Kangaru Solutions have announced what they're claiming is the first ever eSATA flash drive. The double-ended e-Flash drive has a USB 2.0 connector on one side and an eSATA connector on the other, offering users either the paltry 480MB/s of dull old USB or the blistering 3Gb/s of everyone's favorite external SATA interface. Of course, those are just theoretical speeds: when you dig into the spec sheet you see the e-Flash is slightly less impressive than the headlines might suggest.
It's not often that a product makes us go "but why?" then "oh I see" and then "but why?" in such rapid succession, but the HP USB Floppy Drive Key has managed it. At first glance a standard USB memory stick, and available in both 1GB and 256MB capacities, the Key shows up as both a memory stick and as a USB floppy drive on whatever PC you plug it into.
For those looking for a bit more USB storage than the standard drive offers, Super Talent Technology has announced their new Luxio line of USB drives that can provide you with a maximum of 64GB of extra space.
The Luxio drives are pretty stylish on top of their large capacity for a small package benefits. Measuring in at .8-inch by 3-inches by .4-inch, the Luxio drives are encased in UV-coated ABS/PC and feature zinc trim that's chrome-plated. You also have several color options including wood grain, black and silver.
We cover a lot of different flash drives here on SlashGear, but this one has to be the most expensive, by far. The Incrudo 8GB USB Drive costs a whopping $837. Can you believe it?
There's a seemingly endless supply of gimmicky USB thumb drives out there these days but this one is just too cool to ignore. It's pretty standard in the specs department but it can house liquid and not break!
Available from CNK Promotions, this USB thumb drive has an acrylic casing that is hollow, making it perfect for filling up with a brightly colored liquid. You can order the drive with a logo of your choosing, as well. And with storage space of up to 8GB you can pack away a lot of information in one very small, very cool-looking device.
By means of a partnership between Mattel and Emerson Electronics, a Funkeys USB Flash Drive and speakers will be available exclusively from Target this fall. Cute little things, aren't they?
Western Digital announced the increase in capacity for their My Passport Elite and Essential lines on Monday. These portable USB drives now can store up to 500GB of data.
Why, oh why do I love novelty flash drives? Regardless of the answer--which, let's face it, would take awhile to uncover within my odd psychology--this thumb drive is a fun little novelty.
The 2GB USB Real Thumb Drive takes its name to heart. The tiny flash drive sports 2 GB of storage all the while packaged within a case that looks like a human thumb. You might remember this little gadget from last year. But this time around, you get 2 gigs instead of just 1.