The worldwide market leader for flash memory products, SanDisk Corporation has launched its new portable, ultra-compact SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB thumb drive, which the company claims as its smallest USB flash drive in North America. According to SanDisk, this incredibly tiny and lightweight Cruzer Blade USB drive is just about the size of a standard paper clip and weighs about the same as a penny.

“At half the size of some other USB drives, our compact Cruzer Blade provides consumers with highly portable storage at a great value,” commented Kent Perry, director for retail product marketing at SanDisk. “The drive lets users transfer their digital data quickly between computers, and delivers a storage boost to devices such as netbooks that often need additional memory but are difficult to upgrade easily.”

SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB thumb drive that available in 4 variants of memory capacity – 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB, are now available at SanDisk’s official site for $14.99, $21.99, $38.99 and $77.99, respectively.