Several years ago the concept of a 2GB luggage tag would be out of the questions. A 2GB drive was about $15 and for that reason, most everyone would consider it too expensive.
Today however, with a 2GB flash drive less than $5.00 it makes plenty of sense to use a flash drive to store your contact information via USB. Sure, you still write your name, address and phone number on the label above, but you can now include additional information. Travel itinerary, medical information and 2nd contact information.
Now, if you want the luggage tag looking USB with label area, it will cost you the full price of $30, but I’d rather take an old USB or a new $5.00 and create my own. Wouldn’t be that hard with some creative material like duct tape.
We are really trying to avoid blog posts about USB flash drives as they are everywhere, ambiguous, dime-a-dozen, you name it; however, today we received three emails about new styles and just couldn’t help ourselves.
All along the same genre if you will, of shady, up to no good, stereo types.Â First we have the USB lock.Â Lets get your mindset into that of a burglar.Â Next, a USB gun.Â Sure if you can’t crack the lock, just point your gun at someone.Â Last, the USB lighter.Â Burn the place down after you’ve stolen everything.
Sure all of the above is a stretch, but interesting all these tips came in on the same day from different companies.Â Think there is some conflict in our future?Â Links & price to products after the jump:
There is a good percentage of folks out there who probably store their adult content on encrypted flash drive.Â They store it this way so their co-workers, wives or girlfriends don’t stumble upon the adult content they are so quietly trying to keep hidden.Â However, for those a bit more bold, we bring you two USBÂ drives which are a bit funny and symbolically, and ideal way to store your p0rn.
First up are the GigaBoobs.Â Just as you guessed it’s a USB drive in the shape of boobs.
The next up is the USB condom.Â Yes, I think it’s stupid too, and probably not even real, just a photoshop job with the USB connector sticking out of the condom wrapper.Â But it’s a good laugh, don’t ya think?
The gigaboobs are available for purchase.
Tokyoflash put together this odd USB watch which looks and acts very much like it’s from the future. In addition, it will challenge your cognitive abilities when someone asks you what time it is [see image 3]. The Konect is not only a watch using an unorthodox approach, it also doubles as a flash drive.
The USB flash drive, slips out from the right and the blue radial area is the watch itself.
From the description of what is what, the Konect also has voice record ability and a lavish setting of alarms. Ability to stream audio live or communicate via Skype when loaded to the USB flash.
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Everyone loves a good USB missile launcher and Thanko has released yet another version.Â The first thing you will notice is the cosmetic change to look more like an Army missile launcher, but Brando reports hardware changes as well.Â The new missile launcher was retooled to have more power for longer distance and the software was updated to be less buggy.
As with all previous models, you get four foam missiles, software which controls the cannons up, down, left and right.Â You have the option to go into stealth mode and turn off the sound effects and of course, all this powered via USB.
Software includes support for Windows 7, although not sure about 32bit verse 64bit.Â Priced right at $36 + shipping.
No one likes the dentist and it’s tough getter there twice a year like everyone should.Â So to help fight the war against plaque you can invest a bit of money into this USB toothbrush cleaning kit.Â Powered by UV light, the USB toothbrush cleaning kit will sanitize your brush while you’re out getting your teeth covered in sugar-bugs.
The UVmini [as they call it] comes in two models.Â A USB version and a USB + battery version.Â Obviously the second version is geared toward the germ-a-fobes who travel and uses a lithium battery which can cycle 10 cleanings.Â I would opt for the battery pack as keeping your toothbrush cleaning kit tethered to your computer’s USB port is a bit ridiculous [yet again, another reason to get a USB outlet kit].
We don’t have any price information as of yet but they should start hitting Pan-Asian vendors shortly. The rest of the world will have to wait a bit longer.
So what could you get a guy who has everything?Â How about a USB boob lamp.Â That’s right, a LED light in the shape of a single boob, nipple and all.Â The USB boob lamp will activate upon touch [of course] and illuminate a soft glow to brighten your surroundings.
This is the first I’ve heard of this product, and interestingly enough, I found it just near Father’s Day.Â Granted, it’s not something you’d like to receive from your kid, but maybe a great joke to plan on “conservative” Dad.
At just $11 USD how can you resist?
So here is the kicker, to make the LED turn on, you simply brush the nipple.Â To turn it off, brush the nipple again.Â Hmm, sounds about right.
James Bond could use a gadget like the USB cuff links.Â How else could you slurp GBs of data from a secure area then waltz out without anyone knowing.Â Ok granted that’s a poor example of how you could use the USB cuff links, but it makes you wonder, they would be kinda cool.
Designer Ravi Ratan is looking to up your geek look with the expensive $195 links and with storage to 4GBs no less.Â For those seriously considering this, also consider the possibility for engraving of up to eight letters.
So here is a new twist on the graffiti art, the facade printer. Technically, it’s not used for graffiti in the traditional sense, but rather a new marketing method for a different print medium. Buildings.
The facade printer is an inkdot printer which looks like a paint gun mounted on a portable deck. The paint gun is controlled via software and connects via USB cable. From here the facade printer uses stepper motors to control the firing position of the barrel and point the end towards it’s next mapped position.
Through this technology it is now easy to make a pointillism type image on buildings, bridges, or any large scale surface. I think this is a particularly interesting method for retails to promote products to the masses much like a freeway billboard. Visit the facadeprinter.org website to learn more or what the video below.
We all know that hang overs are caused from dehydration.Â We’ve all [our loyal fan base] seen USB humidifiers powered by our computers.Â Today I’ve come across the combination beer can and USB humidifier, which now begs the questions, could a humidifier help a hang over?Â After all, it’s spitting out water all night long which you are breathing in.
If it could only be that simple.
The beer can humidifier appears to be a cool mist product, powered by USB and holds about 8oz of water.
The Grunhaus can includes a timer to regulate the time in which you get your “treatment.”
The Grunhaus Beer Can humidifier isn’t cheap [but cool] and comes in at $62.
The mini RC helicopters have been in all the computer shops as of lately, and Brando just upped the ante with their USB rechargeable version, the Grand NANO.
I’ve seen these things in action, don’t use them around small children, the helicopter blades move so fast, it could cut off a finger if flown right into a child [by mistake of course!].
The Grand NANO is made of light weight metal alloy and has shockproof landing gear.Â This makes it a bit less likely you’ll smash the thing while landing.
The Grand NANO has an electronic gyroscope system which provides excellent stability, control and maneuverability.
Equally impressive, is the modified poker chip case for quick and easy storage of the USB rechargeable helicopter.
The USB surgeon is not alone, he also comes as a doctor and nurse.Â Unfortunately we don’t have pictures of the entire medical family but we do have the following.
First, SlipperyBrick and TechFresh reported on the drive earlier today, but we thought a “in the wild” photo would also be fun.Â Here is a snapshot of them multiplying before your eyes.
As SlipperyBrick pointed out, it’s a fun little drive that you can decapitate as well as play out classic MASH scenes or more current Grey’s Anatomy drama.
The USB surgeon flash drive can be found at USBGeek.com for just a shade over $20.
If we find the doctor or nurse, we’ll let you know…chances are, they are in the supply closet…no wait, that’s Scrubs.
Source:Â SlipperyBrick & TechFresh