Verbatim Tuff-N-Tiny USB DriveVerbatim has been busy these days.Â On Monday we reported about the Verbatim USB Tuff Clip flash drive, and today Verbatim is announcing their new Tuff-N-Tiny USB flash drive.
At the thickness of a penny and about twice as long, the Tuff-n-Tiny USB drive is available in 4 & 8GB sizes.Â It’s almost the side of microSD card. The stick gets so incredibly small, because of itâ€™s SIP technology which encapsulates all of the electronic components into a single miniaturized and sealed unit. As a result, the tiny drives are resistant to dust, water and static discharges. Our comment about this drive, and any other drive which uses the same USB contacts [image below]
is that connectivity can be a problem.Â You see, over time, the USB port on your hub, motherboard etc gets loose.Â The spring metal contacts of the port itself loses it’s rigidity and ability to apply pressure to the USB device connected.Â With a standard flash drive, the connector has housing to help create fiction, where as these open contacts depend completely on the USB port. The Verbatim Tuff-N-Tiny looks like a great drive, but from my experience, the nature of it’s design is not ideal for long term use…and that comment, unfortunately, is not dependent on the stick itself, but rather what it’s plugged into. Verbatim product page.