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LaCie Packs An Elephant’s Memory into a MosKeyto

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  1. btarunr

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    Today LaCie spawns a new breed of USB key – the LaCie MosKeyto, an ultra–small flash drive that's anything but pesky. Joining LaCie's line–up of award–winning USB keys, MosKeyto ups the ante for power, portability and ease of use. LaCie MosKeyto measures less than 20mm and weighs 10 grams, making it one of the smallest USB keys on the market. Offering capacities up to 16GB, you'll be pleasantly amazed at how many bytes you can get from such a tiny MosKeyto.

    The stealthy MosKeyto becomes nearly invisible when plugged into your computer, and can even travel alongside it in a protective sleeve or briefcase – just plug it, and forget it. Because it lies flush against your device, there is no risk of damage to the port, computer or key if the drive is knocked or bumped. Additionally, if it's in your laptop, you won't lose it.

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    Outfitted in sleek black plastic, the MosKeyto is also equipped with a durable nylon strap to attach to an accessible key ring and a cap to protect its USB connector – so you will never have to worry that its tiny form factor will disappear in the depths of your backpack or briefcase.

    "While the MosKeyto has resemblance to a bug, with its small size and big bytes, this USB key is far from pesky," said Alexis Kobassian, Accessories Product Manager, LaCie. "It provides high capacities in a low–profile connector, allowing you to insert it into your notebook and forget it. And with its low cost/gigabyte price, you can forget about that, too."

    Additionally, LaCie has integrated an extra 4GB secure online storage from Wuala into the MosKeyto, making storage and sharing more convenient than ever.

    LaCie Moskeyto offers instant connectivity via USB 2.0 to Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. For more information, bite the product page.

    Availability
    The LaCie MosKeyto is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Corner, LaCie Reseller+ starting at $17.99.
     
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    that immediatly reminds me of my aunts wireless mouse she bought, was a logitech. The reciever or w/e u wanna call it had the exact same form factor.

    great idea tho, i had a usb flashdrive break on me bc it got bumped. sux
     
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    i'm sorry, but it looks like the mosquito is raping the poor flash drive.
     
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    Eh not a terrible idea, i guess the term "Flush" is a subjective matter now
     
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    That is one damn large mosquito
     
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    Not exactly a new thing. I've been using DeLock 8GB nano USB drive for ages. Same size, just slightly different design. Great for car stereo USB port.
     
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    Plastic mosquito figure incluided?
     
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    Isn't that just a microSD card reader with a card pre-fitted? It's at least what the pictures makes it look like.
     
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    how ya figure? lol looks exactly like a USB ports innards should in that pic posted above, no card in it.
     
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    Pretty cool at 16 GB. I approve of the previous comments... it looks just like the Unifying transceiver for my Performance MX, and it also seems to be a card reader+micro SD inside, all nicely fitted on a USB connector.
     
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    dam...lol i really gotta be missing something, where do you see a card reader on that? copy the pic and use paint to point it out to me lol
     
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    meh, it's not observable through the plastic, it's a mere presumption at what technology they used to make this device...
     
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    Too easy to lose, imo.
     
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    As per the picture below
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    *facepalm*
     
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    Not compared to the mosquitos in WI.

    Their marketing pitch is painful. :laugh:
     
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    Their 8GB version is only $27.99 from the product page, although it's not in stock yet. That's not a bad price considering the Lexar Echo ZE 8GB is $39.99 at newegg. I need one of these very low profile USB drives for my homemade boom box.
     
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    They should focus now on speed, since there are so many of these port-sized keys now that I might as well just use a MicroSD adapter.
     
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    WTF FALSE advertisement!

    I want the mosquito included!!!
     
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    I is amazing that they can fit that much space in such a small little device.

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    Yes, that is exactly what this is.

    The picture with the mosquito actually gives it away, because you can see the micro-SD card.
     
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    Malaria, West Nile Virus, and Yellow Fever not included.
     
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