SmartDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SMDK) today
announced its new Rover compact portable USB data storage device that
doubles as an MP3 audio player. Rover is being demonstrated in Booth 30175,
South 4 Hall, The Las Vegas Convention Center at International CES and in
Booth 1142, The Moscone Center at Macworld Expo, San Francisco, January
Small, lightweight and sturdy enough to clip to a shirt, and versatile
enough to be used as a USB storage device, Rover is simple and easy to use.
The unit slides apart to plug directly into the USB port on a computer and
is automatically recognized as a removable storage device. The user can then
simply drag and drop music, digital images or data files. Rover holds up to
128 Megabytes of data or 2 hours of MP3 music at 128kbps and allows up to 12
hours continuous play from one AAA alkaline battery.
"With a weight of less than an ounce and its built-in clip, Rover is a
miniature, dual-purpose tool that puts both data and music at your
fingertips wherever you are, from that last minute presentation you wrote on
the plane to listening to your favorite music while running," says Charles
Klinker, Director, Marketing for SmartDisk.
Pricing and Availability
Rover will be offered in two capacities: 64 Megabytes, at a suggested
retail price of $99.99 and 128 Megabytes, for $149.99. Rover will be
available in February through retailers and distributors, as well as through
the Company's Web site at http://www.smartdisk.com.