What is up with USB flash drives?

Not an interesting read or anything, but I’m really wondering what’s happened to USB flash drives.  Early this year I was looking for a 1-gig drive to replace my wife’s crashed 256 Meg drive.  I found a 2-Gig for $80, and at the time, that was considered quite the deal.  Tonight, while looking for memory for my brother’s computer, I saw half a dozen 4-gig models at newegg for under $100.  There are 1-gig drives for under $30 now.  Prices have plummeted in just a couple of months.  I’m just surprised by how quickly things are coming down.

[tags]USB drives[/tags]