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Give a Super Secure Flash Drive



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Travelers who need to keep files secure on the road.

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Those friends who always forget important passwords.

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The Apricorn Aegis Secure Key isn’t just secure….it is secure. The minute you remove it from your computer, this secure flash drive locks down with military grade hardware encryption.

Posted June 24, 2013 by

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Do your friends travel the world and come back looking rugged, determined, a bit violent….all right, I’ll say it.  Are your friends superhero spies?


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Well, worry no longer, because the 8GB Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 256-bit AES-CBC Encrypted Flash Drive ($87.29 on make a great travel gift idea for that high-security crowd.  It’s safe and even stylish in a locked down, button-covered way.  A secure flash drive is great for sensitive information that could take down nations….or, what’s more likely, for tax records and company files that you don’t want to leave unprotected on your laptop during your family vacation.

This 8GB USB drive isn’t just secure….it is secure.  It’s compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and embedded systems.  The minute you remove it from your computer, the drive locks down with military grade hardware encryption.  The alphanumeric keyboard lets you come up with a memorable 7-15 digit PIN, and extruded aluminum waterproof casing keeps the drive safe from accidents and the elements.  Let’s be honest: This flash drive could kick that other flash drive halfway ’round the block.

As far as this qualifying as a secure flash drive, well, allow me to share a quote from the Amazon product page:

The internal drive components are protected by a super tough epoxy compound, which is virtually impossible to remove without causing permanent damage to the electronics.

In other words, if you try to force it open, it epoxically fries itself.


The FIPS validation means the drive is tamper-resistant and has identity-based authentication (a key code). Click the image to see it at

Amazon customers describe this secure flash drive as fast, and reliable. A few did bring up problems, like the drive locking up after only a few weeks’ use (a frequent complaint with many USB drives, but still nothing to sneeze at). However, overall, it seems quite reliable. For example, one reviewer cheerfully talks about how he filled the drive to bursting, dropped it in a glass of water, and even stepped on it to test its durability. The drive survived and thrived. That means it’ll probably also travel well even if crushed by suitcases during that trip from Tallahassee to Timbuktu.

So, your friend’s a traveling superhero spy?  Or is she just carrying confidential puppy adoption documents to her vacation spot?  Either way, this secure flash drive could be her travel holiday present.



Where can you find this travel gift?

The 8GB Apricorn Aegis Secure Key is currently available at for $87.29.

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These secure flash drives are great for tax records and company files that you don’t want to leave unprotected on your laptop during your family vacation.


I'm a travel addict and shopping lover with six years abroad and seventeen countries under my belt. Now that I've settled down in Cambridge, MA for a couple years, TravelGiftList helps me keep up with the world of fun, quirky, and practical travel gifts!


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