Flash Drive


Last December, I reviewed the i-FlashDrive external storage for iOS device from Brando.  It was basically a flash drive that plugged into an iOS device with a Lightning connector to serve as a backup and/or external storage device, and it could work with a computer as a flash drive.  It was a convenient way to [...]

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If you don't like to leave home without your digital data, you should check out the Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 flash drive.  The casing is made of anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum, and it's waterproof to 200 meters, and it's both vibration- and shock-resistant.  Because it's USB 3.0, it offers read-speeds up to 4 times faster [...]

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These Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 flash drives have a little eInk screen on the front that constantly show you the amount of free space left in the drive.  Because they are USB 3.0 drives, they are up to 4x faster (up to 100MB/s read and 55MB/s write) than USB 2.0 drives.  Your data is [...]

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We recently told you about the i-FlashDrive with both a USB and a Lightning connector and that, when used your own microSD card, allowed you to transfer files between a computer and the iOS device.  The i-FlashDrive II drops the USB connector, and it allows you to use full-sized SD cards as well as microSD. [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News

The iFlashDrive from Brando we reviewed yesterday allowed you to share data between your computer and your iOS device.  The SanDisk Ultra MicroUSB Flash Drive lets you transfer data between your computer (Windows PC or Mac) and your Android device.  It has a standard USB plug on one end for use with the computer and [...]

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Because we have three people who always get iPhone upgrades, we always buy the lowest storage capacity to keep our costs down.  That wasn't a problem before, because we mostly used our iPhones for calling, texting, emailing, and navigation.  We typically used our iPads for gaming, creating files, and other activities.  This upgrade, I've regretted [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews

Need a stocking stuffer for that diehard Firefly fan? How about getting him or her an 8 G capacity flash drive in the form of a three inch diecast metal replica of the Serenity? It has a loop for your keychain, a push button to eject the drive, and the engines even light up. In [...]

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If you're a gadget lover, then you probably love multi-functional tools. Let's face it, we love to get big bang for our tech bucks. But when it comes to multi-functional smart phone items, the list seems to be short and the useful functionality is often hit and miss. The ChargeDrive, a Kickstarter project by Idris [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Technology is awesome and convenient, especially smartphones and tablets.  They are getting smaller, faster, and can have pretty good battery life built in.  Sometimes you go to an event where your mobile phone is searching for signal constantly, in which you find yourself in the predicament of losing battery charge quickly.  It's always a good idea [...]

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AER Infinity-1

Do you need a portable stylus? How about a portable smartphone stand? Can't find that flash drive? What if you could have all three devices in one cool gadget? The AER Infinity promises to be such a product. The AER Infinity is a 3-in-1 gadget that functions as a stylus, a smartphone stand, and a [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Styluses
Powerstick 01

Since many of us carry around mobile devices such as smartphones, iPhones, handheld games, digital cameras, MP3 player, and the like, having emergency backup power is almost a necessity when it comes to preventing your device  from shutting down when a power outlet is out of reach. Powerstick+ from Ecosol is a portable charger that can keep [...]

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The Victorinox Swiss Army Jetsetter USB Flash Drive combines a few "tools" with a removable USB flash drive which is available in 8, 16 and 32GB capacities. Will it become your new favorite EDC tool for home and office? Let's see. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. USB 2.0 Victorinox Swiss [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

intelliPaper is a company currently seeking funding on Indiegogo for a project  that allows you to integrate the USB connectors and storage chips to create a flash drive on a normal  piece of paper or cardboard.  Available in sizes of 8 to 32 MB (size to be determined later), this would allow you to add flash drives [...]

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LaCie has produced a key-shaped USB drive for some time, and their new PetiteKey is a tough little brother of their original Iamakey that Julie reviewed a few years ago.  The PetiteKey is only 1.61" X 0.83" X 0.14" and weighs 0.26 ounces.  This USB 2.0 drive has transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps.  It has [...]

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If your computer has a USB 3.0 port, you'll want a USB drive that can take advantage of the increased speed.  Verbatim has just released the new Store 'n' Go V3 USB 3.0 Drive that's just what you need, with "10 times faster transfer rate than earlier generation USB 2.0 ports".  Available in 8-64 GB [...]

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I like the AA battery style design of Duracell's new 32 GB Rugged USB Flash Drive. They feature a solid, Black rubberized housing with the famous copper ring. You won't have to worry about losing the cap because this drive has a twist mechanism like a twist flashlight that will extend or retract the USB [...]

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Kingston URDrive

The tiny Data Traveler 109 USB drive from Kingston comes preloaded with urDrive software "that gives you a new and exciting way to look at your data", according to the maker. I am always interested in new and exciting ways to look at my data, so let's take a look! Kingston makes good stuff and [...]

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What looks like a Swiss Army knife but can't cut you? It's the Victorinox Slim USB Flash Drive which is available in five colors and in 4 GB to 64 GB (Victorinox Slim) or 2 x 64 GB (Victorinox Slim Duo) capacities. They sent me 4GB Orange version of this flash drive. Let's take a [...]

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The Verbatim Clip-it is a 4GB USB flash drive that doubles as a paperclip. It's available in 5 colors and has been designed to be resistant to static, dirt and water. Unfortunately, they are not availablity yet, but the price appears to be $14.49 through Adorama. I want one ;) [Via Likecool]

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The Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ series of USB flash drives provide the expected level of performance for a USB memory stick, with the added security of password protected access and 256-bit AES Hardware Based Encryption, for a slight premium in cost over non-secure storage. In exchange for this protection you give up the ability to boot [...]

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