Summary: Does not protrude way out from the laptop to catch on to anything. Great way to back up your work, files, etc. It is tiny and can be lost easily. If you don't intend to use it attached to the laptop on a permanent basis, buy a larger flash drive.
Summary: I was looking for a flash drive to store docs and spreadsheets on in case my 3-year-old netbook crashes. The drive sticks out of the USB port by maybe a quarter of an inch, so it doesn't snag on anything. And 16 GB is more than enough space to use for docs and spreadsheets. I even got a few months worth of pictures on there.
Pros: can reduce protrusion to 3.3mm if plastic face removed and shield/flash memory glued together. If you do this, you'll probably also want to add some sort of pull tab or string and maybe roughen the sides of the metal shield so you can get a grip on it.
Cons: Protrudes 5.7mm; closer to flush would be nice
Pros: Small, Free Shipping so when it died, I was only out $8
Cons: Lasted 2 days. Used it for MP3's on a Kenwood head unit. Plugged it in and it died the next day. None of my PCs will recognize the drive either. Dead. Waited too long to load the songs and use it, cannot return it. Purchased the Sandisk Cruzer Fit 4GB as a replacement and it is working fine. Makes you wonder who works in the quality control department at Verbatim...
Pros: It's small enough to fit in my father's rav4 usb slot and he doesn't even know it's there. The read/write speeds are great. Write speed is about 11mb/s, which exceeded my expectation. The pinout is very tight and snug. It's snug enough that it isn't going anywhere unless you want to remove it.