Samsung's USB 3.0 thumb drives come in 3 shapes

— 4:59 PM on August 18, 2015

We all need some pocketable flash storage in our lives, even if it's just to install Windows on a PC without an optical drive. Samsung has us covered with three USB 3.0 drives in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

The first of the three is called the Duo, which has both USB Type-A and micro-USB connectors. Don't let the picture fool you—that's not a Type-C connector under the cap. Instead, Samsung aims this at users who want to move files between their PCs and Android tablets or smartphones, the majority of which have USB 2.0 connections rather than the newer reversible plug.

The golden Bar drive above ditches micro-USB in favor of an all-metal casing with a ring on one end. Samsung says the ring can be attached to a key ring, and it's also supposed to provide an "ergonomic experience" when inserting and removing the drive.

Finally, the Fit is a stumpy little thing that's only 0.78" long, connector and all. This drive looks like it would barely stick out of the back of a notebook, similar to a wireless mouse receiver. Seems perfect for losing on the go, though what looks like a key ring or lanyard slot could keep it from disappearing.

All three drives come in capacities betwen 16 and 64GB, and are rated for read speeds up to 130MB/sec. Samsung covers each model with a five-year warranty. Newegg already has the Fit and Bar models in stock, priced between $18 and $50.

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