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Active Media Products offers Key Drive USB drive

Posted in USB,USB Flash Drives by Shane McGlaun on June 15th, 2010

There are lots of people out there who like to keep a flash drive on them at all times. The problem is that many folks forget to take one with them that isn’t small enough to fit in a purse, wallet, or on a keychain.

Active Media Products has announced a new USB flash drive called the Key Drive that is made from metal and shaped like a house key. The Key Drive has exposed USB contacts and is only 3mm thick.

Patriot Xporter USB flash drive comes bundled with Shattered Horizon game

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2010

When we buy a new USB flash drive, we should get a prize. You know, like in a cereal box or Cracker Jacks. When we buy a new drive, we should get a game. Patriot has announced that its Xporter USB flash drive now comes bundled with the zero gravity first-person shooter, Shattered Horizon game.

This bundle will come with a Steam download code that allows users to download and install the game. You can Choose from 8GB and 16GB USB flash drives right now, though future Patriot products will also include a copy of the Shattered Horizon game.

Kingston DataTraveler 5000 USB flash drive hits Europe

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2010

First announced back in January, the DataTraveler 5000 USB Flash Drive from Kingston is finally available for purchase to those in Europe. You might remember, this particular drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified with Level 3 pending, and features a built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption for extra security.

It also uses XTS cipher mode and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) algorithms to meet Suite B standards approved by the U.S. government. The DataTraveler 5000 is available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities for 82 Euro (about $108), 103 Euro (about 136), 129 Euro (about $170) and 298 Euro (about $394), respectively.

Kingmax PD-02 USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2010

The Kingmax PD-02 USB flash drive is like the switch blade of the flash drive world. For those who are feeling stabby, but are out for storage, not blood. It comes with a slide-out USB connector that makes the device nice and slim with no cap.

It also comes with an anti-scratch body to prevent scratches and damage, along with a USB 2.0 interface. The Kingmax PD-02 USB flash drive is available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB versions.

Heal yourself with the T Power USB Stick

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

I’m just gonna come right out and say what we all know. The T Power USB stick is a bunch of bull. It claims to reduce eyestrain and helps blood circulation and improves your health and vitality overall. Just as long as it stays plugged in while you’re using your computer.

Wow, a miracle cure in USB form. t will cost you £39.95 to prove or disprove these claims, but I would suggest you just keep your money.

Adidas USB flash drive looks like luggage

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

Flash drives all the look the same for the most part. But Adidas has their own USB flash drive, which stands out from the crowd. These drives are used for marketing purposes and sports a unique design that resembles a miniature roll-on suitcase with three stripes.

It’s different and you have to love the way the USB connector hides away when not needed. If they made this one available to everyone, they would do well.

Transcend introduces JetFlash 330 USB flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2010

The latest addition to Transcend’s JetFlash USB flash drive line-up is the JetFlash 330, which is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities. The compact and lightweight drives feature a white gloss finish, a USB 2.0 interface and support for the Windows ReadyBoost feature.

As far as performance, you’ll get a maximum transfer speed of 15MB/s. The JetFlash 330 should be available available within a few weeks. We don’t have a price yet, but it should be on par with similar sized drives.

Buffalo launches SHD-LVS-BK USB SSD drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 15th, 2010

USB and SSD on a device that looks like a USB flash drive? The Buffalo SHD-LVS-BK USB SSD is powered via a USB 2.0 port and holds 64GB of data. And it measures just 23mm x 10mm x 98 mm. Buffalo has even incorporated a switch to help prevent accidental deletion of old files as well as stopping new files from being written onto the drive. That will be handy.

It also boasts TurboPC and TurboCopy functions to boost transfer rates. You can choose from 3GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities for $28, $45, $77, $135 and $260.

Iron Man 2 USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2010

You certainly have your choice of USB flash drives, but this Iron Man flash drive is pretty damn awesome. They don’t get much cooler or geekier than this. It has some nice detail.

For $39.50 you get a 4GB capacity. Sadly that’s all you get. No multimedia special clips. No secret message from Tony Stark. Just the drive. But that’s cool, this drive looks great and we are just waiting for the movie.

Handgun USB Drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

We’ve seen all kinds of crazy USB gadgets, but this may be the first handgun USB drive we’ve seen. The Handgun USB Drive comes with 4GB of storage and is USB 2.0 compatible. It will work with Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS and measures just 75mm by 54mm and 12mm.

Even though it’s tiny, you don’t want to pack it in your bag and get on a plane, unless you like long talks with the TSA. The Handgun USB drive is only $22 from USB Geek.

Buffalo Lipstick USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2010

When a company wants to appeal to women, they go straight to mimicking makeup colors and design. In this case they have dressed up a flash drive to look like lipstick. Males will be adverse to this one like a Vampire faced with a cross.

But women might dig it. So Buffalo is targeting females with the RUF2-JWS series of flash drives. It comes in 4GB or 8GB sizes and in four different colors, including Rich Brown, Glossy Pink, Royal White, and Shiny Coral.

Super Talent SuperCrypt thumbdrives with USB 3.0, 256-bit encryption

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2010

Super Talent has announced the SuperCrypt line of secure portable storage, which are available in capacities up to 256GB and offer up to 240 MB/s transfer rates, with either 128-bit ECB (SuperCrypt) or 256-bit XTS (SuperCrypt Pro) encryption.

No USB 3.0 port? Not to worry. It’s fully backward compatible with USB 2.0, so you’ll be able to use it on just about any computer you need to. Nothing on price or release date yet, but we’ll let you know soon when we find out.

Lightsaber 1GB flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2010

May the force, and your data be with you, always. These stubby 1GB lightsaber flash drives will light up when plugged in, but sadly you won’t hear any lightsaber sound effects. And they are too small to swing around the office and break stuff.

I’d call it more of a Force-dagger than a lightsaber. Maybe something that Jedis use to peel their vegetables. Only 1GB? It will leave you stunted in the Force and have you suffering from lightsaber envy.

Corsair’s Padlock 2 offers rugged 256-bit AES encryption

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2010

Are you the type who doesn’t trust your flash drive with your sensitive data? Who could blame you? Should that data fall into the wrong hands it could be disastrous. No one should know about your secret collection of My Little Pony pictures.

These new Corsair USB drives will help prevent such things. The Padlock 2 features OS-agnostic password protection via the keypad, plus 256-bit encryption. 8GB units are available now, priced at £46 in the UK and $59 in the US.

Chinese New Year USB drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2010

Looking for something different in a flash drive? Something colorful and festive that celebrates the Chinese new year? Well, this is your lucky day. This new USB drive has the Year of the Tiger theme. If it’s the Eye of the Tiger you’re looking for, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

These drives come from Kingston and hold up to 8GB of storage. It’s part of their DataTraveler line, but likely won’t be available outside of Asia, so if you want one, you better get it shipped from there.