Dane-Elec Batman 4GB USB drive review

Holy data transfer Robin, it's a Batman-shaped USB flash drive

Dane-Elec Batman 4GB USB drive
DC Comic fans will love this USB drive

TechRadar Verdict


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    Iconic design

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    Good capacity


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    Won't appeal to everyone

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We're big fans of USB 3.0 flash drives. The increase in speed the newer technology provides over standard USB 2.0 sticks makes copying large amounts of files complete in a flash. Any of us who are using computers older than a couple of years, however, probably won't have the required USB 3.0 ports to take advantage of these speeds, which is why competent and speedy USB 2.0 devices are still needed.

The most striking feature of the Dane-Elec Batman 4GB USB drive is its design. Fashioned in the style of Gotham's famous Dark Knight, if you're a fan of the comic book hero then you're going to love this drive. It looks great, and the glowing bat symbol is a nice touch.

Included on the drive are a set of high-resolution desktop images featuring - you've guessed it - Batman and his rogues' gallery.

As far as the drive goes, 4GB is a very decent size, with plenty of room for carrying documents, homework and photos. It's speedy as well - for a USB 2.0 drive of course.


If you're a fan of Batman and looking for a USB drive then this is a fine choice. Similarly, if you know someone who's a fan and are looking for a present for them, then you won't go wrong with this.

It's quirky, good looking and a decent performer. If you're immune to Batman's charms, however then you'd be better off getting a more generic - and cheaper - USB flash drive.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.