Costco had a sale on recently for the Sandisk Cruzer Contour USB key, and upon reading some good reviews, I picked up two 8GB sticks for about $25 each. The following image is really all you need to know.
The drive is very speedy, especially on reads, achieving 25MB/s and 20MB/s in reads and writes, respectively, with large files. That’s very impressive for a drive at these prices. Plus, it feels very sturdy, with a durable, metal shell, and an interesting sliding mechanism. You push and pull the entire top part (black portion) of the key to extend the USB connector.
All in all, a very good buy! Should be on until June 20 at your neighborhood Costco (Canada).