Solid state devices are putting the final chapters onto the life of the 1.44MB floppy disk, as they offer higher storage capacity, better resiliency, and lower cost per GB of storage. One of the most popular forms of solid state memory for everyday computer use comes in the form of flash media. This type of memory is used with digital cameras, cell phones, MP3 players and of course, removeable USB thumb drives.
In this article, PCstats is testing out an interesting little device from Transcend, the 128MB JetFlash USB 1.1 drive. What makes the Jetflash drive really stand out is that it also contains a 802.11b Wireless LAN adapter. Retailing for $95 CDN ($70 US), the JetFlash is about twice the price of a 128MB USB thrumb drive, but if you factor in the price of a 802.11b wireless NIC (PCI, USB, or PCMCIA), the JetFlash looks like a pretty good deal.