Kingston launches 256GB thumb drive

Memory maker Kingston is flogging an unfeasibly large thumb drive with an equally unbelievable price tag.

The Data Traveller 310 includes security software which allows you to lock down all or part of the diminutive drive's humongous 256GB capacity.

But you'll need deep, and preferably very secure, pockets to warrant shelling out the $860 asking price.

With one UK survey reporting that 9,000 USB sticks turn up every year at dry cleaners alone, this gadget could lead to some very costly mistake.