I’m always annoyed when I have to check my USB flash drive’s free space with a few mouse clicks. As a winner of the Innovations award at CES 2007, Lexar’s JumpDrive Mercury really makes life easier for us. Why didn’t any other manufacturer think of what Lexar did – to equip USB flash drive with a capacity meter that lets you monitor its space usage?
Without even plugging the Lexar JumpDrive Mercury into your computer, you can estimate the free space left on the drive by looking at the percentage meter on the case. The meter is built with E Ink’s Electronic Paper Display technology, which is unbreakable and requires no power (hence no battery).
The drive comes in 1GB and 2GB capacities, with listed price of $69.99 and $109.99 respectively at Lexar’s online store. Amazon is putting it on sale now at $36.99 for the 1GB drive and $55.61 for the 2GB drive.