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Best Bets Daily: Thursday

Tiny Town

Posted October 23, 2008
A lot of people love USB drives—also known as flash drives—because they’re a convenient way to back up your computer files and/or transport documents between home and work. They’re hugely popular because they’re generally pretty small: about the size of an old-school pack of chewing gum or a Bic lighter. But the latest Pico USB Flash Drive is insanely small: about thumb-size, and just four millimeters thick. It’s so light (six grams—roughly the weight of six paper clips) that you could practically blow it away (fortunately it comes with a chain). What makes it a true wonder of miniaturization technology, though, is that it’s incredibly spacious on the inside: It holds eight gigabytes. To give you an idea of how much storage capacity that is, well, one of the new iPod Nano models, also eight GB, holds 2,000 songs.

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