I love USB flash drives. I think that these little suckers are the best thing that comes into computers with bread in it. I used a flash drive almost every day in the last half of school and the boy was a great thing to keep it close by. Almost all the schoolwork I had to do last semester was stored on my reliable 2GB Toshiba flash drive.
Now, my flash drive is a regular flash drive. It’s almost the same size as all other flash drives and can be attached to a keychain or pocket, but I’m sure some of you read it, preferring it to be tiny and very easy to carry.
Well, if you like your hardware, then you’ll definitely want to check out the latest USB 3.0 flash drive released by PQI because this little guy is just that small. This latest PQI series flash drive is known as the Traveling Disk Drive U819V and, according to PQI, is the world’s smallest USB 3.0 flash drive.
When PQI says it’s small, it means it’s small. The U819V is only 3cm long and comes with a removable cap that attaches to the USB drive through a cord. The U819V uses COB enclosure technology that surrounds the components and cools them down by dissipating the heat generated during operation. The sworn enemy of the technology is heat, especially when it comes to memory, which loses productivity when heated.
You can get the U819V in a large number of capacities from 4 to 32GB if you really need all this space. It has a size of 3.15 x 14.8 x 7.3 mm, making it the ideal size to lose once you open it. It weighs 3.6 grams and works with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. Data transfer when connected to USB 3.0 is said to be 5 Gbps, which is pretty good.
The price of the U819V isn’t determined yet, but don’t be surprised if these little shitheads cost a little more than your job as a mill flash drive. A word of caution, don’t waste a lot of money on 32GB if you’re in the habit of losing things.