We chat with Victorinox Swiss Army at CES 2012 about its upcoming monster 1 TB SSD drive that will be available soon. Meant for the data road warriors out there, this 1 terabyte SSD fits into the size of a flash drive in your pocket, and will retail for $2999 when it goes on sale. It also has a small display integrated into its side, which can give you information about the drive and the data held on the drive.
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For those of you who are afraid of accidentally smashing your thumb drive, then you might want to invest in the Tuff-Clip USB stick from Verbatim. Not only is it made of tough ABS plastic, but it has a retractable cap and handy clip-on hook. It is available in 4GB and 8GB versions for $30 and $50, respectively.
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Mimico is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace with a new collection of mimobots. The first will be Darth Maul, which will be released June 10, as the 13th Star Wars flash drive. Sign up for a chance to win one that will include extras such as icons, avatars, screensaver, wallpapers and audio clips. No prices have been announced as yet, but mimico’s other drives from the Star Wars series generally run from $19.95 for 1GB up to $49.95 for 8GB.
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Russian software hobbyist Cherkes Mihail has devised Check Flash. This free program can be downloaded so that you can test the speed of your current flash drive or others and format them if you wish. It is not necessary to use an empty drive although some of the tests will blank them, so the creator has kindly included the ability to pass command line switches and allow batch processing. Check out his home page for other tests and ideas.
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SanDisk’s new Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash Drive is a first of its kind with a button back-up. With compatibility for Intel Pentium PC with Windows XP/Vista or Mac with USB support, it also has AES hardware encryption and password protection. Available in 8, 16, 32 or 64GB capacity versions, it comes with a 5 year warranty, a nice addition to a device with new technology. Contact SanDisk for notification of price and availability in your area.
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This is a USB flash drive that’s hard to refuse. The Super Talent swiveling hologram or 2-piece rubber Godfather not only holds up to 16GB of data, music and pictures, it comes with images and quotes from the classic film. It is compatible with both USB 2.0 and 1.1 and because of its solid-state storage, promises 10 years of data retention. Choose from a 1GB drive for $14.99, 4GB for $19.99 and the 16GB for a mere $24.99. Each comes with keychain and/or mini-lanyard and can be found on Amazon.
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We are constantly amused by how many electronic devices can be shoved into one functioning unit. This one combines a 1GB MP3 Player, an FM tuner, and a 2.0 flash/jump drive, with a removable cap for access, all in one. It supports MP3 and WMA formats, has a customizable backlit display, and runs on an included AAA battery. Both a stereo music earphone and USB cable are included in the $18.50 price.
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Looking for stocking stuffers? Imagine the glee when your kid/parent finds a Mickey Mouse Glove sticking out of the top. Even better, it is attached to a Flash Drive. A-Data’s T807 is USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible and is made of waterproof rubber. The drive’s removable end can be tucked into the cap so you won’t lose it and it supports Windows, Mac and Linux. At a size of 58 x 66 x 18mm, choose between 2G for $22.00, 4G for $31.00 and 8G for $48.00 and attach to your cellie, backpack or laptop.
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We told you about the Quantum of Solace Laptop last month, but if that is too extreme for your budget and you want something to remember 007, how about the USB flash drive? The limited edition 8GB Micro Vault Click Drive has a hidden USB connector and includes a virtual expander to store 3 times the data. There is the nifty logo on the side and the device comes pre-loaded with a movie trailer, behind the scenes footage and images. We guess that that there may not have been enough initial interest, as the price has dropped from $49.99 to $29.99.
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Looking for a gift for that special someone who already has everything beyond reason? Memory specialist Super Talent has announced a limited availability custom made solid 18-Carat gold “collector’s edition” of their Pico-C drive. The $599.00 8GB plug-and-play drive features up to 200X (30MB/sec) data transfer speed, is water resistant and comes with a matching gold keychain and a black velvet box. The device also includes a serialized certificate of authenticity, FIPS certified AES-256 encryption and can be laser etched with text or a company logo – if I could get my hands on one, it would certainly be etched with my own initials – proving that bling is a term with infinite possibilities.
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