USB devices

Swissbit has taken the Swiss Army Knife USB drive that final step with MP3 capabilities. With the obvious of storage the USB s.beat is also a voice recorder, FM radio and MP3 player. The s.beat is featured with a multifunctional, highly sensitive remote control. S.beat includes two earphone jacks and auto recharges when plugged into a [powered] USB port. 3 line LCD display and 15 radio channel preset. Just to cover all bases the s.beat is available with or without the Swiss tools which makes it a great airline travel companion. Continue Reading

40GB PhotoBank storage from SmartDisk

SmartDisk introduces their PhotoBank storage device geared specifically towards off loading images from your camera directly to storage. Photobank accepts your flash memory card and via a LCD display and touchpad you can offload or back-up 40GB worth of pictures – that’s roughly 40,000 photos (800kb per pic). PhotoBank also has a USB connection for direct to PC connection. GetUSB did not obtain the list of flash cards it will accept, but we’re thinking the big 8, at least. Product will begin shipping mid March with a retail price of $179US. Continue Reading

Free USB flash drive from Microsoft

Microsoft is promoting their Windows Licensing tools via USB flash drive. Fill out a simple form to receive your free flash drive. The drive will arrive full of valuable information about licensing including, FAQs, product information, a license brief, transfer of license information and additional resources. Click image to begin the request/form. It’s only while supplies last. Well, they didn’t issue a flash drive despite their promotion, this is what we received instead: Continue Reading

Wet and wild USB flash drive from Integral Memory

Integral Memory is now selling their water tight Splash USB drive, a smart choice for kids transfering files from home to school. It’s water resistent (not water proof) and comes in a variety of cool colors. Capacties range from 128MB to 2GB and each unit ships with security encryption software and zip compression software to make the most of your space. The Splash has a rubber sided case which Integral also claims to help make the drive shock resistent. Continue Reading

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