Information at a glance.
Capacity: 8 GB
Device encryption: USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Contact brand: SanDisk: www.amazon.co.uk - 8.99 GBP (not including P&P
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Size/Portability - Brand Comparisons.
Flash Drive - SanDisk Cruzer Slice - (Length 61 X Width 25 X Depth 8 mm)
Flash Drive - Kingston DT 101 Generation 2 - (Length 56 X Width 18 X Depth 7 mm)
Flash Drive - ByteStor USB 2.0 - (Length 70 X Width 23 X Depth 7 mm)
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When it comes to digital storage portability, a flash drive is what most of us will opt for - the weight is secondary information that isn't that vital when it comes to portability - it's the actual size that's priority. Notably as you can see above, the SanDisk Cruzer Slice is more rotund compared to other brands of flash drives - even though the USB pin connector retracts back into the body of the drive, burrowed into its rectangular slot, to protect the pin connector. No cap is necessary thanks to a slide mechanism that resembles battery operated toys from the Early Learning Centre. Its black plastic casing feels and sounds hollow on touch, unlike the Kingston DT 101 G2 flash drive which comparatively is significantly tougher. Alarm bells shrill out at me in regards to 'SanDisk Slice's' durability. Product manufacturing wise the device imitates a flimsy PNY swivel flash drive, without the audacious pin pirouette and click in place design. SanDisk's 'Slice' for the adventurous type will seem banal, rather ordinary and unassuming looking. There is a half-hearted design quirk that SanDisk implemented and that is to design one corner rounded and one corner remains a sharp corner, on each side. I would like to say it reminds me of something, or has a meaning, but I can't - it has no resemblance to a slice of anything to note. SanDisk 'Slice's' product design is unique for that very reason.
The brand SanDisk gets lost in dark red, on top of the platform of black plastic that capsulate the device. Printed on as an afterthought, it is only underneath the device in grey I was indeed notified this flash drive is indeed a 'Cruzer Slice'. Obviously two words adjacent to one another in a game of Scrabble, joined together at the letter 'C'. Also the storage capacity of 8 GB is nonchalantly mentioned "underneath?" Surely the storage space facility is a selling point - it bewilders me why manufacturing companies as big as SanDisk tend to add such vital device information in obscure places on the device, as if ashamed of its storage space facility. Along with the 8 GB storage facility, the icons are warnings not to machine wash or 'tumble-dry my device - plus it has the 'CE' marking; 'Conformité Européenne' - EU recommended since 1993.
One 'Slice' is never enough.
For user friendliness the 'Slice' goes beyond the flash drive competition. SanDisk hasn't employed an application within its removable system, which is activated when the drive is slotted into a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port - except for the standard 'autorun' text file.