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Silicon Power C80 Review

Have you ever needed to connect a flash drive to your phone and you happened to need an adapter that you didn’t have? Well, with the Silicon Power C80 you will no longer need that as the flash drive itself comes with both an USB-A connector and a USB-C connector allowing you to seamlessly transfer files via USB 3.0’s fast read and write speeds over a range of devices. And having a key-ring design with a metallic body, the Silicon Power C80 is potentially the best USB flash drive for many of you.

Why We Like It – Silicon Power

Featuring both USB-A and USB-C the Silicon Power C80 allows you to transfer files over a wider number of devices, ranging from your PC to your phone without any additional adapters. Whilst reducing the hassle of extra cables, the C80 also provides high speed data transfer packed into a metal key-ring design making it one of the best USB Flash drives out there.

Pros
  • Features USB 3.0 Type-A and USB-C
  • High read write speeds
  • Key-ring design
Cons
  • Slightly expensive

Performance

Allowing you to transfer files at almost the speed of solid state drives with SLC cache enabled like the Sata III, the 64GB Silicon Power C80 has read and write speeds faster than the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 and the Kingston Digital DataTraveler as well as almost any hard drive. Apart from supporting the USB 3.0 the Silicon Power C80 also allows you to connect to a wide range of devices thanks to its wide system compatibility and the fact that it has two USB connectors. Unlike devices like the PNY Turbo, the Silicon Power C80 has both an USB-A connector and a USB-C connector allowing you to transfer files across multiple devices, that too at a greater speed.

However, the Silicon Power C80 doesn’t allow you to choose from a number of storage size options like the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 and is limited to a single 64GB option and also doesn’t have as much security as SanDisk devices without the Secure Access software. But, on the plus side the C80 does come with the SP xDrive explorer software downloadable from the App store, making it possible for you to backup data and also encrypt it to a certain extent, not making it completely devoid of security.

Design

The Silicon Power C80 has a key-ring design which gives it a pretty unique look and allows you to easily switch between the USB-A and C connectors while keeping the other tucked away. This paired with the fact that you can easily attach the device to a keychain makes sure that you never lose it.

Moreover, with a solid metal design and COB technology, the Silicon Power stays safer than most other Flash drives, from water, dust as well as any form of vibration. This protects whatever data you have saved, stays safe and away from any form of hardware haywire. As for looks, as seen in the images(rights reserved to Silicon Power) the Silicon Power C80 is simple yet elegant with a metallic casing.

Value

While the Silicon Power may be noted to have surpassed many hard drives and some SSD’s in any SSD review, it lacks what many other flash drives offer. It lacks an LED indicator showing whether the device is connected or not, but what it lacks most of all is a large storage size. It doesn’t nearly catch up to the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36’s 256GB, and is only available in the 64GB option. So for those who do need the USB-C connector, this might be a good pick, but other than that, it’s just a bit on the expensive side of Flash Drives.

Silicon Power Wrap Up

Although the Silicon Power C80 doesn’t offer higher or lower storage options or a LED indicator, when it comes to other specs like a fast read and write speed, two USB Type connectors, a wide system compatibility and a back-up as well as encryption software, the Silicon Power Go is cut above the rest. And so, with a solid metal build and key-ring like design, it is one of the best 64GB Flash drives you can get. That is if you’re willing to pay a slightly higher price for the premium design.

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Sandisk Extreme Go Review

With a high read and write speeds the SandDisk Extreme Go USB drive allows you to transfer files while also keeping them secure through the SanDisk SecureAccess software. It also features USB 3.0 unlike the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 and the Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9. And so, paired with a solid design with an LED indicator as well as a slider design, the SanDisk Extreme Go stands out to be potentially the best USB Flash Drive.

Why We Like It – SanDisk Extreme Go

Featuring USB 3.0, the SanDisk Extreme Go offers you ultra high transfer speeds through a sleek and solid design. It packs in a slider which allows you to get the head of the USB in and out, preventing any form of damage when you’re not using the device. And thanks to Sandisk’s Secure Access software, the SanDisk Extreme Go makes sure all your files are kept secure and safe from any unwanted eyes or viruses.

