USB drives are pretty ubiquitous these days and you can get them in some pretty big capacities. In fact, they’re so cheap that you can get a gigabyte of storage for $15, and two for as low as $25. Once you get past the 4 GB mark though, prices sky rocket and the selection becomes pathetic. To solve this, a pretty simple and cool solution was concocted: have thumb drives connect together, forming little snakes of thumb drives. This is definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that and patent it then sell it for millions” inventions.
The lovely little picture pretty much explains it all. You stick the male connector of one USB drive into the female connector of another, and then the first USB drive has more capacity, that of the newly added one. So, conceivably you could get one uber-geeky USB drive. Maybe a chain of 10 or so 2 GB sticks, of course, it won’t exactly be pocketable anymore, but it’s cool nonetheless. Not to mention, all of them are bright and vibrant colors, the kind of color that make you smile. 🙂 And, they’re bendable! Colorful + linkable + bendy = awesome.
Sadly, this is just a concept design at this point, but I’m sure it won’t stay a concept for long. Some company will hopefully buy the rights to this idea, and implement it in their next line of USB drives (you know, the ones with 8 GB of memory and a pricetag of $30 (10 X 8 = 80 GB :))
[via SCI FI Tech] – Thanks for pointing out my terrible vocabulary, guys 🙂