PQI outs world's smallest USB 3.0 flash drive

I would bet that most people want their tech gear to be really small and easy to carry with them on the road. The catch is that the smaller the gear gets, the easier it is to lose inside a packed notebook bag or purse. PQI has unveiled the latest of its line of USB 3.0 flash drives and this new drive has an interesting claim to fame. PQI claims that the Traveling Disk intelligent Drive U819V is the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive in the world. I would totally lose this thing.

The drive is very small at only 3cm long and it has a removable cap that is attached to it via a lanyard. The flash drive uses something called COB encasement technology that surrounds the components and helps keep them cool by helping to dissipate the heat generated in use. Heat is the enemy of anything high-tech, especially memory that looses performance as it heats up. The outside of the flash drive is glossy white for style.

The flash drive can be had in capacities of 4GB up to 32GB and it measures in at 3.15 x 14.8 x 7.3mm. The official weight is 3.6 grams and the drive will work with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. The data transfer when connected to a USB 3.0port is claimed to be up to 5Gbps. Pricing in the flash drive is unknown, but I wouldn't expect these flash drives to be outside the realm of normal price on similar devices.

[via PQI]