Product Type: Mikomi Flash Drive
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Stylish flash drive comes to the rescue
Mikomi USB 8 GB Flash Drive
Member Name: sweet_veritas
Mikomi USB 8 GB Flash Drive
Date: 03/07/10, updated on 03/07/10 (28 review reads)
Advantages: Space and speed
I recently had to purchase a new USB stick after I accidentally put my other one through the wash! (Yes I'm that stupid!) This worked out better as it's a reasonable size and you won't forget to take it out of the pocket of your jeans before putting them through the washing machine.
The design is very similar to the picture, it's a black and white design so works perfectly well for either man or woman if you're buying it for someone else, or if you want to be colour neutral it does the job. Or if you just don't care then hey, why not go with black? It's two rings at the end are good if you have a lanyard or something. I've attached mine to one so that I can hang it up when I'm done or keep it round my neck if I'm on the move, this avoids future water disasters and you always know where it is.
The cap is easily removable but it can be a victim of lost property if not looked after properly. It is small so you need to keep an eye on it but I have found it fits onto the other end of the USB stick well (like when you put the lid of a pen on the end of a pen). This is a great solution to keep it from getting lost.
As I have a lot of photos and media files that were clogging up my hard drive I wanted something that would free up the space. 8GB was perfect for this!
With an 8GB USB stick you can store:
100+ Documents (depending on size)
300-500 videos (again depending on size)
If you're storing movies on your USB stick I would check to see how big the files are as they can take up more space and will reduce what else you're able to put on the drive. It's the same for photos and documents.
How to use:
This USB stick is simple to use like most other USB sticks. You simply plug it into either your PC or Mac and it takes a few seconds to install itself. If you're using a PC a analog box will pop up and you get the choice to open the file and view the contents as well as a number of other standard options. Also on a PC you'll find the USB listed under the 'Computer' section of your Documents area.
This USB stick is compatible with Windows 7, XP, ME, 2000, 98, iMacs and Macbooks and is USB 2.0 which means super fast speeds. This stick is also very light so shouldn't be a problem to carry around.
8GB USB sticks unfortunately don't come cheap, mine was around 25GBP, but you pay for the space. It's a good design for a USB stick and available in shops such as WHSmiths, Argos and possibly cheaper on Amazon.
So if you're looking for a stylish USB stick to store large media files, photos or documents then definitely pick this one, it makes a good alternative to an external hard drive and is probably a lot cheaper as well. I've so far had no problems with this device but I was assured that if problems arose I could take it back to the store.
I think the design is suitable for it's purpose and fits well with most standard black laptop or PCs and compliments other computer accessories well
Summary: Great USB stick for extra storage
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