Pros
  • High transfer speed
  • Features password protection
  • Slider design
Cons
  • Plastic body

Performance

Supporting speeds of upto 5 GBps the SanDisk Extreme Go allows you to transfer files through your devices without losing too much time. As the company claims you can transfer a full sized 4K movie in just under 40s with the Extreme Go 3.1 and in under 15s with the 10GBps speed of the Extreme Pro. However in a more real world use the SanDisk Extreme Go USB managed to transfer around 4.5GB of video files in under 30s thanks to its 150MBps write and 200MBps read speeds. On the other hand if you do require something with a much higher speed, the Extreme Pro drive comes with 420MBps read and 380MBps write speed, allowing you to transfer those same 4.5GB of files in under 15s. Speaking of all this, do remember that you will require a USB port supporting USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 to take the most out of the drives capabilities.

When it comes to storage, the SanDisk Extreme Go comes with options of 64GB and 128GB which really is enough for most people. But, if you’re someone who requires greater options of either lower or greater storage, the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 is a great option which however does not support USB 3.0.

Moreover, the SanDisk Extreme Go offers a great amount of file protection and backup features. With its 128 bit AES file encryption and password protection method, the SanDisk SecureAccess software protects your files from being accessed by anyone else. On the other hand, the RescuePRO Deluxe downloadable file offered along with the flash drive allows you to recover files that may have been accidentally deleted, making sure none of your files are lost.

Design

The SanDisk Extreme Go comes with a plastic build which is pretty solid and allows you to confidently carry it around without the worry of damage. Its slider allows you to easily take out the USB head and put it in when not in use, preventing it from any form of water spills or other accidents. Although the build isn’t as solid as the Extreme Pro’s aluminum body, considering its price it still offers a better design than the PNY Turbo which has just a plastic lead to cover the head. Apart from that, the SanDisk Extreme Go also has a blue LED light indicator, showing you whether the device is connected or not.

Value

Although priced slightly higher than the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36, the SanDisk Extreme Go lives up to its price with a transfer speed higher than that of most flash drives, and with its option of upto 128GB it allows you to store pretty large files. And so paired with a pretty solid build, the exceptionally secure encryption of files and wide system compatibility, the SanDisk Extreme Go is well worth its price as a USB flash drive.

SanDisk Extreme Go Wrap Up

Even though you may have slightly lower options when choosing how much storage you will get, and even though it may not have a metal body like the Kingston Digital DataTraveller SE9, the Combined Final is a USB 3.0 Flash Drive that offers you one of the fastest transfer speeds, a great amount of file security and recovery options and a decent solid build. And so available at an acceptable price, the SanDisk Extreme Go is one of the best USB flash drives you can get right now.

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Sandisk Ultra Review

Offering you up to 512GB of storage space and the SecureAccess software available only for SanDisk devices, the SanDisk Ultra comes up behind many others to be the best USB flash drive out there. While these features are remarkable, it does come with a transfer speed comparable to that of a memory card, but if you go past that, you’ll find a device that is both compatible across multiple systems and even comes at a very affordable price.

Why We Like It – SanDisk Ultra

Letting you transfer an entire movie in under 40 seconds, the SanDisk Ultra CZ48 is among the best choices of USB flash drives out there. It features USB 3.0 with much greater speeds than the USB 2.0 thumb drives like the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36, and paired with the SecureAccess software, it provides you with an amazing way to keep your files safe from both unwanted eyes as well as a hardware malfunction. And so, with all of that and a number of storage options packed into a simple yet elegant body, the SanDisk Ultra CZ48 is a great choice for a USB flash drive.

Pros
  • Wide choice of storage space.
  • Affordable price
  • Compatible across multiple systems
Cons
  • Transfer speeds are comparatively slow for USB 3.0

Performance

Featuring read and write speeds of upto 130 MB/s, the SanDisk Ultra CZ48, although comparable to it’s microSD card alternatives, transfer files at a speed faster than most USB 2.0 devices like the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 as well as the Cruzer Glide CZ60. To make it more detailed, the SanDisk Ultra CZ48 offers you sequential read speeds of upto 100MB/s while the write speed varies to be upto 48MB/s. Now do keep in mind that the speeds vary with the respective storage sizes, and so anything other than the above 16GB will have a read and write speed which will be more than enough for you.

Apart from that, the SanDisk Ultra CZ48 also offers you a wide range of options when it comes to storage space. Starting from 16GB you can go all the way up to 512 GB to store all the files you’ll need. This is much greater than what the Kingston DataTraveler or the PNY Turbo USB flash drives offer. And even though its speed may not be up to par with some other thumb drives, the SanDisk Ultra also offers a good amount of system compatibility ranging from almost all versions of Windows and Mac, making sure you won’t need to buy microSD cards or even a card reader.

