usb drives

  • Tamatebako: Fujitsu's self-destruct USB memory finally goes on sale (in Japan)

    Do you remember the cool “self-destructing” USB drive Fujitsu teased back in April last year? The device, which offers timed data deletion to prevent unauthorized access, was shown on both Fujitsu Japan’s and Fujitsu America’s website, and today the company in Tokyo finally [JP, PDF] named, spec’d and dated it for end consumers. Read More

  • Corsair's new high-speed thumb drive holds 128GB, is whale-like

    Lord! It’s big as a man! Corsair’s new Voyager GT looks like a red-and-black beluga whale. I reviewed the old Voyager GT and found it to be as fast as they claimed, but that thing was actually the size of a thumb, unlike this monster. Look at it! Read More

  • Maxell's new flash media seems to be doing it right

    It’s nice when random brands put out devices seemingly unrelated to their other gear, because they sometimes do things nobody else has bothered to. In this case, Maxell, famed maker of optical media, is releasing some new flash memory stuff. Their memory cards, I’m sure, are like any other, but they also offer a 16GB USB thumbdrive with a built-in MicroSDHC slot. How come flash… Read More

  • DIY: Old-timey Apple thumb drive

    If you’re sick — SICK! — of all these new Apple fanatics and you want to show them all that you’ve been a diehard fan since the early days, even sticking by the company through Newton and Pippin, then this thumb drive made out of an old Apple keyboard is for you. Read More

  • Hands-on: LaCie iamaKey flash drive


    Hold up, LaCie has something here. The iamaKey flash drive is actually novel and worth your time. I like it. Read More

  • Kingston bumps thumbdrive capacities to 64GB


    Damn, these things are getting out of control! There’s not much to say on this front other than this little drive holds sixteen times the data my little HyperX DataTraveler does. At this point one has to ask, who needs a 64GB thumbdrive?! Actually, having spacious, pocketable drives around is very handy: I back up a lot of video footage and just to be redundant I put a copy on any… 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

  • Star Wars Mimobots

    Star Wars + USB flash drives = Awesome. [photopress:IMGP4725.JPG,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • Buffalo lands 32GB USB drive with magical powers

    Looking in every way what a robot couple’s home pregnancy test would, Buffalo has just announced a 32GB USB thumb drive that its advertising as 20% faster than other USB drives because of something its calling “TurboUSB”. We’re guessing Voodoo in somehow involved. Nothing on pricing or availablity yet, but we’re guessing it’ll come in around $100 and will… Read More

  • Candle-like USB drive holder design, more than meets the eye

    I’m sure you have like two or thee USB drives at this point (“perhaps more than that, Nicholas”) and rather than throw them in a drawer somewhere, why not plug them into this imaginary holder? Yes, if it ever were to materialize, you’d be able to plug up to five USB drives into this holder. It’s also fairly decorative: once a drive is plugged in, that candle… Read More

  • The Flash Drive Round-up

    It is Spring, and a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of flash drives. What better way to celebrate these miniscule storage devices than by rounding up four flash drives and comparing them in detail. Yeah, that’s what WE said! Wow! Anyway, the folks at HotHardware were kind enough to do this job and discovered that they really liked the Corsair Voyager GT and that most of the… Read More

  • Secret Agent Man


    Here’s some more goodness from the homeland, Sunyang DNT has just released the Volvox (you don’t know how hard it is for me not to laugh out loud right now). This clever little USB memory stick supports a VoIP camera feature in the mother country’s market. With a USB cable you can adjust the viewing angle and apparently you can even make movies with a few camera adjustments.
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  • Record Online FM With Instant FM Music

    Instant FM Music is a USB drive that can record music from FM and Web stations, so that you can identify the song and play it back later on your MP3 player or PC. It uses Snaptune One software to identify the songs, and can display the radio text. I have no clue how well this works, but at least it looks like fun. Seriously, look how much fun that girl is having in the picture. She knows… Read More

  • Kingston DataTraveler Secure, Secure–Privacy Edition: Encrypted, Rugged For Your Protection


    It’s pretty simple really: Kingston makes good flash-memory USB drives. Kingston takes said drives, encases them in titanium-coated stainless steel making them waterproof to depths up to four feet and protects the data on the drives with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption that can be encrypted and decrypted by authorized users only, without the need for… Read More