By David Ponce
The StorXtreme SX-25D portable storage device, scheduled to make its US debut at CES 2006, started out sounding like a good deal. The idea is to take any Compact Flash, MicroDrive, SD/MMC Card, Memory Stick or Memory Stick Pro and dump the data directly into the device via any of its multiple slots. Then, you just keep on
trucking taking your pictures, shooting your video or whatever. When you’re done, transfer everything back to your PC via USB 2.0.
Now, the problem is, you have to buy your own hard drive.
I guess that since it sells for only $90, and you can get a 2.5″ hard drive for, say, $150, what you really have here is a $250ish device with selectable storage size. If you really wanted to, I guess you could pimp it out with a 250GB drive or something. And yes, I realize that there already are gadgets out there that allow you to do this with the iPod or whatnot, but well, there you have it anyway.