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9 products

  1. LaCie XtremKey review

    LaCie XtremKey review

    10 Editor's Choice award  

    Ever been out firefighting and left your USB stick in your pocket, burning your files to a crisp? You need the XtremKey!

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    iTwin review

    iTwin review

    9  

    At first glance the iTwin appears to be a double sided USB drive, but it's more advanced than that.

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    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

    8  

    The A-Data Nobility Series N005 USB 3.0 flash drive is capable of holding a huge 32GB of data. Because it's a USB 3.0 device, when plugged into a compatible port it means transfer speeds are much zippier.

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    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

    6  

    Along with AES 256-bit encryption, iStorage devices include a numeric pad for typing in a pin, for even greater security. With the iStorage datAshur USB flash drive, physical security is packed into a nicely compact device not much bigger than a lot of other USB flash drives.

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    Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 64GB review

    Patriot Supersonic USB 3.0 64GB review

    6  

    The big letdown for the flash drive is the odd write performance. Sequential speeds seem as good if not better than the Kingston DT Ultimate, however as soon as random access and small files are thrown into the mix all hell breaks loose and performance tanks , which is very off putting for such a premium product.

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    Kingston Media Reader review

    Kingston Media Reader review

    7  

    Laptops for the most part often come with a card reader built in, but if you’re looking for something a little more versatile, this reader from Kingston supports 19 different types of card.

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    Macally USB 2.0 & FireWire hub review

    Macally USB 2.0 & FireWire hub review

    8  

    Looking for extra FireWire or USB ports for your Mac? Then this could be just the ticket. This is a powered USB 2.0/FireWire hub that offers two FireWire ports and four USB 2.0 ports

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    Griffin 5-in-1 card reader review

    Griffin 5-in-1 card reader review

    6  

    Griffin's memory card reader works with MacBook Pro's as an adaptor that slots into the Mac laptop's ExpressCard port. It will dock five of the most common cards used on cameras, but there is no Compact Flash support

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