Corsair sent out a press release today, announcing their "Flash Padlock” family of USB flash drives. These affordable drives feature a hardware-enabled auto-lock function that can be disabled by entering a user customizable PIN.

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today launched the "Flash Padlock” family of affordable USB 2.0 drives, the safest way to secure your data while on the go. Priced starting at only $29.99, the Flash Padlock line of affordable USB 2.0 flash drives address the need for secure data storage through hardware technology, rather than software. Flash Padlock features "Auto-Locking," so the user doesn’t need to remember to enable the protective feature -- It will automatically lock and protect itself after removal from the computer.

With its simple touch-pad security PIN entry system, Flash Padlock can be unlocked quickly and confidentially for use as a standard USB flash data drive. Flash Padlock is impervious to “brute force” hacks or keystroke loggers that would defeat a software secured USB flash drive.
The Flash Padlock is available now in 1GB and 2GB capacities. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Kingston has announced the launch of its all-in-one Mobility Kit. This new storage solution includes a microSD card, miniSD and full-size SD adapters and a USB card reader.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is releasing an all-in-one Mobility Kit that includes a microSD card with dual adapters and a USB card reader to give mobile consumers handy storage access when using SD- and USB-compatible digital devices.

Available immediately in a 1GB card configuration, with a 2GB version to follow, the Kingston Mobility Kit provides a single card solution for mobile phones, digital cameras, media players and more using a microSD card as the centerpiece combined with miniSD and full-size Secure Digital(TM) (SD) card adapters plus a USB reader.
The 1GB Mobility Kit is available now for a suggested retail price of $27. A 2GB version will also be available some time in the near future. However a price has yet to be determined. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
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
IronKey recently announced the launch of the IronKey Secure Flash Drive with Internet Protection Services. This new USB flash drive provides onboard hardware encryption to protect your data as well as integrated internet services like secure web browsing and password management.

The IronKey has been designed to be the world’s most secure USB flash drive, using onboard hardware encryption to protect the gigabytes of files that can be stored on the device. No software or drivers need to be installed on the host computer to use an IronKey. A password is used to unlock the IronKey, and this is verified in hardware. If an IronKey is lost or stolen, attempts to unlock or tamper with it will trigger a self-destruct sequence, ensuring data is kept confidential.

What sets the IronKey apart from other secure USB flash drives is its integrated Internet services, which leverage the encryption and authentication power of the IronKey Cryptochip to protect Internet passwords and web surfing. When the IronKey is plugged into a computer and unlocked with a password, its owner can use the IronKey Password Manager to securely store and manage all of his online passwords, and protect them from phishing, pharming and keylogging threats.
The IronKey Secure Flash Drive with Internet Protection Services is available now in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities. Full details can be found on the IronKey website. 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