Global USB Flash Drives Market to Reach 568.98 Million Units by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on USB Flash Drives. The world market for USB Flash Drives, by volume sales is projected to reach 568.98 million units by 2015. The market currently witnesses challenges manifested in the form of the ongoing recession and resulting erosion in consumer confidence.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2010 — With data storage needs evolving from “dumb” storage models, such as, compact flash cards, SD cards, floppy drives, CDs, smart media, and other removable storage devices, to more intelligent self-computing portable storage solutions, its USB flash drives’ time in the sun. With a long list of benefits stacked in its favor, USB flash drives are outshining other types of storage devices in the marketplace. The market over the last couple of years witnessed heady growth patterns. The ongoing global economic recession has, however, put the USB Flash Drives market on a “high alert” after forcing a retarded growth in the volume sales, as seen in 2008 and early 2009. Given the intense competition and deceleration in growth in USB flash drives market, innovation will be the name of the game for industry players. Continuous, and effervescent innovation remains critical in ensuring sustained kindling of customer enthusiasm. In short, incorporation of new value-added features and services into USB flash drives, such as, creative industrial designs and form factors will help keep customer interests sufficiently ignited.
As stated by the new market research report on USB Flash Drives market, Europe and Asia-Pacific collectively account for a major share of the global USB Flash Drives market. The sluggish growth in the market can primarily be attributed to tightened budgetary conditions and reduced spending triggered by the financial crisis, the impact of which continues to diffuse in the marketplace. The economic slowdown and the resulting erosion in consumer confidence, steadily deteriorating consumer sentiment as a result of falling
Louis Vuitton is getting into the designer USB flash drive market with their new Platinum series Damier Graphite USB key.Â This 4GB USB flash drive not only sports a good amount of storage, but a bit more stylish and trendy than your typical custom flash drive.
The Louis Vuitton USB stick comes with aÂ platinum ring, a durable cord – much stronger than your typcial lanyard – and a carabiner that can attach the USB stick to your bag, cell phone etc.
The Damier Graphite collection includes matching accessories from Louis Vuitton such as belts, wallets, motorcycle keg and case for iPhone.
The USB stick is available for
Limited Offer:Â GetUSB Dealz has a Dale Jr. 88 AMP Custom Flash Drive.
For a limited time Buy.com is offering the Dale Jr. 88 AMP Nascar custom USB flash drive.Â The 4GB stick includes exclusive video content of Dale Jr. along with exclusive audio and pictures.
The Dale Jr. 88 AMP USB stick is $36 + shipping and is officially licensed by Nascar.Â The USB stick is a 1:88 scale replica design of the original and includes a flashing tail-light for data read/write activity.
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Every company is looking for a way to make a custom flash drive and Canon is onto something hot here with the 5D minaturized down to a USB stick.Â Well, not the entire device, but the lens pops out to become the flash drive.
It’s not clear if the 5D custom flash drive is made of plastic or rubber, but from the image, it looks spot-on to the real deal.
The minature 5D Canon knock off is a cool $100 on ebay.Â It’s a 4GB drive.
Here is a great looking Steampunk Custom flash drive.Â The creator, Marcos, put a brass shell around the outside of this USB stick, then decorated the outside with miniature gears and watch components.
It appears Marcos took the USB cap and attached it to the end with some included brass gears and other Steampunk detail.
The custom flash drive uses a piston gear from the USB connector to the watch components as a representation of the power from the PC being transferred to the heart of the USB stick.
The 2GB steampunk custom flash drive is only $50, is 100% handcrafted and completely unique.Â There is limited stock, so if interested get on it.
The USB Steampunk can be found and purchased at Etsy.
Engadget reported on this just a few minutes ago, “USB cake design worst birthday surprise in history” but I beg to differ…at least for a guy like me.
True this USB birthday cake is ridiculous looking, but for a guy like me who spends most of his days working with, or thinking about USB, I would LMAO if this was presented to me.
So good on you, Mr. Birthday Cake Designer.
Although Engadget did have some good comedy with their post:
Gizmodo did an interesting post today, it’s as though they knew I purchased an iPhone over the weekend.Â Yes, I’m part of the “cool kid crowd.”Â Giz did a post on a new iPhonecustom flash drive.Â It’s a cute little thang, with two eyes, a red dot mouth where the home button is and two munchkin feet.
By pulling the top rubber lid, you expose the USB for connection.Â No word on the price, but you can visit the site if you really need one.