Summary: Pro's : -16GB USB 3.0 for $25 -Sturdy (with an exception) -Sealed tight to avoid environmental damage -Aesthetically pleasing Con's : -Size/Circumference > It's a bit big to be practical on a key-chain in your pocket, uncomfortable. I understand the reason behind the circumference and the only reason I'm putting this here is if you want this in your pocket, it can get uncomfortable.
Summary: I've had this fella for quite a while - and despite my desire for ultra-high read/write speeds, he is indeed sturdy. I've dropped it and thrown it around many a time that I wouldn't ever dream to doing other flash drives and it still remains brand new. It has a small slot to fit a small necklace through and can serve as a fairly neat fashion accessory to wear. Most people don't even think I'm wearing a USB Flash Drive when they see it due to the unique look to it!
Case threads completely stripped within 4 months of daily use
Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 September 2014
Summary: This review is mainly about the case, since for me buying a ruggedized USB drive is not about the performance as much as the durability. I liked this drive a lot but the case is not sufficiently durable for everyday use. I found that the thread pitch is too fine for the aluminum they used, so after about three months of nearly-daily use they began to wear. After this it was only a week or two before they were totally stripped, and so now the case just pops off.
Summary: Looking for something that could go the distance and offer a good degree of speed, I picked up this 32 gig Corsair Flash Survivor. Just like the advertising this puppy has held up well in the shop and on the road. The anodized aluminum casing is first rate and has survived over two years of dings and drops. The only thing that didn't make it was the paper glued company logo. It didn't take me long to find out about the water proof protection on this piece of gear.
Summary: The case looks practically indestructible. Some other reviewers mentioned that it can be difficult to insert this into a USB port because the end cap is bulky. This is true, but I put it in a back port on my iMac and had no problems. It took about 20 minutes to transfer about 12 GB (mostly photos) onto it. I bought this for semi long term storage of important documents although I have heard that these devices are mainly used to transfer data.
Summary: To echo what others have said, this drive is nearly unkillable. I've dropped it, outright thrown it, and people have jumped on it. Do note, however, that the paint may scratch a little if thrown at high speeds onto concrete. Otherwise, there are no signs of damage, and my data is perfect. This is perfect for people who tend to wear out electronics fast or otherwise need something to last a long time.