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Remote control for virtualized desktops

Sony has taken a leaf out of Biro's book and come up with a retractable USB Flash drive design. Dubbed the MicroVault Click and Click Excellence, the new line up of drives runs from 1GB to 16GB.

Sony MicroVault Click

Sony's MicroVault Click: closed and open

The Click Excellence drives are the faster of the two series - they offer a read speed of up to 31MB/s and an 11MB/s maximum write speed - but only run to 8GB.

Sony MicroVault Click

The Click line-up

If you want a 16GB MicroVault, you need the regular Click family, which all come decked in a rather snazzy black casing. The Excellences are white.

All the drives comes pre-installed with Sony's Virtual Expander compression software, which allows users to store up to three times as much data as the stated capacity, though the exact increase depends on the type of files being stored.

Sony said the Click and Click Excellence lines will go on sale across Europe later this month. It didn't say how much they'll cost.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

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