Handy, U3 an intriguing add on, tougher than it looks
Slider looks flimsy, U3 of questionable usefulness to some
I got this as a gift for Christmas, and it does what it's supposed to. It stores stuff. But it also plays games--I am a Sudoku addict and that game alone is enough to keep U3 loaded, but I found a U3 version of Manic Miner too. Cool! Oh, ... Read full review
I got this as a gift for Christmas, and it does what it's supposed to. It stores stuff. But it also plays games--I am a Sudoku addict and that game alone is enough to keep U3 loaded, but I found a U3 version of Manic Miner too. Cool! Oh, sure, the U3 system and the plugins take LOADS of space...
a whopping 40 MB on a 1 GB drive.
Geez. I suppose I might be concerned about those few megs if I didn't enjoy the games so much. And I've yet to have U3 crash a machine, and being as I've used it on about 45 so far, not counting three Macs at home (and my Vista laptop as well) I don't expect it will either. But I suppose some folks might want to claim that extra 40 MB, so by all means, delete U3 if you so desire. As long as Sudoku and Manic Miner keep working, I'm leaving it.
Really, my only real concern with this Cruzer is the slider for the USB connection, which looks like one good impact would break it. But it's proven pretty durable so far, and the included lanyard makes a handy way to keep from breaking it in your pocket when you sit down. Mind you're careful leaning over the sink when you wash your hands and face though...
All in all, a useful little widget and one I intend to get lots of use from before I either retire it or pass it on to my son.