Aigo Waterproof Mini USB Memory Gets Wet, Still Works

Our new more mobile lifestyle exposes precious data to the elements, with water being the worst culprit. OTAS Corp's Aigo Micro I-Stick to the rescue! A smaller, safer USB flash drive, the 2GB Aigo can endure a dunk without turning data to junk. 

The popularity of laptops, notebooks and netbooks has grown as technology allows us to take our data on the road. It also exposes data - conveniently stored on portable USB drives - to a wide range of hazards not usually found in the safe surroundings of a desktop PC.

Why wait until a sudden thunderstorm, spilled drink or impulsive jump in the pool reduces your precious data to scattered electrons? The Aigo Micro I-Stick Waterproof USB from OTAS Corp features a snugly fitting waterproof cap that keeps saved projects, homework and possibly even your career from being all washed up.

The Aigo comes in your choice of pink or blue and is small even by USB thumb drive standards: it's just 33mm (1.3 inches) long and weighs a piddly 3 grams. It's also designed to work with Windows 2000, XP or Vista. Available through Japanese online retailer Rakuten for 1,980 yen (about $24) plus shipping.

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