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Kingston DataTraveler Secure


Touted as a super-reliable data storage, this device features a large massive case colored black and gray. The case is plastic with metallic side inserts. The cap is detachable. You can put it on the back end of the drive to avoid losing it. The cap sits firmly on the drive. The blue indicator is not very bright, yet perfectly visible. The manufacturer claims the closed drive to be able to survive a submersion into water 1 meter deep.

The drive is quite handy if its size and weight suit you. It comes without accessories.

Size: 78.0 x 21.9 x 12.1mm; weight: 24.9g.

Lexar JumpDrive Lightning



This shining steel case doesn’t appeal to us because it is too large. In fact, the JumpDrive is one of the largest in this review. Its case is very thick. The large hole for a strap doesn’t make it any more elegant, either. On one hand, you can put the cap on the back of the drive so that it didn’t get lost. But on the other hand, you won’t be able to do that if you’ve attached a strap to the drive.

To be exact, the case is not all made from metal. It has a plastic base and metallic halves of the external casing.

The blue activity indicator is mild and sunken deep into the case. Its visibility is poor as the consequence.

The drive comes without accessories.

Size: 76.8 x 22.3 x 11.1mm; weight: 23.2g.

LG Mini Retractable



It’s one of the lightest and smallest drives with a retractable connector but it is not very handy. Its sleek case wants to slip out of your fingers and you have to apply an effort to fix the connector open. The case seems to be flimsy. We’ve got an apprehension it can just crack into two halves if you accidentally brush against it with your hand, which is quite possible if you’ve got a notebook.

The red activity indicator is bright and conspicuous. A neck-strap is included with the drive.

Size: 51.4 x 17.1 x 8.2mm; weight: 4.9g.

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