Review for Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB Car Audio Storage
When I received this item I was stunned. I had used USBs for storage for many years and the one thing that has always amazed me is the miniaturization of the format. Looking at the Verbatim Store 'n' Go USB Car Audio Storage it is so small, less than 2grammes logic would dictate that it would hold 1GB of information maybe 2GB at the very most. The fact it was for audio storage made me conclude that it would probably hold around 390 songs which is still pretty impressive.
How surprised was I when I discovered that it had an 8GB capacity. I mean it doesn't seem possible. I could store nearly 2000 songs in something the size of my fingernail? I don't even think my first external hard drive had that capacity. But it was true. The fact that there is also a 16 and 32GB version available makes it even more stunning!
The main purpose of the device, though it can be used as an ordinary storage USB is to allow you to plug it into most modern stereos with USB ports to play your music. This works perfectly, although I would say that if you don't have a shuffle function on your stereo it may mean you having to listen to your music as they appear in order on the USB which is still not that big an issue.
One of the main highlights of this is that as it is so small you could leave it in your car and no one would notice opposed to leaving your iPod in your car, which is a sure way to see your window caved in by a gang of thieves. If I had to find one issue with it and it really is only a little thing is the size is at times a little too small. I have lost the device three times in the past few days and each time it has been lodged in the most impossible places. Though as its size is one of its selling points this could just be me nitpicking.
Verbatim have really done the impossible with this device and no doubt in a few years time it will be the size of a pin head and will hold hundreds of GB of information. For use in your car it is great, but even use in everyday life, as extra storage for your computer this is a great device that I would recommend to all.