I was told that I needed a flash drive that could hold plenty of space and it had to look professional as I would be using it to give presentations for the important people of the company. After searching and becoming frustrated at what the word professional meant I finally gave up when a friend of mine recommended the Kodak USB flash drives. I looked into it and from the images online it ticked all of the "professional" boxes and it cost only £22 for a 32GB stick which was amazing value.
--Unboxing and the Look--
I've had to put these two categories into one paragraph, just simply because the unboxing of this is incredibly simple. There was nothing but the memory stick and a piece of paper in the box, it was that easy the USB stick wasn't wrapped in any kind of protection and there was no software with this device.
The look of this device was as you can put it professional, it's about the size of my thumb so it's quite small in terms of flash memory sticks.
It does have a cap which usually frustrates me however this one it a little different, this is because the place to add the memory stick your keys or on a lanyard is on the cap and not the stick itself. This does cut out the worry of losing the cap but I was slightly worried that I would be losing the USB stick if it fell out of the cap. This doesn't seem to want to happen because the cap wraps itself around 70% of the memory stick and really takes a hold of it.
When I first plugged this device into my computer it did take a few seconds to install the necessary drivers, this took about a minute or so before it recognised the device and I was ready to use it. Once the device was ready to go every time I plug it in it is recognised in seconds and I don't have the problem of waiting for the computer to recognise it all over again.
Transferring data to this stick was of course easy as it just required the copy and paste job, the speed of the transfer was quite impressive for a USB 2.0. Kodak say that this is a high-speed USB flash drive and I think they may have that description correct, I transferred a 1GB file in about 20 seconds or so which is a nice quick transfer.
Overall I have been really impressed with this little memory stick, it still doesn't stop me using my USB 3.0 stick but it has that "professional" look that my superiors wanted. It does its job and that's all you can ask for. I would recommend to anyone looking to buy a memory stick because it gives you a lot of space for a little price.