Compact and cool, Memorex's popular Mini TravelDrive USB flash drive is available in all of today's best-selling capacities, from 512MB all the way up to 4GB. The Mini TravelDrive is less than an inch wide and about a quarter inch thick, sporting a custom design and a silver-metallic finish. The Mini TravelDrive offers enhanced ergonomics such as a round, textured gripping area and a transparent cap that fits at the back of the drive, just like a pen cap, to prevent it from getting lost when the drive is in use. The drive features an aluminum reinforced lanyard hook, highly resistant to bending or breaking. Adding to the drive's visual appeal is the wrap-around blue LED indicator lamp, bringing an extra touch of coolness to this attractive portable storage device.
Not as advertised
This review is from: Memorex Mini TravelDrive 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Green) Model 98418
Pros: In spite of the fact that this USB drive is incorrectly described on the web page at the time of this writing, it’s a nice little basic 4 GB drive. This is a pleasant green colored, medium sized, generic, plastic, USB flash drive. It is small enough to be used side by side in adjacent USB ports. It is housed in the current basic Mushkin/Memorex style plastic case with a clear cap. On board is a “password” program and a very thorough password program manual in PDF format. There is a dim blue activity light inside the case that you can see through the barely-translucent case if your room lights aren’t too bright. The drive I received works just fine. I haven’t tried the software. Also, the read and write speeds “seem” to be sufficient.
Cons: Warning ! This is not the drive described on the Newegg web page at the time of this writing. The picture, however, is correct. The description apparently belongs to some other USB Drive. This drive DOES NOT have a “Reinforced, aluminum lanyard loop”. It is molded plastic. The cap DOES NOT “fit on the back of the drive to prevent loss”. It doesn’t fit anywhere except on the USB connector itself. This drive DOES NOT have a “Cool, wrap-around blue LED indicates drive status”. That wrap around light feature is found in other Memorex models like 09077, 09097, and 98105, found on Newegg. The activity light on this model is similar to the standard internal LED used with this Mushkin/Memorex style case shown in the picture.
Other Thoughts: This drive costs 40 to 50 percent more than other similar basic 4GB drives listed on Newegg, which are often displayed as “Similar Items” at the bottom of the web page. That is neither a Pro nor a Con. It is just an observation.
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