The Sony Micro Vault portable USB storage devices are getting a price cut across the line.
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“Product maturity and the sweeping popularity of the Micro Vault have prompted Sony to lower the price of the hot storage gadget lineup,” company spokesperson Gabe Boeckman told MacCentral.
As of April 1,Micro Vault prices will be lowered to the following: 16 MB, US$49.99; 32 MB, $69.99; 64 MB: $99.99; and 128 MB, $149.99. Previous prices were, respectively, $49.99, $89.99, $149.99 and $299.99 (yep, the low end version stays the same).
The device, which is slightly larger than my thumb, can be plugged into a USB port for dragging and dropping data. It has a transfer speed of 1.5 MB per second. Plug in the Micro Vault and a green LED display pulses to show it’s connected. Begin transferring data and the LED flashes quickly. There’s no external power supply, as the device is solely powered through the USB port.
The Micro Vault USB media device doesn’t require software drivers when used with Mac O.S. 9.x and Mac OS X 10.x (it doesn’t work with earlier versions of the Mac operating system). It has a cap acts as a cover and protector of the USB contact points; it also doubles as a way to attach the Micro Vault to a keychain or necklace.
The Micro Vault USB device is in stores and online.