Corsair Flash Voyager 32gb Review
Packaging & Up-close
Packaging and Up-Close
The Flash Voyager came packaged in clear blistered plastic, holding the drive and contents securely in position, and also preventing any tampering during transit. The drive itself is held on the front of the package, with a little compartment around the back holding the accessories; a USB extension lead and a Corsair Lanyard. The blister pack didn't appear to offer very much protection against damage to the drive, but it arrived in full working order none-the-less.
The drive itself is made out of a thick rubber, giving a satisfying grip in the hand and also making it very good at bouncing if dropped onto a hard surface, such as the floor. The drive uses a turquoise/black colour scheme, with 'Flash Voyager' written down the side of the drive in a bright yellow. The Cap for the drive holds the Corsair logo, whilst the back of the drive has Corsair's web address. Towards the rear of the drive is a little activity LED, which flashes blue when the drive is active.
The cap removes with a reassuring amount of force, so will hopefully stay attached and avoid the annoyance of finding it missing when you return home from a day out. The USB connection itself is held firmly in place, and doesn't wobble or flex in any way. My only criticism is that there is nowhere to store the cap when using the drive, something which the OCZ drive here
did very well.
The included USB lead serves its purpose well, and can extend a USB port by around 50cm. The wire itself looks similar to woven foil, and gives a nice metallic effect to the cable. The included lanyard clips to the end of the flash drive with ease, and although it may not get you many fashion points, it serves its purpose well and keeps the drive secure around your neck.
Overall, the externals of the drive serve their purpose well; They protect the internal circuitry and are also aesthetically pleasing. The drive has a nice solid feel, and is also functional and easy to use. It's good to see rubber casing used, rather than the plastic that so many other flash drives use. This make it much better at absorbing shocks, which should make your data even more corruption resilient.
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