Moreover, the SanDisk Ultra CZ48 also provides you with an added layer of security thanks to its 128-bit AES encryption and password protection. And while that will protect your files from hackers and any other unwanted eyes, the RescuePRO deluxe software also helps you out by letting you download any files that you may have lost to an accident.

Design

With a capless slider design as like many other SanDisk devices, the SanDisk Ultra CZ48 protects your USB connector from any form of external damage while a hole at the back allows you to attach a key-ring, making sure you never end up losing it. Apart from that, the SanDisk Ultra may not be as durable as the Kingston DataTravelers metal build , its own plastic build stands to hold out against almost every situation for most people.
It doesn’t however come with an LED to indicate whether or not the device is connected which might be a problem for some of you.

Value

With the 16GB version starting at $7 and going upto $90 for the 512GB thumb drive, the SanDisk Ultra does come at a pretty reasonable price. It offers both security and backup measures while also giving you a pretty solid and durable design with the sliding mechanism. It’s read speed and write speed are not the fastest, but they’re still pretty good and so if you’re willing to compromise a little bit of the speed for more security at an affordable price, the SanDisk Ultra is definitely worth your money. You can also check out the SanDisk Ultra memory cards which offer great performance.

SanDisk Ultra Wrap Up

It may not be in the same speed class as the SanDisk Extreme Pro, but with a moderately good speed, a pretty solid looking design with a key-ring attaching hole and also some pretty good enough security and backup measures , the SanDisk Ultra is a great USB flash drive and one that many of you will love.

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Sandisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 Review

While there are a number of great USB 3.0 flash drives like the Kingston DataTraveler out there, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 is still an amazing USB flash drive with a bunch of different features. It offers you with both password and encryption to protect your files from any unwanted eyes while its solid capless design makes sure the USB connector is not damaged when not in use. Thus, with all that at a very affordable price, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 may just be the very best USB flash drive out there.

Why We Like It – Sandisk Cruzer Glide CZ60

Offering both security and large storage options, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 is among the best USB Flash Drives out there. It features a capless design with a slider to pull out the USB connector and paired with SanDisk’s very own SecureAccess software, it transfers files easily through the USB 2.0 interface.

Pros
  • Capless, slider design
  • Number of storage options
  • Password and encryption protected
Cons
  • Doesn’t support USB 3.0

Performance

Making sure your files are always safe and backed up, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 comes packed with the SecureAccess software with 128-bit AES encryption and also 2GB of online storage via YuuWaa. This will keep your files away from harm whether it’s from unwanted people or a hardware malfunction.

However, the SanDisk CZ60 USB drive does fall behind when it comes to it’s transfer speed. Having only USB 2.0 compatibility unlike the Kingston DataTraveler and the PNY Turbo USB flash drives, it comes with read speeds of around 21.61MB/s and a write speed averaging around 7.96MB/s. This is also potentially slower than the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 thumb drive and considering its price, the Kingston DataTraveler would be a more faster choice.

The SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 does however provide you with an amazing amount of options when it comes to the storage space. You can start from 16GB and go all the way to 256Gb depending on how much space you need, making sure you never run out of space.

Design

With a capless design that also features a slider mechanism to pull out the USB connector, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 is pretty durable when it comes to protecting the USB connector. And despite having a plastic body, it still holds on pretty long and also provides you with a built-in space to connect a key-ring. This will make sure that you never lose the USB flash drive and that it stays with you at all times. There is also an LED indicator which can prove useful in helping to know whether or not the flash drive is connected.

Value

You can get the 32GB version of the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 at around $7 which is pretty much the same as many other 32GB USB flash drives. And while you may not be getting the USB 3.0 compatibility, with password and encryption protection and also a pretty sturdy and convenient design, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 might be worth the price for you. That is if you value security over speed.

Sandisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 Wrap Up

It isn’t the fastest USB flash drive out there and it doesn’t have the most premium build either. And so at a price similar to the Kingston DataTraveler and a number of other USB drives, the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 is a USB flash drive offers you a variety of storage options with a great amount of system compatibility and an easy to use as well as durable design. And so with all that the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 is a flash drive that values security over transfer speed, and if you’re okay with that it may just be a great pick for you. But, if you want both the security and a moderately greater speed, you might be better off with the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36.

