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Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn Review

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The Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn features a cool, capless design and runs pretty fast for a USB 2.0 model. It's fairly durable (though hardly indestructible) and priced just right.

A good value, proclaim Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn reviews, in part because this USB flash drive can survive some adversity. One review at Office Depot notes how well the folding case protects the USB contacts, and points out there's no cap to lose. At Amazon, a review suggests that over-eager pets wouldn't be able to chew through the case. And at Newegg another user writes that the drive sailed through a complete cycle of the washing machine without any loss of functionality. Contrary assessments emerge here and there, with some Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn reviews expressing concern about the durability of the plastic body (and keychain loop) and reporting crashes after a short period of use. And while the majority of users describe the JumpDrive as plenty speedy for a USB 2.0 model, some complain about slow data transfers.

Buyers of the Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn (starting at $14, Amazon) have a choice of five storage capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. It features a flip-out "switchblade" design and a built-in activity light so you can see when it's reading or writing data.

The JumpDrive is a good choice for users looking for a traditional USB 2.0 flash drive on the cheap. The drive's design is attractive, and its unusual twist opening protects the connector without a cap. Most users say the drive seems to run faster than the average USB 2.0 model, and it's very affordable.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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