Memory sticks are like TV recorders and dishwashers: Before you own one you think they're a naff extravagence, once you've got one though you can't live without them, which is which is why I bought this item. This was some months ago now and I notice the price has dropped already!
I like this stick because the USB plug extends in and out of the stick itself rather than having a protective lid which *always* gets lost or broken. Sticks which have a keyring attached to the lid should be banned by law - you will inevitably lose them. I was a bit worried that the in/out mechanism would break but I've been brutal with it and it has held strong.
This stick comes with some integral software, run-of-the-mill freeware like Skype, AVG anti-virus, completely pointless: If you want it then download it, there's no need to have it on a stick all the time. What's worse is it creates a virtual CD drive when you insert it with all this junk on it - what a waste of time! When I want drive letters used up for no reason I'll let the manufacturer know. Fortunately it's quite easy to remove this so you can revert to what you actually bought in the first place, a 4GB memory stick.
I work in IT so this stick is in and out of PCs all day long, desktops, laptops, you name it and loads of different brands too. Literally 90% of the time the illuminated switch is facing away from me so I never see it light up. Is that just me or should the switch be on the other side?!