This week sees the official European launch of Iomega's Clik disk product range.
With a storage capacity of 40Mb, Clik disks are particularly handy because they can be used with a wide range of computing devices, such as desktop and laptop PCs, handheld CE machines, and even digital cameras.
This is because the drives that read and write to the disks are available in several form factors. Most impressive is a tiny drive which can be slotted into the PC Card port of any handheld or laptop PC, and Clik disks are then inserted into the drive as needed. This also provides handheld computers with disk-based storage rather than relying on memory, which can lose data if the battery power is allowed to drain away.
Also available is the larger Clik Plus drive, a portable device that can be connected to any desktop PC via the parallel port. It features a Compact Flash memory card reader, allowing it to transfer files, such as images taken with a digital camera, onto a Clik disk.
The Clik Plus drive kit costs £235, while the PC Card drive is priced at £161 and a pack of two 40Mb Clik disks are £22. A pack of ten costs £71.
All of these products begin shipping tomorrow.
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