It’s back to school season and since school is mainly online, students need storage devices more than ever. Keeping up with their yearly tradition, SanDisk, has released a Back-To-School USB. These drives are designed with young students in mind and, hence, are vibrant, colorful, and light.
Cute and Portable
These memory sticks are extremely cute and come in various colors and designs. The green one has a cactus print while the blue USB boasts a moons and stars design. In addition to being attractive, they’re also very light and portable. They’re made out of light plastic, as opposed to SanDisk’s Ultra Dual Drive USB that has a metal body. These SanDisk Back to School USBs make it easy for students to free up space on their tablets and phones for learning material while they carry their favorite Android games on the go.
The USB has a well-thought-out design that’s centered on safety. It has a retractable design that protects its USB Type-A port, meaning that the connector isn’t at risk of getting damaged. This is especially needed in a USB designed for children as they tend to be less careful. There is also space to attach a lanyard, giving students the option to safely attach their USB to another object. This is an excellent addition to the device as it reduces students’ chances of losing it.
While I love how light and portable the USB is, I would’ve preferred it be a little sturdier. I am aware that the exclusion of metal is strategic and aims to make the drive student friendly. However, the current design makes it feels flimsy. Considering it’s designed for young children; it should ideally be strong enough to face any sort of peril.
A Fairly Good Performance
I’m not saying this is performance-wise the best USB I’ve ever come across, but it does perform sufficiently good and considering the age group it’s designed for, it’s great. The flash drive provided me with a reliable and fairly speedy liaison between devices. I tested its speed by transferring a 2GB file and it took exactly three and a half minutes to complete the process. I then transferred the file back on my device from the USB and this process took 58 seconds. The write speed was admittedly a little slow but looking at other features of the device and the stick’s target audience, it’s not terrible.
The USB also comes with a two-year warranty and smooth compatibility for both Windows and MacOS. It comes in small memory sizes such as 32GB and 64GB which makes it perfect for school-going children.
All in all, the SanDisk Back to School USB is an excellent student-friendly device that’s intuitively designed for its target consumers. It’s economical, light, and attractive. If you’re in need of a reliable memory storage device for your child, I wouldn’t mind recommending this.
Is it Hardcore?
Admittedly, this USB didn’t blow me out of my seat with its performance but it didn’t need to. Aimed at young children, it does a good job at being vibrant, portable, and sufficiently fast.