Look, on the Desk – It’s a Key, It’s a Credit Card, It’s a Cartoon Character…


iron_man_themed_usb_flash_drive_3… No, it’s a USB drive.  And you probably got it at the last expo or conference you attended – if that is, the vendors were thinking on their feet.  Why do I say that?  Simply because USB drives are one of the most popular giveaway items at Expos in conferences.  Popular not only with the vendors themselves but with the people who run around picking up all that free stuff.

It Doesn’t Look like a USB Drive

Well, that’s the point now isn’t it?  These days, you can get custom made USB drives to look like almost anything.  As suggested above, they can look like a key, a credit card, your favorite cartoon character, or a car, one of those plastic bracelets everybody wears for something or another, a poker chip, a golf bag complete with clubs, a basketball, a camera with lens attachment, lipstick, high-caliber bullet (you might not want to carry that one through airport security), and so much more. 

Color My World – and My USB Drive

In addition to the seemingly endless shapes and configurations, USB drives come in every color of the rainbow and then some.  They can be neon bright, shiny metallic, natural wood and even see-through (translucent).  And of course they can be multicolored.  They can be made of plastic, metal, natural wood, and for all I know, 3-D printing companies are banging them out by the thousands. 

And when worse comes to worse, if you just can’t find the singular USB drive that trips your trigger, lights your furnace, floats your boat, etc. – you can always customize your own.  There are countless YouTube videos relating to this and showing you exactly how to go about doing it.  To see one such video, click here.  It’s actually quite fascinating and fun.



About the author

Daniel Rubin Daniel Rubin is the co-owner of USB Direct Inc., a Canadian company which specializes in the manufacturing of logo flash drives. You can view his .

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