Memina Pocket Rocket 2GB USB Drive Review
by Clint DeBoer — August 09, 2005
- Product Name: Pocket Rocket Drive
- Manufacturer: Memina
- Performance Rating:
- Value Rating:
- Review Date: August 09, 2005 20:00
- MSRP: $ 205
- Fast USB 2.0 transfer speeds - even on real-world systems
- Confidence-inspiring rugged enclosure
- Integrated protective swing lid/cover
- USB dock and USB extension cable included
- Universally compatible with PC/Linux and Mac OS'es
- Lifetime warranty
- Integrated lid could lock a bit more securely
- No write-protect
- Premium price for fast transfer speeds may not be worth it for non-power users
- Slower transfers for high volume or complex file structures
With lower prices comes a market targeting better ergonomics, higher performance, and larger storage options. Memina stepped up to the plate with their Pocket Rocket series which is available in 512MB, 1GB and 2GB sizes (and they are currently readying a 4GB model for release this year). Like most of these style of USB dives, the Pocket Rocket is small, weighing in at only 0.3 ounces. This makes it the same weight as my wedding band, and lighter than many mainstream competing drives. It can connect directly to any computer with a USB port, and while it is USB 1.1 compatible - if you're paying the premium for speed make sure you have USB 2.0. It comes with both a USB extension cable and a custom Dock-IT, which gives you a fixed place to quickly attach/detach any portable USB peripherals (not just the Pocket Rocket.
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