Verbatim Tuff Clip 8GB Flash Drive Review


What do you mean by Rugged?

Nearly everyone has a USB drive today, but the one demographic that seems to have the most of them are students. Life would have been a lot different if I could carry around a 1-ounce piece of plastic rather than reams of ripped paper in my Trapper Keeper (which has been strewn down the hall on more than one occasion). There are literally hundreds of Flash drives available, each with their own set of pros and cons, but instead of innovative features manufacturers choose to focus on fashion to get their product sold.

Students need a flash drive that makes sense for their lifestyle. If they want to show their support for the latest hip thing, then they can add yet another sticker to the top of their notebook computer. Many students are lugging around a backpack and have to travel a lot. What if someone made a flash drive that was not only rugged, but had no caps to lose, still protected the USB connector, and could latch onto just about anything? Any trip to Eddie Bauer or REI will tell you that people put all sorts of gadgets on carabineer clips, so why not a flash drive, too? Verbatim is hoping you’ll notice this fashion trend and go with their TUFF-CLIP USB Drive. Here’s the marketing low-down…

Looking for a portable USB drive that’s tough enough for backpacks or key rings? Check out the new Verbatim TUFF-CLIP USB Drive. This rugged flash drive clips onto backpacks, belt loops or even notebooks. With an easy slider that protects the USB connector, the TUFF-CLIP USB drive is super durable and great for music, videos, school projects or photos. It also offers a password security feature that ensures you’re the only one who can access your important information. This drive is enhanced for Windows® ReadyBoost for Windows 7 and Vista users. With the Verbatim TUFF-CLIP USB drive, just clip and carry your files with you!


  • Portable USB drive with rugged clip for backpacks or key rings
  • Durable easy slider protects USB connector
  • Password security feature for privacy protection
  • Enhanced for Windows® ReadyBoost
  • Works with all USB connections
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2000, Mac OS 9.x or higher, Linux kernel 2.6x or higher
  • Available in either 4GB or 8GB