Imation Unveils Paperclip-Sized USB Drive

Imation Corp. last week unveiled the Atom Flash Drive, a 1.5-inch-long portable storage device that is no larger than a paperclip and can store up to 8GB of digital files. Weighing less than one ounce and measuring a half-inch wide, the Atom Flash Drive is the storage vendor's smallest USB flash drive, it said.

Imation's Atom Flash Drive provides password protection and drive partitioning capabilities to secure data on the portable device. The tool supports Microsoft Windows Vista and is also compatible with Windows Vista ReadyBoost technology. ReadyBoost enables the USB flash drive to serve as an additional memory cache when used with Windows Vista.

Link: PCWorld

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too small for my tastes. Plus the price. Unless it is hyper fast, I'd rather have the 8 gig sandisk that I picked up for 44 bucks
last week. Perhaps not hyper fast, but couldn't beat the price.

Why is such useless news making it to the front page? Paper clip size USB drive, ground breaking indeed. How will the computing world ever do without it!

Personally I don't want a USB drive so small that it's easily lost or broken. The whole "small fad" is getting silly.

(TRC said @ #8)
Personally I don't want a USB drive so small that it's easily lost or broken. The whole "small fad" is getting silly.

+1. I hate small mobile phones as well. And small MP3 players.

how the heck is this news?? theres been many physically smaller than this. its just similar in length to a paper clip...geez