One of the things I made sure I came back from the states with, about 4 years ago, was the 8g version of this. $44 or so at the time iirc, which unfortunately was £40+ over here (as usual).
Outstanding device imo. Do-not like the rubber surround on merely a 'looks' basis, and it feels like it get's grubby, strange feeling.
Damn robust tho, nice package.
The chunkyness can get in the way of plugging it in next to populated ports.
Dunno about the one u got, but the usb connector always felt like it was overly... wiggly... as if it was broken!
hehe the lid is kewl only for the fact u can play with it whilst ur w8ing for transfers