The World’s Smallest USB Flash Drive

I received a package today from a company call Super Talent. They’re a Taiwanese manufacturer of memory products. You may have not heard of them because they’re mostly an ODM and make products for well known brand names. However, Super Talent has been giving a go at marketing products under their own name. It’s a smart move and a good way to leverage your production capacity.

Super Talent’s products range from RAM to Solid State Drives (SSD) to the world’s smallest USB flash drive, which was what they sent me. The Super Talent Pico is an 8GB USB drive that measures just 31.3mm x 12.4mm x 3.4mm. Besides being extremely small, the drive is also water resistant.

I like the thank Super Talent for the drive. However, I do have a question about the way they shipped it. Watch the video and you’ll understand.


58 thoughts on “The World’s Smallest USB Flash Drive”

  1. betshopboy says:

    Hmmm……..not so super talented after all :mrgreen:

    1. But still.. it’s pretty small! :mrgreen:

    2. Small things should be packed in bigger boxes not to get lost..

      1. Mac-Sage says:

        Pretty funny parody of this video at Random Video Chow.

  2. At least they’re saving the earth with their minimal packaged device. You should repost this on Earth Day. 💡

    1. cooliojones says:

      Saving the Earth? Well Since the device gets more use than the box it is transported in, I don’t think I could agree with that. They are responsible for using an environmentally friendly packaging solution as well. If it were shipped from overseas, I could kinda understand, maybe not a lot of options. But maybe this is a wake-up call to FedEx and UPS to create smaller packaging for smaller items.

  3. Denis S says:

    wow thats small! But John, have you heard about JohnCow.com ITS FOR SALE! You should buy it and make something out of it!

    1. Robert says:

      For sale???? How much?

      1. $25-50K Says he is too busy with his move to OZ. I think he just got bored though. Doesn’t have the staying power. It was fun while it lasted. I wonder if someone will buy it and do something with it.

  4. Simon Koldyk says:

    The other option would be to use an envelop which could possibly of caused it damage during shipment FedEx advises “If shipping fragile items, use a FedEx Box.”

  5. Stephen says:

    That’s small, but you actually own an even SMALLER one making this the SECOND Smallest USB Drive 😆

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Are you thinking of that Kingmax drive? That one is physically smaller but it has a smaller capacity too. Super Talent is saying that this is the smallest 8GB drive.

      1. Stephen says:

        I think they had a 4 GB a while ago. Probably not a huge stretch to go 8 GB pretty quick.

        1. John Chow says:

          This 8GB is smaller than my Kingmax 4GB.

      2. Brilliances says:

        I have the world’s smallest usb… but it’s only 2gb. I’m sure they’ll come up with an 8gb with the same form factor soon. It’s awesome being able to carry a usb drive on your phone!

  6. Michael Kwan says:

    That was pretty fast. I just wrote about the announcement of this product on Mobile Magazine only a short while ago.

    My experience with Super Talent MP3/MP4 players has been less than thrilling. Given the lack of UI issues for a flash drive, this product might be fine.

    1. Simon Lau says:

      I just got a Rally Turbo 2 for review and its trotting along at 28MB/s, too bad it’s only 4gb.
      How are the speeds of the Pico for you John? I would hate to see it as a sub-par performing drive.

  7. Gadget after gadget. When will the madness stop.

  8. Minimal packaging will help save the enviroment. I like small electronic devices. I need to make more money online from my website in order to purchase one.

  9. haha…Hmm…what about the one I won from FutureLooks wayyy back when? Isn’t that even smaller?

    1. John Chow says:

      No, it’s not.

  10. Nice gift! I can just imagine that some intern was given the task to Fedex the drive to you and the only Fedex packaging available was that size box. I ran into a similar situation when I was working as a Production Assistant on a movie last year. Bottom line is to get the package on the truck. Worry about the size of it later.

    1. I was about to say this too.. sounds about right.

  11. Azrael says:

    So little yet is has a capacity of 8 gb.

