For many of us USB flash drives have become part of our arsenal of tools that we use to store backup and take data on the road, so who says they can’t be flashionable? Verbatim has a series of flash drives, called Store ‘n’ Go that is not only funky and cool, they’re also reliable. So here are some quick highlights of just a few of them. Best of all, Canoe Tech Blog has teamed up with Verbatim to give you an opportunity to win one.
Clip-it USB Drive is Verbatim’s tiniest USB drive starting at under $20 retail for a 4 GB unit as we reviewed them here at CanoeTech blog. They combine the simplicity of flash storage with the actual functionality of a paperclip. In fact if you put them side-by-side right away you’ll notice it.
The Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive is ultra compact with an ergonomic form factor and includes a lanyard key ring. The Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive Plus, shown at the top, offers a ruggedized flexible protective cover with a large built-in carrying ring, making it easier to attach to key chains, day planners and the like. Both come in 7 different colors with capacities ranging from 4 GB to 32 GB with prices starting at $14.99
Fast USB 3.0
With for computers that are equipped with USB 3.0 ports the Store ‘n’ Go V3 USB 3.0 offers USB 3.0 compatibility with data transfer rates up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. So if you’re trying to backup some files really quickly this one does it in a flash, pardon the pun. These flash drives are capless and have a retractable design. They also come in 7 colors with capacities ranging from 8 GB to 64 GB and prices ranging from $19.99 to $99.99.
Password protection software is available for download. Prices in Canada may vary. Check your local dealer or favorite online store.
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN
To get your chance to to win a Store ‘n’ Go Drive, simply leave us a comment telling us: 1) which one you like the best and why and 2) whether you prefer or use USB 2.0 or 3.0?
Contest is open to any resident of Canada, 18 years or older, except residents of Quebec.
The contest begins at 12:01AM ET, Friday July 20th, 2012 and closes at 11:59PM ET Thursday July 26th, 2012. No purchase necessary, but reader must log in to post a comment.
Only one entry per person. We cannot be responsible for lost entries.
Winner will be drawn from eligible entries received and must answer a skill-testing question. Winner will be notified by email to the address supplied, within 24 hours and has 48 hours to respond. If no response, another winner may be selected.
Winner will receive one of: Clip-it, MicroDrive, MicroDrive Plus or Store ‘n’ Go V3 USB 3.0, donated by Verbatim and will also allow his or her name to be published. Prizes must be accepted as awarded.
It’s that easy.
But remember, to be eligible, entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday July 26th, 2012.
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