Patriot Xporter XT
This drive has a rubber case, too. And it is quite large again. The cap goes off with little effort, so there is a risk of your losing it just taking the drive out of a tight pocket. You can put the cap on the drive’s butt-end at work if you don’t attach the neck strap to it.
The activity indicator is blue and dull, almost invisible under daylight. It is also located on the side that is going to face downward in most system cases with USB ports on the front panel.
A short USB extension cord and a neck strap are included with the drive.
Size: 72.7 x 19.9 x 12.0mm; weight: 17.5g.
OCZ Rally 2
This drive has a classic design with a detachable cap. The latter can be easily lost. It is small, slips off the drive readily, and is painted black. You cannot put it on the drive’s butt-end at work.
The Rally 2 has a plastic carcass with a metallic casing. The strap is fastened to the plastic piece that can pop out of the case if you pull at the strap suddenly (when the drive is plugged into a USB port, of course).
The activity indicator is amber-colored. It is bright and large and perfectly visible.
A neck-strap is included with the drive.
Size: 69.2 x 16.0 x 8.1mm; weight: 13.2g.