Super Talent Elite Swivel
Available in capacities of 1GB to 16GB, this mini-size model measures just 12mm by 29.5mm, and is 6.5mm thick. The USB connector swivels out from the nickel-clad device for easy hookups, and tucks away for safe-keeping. A ring loop lets you attach the device to a key ring or lanyard.
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Lexar JumpDrive FireFly
Physically, the Lexar JumpDrive FireFly is the smallest drive in Lexar’s USB lineup. Each of its four colors corresponds to a capacity: 2GB (black), 4GB (white), 8GB (charcoal), and 16GB (red). The drive has a slide-off plastic top that might be tough to keep track of, but this top does have a small loop through which you can hook a lanyard.
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Verbatim Tuff ‘n’ Tiny
Verbatim's mini drives live up to their name, with a candy-colored plastic enclosure around the USB connector. Each drive measures 12.7mm by 30.2mm and is just 1.5mm thick. The drives are available in four colors, each matching a different capacity: black for 16GB, purple for 8GB, green for 4GB, and orange for 2GB. The lanyard hold is plastic, and the drive includes a key-ring loop.
Super Talent Pico
Similar in size and form to the Verbatim Tuff ‘n’ Tiny, the Pico is billed as water-resistant, too. This capless model comes in chrome, gold-plated, and nickel-plated varietals, in capacities from 2GB to 32GB.
Transcend JetFlash T5
Available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB variations (in orange, white, and red, respectively), this drive has a slide-out USB connector. It includes Transcend’s JetFlash Elite software for security and data backup.
Corsair Flash Voyager Mini
The Voyager Mini mixes the best of both worlds—it rocks a rubberized housing; pinch in to extend the USB connector, or slide the connector back into the drive for protection. The drives come in capacities from 4GB to 32GB.
Patriot Xporter Mini
These USB models cover the drive and standard-size USB connector with a removable, rubberized exterior. Available in orange, red, green, and blue, in 4GB and 8GB capacities.
Shaped just like a key, this sturdy model (in 4GB to 32GB capacities) isn’t the most petite storage device you’ll find, but it’s among the flattest. Its exposed USB connector is both water- and scratch-resistant, and the drives ship with 4GB of online storage via LaCie’s Wuala service.