I would like to thank Verbatim
and Verbatim EUMEA
for supplying the review sample.
The company sells all kinds of storage devices, from write once media like CD-R and DVD-/+R to rewritable like CD/DVD-RW and USB 2.0 storage devices. Verbatim also offers input devices for the PC:
A quote from the Verbatim USA website:
Since its beginning in 1969, Verbatim® has been at the forefront of the evolution in data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in the data storage industry.
Customer-driven, Verbatim is known for adding considerable product value--above and beyond its competitors--to established media technology. As an industry pioneer, Verbatim is recognized for the role it plays in early product development and commercial product introduction of new technologies. Verbatim's leadership role is especially apparent in the evolution of optical media recording including MO and the CD/DVD family of products.
Along with its technological innovations, Verbatim has always been recognized universally for its superior manufacturing practices. Verbatim was the first media company to receive ISO certification, the de facto standard for quality management systems worldwide. This commitment to quality translates into consistent product performance and reliability. In addition, Verbatim provides toll-free technical support and service to enable its customers to maximize the performance of its products.
As a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, a recognized world leader in the chemical and computer industries, Verbatim is ideally positioned to take advantage of changes in the market while continuing to challenge the frontiers of data storage.
The Verbatim USB Drives come packaged in clear plastic. This is the type of packaging where you better have some scissors at your immediate disposal, as it is welded shut all around. The front lets you take a good look at the red USB Stick. The back lists simple how to use instructions in multiple languages, as well as a comparison chart between the different types offered by Verbatim.
Besides the USB drive itself, Verbatim has included a black, high quality lanyard and some stickers to label your USB stick.
A Closer Look
The shape of the Verbatim Store 'n' Go series is kept identical across the board and is quite traditional. The only thing that differs is the color used. The standard series is red, while the PRO series is blue. There is also an U3 Smart Drive series which is kept in silver. The top of the Stick sports the Verbatim Logo and an LED which lights up upon access of the drive. The other side has a little spot for labels and the actual capacity of the stick - in this case 4GB. The back of the stick can be used for the included Lanyard or a key change. This is located in the back of the stick, so the worst that can happen is a lost cap, instead of loosing the stick and being left with the cap on a key chain.
The USB plug is covered by a firmly fitting cap which by itself is not very sturdy. The fit is tight enough, so that you do not have to worry about loosing it during transportation.