Kingston where once the company that claimed flash drives would reach 128GB by the year 2010. It seems this day is very close and will come alot sooner than they expected.
Kingston have always done great flash drives and this is no exception the design is out standing and really makes it stick out from the rest of the USB flash drives on the market.
The DataTraveler comes in both 64GB and 32GB.

Kingston 64gb Data Traveler


Sandisk announced a few months back a new 16GB Micro SDHC card to be released, which is now been put into production by Toshiba who are also making a SD card version.
There’s also an 8GB version which will be available in Japan next month for around £50 the 16GB will retail for around £100 in April 2009.
There is no news as of yet when and if these cards will be available out of Japan.

Toshiba 16GB SDHC


The LG Vaccine is the world’s first USB memory pen with Anti Virus Anti malware built in to protect your PC from all the nasty’s that lurk on other peoples PC’s and downloaded content from the internet.

The LG Vaccine monitors incoming traffic for viruses and malware and deals with them in the appropriate manor.

The Vaccine will come with 2 years free protection for the software. Its ideal for a guy who travels a lot and uses a lot of different PC’s but for the home user this is slightly more protection than is needed as a good anti-virus will pick and virus’s up.

The 16GB LG Vaccine costs £39.99 on the internet

 

LG Vaccine

 

 


In a market that’s already flooded with cheaper versions of similar products how do you make product a top seller?
Well you take one of your tried and tested products and just make it smaller.
This is exactly what Corsair have done with their old flash voyager which is now the voyager mini.
Most of you will of heard of corsair and more than likely have used their memory in your pc whether you know it or not, as they are one of the largest memory manufactures.
The voyager mini is half the length of the old flash voyager and a lot thinner too. The USB connection at the end is retractable to aid protect but making it even smaller.
The Mini still has that rubber texture to the outside and comes in 4GB and 8GB sizes

Corsair Flash Voyager Mini


The SanDisk Wii Memory card is aimed specificly at the Nintendo Wii, as this memory card gives high performance read/write times, so you get the most from your Wii and aren’t left waiting around for games to save.
The SanDisk 2.0GB Wii memory card costs around £6 on the net, which is to us doesn’t seem that expensive for a 2GB memory card as we would expect a premium price to be put on this product.

Read Speed: 20x (3MB Per Sec)
Write Speed: 20x (3MB Per Sec)
Includes Protective plastic Case
Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm

 

sandisk 2.0gb wii sd memory card.jpg

 

 


The Lexar Flash drive is a great little flash drive as it has a 10 bar LCD capacity meter that will display available storage even when not connected to a laptop or PC.
The JumpDrive comes in 2GB 4GB and 16GB which costs around £50 on the net.

Any of the Lexar JumpDrives come with advance security features that allow you to password protect and make data secure using 256-bit AES encryption so that it can’t be recovered.


I have just recently bought a lovely Sony DCS W300 digital camera and overall I am really impressed with it as it’s so light and stylish and a great fit to just slip into my pocket.
Since the Sony DCS W300 is capable of using a 16GB DUO PRO memory stick. I thought it would be a shame not to use the full capabilities of the W300.
After a quick browse on the net I found a 16GB Duo Pro memory stick for just over £100 including delivery.


Falling prices in the Flash Memory sector have hit manufacturer SanDisk hard in 2008 – their share price has dropped over 50% in the last six months and it looks like a takeover big from Samsung is on the cards. Samsung’s official comment is “We are looking at various opportunities regarding SanDisk, but nothing has been decided yet”, but with the company paying SanDisk more than US$350 million per year in licensing fees an acquisition would represent a big saving for Samsung, in addition to dramatically increasing their production capacity at a time when economies of scale are all-important in the memory sector.

Toshiba, it seems, could be a thorn in Samsung’s side though. Toshiba lag well behind Samsung in production capacity and wouldn’t like their rival to pull even further ahead, so a spoiler bid could be on the cards, Reuters reports.

The impact on consumers is hard to predict at this stage. Tosh buying SanDisk could help competition and lead to chip prices falling even further. On the other hand a Samsung acquisition would consolidate even more power in the Korean firm’s hands and might put them in to a position to start dictating prices to the market. We’ll have to wait and see.