Seriously, seriously tiny.
USB drives may have ever expanding capacities but they also have ever shrinking physical sizes…
Taking the prize of new mini monster from the SuperTalent Pico is the new Buffalo ‘RUF2’ flash drive which measures just 5mm long and yet packs in a whopping 16GB of flash storage.
Buffalo has yet to reveal the performance specifications of its mini marvel but given it barely extends any larger than the USB slot itself we’re prepared to cut it some slack. In fact it would be hard to make the RUF2 any smaller without it becoming nearly impossible to extract from a USB slot after insertion.
Compatibility is described as Windows 2000 and above, but I would be surprised if the usual Linux and Mac support were not in there – we await full official details.
As for pricing and availability, GeekStuff4U.com states it will initially go on sale in Japan for ¥12,980 – approximately £82. This is a sizeable premium for a drive without a… erm, ”sizeable premium” but if you absolutely must have the most portable in everything you own – or just enjoy the bragging rights – look out for a European launch from July…