Promotional items have been around for years. Coffee mugs, pens, etc are still the default item for marketing manager without an imagination. Back in 2000 the flash drive was the new kid on the block for swag. Flash forward five years and the USB stick was a bit like the coffee mug, old and boring. At about this same time manufacturing processes started improving for using silicon as a moldable material. This is where the custom flash drive started gaining popularity. As time move along, the process and technology got even better. Today we are seeing some fantastic promotional items in the shape of logo’s, parts, products and even airplanes.
Today we list five realistic looking USB airplane designs that would get any marketing manager excited about a promotional flash drive.
Let’s take a look large cabin cruiser
Here is the Pilatus airplane
Here is a Hawker airplane
Here is the F16 and F35 planes designed by Lockheed Martin
These are all very impressive designs and certainly a piece of swag any trade show junkie, or even executive, would love to have. Times have certainly changed. The source for these designs is through a company named www.USBCOPIER.com and these products or any customized design can be created, just contact them.
What is it about USB steampunk flash drives? Am I the only one with a keen interest in showing off these hand crafted USB drives? Could it be the material used which draws my attention? Could it be the fine detail of each device which peaks my interested? Could it be the impressive number of hours required to make each piece? I’m not sure, but I could flip through pages and pages of these USB steampunk drives.
For 2012, here are the top 12 styles. There is not particular order as each person will favor their own, but you will agree these are probably the 12 most unique designs you’ve seen the past twelve months.
Locus Design Group has the ultimate in high quality USB cables. A good example is their USB cable [type A to type B] for $3,549 for three feet.
Using thread techniques only Locus Design Group knows, in addition to top notch raw materials and a proprietary shielding system you’ll never doubt cable quality with this bad boy.
To fully understand the craftsmanship which goes into such a product, just visit their page.
I’d love to knock them with a joke about “why” but how can one be so disrespectful toward such a twisted fate of love.
Source: Locus Design Group.
Who didn’t love the movie thriller “The Da Vinci Code?” Not only that, who didn’t dream about having a cool Cryptex gadget to store all your valuable secrets? Come one, you know it would be phenomenally great to have such a device. Well, it might not be that far off.
A Russian engineer has posted his version of a USB Cryptex case which includes detailed drawings, CAD files and component assembly.
You can’t help but to want one. [more photo’s after the break]
We’ve reported on USB cuff-links before, but we’ve never seen them with a steampunk twist…and you know we love USB steampunk gear.
This is a fine set of steampunk design work, with the small gears so well placed inside the walnut case. Very nice. The addition of 8GBs of storage make it usable as well. Granted, the cost of $200+ is steep, but I’m sure it’s a one-of-a-kind art piece.
The idea of using them for an event is unique, but I sure wouldn’t want a job which requires them.
We’ve read these USB cuff-links are something James Bond would wear…but I’m sorry, James Bond has never been a steampunk guy, he’s much too classy for this cult following design work.
If you have a geeky love one, the following NES USB storage cartridges might stike that cord to make a perfect Valentine gift. Etsy dealer 8BitMemory is doing a fantastic job of mod jobs for NES hard drives like the Zelda cartridge below:
Some live, eat and sleep SuperMario, or at least did when they where younger will enjoy this small USB flash drive cartridge:
Or for the hard cord geek who needs a boat load of extra storage you can pull out all the stops for this 1TB hard drive,