By Ian Chiu
When you have like 10 or more flash drives laying around, it’s a chore to find out the amount of free space on each drive by plugging it into the PC and opening the properties. This is the reason why I believe the capacity meter on the Lexar’s JumpDrive Mercury will become a standard on all future flash drives. The streamlined bow-tie shape thumbdrive sports a silver body with black racing stripes down the sides. Of course, the most notable feature is the aforementioned meter from E ink, a company behind the electronic paper display. The 10-bar meter shows a high level of contrast that is easily visible in direct sunlight and requires virtually no power to run. Everything USB has the review of the 1GB unit that is now selling between $45 and $51.
Seems the drive is very cool, but a little slow.
[Lexar JumpDrive Mercury 1GB Review @ Everything USB]