I have no idea why Apple still sells iPhones and iPads that have only 16GB of storage. But wouldn't it be great if you could just plug in a flash drive that added more? The SanDisk iXpand wants to be that drive. Sadly, it's not.
Most of us see our USB flash drives as expendable, one-trick ponies—good for storing and sharing files and not much else. But with the appropriate knowledge, that little mess of gigabytes in your pocket has the potential to be so much more.
The scene: a woman goes to buy a cake for, oh, let's say her cat Whiskers's birthday. She decides to put a photo of Whiskers's face on top of the cake because oh isn't that fun and also she's a very lonely woman. She hands the baker a USB drive and asks that she use the photo. The baker smiles and nods because English…
The problem with little USB jump drives is that no matter how many you own, you've never got one when you need it. You could've have sworn you tossed one in your bag, but when it's time to pass files around, it's not there. That's why we're tempted to keep LaCie's new PetiteKey dangling from our keychains.
You might think they only make knives, but Victorinox also makes some of the best flash drives on the market (they're certainly my favorite.) They're well-built, extremely fast, and in a few days might be available in one terabyte capacities.
The Photofast i-FlashDrive will transfer your music, photo and movie files between iOS devices, even without a computer. It might look like a plain, two-sided USB and 30-pin dock connector at first glance, but it's more than that.
The mini Canon 5D DSLR flash drive of the other year has a couple of similarly-statured friends joining him at the flash-storage convention: an IXUS 200IS compact camera and Legra HD camcorder version. Both have the same retractable USB arms and 4GB of storage, but my heart will always belong to the 5D. [Behance via …
Currently, I have microSDs spread all around my house—I'm sure I could find a couple if I searched hard enough, but the bulk-majority are probably lost in the dusty corners for good. A USB stick that houses all your cards makes so much sense I'm surprised that this is just a concept. [Yanko]
USB drives have become cheap to the point of disposability. I think there are four lying underneath my bed like dust bunnies. So a drive has to be particularly eye-catching to make anyone care—like these 3D printed "keys."
Need some extra storage? Sounding like something out of a TV infomercial, LaCie's new MosKeyto (Get it? Geeeet it?) is so tiny, you won't even know it's there! But really, this thing is clever—stick it in and forget.
Sandisk is testing an uber-tiny (16x20x1.85mm) solid state flash memory device that can be soldered directly onto motherboards. Ranging from 4GB to 64GB, the added memory could aid mobile devices like tablets, media players, or phones. [cnet]
You've been skimming credit cards and the cops know—they've already executed a search warrant and found a flash drive full of evidence against you. If you're Florin Necula, this means that it's time to swallow.
UK security agency MI5 has issued a warning regarding freebie flash drives and cameras. Apparently Chinese spies are handing them out to UK businessmen in hopes of infecting their computers with trojans and gaining access to corporate secrets.