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Lexar JumpDrive Traveler USB Flash Drive (Hi-Speed USB review: Lexar JumpDrive Traveler USB Flash Drive (Hi-Speed USB

Lexar JumpDrive Traveler USB Flash Drive (Hi-Speed USB

Jasmine France Former Editor
Lexar JumpDrive Traveler
The smallest of Lexar's minidrives, the JumpDrive Traveler measures just 2.75 inches long, 0.62 inches wide, and 0.4 inches thick. It's encased in translucent red plastic and bears a strong resemblance to Verbatim's Store 'n' Go, but thick silver strips on the front and the back prevent you from seeing its inner circuitry. Like Lexar's other drives, the drive capacity is stamped on one side of the JumpDrive Traveler, and there's a tiny white area for labeling on the other. A hole on the end of the drive is large enough to accommodate a keyring.

The JumpDrive Traveler comes loaded with Lexar's robust and easy-to-use Traveler software suite. The suite includes an application that lets you use Internet Explorer while preventing cookies and other data from landing on your hard drive. There is also a portable version of Outlook Express and a utility that lets you easily synchronize files between the JumpDrive Traveler and a PC. The one thing the drive lacks is a password-protection feature.


Lexar JumpDrive Traveler USB Flash Drive (Hi-Speed USB

The Good

Small size; has a software suite that includes Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, and a file-synchronization utility.

The Bad

A bit on the expensive side per megabyte.

The Bottom Line

Lexar's JumpDrive Traveler features some useful applications for e-mail, cookie-free Internet browsing, and file synchronization.

The JumpDrive Traveler is currently available in capacities ranging from 128MB to 512MB; the 128MB model costs about $60, or approximately 47 cents per megabyte, which is slightly more expensive than average.

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