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      11.08.2010 18:16
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      A great looking USB key

      This is one of the most fun USB drives I have ever had. It was bought by my father because for some reason unknown and when the he was done with it I was lucky enough to get it. Only downside to this freebie was it only had a capacity of 1GB, but who would complain?

      It reminds of a Lego brick and it acts like one. If you own multiple USB drives you can easily stack them one on the other - fun, fun, fun! I checked and they come in various colours (some are displayed on the picture Dooyoo provided) mine is yellow. The colour is really bright. It has a firm construction and the plastic won't easily brake. It has that look of quality. At the bottom it has a lanyard so you can easily put it on your key-chain or attach it to mobile phone (it is a smaller USB drive and it is very light).

      But that is not all the fun this one provides! It has two Big Fish games preloaded on it - Atlantis a puzzle game like Zuma (if you are familiar with it) and Magic Vines - another puzzle game. Both games are suitable for small children and at the same time interesting enough (and at some times challenging enough) for adults to enjoy! Graphics of both games are really good.

      Leaving the fun factor aside and going to serious matters - it's functionality. It won't let you down. I have great experience with Kingston USB drives and this one is no different. I use it frequently and I had no bad experience with it, there was no data loss ever nor did it ever get a virus. It also comes with a 5 year warranty so this is one thing less to worry about.

      I would recommend this USB key, especially as a gift to a child for a first USB key or something. Two preloaded games will certainly make them happy. If you have the chance though I would suggest you buy a key from this line with more space. It is not amongst the cheapest though but aesthetics of it demand the price (keep in mind that preloaded games are worth about £10 if you were to buy them).

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        25.04.2008 16:17
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        Great for kids

        When i saw these online, i just HAD to get one! you too would want one when you see it. They are so much fun!

        And if your wondering "can you stick two or more together like lego pieces" the answer is yes :-)

        These are your regular high quality flash memory sticks, from a company like Kingston - a name that you can trust, with your data and not worry about its integrity.

        The size is 1GB, im sure you can get larger sizes but i decided to purchase a few of these just for general storage and backing up.

        The actual performance is just like the other Kingston sticks i own - super fast, reliable, no drivers needed. all you so is simply plus into a free USB port and you will get a confirmation stating that it has been installed and you will see your new device in My Computer!

        These are so much fun -they come highly recommended

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          24.04.2008 16:03
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          Clever little device to keep in pocket, handbag, or on keyring. Take your games, or photos with you.

          I recently bought three Kingston 1GB USB Flash Drives from memorybits.co.uk. I am very impressed with the speed and performance of these very compact, bright yellow devices. (Also available in red and blue.) They come with loops that you can attach if you want to fix these to a mobile phones, or key rings and have a five year guarantee.

          A 1GB flash drive is ideal for transporting files from one computer to another, or for storing word documents. I use mine to make access to documents simple, no matter which computer I am using.

          The device comes in a sealed, semi-hard, plastic container. It is very small and measures 3.75 cms long and 1.5 cms wide, including the cap. The cap has two small bobbles on it, something like a Lego brick, and it pops onto the end of the drive when you are using it.

          Installation is simple and you just have to push the device into a USB slot. Your computer does the rest and there are no drivers to install. It is compatible with Vista, Win2000, Win XP SP1, Mac OS 10x and above and Linux 2.4 and above. I use mine with Vista and USB 2.0 and the file transfer speed is very fast.

          It is USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible but doesn't support Windows ReadyBoost. The capacity is 2GB but a small portion of this is taken up with formatting and is not available for storage. (This is the same with all devices like this.)




          www.Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

          To get started simply put the device into a USB port and Windows will do the rest. A box will pop up asking you what you want to do with your new drive and you select 'open', 'view', 'close', etc. It works just like any other drive on your PC, or laptop and can be found listed under drives in your control panel. When you remove the device from the USB port it disappears from the system as it is a temporary drive but the information in it will still be there next time you plug it in.

          No drivers are needed for Mac systems either and it will work in exactly the same way.

          Mine cost me £5.05 from memorybits.co.uk.

          Kingston Technology manufactures a whole range of memory products, including Flash, Flash drives, System specific memory, HyperX memory and portable media. Details can be found on their website.

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