flash drives

  • Would you pay $50 for an 8GB flash drive in 2008?

    Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a garish, Swarovski crystal-encrusted anything, much less a USB thumb drive, the Transcend JetFlash V85C. Our cup runneth over! But seriously, there’s really no reason for a self-resecting gadget hound to spend $50 on an 8GB, Swarovski or not. Read More

  • TrekStor creates a thumb drive that you might actually keep in your pocket

    Hot on the heels of our back to school week comes one of the most seemingly indispensable storage devices to date: The TrekStor USB stick with built-in bottle opener. Let’s face it, there have been a lot of stupid, dumb implementations of flash drives before (keychains, wristbands, necklaces, etc.) and a lot of brilliant implementations of bottle openers before (Reef’s… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 16GB thumb drive for $30 after rebate

    Here’s the 16GB Flash Voyager from Corsair – regular price: $64.99. Then you get a $30 mail-in rebate, bringing the price down to $34.99. Then, according to the fine folks at FatWallet.com, you can use promo code EMCAJCBBB to get another $5 off. That’s a 16GB thumb drive with 256-bit AES encryption for $30. Good deal, no? CORSAIR Flash Voyager 16GB Flash Drive [Newegg.com… Read More

  • 32 GB flash coming from Toshiba by Christmas

    Toshiba is prepared to roll out their latest and greatest NAND flash chips produced with the 43-nanometer process. These 32GB drives should hit the production lines in the fourth quarter after samples are made available in September. So if our math is right, they will work their way into your next-gen PMPs, mobile phones, and/or anything else that simply must contain that much memory… Read More

  • Plankton wants to stick a nail in your USB drive

    I thought I’d seen everything when I saw a website dedicated to selling shirts with bacon on them.
    However, I was proven wrong when I saw a website dedicated to selling a USB flash drive in the shape of a huge nail. The name of this USB flash drive is “Nailed” and you can learn all about it at Plankton Station. With a name like Plankton Station you’d think the site would… Read More

  • Review: High Speed USB thumbdrive cage match


    You may have seen our review of the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX high-speed thumbdrive. If so, you’ll remember how it proved itself far superior to the peasant drives I put it up against. Well, it’s far from the only high-speed USB key on the market, so we got our hands on a couple other leading offerings from Corsair (the Voyager GT) and SanDisk (the Cruzer Contour) and… Read More

  • SanDisk Contour: Form Meets Function?


    Not quite. While the SanDisk Contour is without a doubt the sexiest looking flash drive that I’ve ever seen, the device is suffering from one major disparaging oversight. Read More

  • Memorex M-Flyer Pilot Gets Refreshed, Still A USB Drive

    My favorite part of the M-Flyer Pilot—part of Memorex’s TravelDrive line of USB flash drives—is that its USB connector is retractable. In fact, that’s its most exciting feature, though it does now support Vista’s ReadyBoost feature and it’s been gussied up a bit with metallic blue or red accents. The drive also comes loaded with Portable Vault USB… Read More

  • Memorex's TravelDrive 2007 Flashy Flash Drives Add Flash To Your Flash Drive Options


    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… Read More

  • Corsair's Premium Flash Voyager GT USB Drives Go Really Fast


    Corsair announced an update today to its Flash Voyager line of USB drives by adding a “GT” to the end of the name and changing the color from blue to red. Oh, and the company hand picks the NAND flash for each one and is using a new flash controller with enhanced dual channel and interleave memory technologies. What’s all this mean my friends? Put simply: Speed. As the sizes… Read More

  • Lexar Shipping Jumpdrive Mercury


    Back in Nov. Josh conducted a glowing review of Lexar’s new Jumpdrive Mercury. The company announced today that the drive is now shipping. The Mercury offers a bevy of features, including an exterior capacity gauge. It also has a nice software set that allows you to encrypt and shred files amongst other features. It’s available now in 1GB and 2GB capacities for $70 and $110… Read More

  • Mini Cube Holds 12GB

    OK, so it’s not really a cube at all, but it is square and it does manage to contain 12GB. It measures about 1.7 x 1.9-inches wide and less than half an inch thick and it features a USB jack that pivots 180-degrees. Another pertinent feature is its one touch synchronization. Simply plug the drive in, push the button on the drive and it’ll perform its automatic backup function. The… Read More

  • Corsair's 16 Gigs Of Rubberized Water-Resistant Flash Drive Fun

    I don’t like to brag, but I’ve got a fairly large collection of USB flash drives. (I know you’re jealous.) Sometimes I like to dump the whole lot of them on my bed and roll around in them. Sadly though, none of them go above 2GB. So I have to get my hands on one of these new 16GB bad boys from Corsair. The Flash Voyager drive has all the features of its smaller-capacity… Read More

  • Kanguru Bio Slider II


    Kanguru has released a new flash drive that includes biometrics. The Bio Slider II comes in capacities ranging from 256MB up to 4GB and features fingerprint recognition. To activate, simply plug in the drive and and slide your finger across the sensor on the drive. The fingerprint recognition software is stored on the drive and does not install anything on the computer. It utilizes USB 2.0 and… Read More

  • Super Talent Launches Solid-State IDE Drives


    With standard consumer hard drive disk sizes quickly approaching 1TB for a single drive, this 16GB Flash-based drive (with a street price of about $500) from memory manufacturer Super Talent is puny. However, the company’s IDE Flash drives (available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities) are perfect for UMPCs and laptops because they are lightweight, have low power needs and are highly reliable. Read More