  12. Mike Huang says:

    Late April Fool’s perhaps? 😛

    -Mike

    1. Robert says:

      I wouldn’t put it past him.

  13. Jan Alvin says:

    I wonder if it will have a problem in the memory storage…

  14. Chetan says:

    Man gadgets these days are really cute.
    That flip video recorder and now this mini flash drive 🙂

  15. CrazyOval says:

    Nice, I want one, I can go snorkelling and have my music website backed up in my pocket!!

  16. Fitness Site says:

    Man, you are very lucky to get such gifts and then criticize :mrgreen:

    Hope you will give it away to your great readers. 😆

    1. Infogle says:

      nice suggestion… that something should be shared after all LOL… LOL

  17. Infogle says:

    Lol… what seemed to them to send a thumbnail size in a so much big box… :mrgreen:

  18. It amazing how small things are getting, but for the real goodies we still have to wait. Can you say nano?

  19. Fidel says:

    I had a the same situation with Tigerdirect.com…ordered one stick of RAM for my laptop and got a huge box…Anyway first time visitor on your blog site and its great and informative.

  20. How small can they get huh ? . But its still holds 8 GB!. I love one of those man!. Hey john! why not hold a contest for that ?

  21. Tyler Ingram says:

    Isn’t that FedEx’s smallest box? They would of put it in one of their envelopes surrounded by bubble wrap.

    Though FedEx does let you ship items with your own packaging but if you have an account with them they give you a small amount of their own boxes to ship stuff with.

    Oh well. I’d hate to loose that flashdrive.

  22. Miker W. says:

    I don’t get too excited about seeing these extremely small USB drives. I like them to be at least a certain size, otherwise I end up losing them. If they are too small, they can be harder to find.

  23. pennyblogger says:

    haha that video made me laugh.
    You guys… they had to use such a large box becuause the flash drive has so much power packed into it’s shiny stainless steel case, that it could burst.

  24. That beats the Petito I blogged about last week.

  25. eBusinessGuy says:

    Yeah… that is a large box for the world’s smallest USB drive.

  26. geomark says:

    Hey, why is the video gone?

  27. Adam says:

    “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available”

  28. joshuaun says:

    what??????mm????
    oh no, it is cool but maybe easy to lost it….hahahah=p

  29. Wild, pretty bizarre packaging for a small USB drive. The gift is pretty cool though, regardless of how they packaged it.

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      That is exactly what I think Alan. The USB itself is pretty cool. Forget the rest.

  30. haha.

    thats actually very funny. did they have a ton of packing materials in there?

  31. Bigman says:

    🙄 Got mine today to, same thing here with a HUGE box where the product was wrapped in a padded envelope.

  32. 3magin8 says:

    haha weird packaging. nice usb tho. the epitome of portable 😉

  33. Ashley says:

    I need to shove a few of those into my iPhone!

  34. Rekzai says:

    They make memories?

    1. Fitness Site says:

      No, they store memories. :mrgreen:

  35. Moneyloo.com says:

    That’s awesome…but with FedEx and UPS you can never be too careful, stuff gets smashed if it’s in a small box.

  36. Syed Balkhi says:

    Ah lucky you. I want one just like that .. I better get contacting these people lol.

  37. Hannah says:

    I actually just yesterday, after reading this post, saw a friend with a drive that looked almost exactly the same. I asked her what brand it was, but it wasn’t identical, unfortunately.

  38. Sha says:

    Many companies do that & I don’t get it either. Even when companies are shipping their products to stores’ warehouses, they’ll put their small product in a big box & lots of tissue wrapping. You’d think they were shipping diamonds.

    Cool USB drive though!

  39. buddy says:

    they sent it in a larger box so it wouldn’t “disappear” between asia and here.

  40. Nathan Hill says:

    That sure is small. It must be quite weak though?

  41. It’s just like the packaging in Costco. They make it super humongous so that you can’t steal the stuff by putting it in your pocket.

    Was the box filled with a whole bunch of bubble wrap or did the thing just bounce around in there?

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