We had a batch if memory sticks arrive at work the other day. I decided to purchase one for £5. I tend to have a lot of memory sticks at home but they are all used for storing photos, music and documents on. I find this quite helpful especially if my computer should ever go wrong.
The memory stick is about 4.5cm long, 1cm thick and 1.5cm wide so can fit in most wallets, pencil cases, pockets or keyring without getting in the way. The memory stick is robust and has a hole for a lanyard. It has 1GB of memory and I have found that I can fit a fair few MP3 tracks, photos and word documents on it. 1GB is actually a good amount for storing data for moving between one computer and another.
The memory stick loads up quickly on the computer and it is easy to access pre-saved files and folders. The memory stick is compatible with all computers and comes with a instruction book on how to use it. I believe that for older computers a driver is required and this can be installed from the internet.
The memory stick is available online for between £3.99 and £9.49. Memory sticks seem to be coming down in price and if you can get your hands on the Kingston DataTraveler you can guarantee good quality. In fact the Memory stick is under a 5 year warranty so should the hardware fail within this time you can get a replacement. Do remember however memory sticks can fail and it's not worth taking the risk.