This is a short, stumpy, chunky usb stick. But it is fast. It isn't the fastest USB 2 memory stick, but it goes. I use it to shuttle work projects between home and work and loading it up takes noticeably less time than my old, expensive 4 Gb stick. It may be a little too portly to fit next to another USB stick or plug on some computers, and I would prefer if it was longer and skinnier, but the rubberized coating has a nice feel to it. I'm not too fond of the sliding cap mechanism. It works by friction, and I fear that it will eventually wear out. For the speed, capacity and price, its a great little thumb drive.