Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so what a better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than outfitting your gadgets in a green hue? If you don't have time to pick up a green-tinted gadget case or accessory before the holiday, then at least you'll be ready for the Spring season!
According to new research, over 17,000 USB flash drives were left behind at laundromats and dry cleaners last year. While I definitely promote the idea of backing up your important files on an external drive of some sort, leaving them lofting about in the hands of strangers (or destroyed in the washing machine) isn't exactly what I had in mind. Want to keep your important data with you, but are afraid your forgetful bug will strike at a most inopportune moment? Check out these flash drives that will stay with you wherever you go.
What's more romantic than a promise to love and cherish forever? How about a promise to never forget, or at least to never misplace those important files? With Memoring, you can do both. The simple neon plastic rings, which are actually USB flash drives, come in their own ring box and are available in festive colors like pink, yellow, or my favorite: glitter.
At about $36 for 2GB, these little plastic USB keys don't run cheap, even if they double as a fun accessory (or geeky engagement gag!). But I love the colors in all the photos on the site, and especially love the cute designs on the presentation boxes that they come packaged in. What do you think?
Is there ever an inappropriate time to gift a flash drive? I say no, and to "drive" the point home, here are five totally adorable ones you can gift this Valentine's Day. There's no better way to say I love you than to help someone back up their important data or transport digital documents. How thoughtful of you!
As many times as I harp on my friends, family, and you readers at large to back up your data, there's always another story popping up about people that fail to do so, and lose something major. This time? It could be the cure for cancer.
A university researcher named Sook Shin recently had her laptop stolen. This wouldn't have been too big of a deal if it was just any random computer used for surfing the web, but Sook's computer was used heavily for research purposes and could have contained a possible cure for prostate cancer. Unfortunately for the male population, she didn't back up her data. What's worse, her laptop was stolen out of her car where she had a laptop bag lying on the seat in plain sight. Sigh. All kinds of lessons can be learned here. Get some tips on how, when, and why you should back up your computer's data (and keep your laptop outta sight) after the break.
Warning — this gallery may send you into a feeding frenzy! These gadgets were made to look like your favorite snacks and delicious meals but thankfully won't cost you your favorite skinny jeans, since they're all gadgets, gadget cases, or yummy-looking accessories (no calories included). Think you can get a handle on your willpower long enough to take a gander? Find out in this slideshow!
I had no idea I'd be so infatuated with USB drives until I stumbled upon the Bone Collection at Macworld. These 2GB ($20) and 4GB ($30) USB drives come costumed as astronauts, iPhones, penguins, dolphins, dinosaurs, you name it, for your storage needs. I obviously spent a lot of time at the Bone booth this year, as I'm also loving their sporty iPod and iPhone armbands. You can pick up your own cutie-patootie USB drive on Xtreme Geek, you'll just have to decide on which one you want the most! They're all so adorable!
When it comes to geeky jewelry pieces, I'd have to agree with most of you in saying that the ones that are cute and functional get two thumbs up, but the ones that are geeky but not really fashionable? Yeah, they won't be making it to the top of my holiday wish list. Well here's a collection that is chic and stylish and feature USB drives in 2GB and 4GB built-in storage capacities.
The LA-based USB Jewel was started by Giselle Jhunjhnuwala — a pianist and composer — when she needed a portable place to store her repertoire of sheet music. Have a peek at her crackled shell and wooden creations.
The second tokidoki for MIMOBOT collection has arrived, and it's pretty in pink — just in time for Valentine's Day. Designed by Simone Legno, the creator of the fashion brand tokidoki, these limited-edition Tokidoki Flash Drives are just as adorable as the powder blue and white Swirl MIMOBOTS. Preloaded with fancy digital content and artwork by Legno, these lovey dovey drives are great for tech lovers who enjoy fashionable gadgets. Drives are priced at $25 for the 1GB version, $30 for the 2GB, $40 for the 4GB, and $60 for the 8GB model.
In a different world, I'd say no one would have been into these 8 GB Flexible Wrist Band USB Flash Drives ($18), but this is the world where those yellow Livestrong bracelets (and all their knockoffs) are still being rocked.
I don't see this bracelet going with any of my outfits, but it's not a bad idea, especially if you're always forgetting to bring a flash drive with you when you need it. Would you wear it?