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PNY Flash Drive Review

Featuring USB 3.0 this year, the PNY Turbo 3.0 is more than capable of being the best USB flash drive you can get at its price range. And apart from being more than affordable, it also offers you a unique design paired with multiple storage options to choose from. And so store all your files with ease on this PNY Turbo without the worry of ever losing it thanks to an integrated loop holding onto a keychain.

Why We Like It – PNY Flash Drive

With transfer speeds about 10 times faster than the PNY USB 2.0 flash drives from years ago, the PNY Flash Drive USB 3.0 allows you to transfer movies, music and every other file you have with extreme speed from all your devices. It offers you a number of storage options allowing you to store all your files with ease.

Pros
  • Fast transfer speeds
  • Sliding collar design
  • Multiple storage options
Cons
  • Plastic design

Performance

While it may not have anything like the SecureAccess software of the Cruzer CZ36 as well as the Glide CZ60, it does come with USB 3.0 support giving you one of the fastest read and write speeds on a flash drive. It offers read speeds of upto 90MB/s and a write speed reaching upto 45MB/s allowing you to transfer large files faster than ever.

Moreover, the PNY Flash Drive USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports making it compatible with almost all your devices may it be Windows or Mac. And apart from that you also get a warranty for a year making sure that you can exchange it if you come over an issue. Making it even better, the PNY Flash drive offers you a wide range of choices when it comes to the storage size. You can start from the standard 32 GB option and go all the way up to 256 GB depending on your needs.

Design

Despite having a plastic body unlike the Kingston DataTraveller usb drive, the PNY Turbo is both solid and elegant in terms of its design. Making sure you don’t have to keep track of a separate cap, the PNY USB Flash Drives come with a capless, sliding collar design. This ensures that the USB connector is protected from any form of external damage while an integrated loop on the back allows you to attach it to keychains in order to keep it close to you at all times.

Value

With the 32GB model starting at just under $7, the PNY USB drives are much cheaper than many of the SanDisk devices and even lives up to its price by offering you both a fast data transfer performance as well as a pretty solid and pretty fitting design. You no longer have to worry about an extra cap, and in case you need more storage, PNY even offers a wide range of storage options. However, for the extra security features, you can also get the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 which offers the same amount of storage options just at USB 2.0 and a similar price.

PNY Flash Drive Wrap Up

It doesn’t offer as fast a data transfer speed as the SanDisk Extreme Pro, nor does it give you as much security as the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36. And even though it may not have as solid a build as the Kingston DataTraveler, the PNY Turbo Flash Drive offers you a great range of options when it comes to storage space, a convenient design, USB 3.0 and a fast enough data transfer speed all packed with excellent customer service, that too at a very affordable price.

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Kingston DataTraveler Review

Providing you with fast data travel through a USB 3.0 connection, the Kingston DataTraveler is potentially the best USB flash drive at its price. It comes with a beautiful sleek metal design that is both sturdy and convenient to use thanks to the key ring design. And while the Kingston DataTraveler easily prevents damage to the USB connector with the capless design, it also makes sure that it always stays within your reach.

Why We Like It – Kingston DataTraveler

Packing in a fast data transfer capability in a very durable yet stylish design, the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 is both easy and convenient to use. The capless design makes sure you no longer have to keep track of where the cap is and also protects the connector from any form of external damage. And with its built in key ring design you can now keep it within your reach at all times.

Pros
  • Capless metal build
  • Features USB 3.0
  • Compatible across multiple platforms
Cons
  • No security measures

Performance

Offering you a write speed of 15MB/s and a read speed of 100MB/s the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 is one of the best USB flash drives out there. While it does transfer your files with ease through its USB 3.0 connector, it’s also compatible across multiple platforms including Mac, Windows, Linux as well as the newest Chrome OS. Apart from that, as per the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 drive review, the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 is also comparatively faster thanks to its USB 3.0 connector. However, it falls behind the CZ36 as well as other SanDisk devices like the SanDisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 in terms of security. While their SecureAccess software offers you both data encryption and password protection, the Kingston DataTraveler comes with no such safety measures.

On the other hand it does come with a considerable amount of storage options from 16GB, 32GB, 64GB as well as 128GB. While they may cater to the needs of most people, if you need more space, the SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 as well as the Ultra CZ48 are both great options worth considering.

