SanDisk Has the First Flash Drive With a Reversible USB Type-C Connector

Remember those rumors about a 12-inch MacBook that ditched a MagSafe connector and traditional USB ports for a single USB Type-C port? If true, SanDisk's new Dual USB Drive will be the first flash drive that's able to connect to that redesigned hardware without an ugly adapter. » 3/01/15 1:55pm 3/01/15 1:55pm

This Cheap and Tiny Flash Drive is Your Android's New Best Friend

Over the weekend, Gizmodo EIC Annalee Newitz waxed poetic about her new Android-compatible flash drive, and we've found a terrific deal today on a similar item. It still has a microUSB connector opposite the standard USB, but it's even smaller than the Corsair she wrote about, and cheaper too. So why would you… » 2/17/15 9:33am 2/17/15 9:33am

The Best Valentine's Day Gift I Ever Got Was This Flash Drive

I hate Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong — I enjoy romance, and being in love, and all that crap. I just despise all the bullshit ads about buying flowers and candy and state-sanctioned representations of erotic attachment. That's why I got a warm glow inside when my sweetie gave me this awesome flash drive and… » 2/15/15 6:30pm 2/15/15 6:30pm

An Impossibly Tough Flash Drive That Survives -40F to 185F Temperatures

Even if you've dropped a few extra dollars on a 'durable' flash drive that can safely be tossed about, it might not actually be as tough as you think it is. At least not compared to this non-descript drive from Green House that's a master of survival. It's rated to work at temperatures as cold as -40 degrees… » 2/04/15 9:30am 2/04/15 9:30am

This Tiny Key-Code Flash Drive PIN Protects Your Files—for a Price

Tiny capacious flash drives not only make it easy to carry gigs and gigs of data wherever you go, they also makes it easy to lose gigs and gigs of data. So if you've had more flash drives go MIA than you prefer to remember, Toshiba will now let you password protect those lost files with a built-in PIN pad so you don't… » 2/03/15 2:45pm 2/03/15 2:45pm

Photographer Sends Out Thumbdrives That Look Like His Severed Thumbs

Justin Poulsen is an artist, and I don't just mean that in the sense that he takes photos for a living. He's also an artiste who spent hours painstakingly molding and delivering thumbdrives that are exact replicas of his own thumbs. » 2/03/15 12:25pm 2/03/15 12:25pm

An Extra-Long MicroUSB Tip Lets This Flash Drive Circumvent Phone Cases

If you're OK with doubling the thickness of your svelte Android smartphone with a chunky case, you've probably realized that the myriad of OTG microUSB flash drives out there won't actually attach to the bottom of your device. So SanDisk is throwing a bone to those of you paranoid about breaking your phone with a new… » 1/07/15 1:48pm 1/07/15 1:48pm

The Magical USB Port On the iStick Pro Drive Transforms Into microUSB

It turns out there are still some ways to improve a USB flash drive that don't involve just cramming more storage inside. The iStick Pro, coming sometime in March of this year, features a Lightning connector on one end for attaching to iOS devices, and a wonderful transforming USB/microUSB connector on the other… » 1/06/15 12:06am 1/06/15 12:06am

This Curvy Flash Drive Hides Behind Your iPhone So It's Less Intrusive

If you're regretting your decision to save a few hundred bucks on your iPhone or iPad by opting for the smaller 16GB model, there are ways to boost your smartphone's storage capacity. But because swapping in a larger microSD card just isn't an option in the Apple world, you'll have to settle for an external storage… » 1/05/15 12:01am 1/05/15 12:01am

Compact SSDs That Outperform the Fastest USB Flash Drives

You might wonder why anyone would actually spend money on a USB flash drive when companies hand them out for free at trade shows. The answer is speed—a free flash drive copies files slower than a tired snail. You can always spend hundreds on a fast USB 3.0 flash drive to speed up file copies, but even the most… » 10/23/14 3:47pm 10/23/14 3:47pm

These Discounted Flash Drives Are Your Android's Best Friend

Update: Amazon has price matched all of the models, so if Best Buy is sold out, or if you prefer shopping at Amazon, it's an option now. » 9/22/14 9:45am 9/22/14 9:45am

A Transforming USB Business Card That Shares More Than Just Your Name

Despite countless ways for us to share information online, business cards are somehow still a popular way to pass on contact info. So instead of trying to replace them, the creators of the swivelCard simply found a way to make business cards better with a built-in USB port that lets you share everything from your… » 8/06/14 2:00pm 8/06/14 2:00pm

A Flash Drive Watch That Always Knows the Time and Available Storage

Even with wireless networks and cloud storage services like Dropbox, there's still a place in this day and age for manually sharing files on a flash drive. And to ensure you've always got one on hand for an emergency file transfer, the silicone Verb watch features four gigs of storage built into a simple but stylish… » 1/15/14 10:27am 1/15/14 10:27am

Kingston Squeezed 64GB Onto This Tiny Android-Friendly Flash Drive

Is this tiny flash drive from Kingston with a standard USB jack on end and a smartphone-friendly microUSB jack on the other the first of its kind? Absolutely not. Is it the smallest we've seen to date? Most definitely. When connected to your smartphone—boosting your mobile device's storage by up to 64GB—it's small… » 1/06/14 10:42pm 1/06/14 10:42pm

LaCie's Culbuto Flash Drive Wobbles But It Won't Ever Fall Down

How often do you remove a USB flash drive from your computer, place it somewhere on your desk, and then have it instantly disappear? Too often. It's one of those bizarre mysteries of—life like socks going missing in the dryer—that LaCie may have just eradicated with its bulbous new Culbuto flash drive. » 1/06/14 10:00pm 1/06/14 10:00pm

Four Different Connectors Let This Flash Drive Connect To Any Device

It turns out that trusty USB flash drive you've been using to sneakernet files between your computers has been slacking off. At least compared to the new i-FlashDrive from PhotoFast that features four connectors so it can be used with mobile devices like your Android phone as well as old and new iOS devices. » 12/09/13 12:00pm 12/09/13 12:00pm

The Flash Drive Family That Saves Together, Stays Together

They're given away left and right as cheap promotions, but if you're one of those people who can never seem to find a flash drive when you need one, this lovely multi-gigabyte family is always easy to find. That's because these mom, dad, son, and daughter flash drives are docked in a multi-port USB house (or car),… » 10/22/13 5:10pm 10/22/13 5:10pm

You'll Barely Notice the World's Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

When it comes to prolonging the life of your laptop, there's no easier upgrade than adding an ultra-compact USB flash drive to expand its storage capacity—particularly if it's got a small SSD on board. And a company called PKparis is now laying claim to the title of 'world's smallest USB 3.0 flash drive' with its new » 10/17/13 9:13am 10/17/13 9:13am

Switch-Hitting Flash Drive Works on Laptops and MicroUSB Phones Alike

As ubiquitous as Wi-Fi and mobile data have become, there are still times when you'll find yourself completely cut off from any and all wireless networks. And inevitably those will be the times when you need to transfer files between a tablet or a smartphone and your laptop. Bluetooth can work in a pinch, but when… » 10/16/13 2:12pm 10/16/13 2:12pm

Put a Porsche on Your Keychain Without Taking Out a Loan

Flash drives are given away at trade shows like breath mints. But unless you like waiting hours to slowly back up your files, you're going to want to spend some money on a drive with a little more speed and capacity. Looks don't hurt either, which is why you'll want to consider LaCie and Porsche Design's latest sleek… » 10/09/13 9:00am 10/09/13 9:00am