The Dog Tags
I received for review had 1 GB of storage space, which made it handy for moving large files around or storing lots of smaller files. If that's not enough for your needs, you can get Dog Tags
with up to 4GBs of RAM. I found, however, that 1GB actually gave me a pretty good amount of storage for moving around files between the PS3, Xbox 360 and my computers. The size you need would, of course, depend on exactly what you plan to do with it. If you are trying to shuffle files around, you won't necessarily need a large size. If, however, you're hoping to use the Dog Tags
more as a personal portable "hard drive," you'll probably be able to put the large sizes to good use.
Additionally, the Dog Tags ship with Carry It Easy software on the memory stick and include a free 30 day trial. This software offers several useful features, such as allowing your Microsoft Outlook Express email to be made portable, allow you to synchronize your favorites between multiple machines (for Internet Explorer and Firefox), allows No-Trace browsing with IE and Firefox, and synchronizing your "My Documents" folder with your Dog Tags. Additionally, Carry It Easy provides optional data compression and password protection, as well as a customizable USB Drive Information section to let anyone who finds your Dog Tags see how to return them to you without needing to be able to access the password protected contents. In addition to the Carry It Easy software that ships on the Dog Tags, there is an included mini-CD that includes User Account Management software.
The Dog Tags, themselves, come on an adjustable beaded chain necklace and each of the two dog tags have a short ring of the same that they use to hang off of the necklace. The Dog Tags appear to be made of polished aluminum and a rubberized plastic. They look authentic enough to garner second glances and cool enough to be geek chic. Included with the Dog Tags is a 3 foot USB extension cord, which comes in handy if your only available USB port is in the back of your PC.
One cool aspect of the Dog Tags is that there is a unique number on them, which you can register with CyberSnipa via their website. This unique number could be used for various things; I'm even kicking around the idea of having GameVortex memberships and allowing gamers to associate their Dog Tags ID with their account. CyberSnipa is using the numbers to identify the owners and is making special offers available to gamers who register their Dog Tags.