updated 08:50 pm EST, Mon December 12, 2005
8GB flash thumbdrive
EDGE Tech today announced a mega-sized 8GB flash-based thumbdrive. As the latest USB flash drive addition to the company's DiskGO! line, the features a sleek silver design: the device is approximately the size of a thumb and can hold thousands of pictures, music files, data files, or documents from a user's computer -- all with one "plug-and-go" step. The drive is 3.37" (L) x 1.05" (W) x .59" (H) in size and weighs about half an ounce, making it ideal for on-the-go storage in an extremely compact form factor. The flash-drive is "hot-swappable" and features USB 2.0 transfers; it includes a keychain grommet, EasyBoot software, built-in clip, and removable cap. It is available for $600, while other capacities are $265 (4GB), $120 (2GB), $60 (1GB), $35 (512MB), $20 (256MB), and $10 (128MB).