Being a self-confessed gadget freak, I've collected a large number of USB flash drives over the past few years and like most people, I use them for many purposes; storing pictures, documents, presentations, applications... you name it, it'll be saved to one of my flash drives. They are of course extremely handy, everyone knows that. No bigger than [...]
With an enthusiastic nod to the original 80’s TV show and toys, Takara will soon release the Transformers Device Label line of functional tech gadgets that transform into heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons. Fans will recognize Ravage, the panther-like Decepticon who originally transformed into an audio cassette (remember those?), and has now been updated to [...]
The Data Locker from Origin Storage is a device that combines a external USB hard drive with an added layer of security. It has a touch screen interface that can be programmed with a password of up to 18 digits. There's also a self destruct response feature if it detects a brute force attack. There [...]
Do you regularly backup your important files? If you answered no to that question, then you deserve to be spanked. Seriously, it's just a matter of time before disaster strikes. When it does, I'll be there to say I told you so... unless you get smart and start backing things up. Today I want to [...]
EDGE's mega high-capacity 128GB DiskGO Flash Drive can store approximately 85,000 photos, 128 hours of video, 32,000 MP3s, or 1,280,000 documents. The drive is housed in a rugged aluminum casing that provides protection against wear and tear. It includes CryptArchiver Lite encryption software, a trial version of CryptArchiver which allows users to encrypt up to [...]
If you don't like carrying a USB flash drive in your pocket or on your keychain, here's one that is so thin that it will fit in your wallet. The Slim Data USB flash drive from Top Tech Products is available in 1GB or 4GB capacities and is the same thickness as a credit card.
Ok, I know this is in bad taste (Meredyth put me up to it, blame her), but check out this USB flash drive from Brando that's in the shape of a syringe. No, it won't protect you or your computer from any nasty infections, but it's certainly unique.
Super Talent makes some of the best micro USB flash drives currently available. What sets their Pico line of thumb drives apart from the rest is their rugged durability while maintaining such a small form factor. A few months ago I reviewed the Sony 8gb Micro Vault Tiny USB Flash Drive and while it is [...]
LaCie has just announced the iamaKey, itsaKey and passKey USB flash drives. They have a design that I can't believe hasn't happened until now. They are shaped like - keys. :) Lacie sent me a 4GB iamaKey to test drive. Available in 4 and 8GB versions, the iamaKey has a metal body and Gold SIP [...]
USB flash drives are not something we would typically consider as collector's items. That is until now... If you are a collector, a geek and someone that needs to carry around a flash drive, then you will want to take a look at the MIMBOTS from Mimoco. They recently sent me the 2GB Pink Meletta [...]
Are you rough on your gadgets? What if you had a device that contained all kinds of important data, but one that you didn't have to worry about destroying no matter how hard you tried? The ToughDrive USB Flash Drive from ATP might be that device for you. I wasn't content to trust their claims, [...]
I have been using a 4gb Micro Vault Tiny USB Flash Drive by Sony for about a year now. And while I have other higher capacity thumb drives, I typically reach for my Micro Vault Tiny on the way out the door. This extremely small USB flash drive is not only incredibly portable but incredibly losable as well. So, when I found out Sony had released a 8gb version of the Micro Vault Tiny I started looking for a good deal.
Right now, all I want to say is "Nyah Nyah Nyah, my USB flash drive is bigger than your USB flash drive!". Don't believe me? Then check out my 32GB DataTraveler 150 from Kingston. Yes, you read that right, a 32GB USB thumbdrive. Whoo hoo!
Late last year I reviewed two of Kingston's DataTraveler USB flash drives. The Mini Fun and Mini-Migo. Today I'm back to tell you about three more of their DataTraveler drives: the 110, 400 and Style. Let's find out if you might want to add one of them to your keychain or gear bag...
Kingston, long known for their computer memory products, have added some new USB flash drives to their DataTraveler line of offerings. Today I am going to tell you about their Mini Fun and Mini - Migo drives.
I'm such a loser. All my friends and family agree with me: I have a terrible habit of losing USB thumb drives. Not only have I left them in the most unlikely of places, but I have also laundered them, stepped on them, and even left them out in the rain. A few of the drives I've owed over the years have included a neck lanyard, but I've never used them because they look so ugly.
This device is Brando's 21st-century equivalent to the Swiss Army Knife, as it contains a raft of semi-related features in a compact package:
It's a 1GB USB thumb drive!
It's an MP3 player!
It's a voice recorder!
It's (supposedly) an FM radio!
It's a pen!
It's a floor wax!
It's a dessert topping!
(floor wax and dessert topping sold separately)