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Buffalo Revamps Nail-Sized USB Drive with Card Reader

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  1. btarunr

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    Remember this thumbnail-sized USB drive by Buffalo? The company developed the idea further with the RMUM-H, which, not only packs up to 16 GB of data in its thumbnail-sized package measuring 11 (W) x 15 (H) x 1 (D) mm, but also holds a Micro-SD/Micro-SDHC card reader that expands its capacity. The card reader can be used to port data between compatible phones and cameras, and the PC. The 16 GB variant (RMUM-16GH/BK) is priced at 10,900 JPY (US $112), the 8 GB one (RMUM-8GH/BK) at 5,200 JPY ($53), 4 GB one (RMUM-4GH/BK) at 2,600 JPY ($26.5), and a 2 GB (RMUM-2GH/BK) variant for 1,700 JPY ($17.5). There is provision for a lanyard or keychain, which is very much welcome.

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    Holy crap. That's quite a bit of functionality in a small package :p
     
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    Mommy,I need one :/
     
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    These things are awesome but just like my lil mini sd card reader they tend get lost the need to put a keyring on it so u can hook it to something as not to lose it.
    You would be hard pressed to find something that would actualy fit through the lanyard part of it maybe some fishing line ?
     
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    Meh, I've got the Kingston with an 8gb Class 6 Transcend MicroSD in it... it's not much bigger and only cost about $25 total.
     
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    Too small; too easily lost or forgotten (when travelling, using in other peeps PCs). Nonetheless, nice. Can I stick it on my keyring?
     
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    yeah but if u cant loose it how can u buy another!?!?
     
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    I like it:) It wont get lost because I would just leave it in the usd port 24/7. They way I do it now is a lame 3 step process. MiniSD - SD adapter - SD card reader- then to the usb port.
     
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    There's no point in these things unless it's for some extra storage in a laptop. You'd have to hook this up to a key chain or something in order not to use it, and to have to take your keys out every time you want to use the USB it kills the point of the minuscule size.
     
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    I've got a feeling that if it was in the pocket of my pants and got thrown in the dryer accidently it would end up in that mysterious place where lost socks go.
     
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    what nail are they talking about, my nails are smaller :O
     
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    I'm all for miniaturization, but I have to agree with the others who think that without a strap or ring of some kind this would get lost very quickly.
     
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    I would love to buy one, if I could find it online. Anyone know where to get this item?
     
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    I think it was meant to be kept in the laptop most of the time. It's also made for the Japanese market. This model is very popular here right now.

    Here is the link for this tumbnail stick/reader on the Buffalo website (in Japanese) http://buffalo.jp/products/catalog/flash/rmum-h_bk/
    and here is the Buffalo usb flash home page. http://buffalo.jp/products/catalog/flash/usbflash.html
    and the designer USB-flash home page http://buffalo.jp/products/catalog/flash/usbmemory_design.html#productnav

    I might buy one next time, but there are also some cute ones out now too like the IO-Data Mieux or the Buffalo felicita usb stick
     
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    It is being made for the Japanese market. But here are some online sellers in Japan, but I doubt anyone will ship overseas.

    Here is the 16GB one at BicCamera Faith-pc and Amazon.co.jp
    And here is a list of online sellers http://kakaku.com/item/K0000050178/
     
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    Man buying nail-sized drives has never been better to look for.
     
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    it's a direct compatibility from sdcard to usb?
     
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    Here's the 8Gb kit @$24.99 (they only had 4gb when I ordered):

    ... the lanyard is extremely sturdy, feels like kevlar. I've had it on my keychain for over a year.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134795

    This was $18 & free ship when I snagged it:

    "Transcend 8GB Micro SDHC Flash Card TS8GUSDHC6-2"

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208474

    Yes, the cool thing is that it's SDHC compatible as well! :toast:
     
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    That's what she said :roll:
     
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