Saturday, January 9, 2010

USB flash drives (or thumb drives, or USB keys, or flash thingies — can we standardize on a name of these things already? are a fool-proof way of transferring files from one computer to another — they've become the new floppy disk. Corporate and Government IT departments hate these — they undermine their carefully restricted, high-security networks. And yet they remain a convenient way to exchange data on the fly.

Sony has always charged a premium for their products, adding a little style and design quality as the added value. This line of USB flash drives certainly ups the ante — a cleaver sliding sleeve reveals the USB plug. The 2GB capacity seemed huge when I bought this in early 2009, but now is common place — storage technology never stands still.

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