Sandisk announces Cruzer Contour

SanDisk announced availability of Cruzer Contour, an USB flash drive resembling much like a wristwatch.

Cruzer Contour has a glossy black top and silver metallic bodyand users can use a thumb to slide the top of it back and forth brings, which hides the connector. There is no visible switch and cap.

Introducing the Cruzer Contour Manisha Sood, Country Manager, India and SAARC, SanDisk, said, “Since last October SanDisk has been very well accepted in the market and we have consolidated our position tremendously. Today we are amongst the top players in flash drives segment in India. With Cruzer Contour will further strengthen our position in the higher capacity drive segment, which will give users rock solid performance along with security.”

Contour will be available in capacities of 4GB and 8 GB and delivers a write speed of 18 MB/sec. Read speed for Cruzer Contour is 25 MB/sec and the USB also supports the ReadyBoost feature in Microsoft Windows Vista, which taps unused storage space on USB flash drives to improve system performance.

The device offers U3 technology for running applications directly from the drive, without those applications having to be installed on the computer. U3- compatible software provided free with the drive includes the PC phone service Skype, SanDisk’s own CruzerSync for synchronizing files between a PC and the drive, the password manager program SignupShield Passwords from Protecteer, and a trial version of anti-virus software. Apart from this, Cruzer Contour also provides password protection through U3, backed by AES hardware encryption.

Contour will be available through Rashi Peripherals and its 51 branches across India at a suggested end user price of Rs. 2, 750 for 4GB and Rs. 5, 250 for 8GB models with limited life time warranty.

 

 








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