Miniaturization is quite an important trend in technology nowadays and applies to pretty much any field one might think of, from portable music players to mobile phones, refrigerators and audio systems. However, one specific field that has been very seriously influenced by this trend is that of external storage devices (flash drives, to be precise), and one of the best examples has just been launched by Super Talent in the form of their new Pico-E drive, which combines a very small form factor with some pretty impressive features.
One the main selling points of the Pico-E is represented by its ultra-small, ultra-portable form factor. Hence, the device measures just 15.8mm x 34.8mm x 5.2mm and weighs around 6 grams, which means that you'll most likely have no trouble carrying it around. Plus, since the case sports either a chrome plated or 24K gold plated steel frame, it will be able to take quite a lot of shocks and even resist the adverse action of water.
The amount of storage space and the data transfer speeds are two of the most important features taken into account when purchasing a new USB flash drive, and the new Pico-E seems to hold its own in this particular area as well. Thus, the drive is available in 1 through 8 GB versions, all of which provide transfer speeds of up to 30 MB/s via the USB 2.0 interface (although Super Talent doesn't really say anything about the exact nature of this transfer speed, we're most likely talking about the read speed).
As expected, the pricing of the Pico-E flash drive is directly related to the specific amount of storage space each model has to offer. Unfortunately, the company has not released any specific price points for all the models in the series, pointing out solely that they're most likely retail for under 30 US dollars. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .