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SanDisk goes micro-size with the Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive

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SanDisk has announced its smallest USB Flash Drive to date, the 1.63 x 0.69 x 0.29 inch Cruzer Blade
SanDisk has announced its smallest USB Flash Drive to date, the 1.63 x 0.69 x 0.29 inch Cruzer Blade
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SanDisk has announced its smallest USB Flash Drive to date, the 1.63 x 0.69 x 0.29 inch Cruzer Blade
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SanDisk has announced its smallest USB Flash Drive to date, the 1.63 x 0.69 x 0.29 inch Cruzer Blade
The Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive weighs just 2.5 grams
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The Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive weighs just 2.5 grams
SanDisk's Cruzer Blade comes in 2GB to 16GB capacities and is roughly the same size as a paper clip
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SanDisk's Cruzer Blade comes in 2GB to 16GB capacities and is roughly the same size as a paper clip

Flash memory specialist SanDisk has just unveiled its smallest USB Flash drive to date, the Cruzer Blade. About the size of a paper clip and weighing in at just 2.5 grams, the drives come in storage capacities starting from 2GB right up to a 4,000 MP3-capacity 16GB.

The SanDisk Cruzer Blade's sturdy little frame measures just 1.63 x 0.69 x 0.29 inches and weighs about the same as a penny. The company's Kent Perry explained that "at half the size of some other USB drives, our compact Cruzer Blade provides consumers with highly portable storage at a great value. The drive lets users transfer their digital data quickly between computers, and delivers a storage boost to devices such as netbooks that often need additional memory but are difficult to upgrade easily."

SanDisk's Cruzer Blade comes in 2GB to 16GB capacities and is roughly the same size as a paper clip
SanDisk's Cruzer Blade comes in 2GB to 16GB capacities and is roughly the same size as a paper clip

Although SanDisk's smallest USB flash drive, the Cruzer Blade is not of course the smallest available. Sony has been offering its 1.26 x 0.57 x 0.1 inch Sony MicroVault Tiny in 1GB to 8GB capacities for some time and Kingmax also has a range of teeny drives, the company's smallest being the 1.24 x 0.47 x 0.07 inch, 8GB or 16GB Super Stick Mini.

The Cruzer Blade is available now in the U.S. and Canada, with the 2GB version costing US$14.99, 4GB coming in at US$21.99, the 8GB drive priced at US$38.99 and the 16GB variety topping the price tree at US$77.99.

5 comments
Michael Mantion
The wink is smaller, half the cost and all a single color. Who designs these things and why on earth would you make it black and red?
jeffbloggs
@ Editor This Cruzer Blade has been around since at least March this year, and have been selling at Officeworks (AU) for AUD $12.88 for a 4GB version....why is this new and more expensive in the USA???? I have been using 5 units for over 4 months now without any probs, they are a good, compact and nearly disposable usb memory stick for their price...
Gerfried Hans
I need a USB memory stick that does not get lost all the time and having 16 GB. Apart from big pieces are there smarter solutions?
BirdOnTheDrumz
Great - I can lose this flash drive even faster!
Chi-Che Chan
What about the ones from Transcend? They\'re tiny too!!