Charlotte, N.C. — Verbatim added two new hard-disk-based USB drives to its Store ‘n’ Go line today.
The 4GB and 8GB USB 2.0 drives will be preloaded with the company’s Mobile Launchpad utility for downloading and running software applications directly from the drive. The utility allows enables users to access personal files on the drive without leaving trace files on a host PC.
Verbatim offers Launchpad-ready applications for download on its Web site, including password management tools, VoIP soft-phones and online instant messaging services.
The drives are encased in a shock-absorbing polymer.
The drives will ship in March. The 4GB drive will retail for an estimated $129, and the 8GB will sell for an estimated $199.