MICRODIA recently announced the launch of their Flash-Key Fruit-A-Roma USB drives. These new drives have a capacity of 8GB and come in four fruity scents: orange, strawberry, grape and green apple.

MICRODIA Ltd. (MICRODIA), a world leader and innovator in flash memory technologies, announced today the newlylaunched Flash-Key Fruit-A-Roma USB drives that add fragrant fruity scents and colours to MICRODIA’s high quality range of USB flash drives. Aunique and novel concept, Fruit-A-Roma USB drives are the first of their kind to offer fresh fruit flavors that you can actually smell, encompassingMICRODIA’s high quality USB flash drive technology for superior data storage.

MICRODIA’s Fruit-A-Roma USB drives offer a twist of fun for the younger generation and the young-at-heart who enjoy novel products and expect thehighest quality. Fruit-A-Roma comes in four fruity scents of orange, strawberry, grape and green apple. Built-in software maximizes user’s mobilecomputing experience, enabling easy data storage and transfer in a handy and fashionable way. With its compact size of 4.3 x 1.8 cm, this fun andhassle-free product is easy to carry and simple to use with no driver installation required1. The USB 2.0 interface enables hot plug-and-play and thehigh quality memory chip can be re-written 1 million times and keep data more than 10 years.
No word on pricing or availability. If you'd like to read more, MICRODIA’s entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Sandisk recently launched a new line of products inspired by Ducati's motorcycles. Along with a series of CompactFlash and SD Plus cards, the company unveiled the Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive. According to Sandisk's press release, the drive features a 4GB capacity and can read and write speed at speeds up to 20 MB/s.

The true “Ducatisti,” as aficionados of Ducati motorcycles call themselves, will appreciate the attention to detail in the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive, including the Ducati Corse logo on top of the drive and the red tail light that illuminates whenever the drive is inserted into the USB port of a computer .

On the inside, the drive offers a generous 4 gigabytes (GB) of capacity and front-of-the-pack read and write speeds of 20 megabytes per second - the fastest of the SanDisk portfolio of consumer USB drives. In other words, there isn’t a long wait to fill the drive’s big fuel tank with documents, photos, music and other digital data.
The Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive will be available in August for a suggested retail price of $124.99. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
While Toshiba is just now reaching the 4GB mark, SanDisk has raised the bar once again with the industry's first 6GB and 8GB microSDHC cards. With the 8GB card, users will be able to store more than 2,000 songs on their phone or other portable device.

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that it is has begun sampling 6- and 8-gigabyte (GB) microSD High Capacity (microSDHC) flash memory cards to major phone manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs) for testing and evaluation. The new cards are ideal for the growing number of feature-rich multimedia handsets that bring together phones, music players, hand-held computers, digital cameras and more. An 8GB microSDHC card can store more than 2,000 digital songs, or more than 5,000 high-resolution pictures, or up to 5 hours of high-quality MPEG 4 video.
SanDisk has not determined a price yet. However, they plan to released the cards later this year. More information is available on their website. Add a comment
Kingston has announced the availability of their latest USB flash drive, the DataTraveler 100. According to their press release, the DataTraveler 100 features a thumb-action slide that can retract and protract the drive's USB connector.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the availability of the Kingston DataTraveler 100 (DT 100) USB Flash drive. With a capless design, the USB connector is safely housed inside the DataTraveler’s casing. A new, “thumb-action” slide positioned on the side of the drive makes retracting and protracting the USB connector, a simple, single-hand operation.

Offering style, function and affordability, the new DataTraveler 100 simplifies the process of storing and transferring large files from one digital device to another without passwords or built-in software programs. Available in capacities up to 8GB, the new DT 100 is the ideal USB drive for users who need a convenient way to transport and share files anywhere in the world.
The DataTraveler 100 is available now in capacities ranging from 1GB to 8GB. More information, including prices, can be found here. Add a comment
Memorex sent out a press release this morning, announcing their latest TravelDrive, the M-Flyer Pilot. This new USB flash drive features a retractable USB connector, security software and support for Vista's ReadyBoost technology.

Memorex, a portfolio brand of Imation Corp (NYSE: IMN), takes portable storage to new heights with its M-Flyer Pilot, the latest introduction from Memorex’s TravelDrive line of USB flash drives. As the newest addition to the Memorex family of portable storage devices, the sleek M-Flyer Pilot features a retractable USB connector, up to 4GB of capacity, security software, and ReadyBoost capabilities for use with Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system.

While retaining the sleek body styling of the original TravelDrive M-Flyer, as featured in TIME magazine, the next-generation M-Flyer Pilot adds a splash of color to its patented capless design and spring-loaded, retractable USB connector. Available with 2GB or 4GB of storage for photos, music and data files, this aerodynamic drive sports a silver-toned body with metallic blue or red accents, based on capacity.
The M-Flyer Pilot will be available next month. Prices range from $49.99 to $79.99, depending on capacity. If you'd like to read more, Memorex's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment