“ Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pin Stripe USB Drive - USB flash drive - 8 GB - Hi-Speed USB - black „
Another of my didn't-know-I-needed-it-until-I-saw-it impulse buys, I spied this at half price recently in Sainsburys, of all places.
I bought the 8GB drive, after deciding it would work out at better value than the 4 GB one on the shelf beside it. This should hold around 2000 songs or 2500 photos. It seems unlikely that I'm ever going to want to store that much data on here, but at least the space is there if I do need it. Primarily I bought it to store photos, so I could plug it in to my television and bore any guests by watching my latest holiday snaps.
.. really small. At 5cm by 2 cm it's the kind of size I could easily lose. Which is where its tiny keyhole comes in handy. Or you could if you wanted attach a lanyard through it. Mine is black plastic and doesn't really look out of the ordinary except perhaps for the grooves running along its length (hence the pinstripe moniker). It's made of what feels like very lightweight (and cheapish) plastic. Never having dropped it I don't know how robust it is, but unless I were to accidentally stand on it I think it would survive. It doesn't have a separate lid but slides open and closed to gain access to the usb part which I'm happy with. One less bit to lose..
.. is simple enough. Just find an available usb port and off it goes. My home PC recognises it without any effort on my part, and very quickly at that. I use Windows XP and it hasn't caused any problems, so I imagine this is fine to use with more recent systems too. One plus is that it's got a depth of less than 1 cm, which makes it ideal for anyone like me who has two usb ports really close together.
Verbatim have pre-installed some software which apparently has a password protection facility as well as being able to compress the data stored, but I haven't used it as yet.
Once you've finished, to remove it, just click on the icon saying 'safely remove hardware'. This drive doesn't come with any instructions but even a technophobe like me has managed to use it without any issues.
And as for the stuff I've already stored on it, when I'm looking at photos on my HD television the pictures really do look good quality. That is all the nicer considering the camera I use isn't modern or high spec.
I paid £9.99 for this, which I think is very reasonable for an 8 GB drive. In my limited experience of using usb pens, this is one I would recommend as being good value and reliable.
With USB ports in almost every computer and popping up in cars, DVD and multimedia players, TVs, photo frames and more, USB drives are now being considered an essential accessory.
The Store 'n' Go PinStripe USB drive from Verbatim has a push and pull sliding feature which protects the USB connection when it is not in use without the need for a separate cap which is easily lost.
This USB flash drive comes in paper blister package.
|Product Description:||Verbatim Store 'n' Go Pin Stripe USB Drive - USB flash drive - 8 GB|
|Product Type:||USB flash drive|
|Storage Capacity:||8 GB|
|Interface Type:||USB 2.0|
|OS Required:||Apple MacOS 9.0 or later, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Linux 2.4.0 or later|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|