Tag: usbflashdrive

ego Hybrid Series USB case: Hands-on review

Last month we announced the availability of a unique iPhone 4/4S case that included a 4, 8 or 16 GB USB flash drive as part of the design. The idea behind the case, formally called the ego Hybrid Series USB Case, is that you'll always have a USB drive at your fingertips wherever you have your i...

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ego USB Case for iPhone 4/4S: A handy hybrid of protection and storage

Just when I think I've seen everything in terms of iPhone cases, along comes a manufacturer that does something completely different. ego&company has announced a novel iPhone 4/4S case called the ego USB Case that includes a removable 4 GB (US$34.95), 8 GB ($39.95), or 16 GB ($49.95) USB fl...

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Mac 101: Format choices for USB flash drives

The overwhelming majority of USB flash drives you buy are going to come in one of two formats: FAT32 or NTFS. The first format, FAT32, is fully compatible with Mac OS X, though with some drawbacks that we'll discuss later. If the drive comes formatted in NTFS, which is the default file system f...

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Mac 101: Creating a recovery disk using Recovery Disk Assistant

Lion's recovery partition is a wonderful idea, but doesn't really help out if your hard drive fails. That's why yesterday's announcement of the Recovery Disk Assistant from Apple was welcome news to a lot of people who were trying to figure out how they could easily create a recovery disk on exte...

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Road Tested: LaCie iamaKey, the USB flash drive you'll actually use

USB flash drives are a dime a dozen. They've gone from being a "wow" item a few years ago to a throwaway handout item. Many are cheap plastic devices that either come with a neck lanyard attached or with a small loop for attaching to a key ring. More often than not, they end up falling to pieces or ...

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