Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules released the "Luxio" series of USB Flash drives . The name itself reveals the company's effort to offer increased storage capacities but also a stylish and sleek mobile storage solution. But there's a lot more to Luxio than meets the eye.
These small drives store up to 64GB of data -- as many as 20,000 six megapixel photos. The specifications of the Luxio drives include transfer rates as high as 200X (30MB/sec), AES-256 hardware Encryption and a custom made leather carrying case . The Luxio series come in three different colors black, silver and wood grain.
|Capacities:||16GB - 64GB|
|Dimension:||21 mm x 76.5 mm x 9.5 mm|
|Technical Details:||- Full compatibility with USB 1.1 and 2.0
- Dual channel flash memory architecture
- Hot plug and play
- Supports password protection
- Supports ReadyBoost
- AES-256 hardware Encryption included (User Manual)
- Custom black leather carrying case included
- No driver needed for most operating systems (Windows 98SE driver available online)
- LED indicates power, busy
- More than 10 years data retention
- Limited lifetime warranty
We have in our hands the Luxio Wood Grain 64GB Flash drive, which is priced at around $140 over Newegg.com.
The drive comes in a luxurious package that reminds us of the packages found at the shelves of cosmetic shops.
Two magnets placed at the bottom of the package keep the box closed. Into the box we found the USB drive and a leather case, both carefully placed in a plastic foam panel.
The Luxio 64GB USB drive is rather long (7cm), at least compared with other USB drives.
The external shell is made out of hard plastic with special paint, although we would like to see a more solid structure here.
SuperTalent has obviously focused on the design of this product, which some female users could find attractive to use in their office.
The protection cap cannot be secured at the back of the flash drive once has been removed nor any keychain is available to hold the cap, so make sure you do not loose it.
The only indication about the size of the USB flash drive is available on the side of the drive (64GB):
It takes some more force to open the cap than what we have experienced until now with other USB flash drives.