A Combat Flash Drive?

Fischer Connectors of Switzerland has introduced a flash drive designed for severe environments, including underwater and in temperatures ranging from 40 below zero to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.Fischer Connectors of Switzerland has introduced a flash drive designed for severe environments, including underwater and in temperatures ranging from 40 below zero to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

A Swiss company, Fischer Connectors, has developed a miniature flash drive that could possibly be marketed as your combat memory stick — perfectly suited, says the firm, for users and purposes related to the defense and security.

The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive USB 3.0 is about the size of a key ring, with a casing that is waterproof to a depth of nearly 400 feet, according to the company release. It resists corrosion, vibration, shock and will operate at temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

The flash drive comes in several body styles, sizes, contact configurations and memory capacities, Fischer Connectors Product Manager Wim Vanheertum said in the announcement. Standard memory sizes are 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB.

The memory stick was previewed this past week at the Eurosatory tradeshow in Paris and starts retailing in July.

The company touts the new drive as a durable solution for people on the go who need to download and securely transfer confidential data, images or videos from devices used in extreme environmental conditions or in hard-to-reach areas.

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