Thank you to Kingston for sponsoring this review. Please click here to learn more about Kingston. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

 

I have written before about my addiction (problem) to USB keys. There are just so many interesting ones out there now. It’s an awesome marketing tool. I have collected quite a few (an understatement) from various places. I am currently working on a display project with them that i will share with you later. But, despite how cool and cute some are, they are very, very useful. These are great for transferring data, backing up important files, or just carrying frequently used files from one place to another.

The Kingston DT109 loaded with urDrive goes beyond your typical data storage. Of course you can store your files on it. But, it includes much more.  The first thing that you will notice about the urDrive is the size.

It is only about 1.5″ long and 1/2″ wide. It includes a large loop to be used on a keychain or necklace, etc. I personally would never put a USB key on my keychain. I would be too afraid that it would get beat up.

The model that I received is very tiny DT109 in 8gb. It is also available in 16gb and in various colors such as orange, black, green, pink, blue, gray, and white. You could get one for each member of the family in a different color so there are no mix-ups. 🙂

The urDrive includes preloaded software to help you with a variety of tasks. Most programs included are designed to be run from the urDrive wherever you are. You get Norton PC Checkup, a  web browser that allows you browse the web securely and save your bookmarks to access them from any PC, vdrive backup software which includes 6GB of free online storage, Fooz kids software for kids which I recently reviewed, games, and an app store to discover and download more apps for the urDrive. Also included are links for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

There is also a file browser for browsing your files that are saved on the drive.

View the video below for more info on how urDrive works:

 

The Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive a Kingston prize including five 8GB DT109’s loaded with urDrive software. This prize pack is valued at just over $50.

Want to win?  We will keep this one easy. Just leave a comment below telling me what you will do with your drives.

The giveaway will end on Wed, November, 23, 2011.