I've been meaning to buy a USB stick for a while now, and so I decided to check out what was on offer on my trusted Play.com website. I was surprised to find so many USB's on offer at VERY reasonable prices.
SanDisk is one of the best brands around, so it was a no-brainer which stick I would go for (my head was swayed to the Play.com USB stick more than once!). I chose the SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16 GB flash drive. And now that I have had it for a few days, and have used it a couple of times to upload data, I must admit I am happy I made the right choice!
I knew it was small, but not what I imagined! It is literally as light as a feather. And the red and black design looks very sleek. There might be a few questions regarding its plastic design, but personally I do not see this as a problem. It is 'hard' plastic, looks and feels very tough and it fits into my USB port on my laptop very nicely (or snuggly!). The speed is excellent as well. I suppose the only downside may be the size. I think it would have helped if the manufacturers included a small casing seeing as the stick itself does not have any dust cap, dust can accumilate easily. But then again, I am quite prone to losing the caps, so maybe the cap-less design is perfect for that purpose.
But the main reason why I love this Cruzer Blade, is for the fact it comes with a password protected 'Vault' to store all your 'sensitive' files away from prying eyes! *sniggers!*
The vault itself looks like a safe on your desktop, and you can just drop files in. The 'safe' door opens when a file is being transferred, which I think looks rather cool! And of course, you can only access this vault via a password.
All in all, the SanDisk Cruzer Blade is a very stylish, fast, and reliable piece of hardware. You can never go wrong with SanDisk. And I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a small, efficient memory stick for everyday use.
Just make sure you dont lose it!