USB Flash Drives come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, each manufacturer trying to come up with a certain "edge" that will make its products more attractive than those of the competition. And that's also the case with the flash-based portable storage solutions from ZaNa Design whose very attractive external casings make them quite desirable for those users who are willing to cough up larger amounts of cash for a limited-edition product.
The ZaNa Design Wooden USB Flash Drives are available in no less than 10 different models, which share the same basic technical features, although their external designs are quite different. Nevertheless, all of the portable storage solutions use pretty much the same basic materials, namely exotic "Merbau" wood, 925 sterling silver and natural stones, such as amber and striped flint.
As you've probably figured out by now, the technical specs are not exactly the main selling point of the drives from ZaNa. Thus, they provide 1 GB or 2 GB storage capacities, support BIOS booting (USB ZIP and USB HDD) and also include the Ultra-Stable & U-SAFE systems, used for both the security and safety of the data stored within.
Much like all other such drives available on the market, the wooden USB Flash Drives from ZaNa Design are compatible with some of the most popular operating systems around, as for example Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista / Mac OS 9.x.x / Linux 2.4.x and above. Furthermore, they connect to a host computer via an USB 2.0 interface, which means that they can attain maximum data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps.
As we might have expected from these rather "blingy" USB flash drives, their price tags are not exactly very "user-friendly", as the two versions (1 GB and 2 GB) are available for $74 and $92 respectively. A bit much to pay for only 1 GB, if you ask me, especially since, after all, the same amount will get you at least a 4 GB model, albeit without the wood, silver and gemstones. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .