Date: May 17th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: OCZ Technology
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Features (From OCZ)
OCZ Technology makes data storage and transferring easier and more portable than ever with the OCZ Mini-Kart USB Flash Drive. The ultra thin and lightweight Mini-Kart holds up to 2GBs of data in an ultra-compact unit that you have to see to believe.
The Mini-Kart housing is 2.8mm thick, making this compact unit small enough to store in your wallet, ensuring that it is always handy to access or transfer documents, music, pictures and videos from your home or work computer. As a result of the incredibly thin Mini-Kart profile you'll never have to unplug surrounding USB ports to make room, a common problem with many oversized competitor drives. The Mini-Kart has a highly durable USB connector that is designed to be exposed without any issues.
Instantaneously play music, view images, or open files as if the Mini-Kart was an onboard hard drive with True Plug and Play functionality. The ultra-thin miniature USB 2.0 Mini-Kart drive is designed with ultimate portability and reliability in mind and is backed by a 3 year warranty.
Pricing on these three available drives are actually in my mind quite cheap. Here I thought that this niche product was going to be a little pricey, but I was impressed seeing how low OCZ set the starting MSRP. As always, what you see as the start off price is usually higher than what you will see in stores whether in a brick and mortar establishment or an online retailer. Competition is a good thing, and we all win in the long run.
The package includes the flash drive, and a case. The case I believe is just for shipping seeing it will defeat the purpose of the product if you had to put it in the case for transportation. The keychain attachment probably wouldn't work too well either ;).
My first impression on this drive would that of a hardware reviewer holding a tiny drive and in disbelief checking it out between his thumb and finger. But more on that later, this little guy is tiny.