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SSD breakthrough makes drives 300 per cent faster and 60 per cent more power efficient

SSD breakthrough makes drives 300 per cent faster and 60 per cent more power efficient

By 23 May 2014

A breakthrough in solid state drive processing means current drives can be boosted 300 per cent faster with 60 per cent better energy efficiency. Current flash drives can't overwrite data on the same memory area. That means data must be written in a new... >>

Verb watch and flash drive combo gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, watch this space

Verb watch and flash drive combo gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, watch this space

By 15 January 2014

The Verb watch isn't quite a smart watch but does double as a wearable flash drive. Made from resilient silicone, the Verb is a 4GB flash drive that can be worn on your wrist. It not only stores data but also displays the time on its LED face. At a glance... >>

Sony unveils USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets

Sony unveils USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets

By 11 December 2013

Sony has taken the wraps off a USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets. In the days of the cloud, Sony thinks users still want to use hardware to transfer media between devices. The "2-in-1 flash drive" has a USB connector on one end and a microUSB... >>

Sony débuts Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive fun

Sony débuts Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive fun

By 17 January 2012

Sony has unleashed what it says will be the first of a wave of new flash memory drives with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology: the Sony Micro Vault Mach. This USB 3.0 flash drive packs ultra-fast on-the-go data transfers so would be perfect if you're the... >>

Back to the Future DeLorean hides 500GB hard drive

Back to the Future DeLorean hides 500GB hard drive

By 25 November 2010

Flash Rods has long offered customised USB flash memory sticks in the shapes of cars, classic and new, but this DeLorean is surely the company's crowning moment. It's a superb scale model of the timeless time machine from Back to the Future, and while... >>

Pocket-lint vs. The BlockMaster SafeStick

Pocket-lint vs. The BlockMaster SafeStick

By 30 August 2010

When the chaps over at BlockMaster Security sent us over one of its SafeStick USB drives, there was really only one thing we wanted to do - try and bust it. Did we succeed? Read on and find out.... The SafeStick is a secure 4GB USB flash drive with AES256... >>

VIDEO: LaCie XtremKey survives an onslaught

VIDEO: LaCie XtremKey survives an onslaught

By 13 July 2010

We're not sure what sort of pickle this chap has got himself into, or who he's running away from at a deserted industrial estate but, boy, does he look pleased that his LaCie XtremKey has managed to stay intact even after it is run-over by a truck. At... >>

LaCie CooKey and WhizKey flash drives launch

LaCie CooKey and WhizKey flash drives launch

By 5 January 2010

LaCie has announced the launch of new key-themed flash drives into its range as the LaCie CooKey and LaCie WhizKey join the LaCie iamaKey and itsaKey offerings. Built with metal, the gold SIP connectors on the USB keys are both water- and scratch-resistant... >>

VIDEO: Rad Blaster mini boombox launches

VIDEO: Rad Blaster mini boombox launches

By 15 December 2009

The mini boombox Rad Blaster has launched straight into our hearts with its retro ghetto blaster looks and flash drive functionality. We've no doubt the built-in speaker quality is fairy rubbish, but they've made an effort with seven EQ settings and it... >>

Sony announces new Microvault flash drives

Sony announces new Microvault flash drives

By 18 November 2009

Sony has announced the launch of a new Microvault flash drive series that will be available in capacities ranging from 4GB "all the way" to 32GB. The new Microvaults are said to be "extremely robust" with a retractable connector - so no more lost caps.... >>