Verbatim launches ultra-small Store ‘n’ Stay USB flash drives
In today's day and age where the need for ready access to data on the move via portable storage devices is something most people cannot afford to go without, it would make sense that such devices will need to be able to offer more in terms of storage capacity and user confort. And leave it to Verbatim to solve both needs in a single solution that is its ultra-small Store 'n' Stay USB flash drives, which are designed to be installed once on a PC and then 'forgotten', so to speak.
Most of us will probably have difficulty imagining a world where portable, high-capacity storage devices such as USB flash disks did not exist, but it does not change the fact that most of these USB flash disks have a little problem in the usability department ; they are not small enough to the point where users can simply hook up their storage devices to their notebooks and leave it there without the need to remove them at all, even when packing up or moving around. And this is the kind of need Verbatim is clearly aiming to fulfill with the introduction of its new Verbatim Store 'n' Stay ultra-small USB flash disks.
Said to be no larger than a dime, or approximately the size of a typical nano receiver used by wireless mice, Verbatim claims that the "low-profile, snag-free design makes it the optimal USB flash drive choice for laptop users who want the ability to transfer, store and share their favorite files on impulse", a feat which is achieved by it being "meant to be left in the USB port for always-ready storage". Indeed, with a physical footprint this small, one can simply just pack their notebook without having to worry about the device getting caught on the zipper of their notebook's sleeves or carrying bags.
Unfortunately for those looking for blazing data transfer speeds in the Store 'n' Stay flash drives, Verbatim has reportedly confirmed that the devices will be making use of the USB 2.0 interface, so high-seed data transfers with the Store 'n' Stay is definitely out of the question. However, if it is of any consolation, the drives will be available in fairly large storage capacities of 4GB (US$19.99), 8GB (US$29.99) and 16GB (US$59.99), which should be more than enough space for most users to store all their important data with.