I <3 USB Flash Drives
I rather like flash drives. Whenever I go to a conference or convention, I eschew those silly useless knickknacks like tri-color highlighters, flashy LED cufflinks1 , and nylon bags for holding more useless knickknacks. Flash drives, on the other hand, I’ll let you bend my ear for a few minutes so that you’ll offer me a 256 MB flash drive. 2
One of the great things about give-away flash drives is that they usually have modest space anywhere from 256 MB to 1 GB or so. A small flash drive is good loaning to someone – without having to worry about whether you’ll get it back. It’s good for a small Ubuntu Boot drive, small utility drive with recovery software, or the Tor Firefox Browser bundle.
The other great thing about these freebies is that they are poorly enclosed. Some you can pop open with a paperclip, precision screwdriver, or even a fingernail. When done, you’re left with the naked electronic USB flash drive without any of that annoying or silly branding.
At the last conference I attended I snagged several such small drives. After cracking the cases open I realized I could build a better flash drive enclosure using my 3D printer. This isn’t exactly a new idea, Kristian Paul designed a custom USB flash drive case about nine months ago. I can’t tell from the pictures, but it looks like he’s using his custom case to enclose a complete flash drive, rather than just the electronics.
So, if the world were your oyster and you could have a flash drive in ANY shape imaginable, what shape would it be?
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