StartMeStick Private and Secure Computer Stick (PC/Mac) - Unlimited Devices - 1 Year

Model Number: SMS9ZAFSTD
Web Code: 14451526

StartMeStick Private and Secure Computer Stick - Unlimited Devices - 1 Year

Overview

Save your computer (or bring it back from the dead) and protect your sensitive information with the StartMeStick private and secure computer stick. This handy device plugs right into your computer's USB port and keeps your online activities safeguarded and secure from prying eyes. It's compatible with PC and Mac, and supports unlimited devices for a 1-year subscription period.
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Overview

Save your computer (or bring it back from the dead) and protect your sensitive information with the StartMeStick private and secure computer stick. This handy device plugs right into your computer's USB port and keeps your online activities safeguarded and secure from prying eyes. It's compatible with PC and Mac, and supports unlimited devices for a 1-year subscription period.

  • Subscription provides 1 year of access on unlimited devices
  • USB stick from the makers of FixMeStick gives you a private and secure Linux-based operating system with 8GB of flash memory
  • As long as your computer turns on, even if Microsoft or Apple has ended support for your operating system, you can use this device as a fast, secure, and private OS with all the normal functionality of your original computer
  • Includes the popular Chromium browser with private browsing option
  • Chip-On-Board technology means this device is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof
  • Built-in carabiner lets you clip this device on your keys or belt loop and take it with you wherever you go
  • Compatible with PC, Mac, and Surface Pro 2, 3, and 4 (see Details & Specs for further information; requires a USB port and an internet connection)
Type
Antivirus & Security
Subscription Period
1 Year
Number of Devices or Installations
10

System Requirements

CPU
Intel and AMD processors released after 2001; Intel-based Macs from 2006 to 2017
Memory (RAM)
1 GB

Compatibility

Windows PC Compatibility
Intel and AMD processors released after 2001
Mac OS X Compatibility
Intel-Based Macs from 2006 to 2017

Languages

Instruction Manual Language
English; French
Operating Language
English; French

Physical Descriptions

Width
19.05 cm
Height
3.05 cm
Depth
13.34 cm
Width (Inches)
7.5 in
Height (Inches)
1.2 in
Depth (Inches)
5.25 in
Weight
70 g
  • StartMeStick Private and Secure Computer on a Stick for Unlimited PCs or Macs for 1 Year

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Reviewer Recommendation

69%

Of the 13 reviewers who responded, 9 would recommend this product.

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  • StartMeStick
    Reviewed by Speed - December 8, 2020

    I previously used FixMeStick with good results, so with all the hype about StartMeStick in their advertising, I decided to try it, especially with 50% off for Black Friday. I followed the instructions for booting through Windows and found it more than doubled normal boot time. Even booting through the boot menu (option 2) it took longer than the normal Windows boot. Bookmarks can be imported (more time consumed) from Google Chrome, but cannot be saved, so if you use bookmarks extensively as I do you must import them every time you boot the stick up. I still thought that maybe the promised privacy and security might be worth all the extra hassles until I used the browser to try and access Youtube and instead accessed some attack that tried to lock down my computer. Not much security there, I'd say.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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  • If you need a netbook in your pocket
    Verified BuyerReviewed by TNman - February 13, 2021

    I bought this thinking that I could use it to repair a faulty Windows PC. Unfortunately, that was not possible. It does boot up your PC, but you cannot access the hard drives. Basically it lets you have a temporary PC to surf the net or do a few very basic things. No saving your work, no printing, not much else. If you need to look something up on a friend's PC, it works, but no real work to speak of.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • FixMeStick - StartMeStick
    Verified BuyerReviewed by BUTTER2004 - September 27, 2020

    FixMeStick - StartMeStick is a gadget that is easy to take along for use on PC's and laptops. It is an external virus-removal device. The FixMeStick is a plug-in USB tool that scans your computer for viruses before your computer boots into its normal operating system. The FixMeStick automatically updates itself and removes the infections that conventional antivirus software often can't detect.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • stopped working.
    Reviewed by Bevy - February 1, 2022

    I bought one at about $41.00 to try. It worked for a very short time then stopped working. It would only open to file that tells how to use it. I tried it on various computers. No luck. Returned it to Bestbuy. I see it is now on sale for $39 elsewhere. At $39, if it worked it would be a reasonable price to pay per year for my sus laptop which is very slow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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  • Brought my computer back from the dead
    Reviewed by Claire - September 1, 2020

    I had an old PC that I was never using. Instead of buying a new one, I got StartMeStick so I can use that old PC to browse the internet! Saved me tons of money on a new computer when all I need it for is the Internet anyway.... Very useful. Definitely recommend.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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