A USB key for reality shows

'Flash Survivor' is another Terminator wannabe

Corsair Flash Survivor Everything USB
Flashlight

They've been run over , submerged in water , subjected to extreme temperatures and even built to withstand nuclear explosions . For some reason, people insist on treating USB flash drives like contestants on Fear Factor. And yet, more often than not, they seem to survive with flying colors.

The "Corsair Flash Survivor" is the latest to enter this Thunderdome culture, an aluminum encased device with a black O-ring to prevent water seepage that comes in 4GB and 8GB storage sizes, according to Everything USB. What we can't figure out, however, is why it looks like a flashlight.

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