This past week I did not see too much earth shattering news regarding USB flash drives at CES. I had a chance to swing by the Victorinox booth to check out their 2012 product offerings. The only real highlight on their storage front was their Swiss Army-inspired USB stick. This was the first USB 3.0 flash device that I’ve seen built into a small thumb stick form factor, and who better to build it than Victorinox. They had a few prototypes on display with a “later this year” promised release date and price. The build quality, high capacity, and speed put this drive right on my 2012 “want list”. In usual Victorinox fashion, the drive was a reasonably slim and lightweight, with the standard knife and scissors built-in. Victorinox also includes an additional aluminum body sans the knife and scissors to keep TSA off your back when you are flying.
- AES 256-bit Hardware encryption
- LCD display showing current contents
- Comes with two interchangeable bodies, one without a knife built-in for travel and flights.
- Capacity up to 1TB