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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For those who want a little drive in their USB thumb drive, might we suggest the USB drive based on the 1959 Mini Cooper? Sure, you may not be pulling off the Italian Job, but at least you’ll have 4GB worth of storage space. Of course, style costs, and this will cost you $102. Yeah, you read that right.
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The other day I made a big deal over Sony’s ridiculous 2TB Memory Stick XC. Today, I am putting this tiny little microSD reader in the spotlight. Dubbed by many as a thumbnail drive, the entire apparatus is contained within the USB connector itself. How cool is that?
You can order it on GeekStuff4u for $150 for the 16GB model, or $35 for the 4GB.
This might be just the thing to give for Father’s Day, to encourage both book reading and computing. Solid Alliance has taken the concept of the old type of bookmark and combined it with a new USB drive. One is a 30 x 168 x 2mm Feather while the other is a 33 x 152 x 2mm pair of Glasses. Each holds up to 2GB memory and has a price of JPY 4,100.00 (~$42.00.)
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Hershey and Jazwares have teamed to create Yumdriver memory sticks. Included in the line will be Mr. Goodbar, Krackel, Twizzlers, Bubble Yum and Hershey’s bar. Each is available in 1GB to 4GB in prices from $14.99 to $29.99. Also sweetening the pot will be a Kisses Digital Camera in its familiar shape for $29.99 and cameras in flavors of Jolly Rancher, Hershey’s Miniatures, and Bubble Yum for $24.99.
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This is no ordinary Spy Pen. It has a cam and mic and captures AVI video and replays it on your PC, and when your covert operations are completed, you can use it as an MP3 player and USB drive. The device, at a size of 150 x 15 x 15mm and a weight of 45g, supports Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista and needs a two hour charge. The Spy Pen comes with earphone, USB cable and AC adapter at a price of $65.00.
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If you want more than the usual amount of storage in a USB drive, Super Talent Technology has a new Luxio line of flash drives that offer up to 64GB of storage, which equals out to about 20,000 6 megapixel photos. At a size of 8 x 3 x 0.4-inches, the drives come in black, silver or woodgrain. All three feature AES-256 hardware encryption, an LED power/busy light, and compatibility with both 1.1 and 2.0 USB. The 64GB Luxio is available for $149.00 with an included leather case. Sixteen and 32GB versions are also available.
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Kodak has brought out its EasyShare P520 Digital Frame with a unique Quick Touch Border. Display horizontally or vertically on a table or wall and it offers smudge-free touch or slide control without remote. The 5-inch HD Frame also features a 4:3 aspect ratio and EasyShare software. Expandable with an SD slot, slide shows can be made by plugging in a memory card or USB stick. The P520 comes in silver or red matte and will become available in September with a MSRP of $79.95.
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If you are the type that buys a new USB drive when the old one fills up and never get around to emptying its contents, or if you run a business with many employees, the Virtual Console USB Duplicator can take on 60 1GB drives in a matter of minutes. The gadget duplicates the files rather than making binary copies. If you are wondering who can afford the $7,999.00 price, VC’s client list includes IBM, Intel, HP, AT&T, Xerox, Philips, NASA, and the U.S. Army and Navy, to name a few. VConsole also makes duplicators for smaller numbers of drives for smaller prices.
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Who doesn’t love penguins? The success of Oscar winners “March of the Penguins” and “Happy Feet” proves the world adores that quirky, comical flightless bird. Gadget-wise, we’ve featured the shower radio and iPenguin, which yours truly—who has collected penguins for too many years to mention— happily owns. Now comes the 1GB USB Penguin Flash Drive, which includes the very handy ReadyBoost technology for Vista users. The penguin’s head actually protects the USB connector…just flip it up and you’re good to go. Impossibly cute and functional, we think Linux users (and fellow penguin-philes) will love it. The 1GB Penguin Flash Drive is available in Black/White or Black/Gray for approx. $34 USD.