In a box accompanying a Loose Wire column two weeks ago I mentioned TikiMac’s Devil Duckie Flash Drive, a “red, horn-toting 4 1/2″ rubber duck with hypnotic blinking eyes” that houses a high-speed USB 2.0 (1.1 compatible) personal data storage launched in March. Sadly, since writing the piece the Devil Duckie has died. A press release on the… Read More »
From Akiba comes word of a new USB hard drive that’s a good 5 cm shorter than the usual laptop hard drive in a case, the Transcend 20GB and 40GB portable USB drive. If size is important for you, it looks like a good choice. No price given.
Had my first USB thumb drive (sometimes called USB flash drives, or USB key drives) die on me today. They’re a great way to move stuff from A to B, and to keep an extra back-up in your pocket, but don’t rely on them too much. I’ve had several over the years (they first started appearing in this… Read More »
Not a bad idea this: A pen with a built-in USB drive. PNY Technologies have just launched a line of Executive Attaché ballpoint pens with attached USB 2.0 flash drives that hold up to 512 MB of stuff. The pens look chunky — and very executive-looking, ‘made with -quality materials similar to those of high-end writing instruments’, and… Read More »
I don’t have a link for this, but I’m amazed at how the price of USB thumb drives — those little sticks on a key ring — have fallen in price. Now in my local mall you can pick up one holding 256 megabytes for less than $60. Given prices a year ago were not far… Read More »