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LaCie's new RuggedKey USB drive is now available. This flash drive is designed to protect data from nearly any threat, including heat, cold, and drops. Thanks to its orange bumper, the RuggedKey can withstand heat, cold, and 100-meter drops. The drive is also IP-54 certified to resist damage from dust and water. The RuggedKey supports USB 3.0 speeds up to 150MB/s. The drive also works with Wuala Secure Cloud Storage so your data will be accessible via the cloud as well as on the drive itself. The LaCie RuggedKey comes in 16GB and 32GB capacities with a starting price of $39.95. LaCie RuggedKey... Read more...
Are you still wielding a USB 2.0-based NAND flash memory drive? If so, maybe it's time to think about stepping up to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0-based thumb drive, especially now that USB 3.0 ports are fast becoming ubiquitous with just about every new motherboard and system being released these days. One of your options is Patriot Memory's new Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 drive, a rugged little stick that's fast and should be able to withstand a bit of clumsiness, like dropping it down a flight of stairs. The Supersonic Boost XT measures just over 6 centimeters long and 2 centimeters wide and comes housed... Read more...
Whoa there fella, is that a Transformer you have there in your pocket, or are you sporting a raging...oh, it is a Transformers USB stick! Lucky guess, except that we cheated and read Mimobot's press release introducing its new USB drives featuring retro Transfomers styling. "We are stoked to welcome the iconic Transformers characters Optimus Prime and Megatron to the Mimobot family," said Evan Blaustein, CEO of Mimoco. "We hope fans worldwide enjoy the collaboration which also features our most extensive preloaded media suite to date." The funky looking drives are shipping now in2GB ($23), 4GB... Read more...
You know what the greatest thing about owning a USB 3.0 thumb drive is? You get to point at all your USB 2.0 toting friends and laugh. So maybe that wouldn't be very nice, which leads us to the second best thing about a SuperSpeed drive: the transfer rates! Corsair today gave its Flash Voyager USB 3.0 thumb drive the green light to land on store shelves, and assuming you have the requisite hardware to take advantage of USB 3.0 devices, you'll enjoy file transfers up to four times faster than typical USB 2.0 drives. You'll be able to pilot a Flash Voyager USB 3.0 drive later this month in one of... Read more...
USB 3.0 just keeps getting better, and faster. Patriot, which is probably best known for their solid state drives and memory modules, has just revealed a new USB 3.0 thumb drive. The Supersonic USB 3.0 lives up to its name, offering a native single-chip USB 3.0 controller as well as quad-channel technology that helps better take advantage of the bandwidth. The Patriot Supersonic series eliminates performance bottlenecks introduced when using a separate USB 3.0 bridge chip by integrating a native USB 3.0 flash memory controller. This results in a smaller footprint and higher performance than bridge... Read more...
USB drives have progressively become smaller and smaller over the years, and while that's good in one sense, it's bad in another. We're talking about how easy it has become to lose a USB thumb drive, and when those drives have highly important information on them, that's a potential deal-killer. Verbatim has an idea for making sure you never lose another thumb drive. It's another thumb drive. The Store 'n' Go Clip-It USB Drive has received a Red Dot design award, mostly because it's designed to be clipped onto your shirt or belt. In other words, this USB drive goes where you go, so unless you lose... Read more...
Just recently the USB-IF made an announcement that over 100 USB 3.0 devices had become certified, and while we aren't certain if this Kingston drive made the cut, it's definitely on the list. Even if unofficially. Kingston, a major player in the memory and storage business, has just revealed their latest USB thumb drive, and it's a big one. Not physically, but internally. The new DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 is a USB 3.0 hard drive with plenty of space. It's one of the few 64GB thumb drives out that can also offer USB 3.0 transfer rates. It also marks the very first USB 3.0 flash drive for Kingston,... Read more...
For a moment there, we were beginning to think that Super Talent had taken their foot off of the pedal, but really, they were just saving up a few releases to announce all at once. The company made famous for producing numerous SSD options when the world had none is now making a name for themselves in the flash drive sector, with four new USB 3.0 flash drives shipping to those who can't get enough performance in their lives. The new USB 3.0 Express RAM Cache drive is the headline device, which is available in 32GB and 64GB sizes. It implements a DRAM caching system to boost small block random performance... Read more...
Ask any budding secret agent and he'll tell you that toting around confidential plans for world domination is a major drag. It's not the morality of the 'take over the world' thing that has him down, but what to do with the data should he get caught. In a pinch, he can try swallowing his USB thumb drive, but his nemesis and his cronies will just extract it anyway, and that's not going to be fun for anyone. This is where MXI Security comes in, the self-appointed "leader in superior managed portable security solutions." One of the company's claim to fame is its Stealth line of secure USB flash drives,... Read more...
The race to "bigger" is never-ending in the storage department, even when we're talking about USB flash drives. Recently, USB drives have hit somewhat of a ceiling, with 256GB being the largest that is advertised to consumers. But Lexar has a better idea. Rather than pushing things even larger at price points that no average person could afford, they have tweaked their Echo SE line to create an entirely new kind of product. The 128GB Echo SE looks like a standard USB flash drive, but it's actually far more than that. The device is an auto-backup drive that begins to back up your hard drive as soon... Read more...
Need a new USB drive? Need one with lots of security? Corsair has you covered. The company has just released their newest drive, the Flash Padlock 2 Secure USB Drive. Of course, with a name like "Flash Padlock," you probably knew it was "secure" right from the start. It's a password-protected USB drive that's available in sizes as large as 16GB, which is double the amount found in prior versions. The device uses two main protection mechanisms: first, there's a user-defined PIN number, which is entered directly on the Padlock using an integrated keypad. The second is 256-bit AES encryption of the... Read more...
Victorinox is a brand you may have heard your dad or grandfather speak of, and if you're someone who associates closely with the outdoors, you may actually own one of their products. If we said "Swiss Army knife," you'd know immediately what we were talking about, and sure enough Victorinox is the parent company that makes those knives.In an effort to bring their latest knife into the current century in terms of relevance, they held an event in their European flagship store on London’s New Bond Street. The reason was to unveil something with a bit of old school flair and a bit of new school utility.... Read more...
When we first caught wind of this story, we thought maybe there was some kind of bizarre oral fixation that prompted a New York resident to toss a perfectly good USB thumb drive into his mouth and swallow it like a Tylenol. As it turns out, Florin Necula was simply trying to destroy evidence seized during a federal raid.We've seen this tactic in several spy movies, and we're guessing so did Necula. But what Necula didn't take into account was how much more durable portable flash drives are compared to paper, which is a lot easier to digest. But more on that in a minute.First, let's discuss for... Read more...
The CeBIT trade show has opened its doors to the world today, and a handful of companies are already out making announcements. Corsair is getting things started right with a new line of ultra-high speed, high capacity USB flash drives. By and large, the flash drive market has grown somewhat stale. There's just not a lot of innovation left in the industry, and while some vendors are outing USB 3.0 versions of existing sticks, Corsair is digging deeper than the obvious. The company has decided to stick with USB 2.0 (presumably to keep costs down), but they're using a new quad-channel architecture... Read more...
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