The sticks are pretty cheap and feature a cap-less design but the drawback is the slow transfer speeds. The Flexi-Drive Slide can only read at 12.5MB/s and the write speed is only 4.8MB/s. That's more than three times as slow as the fastest USB sticks I've tested.
Sharkoon is expanding its Flexi-Drive line-up of USB sticks with a new model. The Flexi-Drive Slide is enclosed in an elegant, two-sided metal casing--one side in aluminium and the other painted in high-gloss black with red lettering.
The intuitive design uses an integrated, cap-less protection system for the USB connector and can be easily extended or retracted through the slide-out mechanism. With its slim measurements of 20mm x 50mm x 8mm (W x L x D), the Flexi-Drive Slide is only as big as a small matchbox. The USB stick reads at 12.5 MB/s and writes at 4.8 MB/s. The Plug & Play device is bootable and available in the capacities of 2, 4 and 8 gigabytes.