06. 14. 2006
Lexar'll make you jump jump
The Lexar Jumpdrive Mercury has been eagerly anticipated since first being announced at CES this year. As the first USB thumb drive to incorporate a persistent data display the Mercury is giving just a little taste of what type of monochromatic visuals we can expect on new gear in the upcoming year. Since an E ink display can retain the last image sent without taking any juice from the power supply the technology is in the running as a future replacement for that stuff we call paper.
Back to the drive itself; Lexar has released one and two gig versions, and the drive ships with Lexar's Secure II Dashboard security suite. The package is cross platform and allows for encrypting files and folders and secure delete. In what can only be described as a small miracle there isnít a price premium for the early adopters. Street price puts the one gig version at $50 USD, and the deuce at $80.
Check out the review from Everything USB.