Storage maker WiebeTech LLC today announced price cuts on its FireWire KeyChain.
The FireWire KeyChain is a flash memory-based storage device that uses FireWire instead of USB. The device accepts CompactFlash-compatible flash storage, including IBM MicroDrives. WiebeTech sells the FireWire KeyChain in capacities ranging from 0MB to 1GB. Price cuts amount up to 43 percent on some configurations, according to the company.
WiebeTech CEO James Wiebe said that the latest price cut on the FireWire KeyChain is to help the device get more competitive with similarly configured USB-based devices. “Users have enjoyed its tremendous performance, which easily and substantially surpasses that of older technology USB flash devices,” he explained.
The FireWire KeyChain is available in a user-configurable “0 GB” capacity starting at $56.95, down from $99.95 — if you have your own CompactFlash card you’d like to use, this is the one to get. The high-end 1GB model, equipped with IBM’s tiny MicroDrive hard disk drive, costs $359.95, down $40. The company has also cut the price of 32, 64, 128 and 256MB configurations.
The FireWire KeyChain can be used to store virtually any kind of file, and can also be used as a bootable volume on Mac OS X. WiebeTech noted that the installation of OS X on their 1GB model left over 100MB available for other user files — handy for system managers or other professionals that need to carry a tiny bootable system with them at all times.