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

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

This Harmonica-Housed USB Drive Contains All of Bob Dylan's Albums

Not that any of us needed proof that the times are a-changin', but grown-up hippies looking to grab this impressive omnipedia of Bob Dylan's music might be dismayed to discover that instead of vinyl, it comes packaged on CDs as—well as this adorable USB flash drive housed in a faux harmonica. » 10/01/13 5:00pm 10/01/13 5:00pm

Intel's Prototype Thunderbolt Flash Drive Is the World's Fastest

You can officially stop bragging about how fast your fancy new USB 3.0 flash drive is. At the Computex show in Taipei Intel was showing off this hacked together prototype of a dedicated Thunderbolt 128GB flash drive boasting data transfer speeds of 10 Gbit/s, or about twice as fast as USB 3.0's max. And now that… » 6/06/13 11:49am 6/06/13 11:49am

If This Iron Man Flash Drive Can't Protect Your Files, What Will?

If Tony Stark's fancy suit is good enough for taking down baddies like the Mandarin, surely at least part of his getup must be an effective way to secure your digital paraphernalia? Available in eight and sixteen gig capacities, these Iron Man severed hand flash drives include posable fingers, a glowing repulser in… » 5/02/13 10:21am 5/02/13 10:21am

Nothing In Your Pocket Will Damage This Spinning Flash Drive

Flash drives are so cheap and ubiquitous that you probably have them stashed everywhere, even on your keychain. And to ensure that all the jostling against your keys, coins, and whatever else is in your pockets doesn't kill the drive, SanDisk has equipped its latest Cruzer with a spinning shield. » 4/30/13 10:36am 4/30/13 10:36am

Kingston's HyperX Predator Flash Drive Is the Easiest Way To Misplace a…

Last year at CES Victorinox surprised everyone with a one terabyte flash drive that the company estimated would sell for almost $3,000. It sounded too good to be true, and given there's been no sign of it since last January, it apparently was. So can Kingston fill the void left in our hearts with its new HyperX… » 1/07/13 4:42pm 1/07/13 4:42pm

Wireless Card Reader Lets You Share Your Shots Without Stupid Cables

Wireless devices are usually far more convenient than their tethered alternative. But in this case losing the USB cable has made the REX-WIFISD1 SD/SDHX/SDXC and flash drive reader a bit on the bulky side. So what do you really gain for it being wireless? The ability to access it from any mobile device. » 12/06/12 10:00am 12/06/12 10:00am