I own quite a few USB jump drives, and though they are all small, they don't always seem to be there when I need them. Either because I forgot to bring them with me or I intentionally did not bring them with me because I did not expect to need it.
With this drive I can be assured I will always have it with me. Unlike other jump drives, this one is VERY small and makes perfect sense to put on your key ring. The other jump drives are small, but big enough to seem too clunky to be on a key ring. I hate carrying too much stuff with me. So I try and keep my key chain as clutter free as possible. This drive is perfect in that respect.
The drive comes formatted in FAT32 which I prefer anyway since I use both Mac and PC frequently and I don't plan on storing files larger than 4GB. So it works out better for me to use FAT32.
Transfer speeds seem to be faster compared to my other jump drives.
This is the first drive I have owned without the circuit board protection, but it plugs in the same as any other USB jump drive. However, it doesn't seem very easy to open unless you have some length to you finger nails, which I don't. lol. Not a deal breaker though.
I will mention this... I have in the past had other jump drives that I placed on my key ring and they never seem to be constructed well enough and wind up breaking. Luckily, I noticed when the drives had fallen off and did not lose them, but I'm constantly having to worry when that is going to happen when it comes to placing a jump drive on my key ring. That is not something I would like to have to think about.
I thought that the picture of the loop being built into the frame seemed very study compared to other drives. I also made the assumption that it was made out of some sort of metal or steel, but I was wrong. It seems to be a very thin piece of plastic.
I'm sure it will hold up better compared to others, but I honestly do not feel it is secure. I can see this eventually breaking in the future, and unlike the other drives that I noticed had fallen off my key ring after breaking, this drive is so small and light that I don't think I will even notice if it was to fall off.
I mean, come on now! They're keys! Keys get thrown around, swung around, banged around while their hanging from your ignition, grabbed, dropped, constantly moving, etc. So I do not see why companies do not make a strong, secure loop on their drives to withstand such wear and tear that average keys go through.
VERY Light weight
Doesn't take up much room on your key ring
Feels cheap (plastic)
Not the easiest to open up
I would have given this product 5 stars if the lanyard loop felt more sturdy.
Overall great drive with a few quirks that I would highly recommend!!
I've owned this product for a while now and I will say that I love it!! Has been so handy as I knew it would.
Also, this thing is NOT PLASTIC. It is metallic like. However, it is a VERY thin piece. Thin enough to make it feel like plastic.
Also, just as I suspected, the construction doesn't seem to be withstanding the almighty power of the dropped keys scenario.
The lid that flaps open on the drive has become loose. It doesn't stay fully closed any longer, but still has a grip to the point it doesn't completely open up. But its still not securely covering the leads on this drive anymore. The part around the loop as well seems to have this line starting to form across it.
I was about to buy my family members one and also upgrade to the 16GB version (I currently only own the 8GB), but I think I will let this one play out a little longer to see how it is going to hold up. The lid loosening up just started to happen recently and I have a feeling it might go downhill very quickly. Who knows...it night not just be from the dropping, but maybe even just from opening and closing the lid as you normally would. Maybe even just doing that will eventually loosen it up to the point it is at now.
Anyone else experiencing a loosened lid?