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Verbatim TUFF-CLIP Rugged USB Drive

USB drives allow you to carry lots of data in a ridiculously small package, and at a wonderfully small price -- up to 8 GB for under $30. But the real value is in all that data -- personal or business, that would be inconvenient or painful to lose.

Verbatim continues to bring out interesting options for USB drives to carry securely. The Verbatim Tuff-'N'-Tiny (previously Store 'n’ Go Micro) drives are ridiculously tiny -- half the size of a SD memory card. But they are built as a sealed, rugged package, which makes them easy to carry, either tucked away or attached with a lanyard to your keys (see previous post).

Now there's the Verbatim TUFF-CLIP USB Drive, a larger design with an integrated carabineer clip that you can attach to a bag or a belt.

These have rugged ABS plastic enclosure, with a retractable slider to protect the USB connector. Yet they are very light, at under 2 ounces.

The Verbatim TUFF-CLIP USB Drive is available in turquoise with 4 GB for $29 (around $16 street), 8 GB in black for $49 ($25 street).

Both these products include Windows security software that allow you to set up a password-protected private zone on the drive, plus a public zone for open sharing of non-sensitive content.

So take your pick -- the amazingly small and light Tuff-'N'-Tiny to stash away, or the more substantial TUFF-CLIP that's easier to handle, and to keep track of, hanging on its clip.

See my Portable Storage Gallery for more on memory cards and USB drives.

Find the Verbatim TUFF-CLIP and Tuff-'N'-Tiny USB Drives on Amazon.com

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