buffalo 16gb thumb key

Looking for a USB thumb drive to add a bit of storage to your netbook, but don’t want that sticks out two or three inches from your netbook and sort of looks like it’s asking to fall out or break off when you accidentally bump it? Buffalo’s latest USB flash drive holds is just 5mm thick.

Seriously, I’ve seen SD card that protrude further from netbooks than this 16GB flash drive.

It looks like the Buffalo 16G thumb key will be available in late June (so any day now) for 12,980 or about $135. It’s not exactly the cheapest 16GB flash drive around, but it’s very likely the smallest.

via Gizmodo buffalo 16gb-2

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14 replies on “Buffalo 16GB thumb drive might be the smallest ever”

  1. This size will be very useful for wireless communication like Wifi,3G and Wimax.

  2. That’s great for “permanent” storage space in a laptop. The only downside is that you’ll probably need needle-nose pliers to remove the thing! Unless that cap also serves as a “puller”…

  3. Heh, I was eying this for my in-dash head unit that has a USB input since it reads flash drives. This wouldn’t stick way out and interfere with shifting into 5th gear rather than for my 2133 I’m using right now.

  4. Cool toy but with SDXC just around the corner it should struggle to find a market.

  5. I like the 7mm one. Still you can buy 16GB regular size flash drives for $30 at microcenter or even less on ebay. Over $120 is a huge price to pay for small size.

  6. A 16GB SDHC can be had for $20. Granted, SDHCs are slower but they’re also more versatile, since they offer the flexibility of working with other devices, such as cameras and MP3 devices.

    1. Yeah, but that’s a whopping 7mm! But seriously, nice find. For less
      than half the price, I think I could deal with an extra 2mm.

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