Kyle Holmes

USB Drives have become a necessity for college students and faculty alike– a cheap and portable way to store your files and get them from Point A to Point B. Also known as thumb drives, USB sticks, Flash drives, memory sticks, thingamajig, magic sticks, and the memory thing – they can be found everywhere on college campuses. Even my mother has one.

But let’s be honest – they’re small and easy to lose. And with a steep price, it can add up quickly if you’re one who easily misplaces things.

The SanDisk Cruzer offers a solution for both – not only is it cheap and affordable for a decent amount of storage space (2GB and 4GB), it also has a key-ring, making it near impossible to lose if utilized correctly.

Also among its finer features is the retractable drive itself, preventing permanent accidental damage as it dangles from your keychain.

While other USB drives will range from $20-$30, the 2GB can be purchased for $7.99 and $14.99 for the 4GB from the UC Davis TechHub.