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JellyFlash 8GB Aston Martin

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Brand: JellyFlash / Type: USB Flash Drive

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      08.04.2013 12:29
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      Recommended if you have only a PC, and if you know how to find the right part of a USB slot.

      I got this little flash drive as a fun gimmick, something different i guess, it certainly looks a lot better than bog standard Transcend drives, so at least it's aesthetic qualities are up there. Practicality however is not so good, but i'll come on to that in a minute.

      It is one of the cheaper car pen drives at around £15-£30 depending on where you buy an what colour you have (Mine is grey and cost £20), although not being that big an Aston fan (Bit of a footballers car really), I wanted a Maserati one or even a Lotus Elise one, which are much more expensive. The Maserati one starts at £30 and thats for the same size, and not even including postage costs. So for £10 less because I can't justify an extra tenner, I got this one.

      The LED's light up very brightly on the front of the car, almost blindingly so if you look at it quite closely. You certainly don't want to be looking at if for too long, as this leaves little burning light patches in your eye with wonderful purple and green colours. The lights come on every time you plug it into a suitable power source. Plugging it into an iPad via a camera connection kit for example, will not work.

      Build quality is excellent, it feels very robust, its rock solid and when you drop it it wont fall to pieces. I have found the paintwork slightly scratch resistant when rubbing keys over it in a bag but if you apply pressure or scrape this accidentally on the side of a computer, it won't resist this very much. It's not indestructible but for a USB drive serves quite well.

      The problem I have with this drive is the USB stick on the end, the part that goes into the computer, is just the thin connector with the plastic casing, there's no metal box that's on the other pen drives. This means putting it into the computer is quite a chore because you have to find the exact entry point where you can shove the drive into.

      This drive is not compatible with Xbox or Mac, a big disappointment. It seems to work with PC but Mac doesn't even recognise it so I can't format it to OSX. The Xbox seems to think it's an unconfigured device and when trying to add Xbox storage for saved games it does not meet system requirements, and looses a lot of data.

      Storage is good though, I have found this quite a reliable device for all non-Xbox files. Everything like documents and MP4 clips that I store on it have been on there for months and none of them have corrupted. Its also a fast drive given that it's only a small 8GB, files transfer on and off in seconds and don't lag or have latency issues transferring large files. All files transfer at the same rate.

      Overall this is quite an interesting drive, I would recommend this particular car but if like me you're more of a Maserati fan then spend some more and get that but this being one of the cheaper ones, I got this. To be honest any car would look quite interesting on a USB drive, so I would recommend this. But only if you have a PC, everything else it won't work with.

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