SanDisk introduced its first USB smart drive using U3 technology, a new platform that enables users to store and manage their 'personal workspace'.
SanDisk Cruzer Micro smart drives with U3 technology, which are identified by the U3 smart logo on the product as well as on the package, will be available from most U.S. retailers in October in capacities of 512 megabytes and 1GB.
Suggested retail prices are $54.99 and $99.99, respectively, and the devices will be sold in markets outside the U.S. later this year and in the first quarter of 2006. The first SanDisk Cruzer Micro smart drives will be shipped with two pre-installed U3-compatible programs. One is a U3-smart version of CruzerSync, which synchronizes the user’s Outlook email, attachments, calendar, contacts and personal documents.
The second program is SignupShield Password Manager, which stores fully encrypted passwords and supports browsers such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox.
More details in this SanDisk press-release.
U3 announced their platform officially yesterday.
CosoSys also announced a U3 enabled version of it's Carry it Easy software. The Carry it Easy software features things like No Trace Browsing with Internet Explorer & Firefox. More details on their site.