Six weeks back I was bitching about the phrase credit card sized. It seems to be the new buzz word for anything that is reasonably compact. Of course, the term should be “Credit Card Sized Footprint”, because my Barclaycard isn’t half an inch thick. So much praise and adulation must go to Walletex for being the first manufacturer on the market to produce a product that truly lives up to this name.
Called the Wallet Flash 1.1, is the slimmest USB drive on the market and it couldn’t come in a more easily stored shape. Rather impressively, sizes will also range from 128MB all the way to 2GB.
Awards are already flooding in too; with the Wallet Flash range recognised by the CES show as a ‘CES Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Showcase Honouree’ in the Personal Electronics category. I’m not surprised either, since smaller and smaller ‘cigarette lighter’ shaped USB drives are always welcome, but they still aren’t that storage friendly. In fact, it is about time IT companies started looking at how best to fit their products into our pockets rather than simply reducing accepted industry form factors.
Prices for the Wallet Flash cards have yet to be decided for the entire range, but 128MB, 256MB and 512MB editions will cost just $29, $49 and $89 respectively. Personally speaking, I’d really like to get my hands on a 2GBer, I just better remember not to stuff it into a cash point outside a kebab shop late into a Friday night…