Hot on the heels of Sony’s Pocket Mini announcement late last week is a very similar offering from a lesser-known competitor. PQI is very much in love with flash memory, issuing out a wide range of SD cards and the like. Today, they’re announcing the Intelligent Stick Pro 220, a USB key with up to 2 gigs of memory (on the lowest end, you’ll be able to pick up a 512MB variant).
The read speed is rated at 33MB/sec and the Intelligent Stick Pro 220 is fully compatible with Vista’s ReadyBoost technology. Weighing just 2.7 grams and just 2.8mm thick, this is one of the lightest and thinnest portable storage solutions on the market. Bundled in with every USB flash drive is USB Notebook Professional personal file management software, as well as a “carrying caddy.”