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Who wants a boring old silver standard USB stick these days? I certainly didn't! Once again my style before best performance came into play when I opted for one of my USB sticks. I really don't use portable USB flash drives/memory sticks very often purely as I tend to deal with large datasets that need transferring and transporting via an external hard drive. However for printing and taking documents home I couldn't be without one and this Sony MICROVAULT Style 4GB is great!
The memory stick is a bright shocking pink colour and the common thin, rectangular shaped drive we are used to. This is a very discreet (apart from the colour obviously) drive that would suit a small notebook or laptop. It has approximate dimensions of 40.5mm length, 17.5mm width and 4.6mm depth and weighs roughly 4g. The stick is lightweight but feels very study and a good quality product from Sony.
The USB 2.0 connection is on the one end of the stick and a small hook to attach a string or necklace on the other. The drive is also available in 'pure white 'and 'lime green' funky colours. There is a small cap that fits onto the Hi-speed USB port o keep it protected from damage and dust which you really need especially when you are transporting it in pockets and bags.
To use this drive you simply plug it in and go, the USB 2.0 is the standard connection and will fit into most MAC and PC's. You are able to transfer files and folders quickly and easily with this plugged in. Whilst you are using the stick there is a bright LED Indicator to indicate when the USB drive is in use and processing data. My memory stick hols 4 GB of data which is sufficient for its purpose of word documents and excel sheets, this also means it runs pretty fast and efficiently.
The drive is compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP3 or later); Mac OS 10.1-10.6.x.
The drive comes with free software downloads: Recover damaged files with File Rescue and create dazzling photo slideshows with x-Pict Story (I have not had to use this feature!).
This also comes with a 2 year warranty from Sony.
This is available from the Sony website www.sony.co.uk as well as online retailers such as Amazon, I paid £15 for my 4 GB drive, which I know I could get a much bigger storage capacity drive for less but I was absorbed by the pretty colours! In the end it was a good buy as it looks great and works a treat, A good, reliable and funky memory stick!