Lexar Media on Monday introduced a USB flash drive about the size of a penny that it hopes will bring next-generation storage, connectivity and utility products to a range of computing and consumer electronics devices.
The new USB card form factor is based on the USB Type A connector as outlined in the Universal Serial Bus specification.
The drive, which fits into a standard USB type A socket, is 12-millimeters wide, 4.5mm high and 31.75mm long. The sturdy metal housing is intended to make the USB card suitable for use in a range of environments.
Thanks to its smaller size, the USB flash drive can be used in digital cameras and handheld computers, in addition to normal PCs and consumer electronics devices, the company said....