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2 out of 5 eggs Not as good as it looks 04/28/2011

This review is from: ADATA S101 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Black) Model AS101-16G-RBK

Pros:

Very small. Decent price for 16GB and retractable. You get what you pay for, they just misrepresent it as more.

I'm seeing 8-9MBps on a transfer of assorted docs/pdfs/pics to the device.

Cons:

Doesn't look and feel nearly as good as it does in the pictures. The picture has a leather look, and the description says "leather-like texture." So, I assumed a pleather or some kind of fake fabric. Nope. It's cheap plastic, the whole thing is two plastic pieces molded into that shape, then snapped together around the memory stick. It has a light, cheap and hollow feel to it. My coworker said it felt cheap, that was her first comment.

Other Thoughts:

I originally gave it 3-4 stars for this. I expected excellent, and it was average. Then I noticed if you search for pictures, the pictures they provided were clearly photoshopped or doctored. When you look at the back of the stick, with the connector extended, you see all the round imperfections or whatever, from when they removed the plastic from the mold. The picture doesn't show them. They're not a big deal at this pricepoint, I'm just annoyed they tried to hide it. That drops my view of it from a 3-4 to a 2.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We apologize for the inconveniences you had with our product. The S101 housing is full plastic with patterns mimicking the leather pattern. We are currently revising the product description, and we will try to improve the product quality based on your feedback. Please do feedback to us more in detail through the following contact info:

Phone: 1-888-962-3282 x604
Email: support@adatausa.com

Our customer service department will be happy to assist you. We appreciate your feedback and support to ADATA.

Sincerely,
Customer Service

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