updated 02:45 pm EST, Tue December 19, 2006
US Modular Handy Drive
Storage maker US Modular today catered to practical computer owners with its newly-unveiled Handy Drive. The flash-based USB jump drive incorporates both a flashlight and a pen, ensuring that travelers who frequently carry their computer storage in a briefcase or on a keychain are never without two essential tools close at hand. The USB connector for the memory also retracts safely into the body. No drivers are needed for most computers to recognize the Handy Drive, which works with Linux, Macs, and Windows PCs. US Modular says its latest drive should be available in stores today at $20 for the base 128MB version. Larger versions that store as much as 4GB are also available but have no officially listed prices.