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It’s the new floppy disk…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on January 25, 2007

Totting up the capacities of the 15 or so flash drives we were handed at CES, we seem to have ended up with just under 12GB of flash in various shapes, sizes and colours.

The smallest was a little sliver of plastic which just slots into a USB slot, while the largest were two hefty metal Lexar drives that have built in encryption tools. The niftiest was a yellow lego-like device that allowed the top to click onto the body so you don’t lose it when you plug the device into a USB slot…

A great way to distribute press releases. We’ll suck the content off onto our server, and then donate the sticks we won’t be using to local charities. It’s also a lot less to carry back to the UK…

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  1. inamac said,

    I thought something similar when I was collecting sticks at a trade show – but they seem to be encrypted so that they can’t be erased and re-used – check that this hasn’t been done to yours before passing on to charity.

  2. quercus said,

    The niftiest […] allowed the top to click onto the body so you don’t lose it
    I have a 3 year old Buffalo that does that.

    When I bought another one recently (same body, same price, 8x memory) I happened to be so bored that I read the instructions. At which point I learned for the first time that it had this useful feature. I’ve been carrying the damned thing around for 3 years, trying hard not to lose the lid. Doh!

  3. anonymous said,

    Great way to distribute media kits, and even better that you’re recycling them to a good home. Sure beats the idea I had a few years ago. Our client let journalists drop their junk at its stand and then Fed-Exed the pack back home for them. It made us surprisingly popular with some journalists.

  4. stuartbruce said,

    Great way to distribute media kits, and even better that you’re recycling them to a good home. Sure beats the idea I had a few years ago. Our client let journalists drop their junk at its stand and then Fed-Exed the pack back home for them. It made us surprisingly popular with some journalists.

  5. sbisson said,

    You should see the amount of paper we *still* came back with!


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