Filemate Mini Pro
This is a classic flash drive with a removable cap in a stylish steel case. Well, steel is the material of the exterior; the internal carcass is plastic. The Mini Pro seems to be the best option for people who prefer a restrained yet memorable style.
The cap can be removed easily. It doesn’t have any locks, just the force of friction, which is quiet enough. The cap cannot be put on the back of the drive during work, though.
A green activity indicator is integrated into the drive’s corners. Its intensity is low – you can barely discern it in daylight.
Dimensions: 52.5 x 20.4 x 7.8mm; weight: 16.7g.
Kingston DataTraveler mini
One of the most compact sliders, this one has an original and unhandy design: it takes an effort to slide it open or close but it’s hard to apply this effort due to the small size of the case. It’s next to impossible to open or close the drive with one hand.
The activity indicator is green. Its intensity is low and it’s barely visible under daylight.
Included with the drive is a small cord for attaching it to a neck strap.
Dimensions: 36.1 x 18.4 x 11.0mm; weight: 5.7g.
Kingston DataTraveler mini fun
This flash drive owes its unusual shape to ergonomic reasons. While many other drives of this size are ready to slip out of your fingers, the expanding case of the DataTraveler lies firmly in your hand.
The cap is detachable and you can put it on the back of the drive during work. Unlike with many other drives, the neck strap doesn’t prevent you from doing so.
The activity indicator is green and tiny but conspicuous.
The kit contains a small thin cord to attach the drive to a neck strap.
Dimensions: 38.2 x 18.9 x 8.0mm; weight: 5.4g.