I already bought a 256 meg keyring. About $120.00 US.
So this size is readily available. I think the prices
on these things will drop pretty quickly as soon as the
competition arrives in force. There's supposedly a model
that will take standard Memory Stick, MMC or SD card.
It's called a JumpDrive Trio. Here's URL:
Plug n Play on late OSs seems to work Ok. No complaints
yet. I have high hopes for this item, because I hate
burning a CD for just 15-20 megs and I have a high
capacity floppy, but the "other guy" never has one so
I can't use it for data transfer.
> Thanks for letting me know you found it interesting. Other times I'd wanted to post links to other news I thought important, I restrained myself, thinking "Oh, well, others might just not care about it ..." --- But the truth is, I also enjoy most of the off topic stuff and links that are posted on this list.
> >It got me to wondering
> >about the xD picture cards I use for my digital camera, the card reader I
> >have for those picture cards functions as another drive on the computer..
> >Somewhat similar to the way those keyrings drives seem to be.. And it
> >works as a general purpose removable storage device.. With two
> >differences, one being I have to have the reader driver installed in each
> >computer I want to transfer files to/from.. Which is a disadvantage when
> >compared to the keyring drive.. And two, unlike the keyring drive which
> >(if I read this correctly) only supports 16 mb of storage at the moment.
> >The xD picture cards will hold at least 128 mb of storage, and I believe
> >soon, if not already, 256 mb.. All on a little card about the size of a
> >postage stamp..
> I think it said sizes go up to 1 Gig. And it gave me the impression that those might cost about 100 pounds.
> Anyway, we won't have to wait long to find out. They might already be out there. I haven't been shopping lately, so I don't know.
> >I don't plan to use my xD cards for transferring files, but it's nice to know I can if I want to..