LG announces two new flash drives that are anything but ordinary
I’ve had more than my fair share of flash drives. Most of them get lost, or in the case of a couple, they literally fell apart. Knowing this, it’s not really all that surprising that I steer away from the fancier drives. However, if you prefer a thumb drive with a little something extra, LG has announced the release of two new ones that might be up your alley.
First up is a biometric drive. As you might have guessed it features a built-in biometric scanner. I highly recommend scanning more than one finger, as you never know when one might become separated from your hand. You also have the option of using a boring password to bypass the scanner, but that’s no fun at all.
The other drive from LG has been dubbed the “Vaccine.” This is an interesting little drive that includes anti-virus protection when it is plugged into a PC. The particular software they use has not been named, but you do get a two-year subscription with your purchase. I’m actually really curious why someone would bother with something like this. Why not just buy the software and install it on your PC? Then you don’t have to mess with plugging in your flash drive every time you sit down at your computer. Sure, this might save you a couple bucks if you have more than one PC, but that’s only if only one is online at a time, and unless you live alone, there’s a slim chance of that happening.
No word yet on pricing or availability on either model, though both will come in sizes ranging from 512MB to 8GB.