Imation announced this week that its new Nano flash drive is now available in the United States. The Nano measures less than 1.75 inches long and half an inch wide and is available in capacities up to 8GB. It also offers password protection and drive partitioning as well as support for Vista's ReadyBoost technology.

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage, today introduced in the United States its smallest, never-lose swivel cap USB flash drive, the Imation Nano Flash Drive. Combining a professional design with the performance and storage capacity needed to easily manage and transfer digital files, the drive offers security features, Windows(R) Vista ReadyBoost compatibility, recyclable packaging, and up to 8GB of storage capacity in a durable yet lightweight design.

Featuring the smallest form factor among Imation's swivel flash drives, the Nano flash Drive measures less than 1.75 inches long and half an inch wide, and weighs less than an ounce. The compact design provides a convenient and simple way for mobile consumers and business professionals to access and transport digital files such as presentations, email, audio and video even in tight spaces like airplanes. The 360-degree rotating, never-lose swivel cap protects the USB connector and data stored on the drive from loss. Further, Imation's environmentally-friendly Nano Flash Drive package is made from 100 percent recyclable paperboard.
The Nano is available now through resellers located in the United States. Prices range from $14.99 to $89.99, depending on the capactity. If you'd like to read more, Imation's entire press release can be found here.