Among the factors that affect the demand for USB flash drives, compactness without compromising data capacity and performance is probably the most popular and important. But meeting that demand is also one of the more difficult things to do for manufacturers. That’s why it is quite refreshing to learn that Integral, a company that specializes in mobile storage, has just launched its Fusion 3.0 flash drive.
First, let’s layout the specs. The Fusion USB measures a miniscule 21x12x4.5 millimeters and weighs 3 grams. It runs SuperSpeed data transfers at 140 mbps and 20 mbps read and write speeds, respectively, allowing you to download a full movie in a minute! It performs best with USB 3.0 devices but is also compatible with earlier versions. And as for compatibility, it works with major operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, and even Android, as long as it runs with a compatible USB or app.
The Fusion USB 3.0 is well applauded for being compact but despite the fact that it’s so small, its performance, at least as far as its specs are concerned, is quite impressive and can rival those of products, even external hard drives. The design of the product is quite sleek itself. And being simple, it’s ideal for people whose data storage needs are demanding yet don’t like too much frills.
This compactness makes the USB 3.0 ideal for various multimedia devices like your home and car audio, Smart TVs, tablets, laptops, and your favorite game consoles.
But many people may find themselves asking why Integral had to make this device so tiny? Being very minute, Fusion is always at risk of being lost. Although it has a key loop so you can attach it to a keychain, there’s still that feeling that you may lose it at any time. This is probably the only downside of this USB 3.0. Hence, if you are looking for high quality USB and confident that you are never ever going to misplace it, then go ahead and give the Integral USB 3.0 a shot.
Oh and before I forget, it’s also a downside that the Fusion 3.0 is incompatible with Linux. We’re not exactly sure why that’s the case, but it would have been better if compatibility was extended as surely Linux users also have high capacity and compactness demands.
The Fusion USB 3.0 is already available at major online retailers and comes in 8GB (for around $12.50), 16GB (for around $20), and 32GB (for around $33)