If your lifestyle results in you constantly destroying or losing your USB drives – and the valuable information they store – then the new Verbatim TUFF-CLIP USB drives might help solve your problem. The drives come in 4GB and 8GB sizes with clip-and-go convenience and boast industrial strength toughness.

TUFF-CLIP USB drives have an ultra-rugged plastic enclosure with a retractable slider that protects the USB connector. Verbatim says the drives are tough enough for active users to carry their data wherever they go.


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The drives (turquoise for the 4GB and black for the 8GB) have an integrated carabineer clip that can be fastened onto a backpack, key chain, belt loop or notebook.

The drives come pre-loaded with password security software and have a password-protected user-defined private zone, and a public zone for open access and sharing of non-sensitive content.

“The TUFF-CLIP drive’s enclosure is made of ABS plastic and built to take everyday knocks in stride,” explained Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager. “With the clip-on design, the drives are also less likely to get lost or misplaced; and with the retractable cover, there is no cap to lose.”

TUFF-CLIP drives support Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

Certified for Windows Vista, TUFF-CLIP supports Windows ReadyBoost, a feature that allows Vista PC users to allocate a portion of the device’s unused flash memory to speed system performance.

Suggested retail prices for the drives are USD$29.99 (4GB) and USD$49.99 (8GB).

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