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Looking for a unique, stylish and rugged USB flash drive? If yes then Cyber Snipa Dog Tags should be the ideal USB flash drive for you. Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is not just an ordinary USB flash drive that comes with military stylish design and rugged housing but also a handy emergency tool kit. Let us reveal this mystery kit together further in this review.
Having our own manufacturing capabilities in China and combining it with a dynamic team of young engineers and industrial designers based in both Sydney Australia and Hong Kong, we are perfectly positioned to develop and distribute innovative electronic products. Additionally we love to work on exclusive projects and count among our loyal OEM customers some leading companies and brands in the consumer electronics marketplace.
- 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB sizes
- LED light
- Star screwdriver
- Flat head screwdriver
- Bottle opener
- Nail file
• Support USB 2.0 specification
• Provide Hardware + Software dual level data protection
• 3 bytes (24 bit) real time hardware ECC to correct data errors
• Provide secure functionality
• Only Support administrator level security
• Support partition of general purpose, secure
• Support capacity readjustment of partitioned USB disk
• Provide Read/Write protection switch
• Work on both PC and MAC computers
• No driver needed (except windows 98)
• Plug and play, hot-removable
• No external power supply required
• Small size, light-weighted, shock-tolerable, portable
• Working environment: 0 ℃ ~45 ℃
• Working power supply: 5V DC (supplied by computer through USB port)
• Operating Current: ≤80mA
• Package Size: 117 x 180 x 27mm
• Product Weight: 64g w/o packaging or 152g w packaging
Package & Contents
Cyber Snipa Dog Tags comes with a pretty high standard packaging box and a small transparent window for showing off both the Dog Tags; a handy tool kit and a USB flash drive. The functionalities of each of these dongles of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags are written well at the back of the packaging box for better clarification.
Besides the Dog Tags, other accessories that are bundled together for Cyber Snipa Dog Tags are authentic necklace chain, instruction manual and installation CD; pretty simple and standard. All these accessories are kept safely with a plastic container inside the outer cardboard box.
The user's manual of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags provides some basic information regarding its functionality and software setup while the installation CD contains a softcopy of user's manual, driver for Win 98/ME and a security software; FlashDiskManager. Besides that an authentic necklace chain is included for replacing the key chain as some users may need this.
A Closer Look - Cyber Snipa Dog Tag
Cyber Snipa is another sub companies under Cyber Sport where we have just reviewed their Orbita mouse; an advanced 3D freestyle mouse. In short Cyber Snipa is a global supplier of PC modding and gaming accessories which is quite new to us. However Cyber Snipa does offer quite wide range of products and some of them are really interesting and unique. Our topic today is Dog Tags which is a combination of USB flash drive and a handy tool in military style.
As we know Cyber Snipa Dog Tags contains two dongles; USB flash drive and a handy tool kit so let us start with the USB flash drive since it is the major function of this product. At first glance the USB flash drive of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags looks quite similar with the army tag which is used for their identification and it is quite charming especially for youngster. The offering capacities of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags are from 512MB till 4GB and our sample here is a 1GB capacity which seems a bit not sufficient; we would say at least 4GB and above for today daily usage.
The outer edge of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is made by black rubberized plastic for better protection against shock, drop as well as other direct impacts. There is imprinted aluminum plate for both sides of these dongles which looks good but if customized ID can be allowed then it will be a real tag for better identification. The tiny USB flash drive is kept inside the USB flash drive housing for easier accessing. The capacity indicator is located at the back of this tiny USB flash drive with a transparent sticker.
Here is another dongle of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags; a handy tool kit which is ideal for emergency repairs in the field. The tool kit contains star & flat head screwdrives, LED light, bottle opener, pliers and a nail file which are common for such tool kit (quite similar with a Swiss Army Knife tool kit). Both of these handy tool kit and USB flash drive dongles are quite similar in term of dimension but the handy tool kit is much heavier since it contains so many mini tools.
Here are the mini tools that we mentioned above of the Cyber Snipa Dog Tags and the LED light is located at the bottom of the tool kit dongle. All these mini tools are made with high quality material and this kit will be perfect for traveling, camping and other outstation activities. However we hope a scissor can be added or replace the pliers since it is a much more useful tool.
Since LED light requires power in order to work and basically the LED light of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is powered up by two AG3 size batteries which are kept underneath the rubberized cap with two small star screws; at the middle of the dongle. The round rubberized button is the LED light switch; press and hold in order to light up the LED. Both of the Dog Tags come with a chain hole for either the necklace chain or key chain.
Installation, Testing & Performance
The LED light of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is a white LED which is good enough to light up a small area in the darkness but it is not suitable for reading as the light isn't that concentrate or focus enough. For the USB flash drive of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags, no special installation is required, just plug and play (driver is only required for Win 98/ME systems); a red LED is be flashing when it is being accessed.
Notebook: Dell Inspiron E1720
Processor: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7500
Memory: Kingston 4GB HyperX 666MHz DDR2
Hard Drive: 120GB 2.5" 5400RPM 8MB Seagate
Graphic Card: Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS
Optical Drive: DVD RW
Router: TRENDnet TEW-639GR
Mouse: SteelSeries Ikari Laser
Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK+
HeadSet: SteelSeries 3H
Notebook Cooler: Vizo Ninja HS
Operating System: Microsoft Window XP SP2
Benchmark Software: HDTech, CrystalDiskMark
Ambient Temperature: 27 Degree Celsius
For the software portion of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags, two software are included; FlashDiskManager and CarryItEasy. FlashDiskManager is a free software for enhancing its security by allowing to create a new partition partially or fully; password is required in order to access this private partition. CarryItEasy is a free trial software with 30days testing period. CarryItEasy is not only a security software but also for faster data transfer, synchronization and so on; a higher end of USB flash drive software.
Last but not least, we also tested the USB flash drive performance of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags and above are the benchmarking results. With such results, we found that Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is not a high end USB flash drive but rather than a midrange USB flash drive. Since Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is targeting for emergency and temporary usages, we would say such performance is good enough since it is not really designed by heavier usage like storing huge amount of multimedia files.
Have you ever come across with such innovative USB flash drive like Cyber Snipa Dog Tags? We believe most of you have not seen so but it doesn't mean that Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is the only one as we have seen and owned such USB flash drive before; a single dongle with combination of flash drive and handy tool kit. No doubt Cyber Snipa Dog Tags is really a good device since it does offer more than a USB flash drive. For a 1GB flash drive, 25USD seems a bit expensive but if you are really looking for such cool product then this can't be missed. We hope to see higher capacity of Cyber Snipa Dog Tags will be released in the future; at least 8GB and above since USB flash drive is so cheap nowadays.
+ Stylish design
+ Combination of USB flash drive & handy tool kit
+ White LED flashlight
+ Security software is included
+ Comes with authentic chain
- 512MB to 4GB offering capacities may not enough
- Speed can be further improved
Thanks to Cyber Snipa for providing this sample for us to review.
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