Verbatim 'Tuff-n-Tiny' USB drive is 0.06-inch thin; up to 8GB

Verbatim announced on Tuesday its new Tuff-N-Tiny family of ultraportable USB drives, which are a svelte 0.06 inches thin, or about the thickness of a penny.

Verbatim announced on Tuesday its new Tuff-N-Tiny family of ultraportable USB drives, which are a svelte 0.06 inches thin, or about the thickness of a penny.

The drives come in capacities of 4GB and 8GB and in colors of green and purple, respectively. Roughly 1-inch long, one-half inch wide and the aformentioned thickness, they're pretty rugged, too.

The drives support Windows, Mac and Linux, of course, and include a key ring lanyard so you don't lose it.

How so small?  According to the company, it's because they feature "SIP technology which encapsulates all of the electronic components into a single miniaturized and sealed unit. As a result, the tiny drives are resistant to dust, water and static discharges."

The drives also include password security features to protect sensitive data and support Windows ReadyBoost for faster Vista bootup.

The drives will handle USB 2.0 and below, and will retain data for 10 years or more, according to the company.

The drives are available now for $29.99 for the 4GB drive and $49.99 for the 8GB drive.