Design

When it comes to the design, the Kingston DataTraveler surpasses the rest on our list of USB Flash Drives thanks to its complete metal design unlike the PNY Turbo USB Flash Drive. The metal build paired with the capless and built-in key ring design allows the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 to be both durable and easy to use.
While the capless design along with the metal build makes sure that the USB connector is not damaged, the keyring allows you to keep the flash drive near you at all times and maybe even connected to something so you never lose it.

Value

Costing only $10 on the 32GB option, the Kingston DataTraveler SE9 is one of the most affordable flash drives out there and with its solid and convenient design it is considerably worth the price. You do miss out on the safety measures that SanDisk offers, but unlike SanDisk, offering such a durable flash drive packed with USB 3.0 technology, the Kingston DataTraveller SE9 is definitely worth its price.

Kingston DataTraveler Wrap Up

While the Kingston DataTraveler may not have the fastest read and write speeds out there, or the most secure file storage method, considering the price it comes at, it is definitely worth your money. You get USB 3.0, a good amount of file transfer speed and most of all a solid, sturdy and easy to use design, the key-ring in which makes sure that the flash drive is within your reach at all times, ready to transfer files.

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Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 Review

With both security and a good design, the Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 allows you to seamlessly transfer files across your devices without worry. The files being protected by the Sandisk Secure Access software means that you can now leave your Sandisk out in the open without worrying about someone getting access. You can now also choose from a variety of storage sizes and also connect across a wide range of devices thanks to the flash drives wide system compatibility. And thus, coming at a very affordable price, the Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 is probably the best USB flash drive you can get for the money.

Why We Like It – Sandisk Cruzer CZ36

With a retractable design, an LED status light and USB 2.0, the Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 allows you to easily transfer your files from one place to another, that too extremely securely. With the Sandisk Secure access software you can now password protect your files. No longer will you have to worry about someone accessing files on your flash drive when you’re not there. And so, with a sleek design, sufficient amount of speed and security, the Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 is one of the best USB flash drives available right now.

Pros
  • Wide system compatibility
  • Features password protection
  • Retractable design
Cons
  • Doesn’t support USB 3.0

Performance

Although the device doesn’t support the high read write speeds you can get from USB 3.0, the Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 astounds you with a higher transfer rate than most other USB 2.0 flash drives. Paired with the 128 bit AES password protection enabled thanks to the Sandisk SecureAccess software, you no longer have to worry about the security of your files unlike in devices like the Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9. Moreover, with its wide system compatibility you can now transfer your files between a wide range of devices starting from Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac OS X v10.6 and above and even linux devices. Finally, with its wide range of storage options you can choose from a 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and even a 256 GB drive option.

However, do keep in mind that according to some customer reviews, some of the 64GB flash drives go into write protect mode at times, so if you do get the 64GB version please try and check to see if that’s the case as soon as you receive it and contact customer support or just exchange it to get a working model for a verified purchase.

Design

The Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 has a pretty slim design measuring 2.31 x 0.8 x 0.4 inches and comes with a retractable feature. This protects the device from any form of external damages, while a red status light indicates whether it is plugged in. Thus, allowing you to easily know if the device gets disconnected or there’s a problem in the port. Overall, the design is compact and simple, yet providing you with everything you can ask for in a USB storage device.

Value

With Sandisk ultra secure file storage and a pretty high write and read speed for a USB 2.0 device the Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 offers you all that you need. You get to choose from a wide range of storage options and also a wide system compatibility, all at a pretty low price giving the Cruzer CZ36 an excellent value. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more affordable option with almost all of these features, the Sandisk Cruzer Glide CZ60 is a great option.

Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 Wrap Up

The Sandisk Cruzer CZ36 may not support USB 3.0, nor does it have as high read write speeds as the PNY Turbo Flash drive. It is also a tad bit more expensive than the Sandisk Cruzer Glide CZ60. But overall, with a balance between transfer rate, and price, a secure storage option and a wide system compatibility, the Sandisk Cruzer CZ60 is indeed one of the best USB flash drives you can get.

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Bruce Lee Flash Drive Will Kung Fu Chop Your Portable Storage Problems

Trying to lay the smack down on your portable storage?  Well, do we have the answer.  The Bruce Lee flash drive from Mimobot.  These are the same folks that brought you the Batman the Dark Knight Rises flash drives, a slew of Star Wars flash drives, and a myriad GI Joe inspired flash drives that included Snake Eyes and Cobra Commander.

