SanDisk Cruzer New Standard for Elegance in USB Flash Drive

The SanDisk Cruzer Contour is a USB flash drive with the elegant look and feel of a fine fountain pen or wristwatch. The SanDisk Cruzer Contour provides the greatest capacity yet for a SanDisk flash drive, offering as much as 8 GB of storage. The Cruzer Contour delivers a write speed of 18 MB/sec2; double the performance of SanDisk’s previous top-of-the-line model. Read speed for Cruzer Contour is two-thirds faster, at 25 MB/sec. The elegance extends inside Cruzer Contour, with state-of-the-art engineering, support for Windows ReadyBoost, and, a generous gallery of pre-installed U3 software applications. Cruzer Contour will be available in the United States in March in three models with suggested retail pricing of $89.99 for 2GB, $149.99 for 4GB and $239.99 for 8GB

The drive will be available in Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia in the second quarter of 2007. Although no bigger than previous SanDisk flash memory drives, Cruzer Contour has the weightiness and cool metallic feel associated with fine luxury goods.