USB thumb drives that are bigger than my hard drive circa 2001 are great. Waiting 5, 10, 15 minutes for the files to move to that USB 2.0 drive isn't so great. Now that USB 3.0 is becoming a common thing in laptops and devices, we can finally get faster flash drives as well.
Enter Sony's USB 3.0-compatible MicroVault drive. It comes in 8, 16, 32 and 64 gigabyte sizes and transfers 1s and 0s faster than you can blink (which is somewhere around 60 MB/s). Plus it keeps the same retractable form factor that the previous USB 2.0 iterations had. Did you buy an "ultrabook" with one of those blue ports? You might want one of these to go with it. [TechCrunch]