Lexar ships the JumpDrive Triton in a fairly cool looking package that shows the entire drive with the USB connector in its open position. The rear has quite a bit of text pertaining to this drive's features. On the side, not shown above, Lexar advertises speeds of up to 155 MB/s read and 150 MB/s write. We will see whether those numbers hold true.
The stick comes with a small loop to attach the unit to your keychain and a pamphlet with some warranty information. One may expect a bit more with a stick of this price class, but you do get the added attribute of excellent build-quality with the Triton itself.
A Closer Look
The top of the Triton utilizes black, mirror-finished plastic and holds the brand name. Turning the unit around reveals the back – the unibody shell that gives this stick its weight and a lot of stability. A little loop-hole allows you to attach the drive to your keychain with an included lanyard.
In terms of size, the flash drive can be considered pretty standard. It is just as big as any other traditional unit on the market today, albeit slightly bulkier.
The loophole is part of the unibody design, so you won't have to worry about it breaking off. Odds are the string attaching the Triton to your keychain will fail first. Laser edging above the loophole shows that the flash drive is actually assembled in the USA, not Asia. The number 2912 denotes that the Triton was constructed during the twenty-ninth week of 2012.
A simple but effective sliding mechanism protects the USB connector. It snaps into place once extended fully so that it may be forced into the host connector without retracting on its own. The capacity label is, interestingly enough, only revealed once the connector is fully visible – a, in my humble opinion, nice design-specific touch.
A white LED lights up once the Triton is accessed. It is quite strong, so you should easily see it from most angles and in most lighting environments.