We first talked about the Keyport way back in 2007 when the thing debuted at $295. The Keyport is a large fob that can hold up to six keys for different needs inside. You can get keys for your car, house, locks, and all manner of other things that need keys.
There are a number of USB 3.0 external storage products on the market today. These drives are generally larger external HDDs though that are larger than most of us will want to take with us on the road. Kingston has offered up a new USB 3.0 flash drive called the Ultimate 3.0.
Silicon Power has hoards of flash drives and other storage solutions in its line. The company has added a new product to its line of flash drives called the Unique 530. The flash drive is enclosed in a "green" silica gel material that is pliable and provides a "sporty" style according to the maker. I'm not sure the silica gel has a sporty look, but it should make the drive more rugged thanks to the rubbery nature of the material.
For a long time the wireless dongles that we needed for things like wireless keyboards and desktops were long and fat adapters that often blocked the surrounding USB ports. Thankfully manufacturers have started making those dongles so small you can plug them in and just leave them there. Flash drives today are mostly like those old wireless dongles.
Patriot has announced a new addition to its line of Xporter USB flash drives. The new addition is called the Rage and is designed specifically for high performance. The Rage line is available in multiple capacities from 8GB to 64GB.
MXI Security has announced a new encrypted flash drive specifically aimed at UK government agencies that need an encrypted product for the transport and storage of sensitive documents. The Stealth M600 has the CESG CAPS certification for storing confidential data.
When you look at your keyring right now, what do you see? (Of course, you have to have a keyring for this little test to work out, mind you.) Your keys, from your car to your house, and maybe a little trinket to show how lucky you are. Well, what you need is a flash drive. No, reallly -- that's what you need. Just imagine how cool, and important you'll feel if you've got 32GB of data right there, easily accessible, ready whenever you are to get that next file to your computer, or anyone's computer for that matter. You're already starting to feel better about this, right?
Back in February Corsair unveiled its new Padlock 2 flash drive. The drive has a keypad on the front that won't allow access to any of the data on the drive until the correct PIN number is entered. Corsair has reported that an issue with the security on the drive has been discovered.
Active Media Products has a bunch of different USB drives that work for USB 2.0 and more than a few USB 3.0 drives. The flash drives the company offers often have odd designs. The latest flash drive from the company is called the Key Drive and you can tell what it looks like from the name.
Over the last few years, there have been several high-profile cases in America and Europe where flash drives with confidential data and computers with confidential information were lost. Some of the data was protected by encryption and some of it was not.