iStorage diskGenie 320GB Encrypted Portable Hard Drive

The iStorage diskGenie

The diskGenie arrives in rather simplistic box with a clean colour scheme. Adorning the front is a photo of the product with all the features listed and also a sticker stating the capacity of the drive in question. The rear of the box too is very informative and gives an explanation of the product and lists the benefits from all the features offered.

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Along with the iStorage disk Genie itself, there are a number of useful accessories included. Firstly, a wetsuit-material pouch to help keep the drive well protected and clean when travelling about. Also, a double-ended-male USB extension cable for when the inbuilt cable isn’t long enough or for systems which’s USB ports don’t quite meet the power specifications (such as some laptops) . Lastly, there’s a ‘Quick Start Guide’ to ensure you correctly set the iStorage diskGenie up quickly.

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The external hard drive enclosure design itself is rather simplistic. It measures in at 8.5cm x 12cm and 1.9cm in thickness, therefore utilizing a 2.5″ hard drive enabling it to easily fit in your trouser pocket. As for its design, it boasts a black rubbery textured coating, thus helping it to dampen vibrations and stop slippage when placed on a desk. All the buttons on the device are nice and large and are also rubber coated, so pressing them is easy and comfortable. For imaginative purposes, as well as numbers on the keys, there are also letters, so you could create a pass code based on an alphabetical word fairly simply.

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Tucked in on the right side of the iStorage diskGenie is a USB cable which sports 10cm of cabling. This is perfectly adequate for most laptops, however, if using on a Desktop PC maybe slightly too short. This isn’t a problem though as an extension cable is included, albeit a small one only measuring 47cm.

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Although the bottom of the iStorage diskGenie isn’t really interesting at all (simply details the serial number and product name), four rubber feet are evident showing iStorage have clearly tried to implement ways of reducing noise from the hard drive. While this may not be seen as crucial, very few companies who manufacturer computing peripherals ever look at ways of quietening their products, which shows iStorage certainly care about product quality.

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