I've got a new toy: a 1GB USB drive from Corsair with a readable display. This means I can tell how much space there is left on the drive, as well as give it a name.
Personalising your USB key was previously a case of writing on it in permanent marker or applying a sticker. However, by going to My Computer and right-clicking on the drive you can change the name that appears on the display of the Corsair Flash Readout. This means that should the kids have one each, there won't be any fights about whose is whose.
Having resisted the temptation to write something rude on the display (pretty difficult anyway – you've only got 11 characters to play with), I feel safe in the fact that my new toy won't be mistaken for someone else's. But that was never going to happen anyway because I'm the only person in the office who has got one.
What I'm really waiting for, though, is a USB flash drive that has a programmable alarm – something a bit like Paddy's home-made car alarm in Pheonix Nights.
The Corsair Flash Readout is available from Scan.co.uk for £26 including VAT for 1GB, or £43 for 2GB.