updated 12:10 pm EDT, Tue August 15, 2006
Kingston Mini Fun
In contrast to Memorex, whose approach to back-to-school flash drives has been to target the floppy disk's price and shape, Kingston believes the best approach is to make existing flash drive formats more entertaining. Its new DataTraveller Mini Fun drives can stack together like the familiar brick toys or attach to a keychain. All sizes also include the Big Fish games Atlantis and Magic Vines to entertain younger owners using Windows. Drives are available in different colors depending on capacity: a 256MB model ships in orange, while blue and yellow signify 512MB and 1GB respectively. Prices start at a low $15 for the 256MB model and ends at $33 for 1GB. All of them are available immediately.