Drive capacity ranges from 8GB to 64GB, and includes a wealth of digital content that includes bonus Mimory such as MimoDesk personalization suite of Bruce Lee-themed wallpapers, icons, video, and avatars, and MimoByte sound software that plays the famous Bruce Lee sounds when the flash drive is inserted or removed.  And if you didn’t notice, the flash drive has been finished with Bruce Lee’s famous yellow and black track suit, which was worn by the Kung Fu legend in “Game of Death.”

The Bruce Lee Flash Drive is available now starting at $19.99 for the 8GB.  Unfortunately, it’s only USB 2.0 despite the theme of the

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G.I. Joe USB Flash Drives from Mimobot (pics)

The 80s were a time for imagination.  Sure, the NES arrived in 1984, but that didn’t stop us from running around outside or playing with actual physical toys.  It was a magical time that kids today will unfortunately never have the luxury of experiencing.  If you’re one of these kids, of a time past, then you’ll surely want a G.I. Joe USB Drive from who else, but Mimobot.

Mimobot worked closely with Hasbro to develop these drives.  They each include not only screensavers, avatars, and wallpapers, but digital issues of the 1980’s comic books, episodes of the original animated series, and classic G.I. JOE PSA’s.  The latter three surely justify their price tag, which range from $20 to $70.  At the upper end of the price spectrum you’ll get a 64GB drive, while at $20 you’ll get 8GB of storage.  Nonetheless, whatever size drive you get, you’ll have all the wow factor you expect to garner from friends of a similar age and perhaps immaturity.   Our personal favorite is Cobra Commander.  His iconic blue suit and gleaming silver mistake can’t be mistaken.

Of note, Mimobot also released new Transformer drives.

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Dark Knight Rises and BANE Flash Drives Arrive (video)

USB flash drives are generally square, boring, plastic pieces of kit.  Those with fingerprint readers add a ton more security, while others slide out from a sheath increasing the drive’s durability.  However, we’d rather use MIMOBOT’s drives, which to this day have come in a variety of flavors, though we’ve seen fit to feature the Star Wars versions given our geek penchant.

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Today, the company announced a whole new slew of MIMOBOT Flash Drives in capacities of up to 64GB.  While the “Flash” and “Superman” will always have a spot in our hearts, we can’t help but focus our attention on The Dark Knight Rises and BANE flash drives (the movie arrives in just over a month’s time).  In MIMOBOT fashion, the heads of these drives are removable, which reveal the flash drive’s connector.  Each drive comes preloaded with bonus Mimory and mimoDesk suites of screensavers, avatars, and wallpapers to match their respective super hero.  Surprisingly, the BANE drive will only be produced in a limited edition run of 500 units, though we don’t see these drive’s becoming collector items any time soon.

The MIMOBOT DC Comic Flash Drives are available now and start at about $13.

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infoThink 8GB USB Flash Drive is Disguised as a Flash Drive

This is the best USB flash drive design. It looks like a portable hard drive, don’t it?  Wrongzo.  It’s in fact a portable USB flash drive disguised as a spindle based hard drive.  Other than that, there really is nothing remarkable about this flash drive from infoThink, with the exception that it’s sort of a paradoxical play on storage.  Adding to it’s allure, aside from 8GB of storage for $22, are glowing accents when you plug it into your computer’s USB port.

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The Collector USB Flash Drive Concept Uses Your Left Over microSD Cards

I buy the best micro SD card again and again. By now you’ve probably amassed a fair number of obsolete microSD cards.  We’re talking about the ones that are included with gadgets and can hold up to 1GB of data.  They’re virtually useless, unless of course someone actually produce this concept, the Collector.

It takes on the form factor of a USB storage flash drive, but instead of shipping with it’s own built-in memory, you insert your left over microSD cards.  In theory the device combines all the cards into giant block of memory, though we’re not sure what the technical hurdles to achieve this feat are.

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Memorex USB flash drive with LCD display

Are you looking for the best USB flash drive? Today Memorex announces its newest USB 2.0 flash drive with TravelDrive ID technology. Just what is TravelDrive ID technology? It’s a 13 character customizable LCD. Just like we were able to label CDs and disks, we’re now able to label flash drives thanks to this innovative little idea.

Alright, so pretty neat. But if all it did was accomplish the tasks of a $0.05 label, you wouldn’t be impressed. TravelDrive ID will also show you how much space you have left on the drive and whether the flash drive is mounted on your computer.

Pretty cool if you have a few drives and need to find the right one.