With flash memory prices dropping faster than Apple stock after a fake iPhone delay (I swear it’s the last time I’ll mention it), manufacturers of USB thumb drives have to do something to convince consumers to buy its drives over a competitor’s. Memorex’s TravelDrive 2007 for example uses a unique jack-knife design, multiple color options and encryption software to make you grab its drives first.
Available in sizes from 512MB to 8GB (with MSRPs from $19.99 to $129.99) the TravelDrives come in metallic colors with names like Desert Orange, Sagebrush Green, Ocean Blue, Fire Red and, um, Silver, and are encased in a black, soft-touch outer shell for protection and easy gripping with your greasy fingers. Another useful feature: A wrap-around blue LED indicator lets you always see when the flash drive is transferring data.
To keep your data safe once it’s stored, the TravelDrive 2007 comes standard with the Migo-powered Portable Vault USB security software with 256-bit encryption and password protection. The drives are also qualified for use with the Windows Vista ReadyBoost feature, allowing your PC to use a portion or all of a flash drive’s memory to bolster your computer’s system memory.
Memorex TravelDrive 2007 [product page]