Who Ya Gonna Call? On Flashdrive???

This is odd. But, it kinda makes sense. Sony and computer memory manufacturer PNY Technologies are odd bedfellows indeed. They've come out with a 2GB USB flash drive that's preloaded with the comedy classic Ghostbusters, just in time for the 25th anniversary of its original release.

This is the first time that a full-length feature film has been released on a flash drive. This puts the movie one click away from viewing on a PC or laptop.  Just think how much easier this will be to view on a computer on an airplane, especially if your laptop relies on an external disc player.  Less to lug around, and certainly less power consumed.

Here's what PNY has to say.

"As a market leader in the USB market, PNY's focus is to offer consumers added value by providing enjoyable blockbuster content on their USB. Standard features of a PNY 2GB USB stick include 12 hours of video play, 33 hours of music, and 1080 pictures. This is all in addition to getting a preloaded movie on the USB flash drive," said Stefanie Summerfield from PNY Technologies.

It's hard to say what the compression rate is on this, but it's certainly an interesting new option in the ever-growing field of choices for movie delivery. -Leslie Shapiro

Press release (.pdf)

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