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Toy Car Shape USB Drive

  USB drives have given users a lot of mobility with their documents. You can put literally gigabytes of data in your front pocket and load it from anywhere you have access to a computer. Probably the one advantage USB drives have over “The Cloud” is accessibility, without the need to connect to the internet. Another advantage of USB drives is, like “The Cloud”, they can be used as an inexpensive way to backup important data. Smart users incorporate both methods of storing data into their data recovery plan.

More Than a USB Stick

Besides being a good way to save and store data, USB drives have taken on a second life for some people as a form of expression. You can find USB drives in just about any form factor you can imagine. Some are quite quirky, while others are designed to be more practical. Almost anything that you hold near and dear has probably already been represented in a USB flash drive case. There is even one really ambitious DIY mod on the internet, which illustrates how to turn your favorite Hot Wheels car into a USB flash drive. You have to be somewhat technical in order to assemble the drive, but for the less technical, there are other options.

Several companies make USB drives models after cars. One such company I found, has over 90 different models, including classics like the ’67 Chevy Mustang, and they even roll, just like real Hot Wheels! If you are more futuristic in you love of cars, another USB drive design is actually modeled on the Transformers cartoon and movie franchise concept. This USB drive is a tiger, which transforms into a car. The USB end plug is protected, when in “tiger mode,” and has to be transformed into a car in order to be plugged in for use.

Think Functionality First

One important thing to remember is ultimately these devices are meant to save your data. Although there are no moving parts, USB drives do have a solder point which connects the outer case to the main circuit board. If that connection breaks it has to be repaired, before you can retrieve your data. So, when you select a specialized USB drive to store your important data on, be sure it is durable and practical enough for everyday use. However, if you just want a cool USB drive for casual use, then go for it! There are many inventive choices out there.

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Get In Front Of the Customer with USB Drives

With the state of the economy right now it’s tough for any business to make sales because, more people have their guard up and are not spending money than four or five years ago.
With this situation like it is how can the average business owner get their sales material in front of a potential customer without getting cut off at the front door by the “gate keeper”? The solution to the problem is USB Flash Drives.

How USB Drives Work For Promotion

To use a USB drive for promotion, all a business owner has to do is save their sales information directly to the drive that way when the drive is given away for a gift, the recipient will have no choice but to see that company information or sales material on the drive when they open it.

If the sales process is made as easy and pain free for a consumer as possible, it will be easier to make more sales because, the sale is being made on the consumer’s time and they won’t feel pressured to attend a product demonstration or webinar.

Why USB Drives Vs. Other Forms of Advertising?

With an USB drive, all you have to do is plug it into the USB port on your computer and you can have double or trip the storage capacity that your computer has right now. The great thing about this form of storage is that you don’t have to worry about saving pictures, files, music, movies or games to your computer and slowing down your machine because everything can be stored on the USB drive.

Another benefit of a USB drive is that if a computer experiences a fatal problem and the hard drive has to be re-written or the computer has to be replaced, the computer owner can have confidence that all of their personal files and information are safe and secure.

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