Power Quotient International -- best known for squeezing
exorbitantly large amounts of data onto incredibly small
modules -- is at it again with its zany flash drive antics
, and this time the company is unveiling a retractable version to keep that presumably delicate USB connector safe. The Cool Drive U350 will be available in 0.5/1/2/4GB sizes and play nice with both Windows XP and OS X-based systems, but differs from the stockpile of other alternatives by "automatically retracting the USB head into the main body" when the outer tab is pulled. Although the U350 is a tad lengthy at 7.75 centimeters, at least it's less likely to be "misplaced
" when out and about, and the "pen-like" mechanism will give you one more thing to fidget with while on the subway if nothing else.
[Via Far East Gizmos